A Shimmery Green Chanel Spring 2016 Makeup Tutorial

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Like the coat of moss the oak tree outside my window is wearing, and the color of the tiny buds springing to life on the tips of its beautiful branches.

Green means spring is coming! 🙂

Aaand green also happens to be the color of baby poo…which is neither here nor there, but you can’t really blame me for mentioning it because, SERIOUSLY, I am so ready for this baby to check out of Hotel Karen already.

Ugh. Still. So. Pregnant.

Yup, greens: they aren’t just for smoothies anymore. Green is good, and I thoroughly support wearing green eyeshadow, especially in the spring.

Green gets top billing in this shimmery, springy makeup look I’m wearing with a bunch of products from the Chanel spring 2016 collection, which is brimming with bright shades of green, teal, purple and pink, but they’re handled in that elegant Chanel way.

I think that if my granny saw me wearing this look, she’d still recognize me, ya know what I mean? I feel like I still look like me, because sometimes, when I’m experimenting with colorful makeup, I look into the mirror and think, “WHOA! Who is that girl?”

To subdue some of the bright green intensity on my eyes, I incorporated a satiny pink, and then also a black liner on my lower water lines to sort of neutralize some of the intensity of the purple and bright blue. Then, to balance, instead of compete, with my eyes, I’m wearing soft peach, pink and tan on my cheeks, and pink lips.


chanel spring 2016 makeup look

chanel griffith green

Chanel Illusion D’Ombre in Griffith Green

chanel might moonlight pink

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Mighty (left) and Illusion D’Ombre in Moonlight Pink (right)

chanel sunkiss ribbon blush

Chanel Sunkiss Ribbon Blush

chanel ardent purple

Chanel Le Volume de Chanel in Ardent Purple

chanel sunrise trip

Chanel Le Vernis in Sunrise Trip

Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Liners from the left: Purple Choc, Pacific Green and Fervent Blue

Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Liners from the left: Purple Choc, Pacific Green and Fervent Blue

chanel tender beige

Chanel Rouge Double Intensite in Tender Beige

Products I’m wearing…

As always, thank you for watching!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. jessica says:

    I loooove green! All year round!
    Today I am wearing Tarvos. LOVE.
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  2. Greens and blues are so pretty, but so hard of me to feel comfortable in. But the color is really pretty.
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  3. Rachel says:

    So pretty, and your hair color is gorgeous!

  4. Galaxia says:

    Hotel Karen lol!!! I look forward to meeting your beautiful bundle, too 🙂 This is such a pretty spring look on you, thanks for the video!
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  5. denise S says:

    Pretty and bright. Griffin green and purple Choc eyeliner looks like something I’d be interested in. I’ll check them out in store. Count down to Baby Girl drop down!!!!! lol

  6. Rachel R. says:

    Very pretty look!

  7. Lulle says:

    Aaah, that blush is so beautiful… That whole collection by Chanel really had a summer feel, it’s different and refreshing in a world of spring pastels!
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  8. Kate says:

    I bought the green eyeliner and the pearly glossimer

  9. Erin says:

    Being as pale as I am, I think I’d have to stop at level 1! Greens are tricky on me with my pink skin and green eyes. Sometimes they make me look like I have strawberry colored skin!
    Erin recently posted … Spring Style Updates

  10. Chelsea says:

    I already commented on YouTube, but I loved this video! You are so fun to watch, with the periodic goofy faces, going to lick your hand, etc. And Tabs is so handsome!

    Mina fell into the bathtub with me tonight, LOL! Guess she needed pampering.

  11. Haha, yeah, that shade is indeed everything! And more! Very pretty. Pairs very well with Moonlight Pink. And the quad totally complements the look as well!

  12. Fran says:

    Beautiful look, Karen! I hope BG comes soon and that everything goes well for you 🙂

  13. Rosemary says:

    You did a great job on this video, Karen! Loving the greens and that Sunrise Trip nail polish looks so pretty. I wish it had a good formula.

    I’m wondering if you have a post office box or other public address. (I’ve always kept a post office box so I don’t have to give my home address, but anyway…) The reason is so that we could send cards when Baby Girl makes her grand entrance into the world. 🙂 I still have all the cards I received when my son was born. Think of what you’d have to show BG when she gets older. Hmmm, on second thought, you might end up having to get a storage unit for all the cards. LOL.

    Be good to yourself this week.

  14. Chris25 says:

    I really love that you incorporated the peach, pink, and tan colors into this look. It’s a lovely balance, and it makes your eyes look so bright.
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  15. Kim says:

    Very pretty, subtle and upscale. Not only would Granny recognize you, she’d be like “damn, girl… you look amazing!”. 🙂

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