Loving Right Now: Dark & Murky

December 9, 2010
I am anxiously waiting for Chanel Spring 2011 to arrive instore. I watched the Spring-Summer 2011 Fashion Show at Chanel.com and once again became inspired to pull a few of my dark murky greenish-blackened teals. I can’t pull off the dramatic looks that were on the runway, but when these darks are used with a lighter hand or as a smokey liner the result is lovely.

What am I loving now?
  • Chanel Black Jade Intense Eye Pencil – blackened jade with slight shimmer
  • Laura Mercier Black Turquoise Kohl Eye Pencil – beautiful deep teal shimmer
  • NARS Rajasthan Eyeshadow Duo – LOVE, featured here
  • MAC Deep Blue Green Pigment – intense frosty deep teal
  • MAC Moonlight Night Pigment – glittery deep green
  • Laura Mercier Caviar Dreams Nail Polish – dark blackened teal
  • MAC Dark Soul+Moonlight Night Pigments mixed – my ideal smoky teal-grey shadow
What I love about these specific colors is the complex nature and deep base making them dark enough to not be a straight teal, but also green enough so they aren’t a straight black. They all change color depending on different angles and lighting. Below you’ll see what I mean.

Swatches L to R: Chanel Black Jade, Laura Mercier Black Turquoise, NARS Rajasthan, MAC Deep Blue Green, MAC Moonlight Night, Laura Mercier Caviar Dreams, MAC Dark Soul+Moonlight Night mixed

In different lighting you can see the green more:

The thing I am looking forward to the most is Chanel’s Black Pearl Nail Polish. You know I’ll be doing a comparison as soon as I get my hands on it! To satisfy my current craving for that deep black-green murky nail polish, I did a Laura Mercier Caviar Dreams manicure (shade is from 2008). I know some of you will be cursing me as this shade is no longer available, but I think it can be easily duped. (More comparisons to come once Black Pearl is released). In the meantime, here are my fingers at the moment.

See the beautiful duo-chrome in the bottle:

On the nails it’s a different story though:

Didn’t get enough green/teal? Go back into the archives, back from last June 2009 where I featured Blues and Greens in my Smokey Eye Series. There you’ll see more colors to observe.

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