I'm not so different from most women, despite the amount of makeup at my disposal. I have my favourites, my 4-subway-stop makeup routine (that's concealer, powder, liner, mascara, brows, blush and lip gloss). I also favour quite a natural look -- you might have noticed in the photos I keep posting (hey, I'm the only face available to me at all hours that doesn't mind hanging around through 453 shots until I get a good one). But this summer, I've added a little green to my repertoire. And it still looks natural, natch.
My new favourite green is one of the colours in Chanel's limited edition Lumieres Facettes silky iridescent eye shadow quad in Oasis ($60). The whole compact is lovely and so easy to wear for every eye colour and every age; I'm just obsessed with the pretty greeny-gold shade, which brightens my brown eyes. A light application looks fresh with lots of mascara (and waterproof brown liner on the inner rim of my upper lid, at the base of my lashes to make them look thicker). And a more intense layer is fun with a flick of winged black liquid liner and black mascara. Plus, when I wink, it gives Clive-O the green light.
Chanel cosmetics are available at major department stores; check out www.chanel.com for instructive makeup application videos.