This $5 Eyeshadow Is More Wearable Than You Think

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When I was in high school, my best friend drove a lime green Volkswagen Beetle with purple glitter ying-yangs on the doors. Since she was basically the coolest person I’d ever met, she inspired me to love bold colors, especially chartreuse. As I became more adventurous with makeup, green remained a mainstay of the more adventurous part of my eyeshadow collection. Although I’ve naturally become more conservative with my makeup as I’ve grown older, I’ve always held a special place in my heart for green eyeshadows. From the moment I saw the Colourpop Super Shock Eyeshadow in Telepathy, it went on my wishlist

Colourpop Supershock Eyeshadow in Telepathy Swatch

Telepathy can appear from the most vivid of lime green to a more burnished golden green, depending on the light. Although many Super Shock Shadows are best applied with your fingers, I had no issue applying this color to my eyelid with a brush. This shade doesn’t take much finessing, either. After I used concealer as an eyeshadow primer and set it with the lightest shade in from the Kat Von D Shade & Light palette, I added Benefit’s Hoola bronzer to the crease with a large crease brush and along my lower lash line. I used my highlighter, MAC’s Hyper Real Glow highlighting palette in Flash + Awe for my brow bone & inner corner highlight. As much as I love experimenting with more intricate eyeshadow looks, bronzer in the crease + a shimmering shade across the lid is a foolproof combination.

Colourpop Telepathy Supershock Eyeshadow

Telepathy wasn’t my first chartreuse eyeshadow love and it certainly won’t be my last. I’ve long loved the NARS eyeshadow duo in Rated R, combining a satin vivid lime green and a vibrant cobalt blue, which also happens to be my favorite shade to pair with lighter greens. For even more intense color, check out Kat Von D’s Metal Crush Eyeshadow in Electric Warrior.

Makeup Worn


Foundation: Too Faced Born This Way

Powder: MAC x PatrickStarrr Set Powder (sold out)

Undereye Corrector: It Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye Corrector

Undereye Concealer: Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer

Highlighter: MAC Hyper Real Glow highlighting palette in Flash + Awe

Bronzer: Benefit Hoola

Blush: NARS Sex Appeal


Lid shade: Colourpop Super Shock Shadow in Telepathy

Crease shade: Benefit Hoola bronzer

Browbone & inner corner highlight: MAC Hyper Real Glow highlighting palette in Flash + Awe

Black eyeliner: Inglot AMC Gel Eyeliner in 77 with Inglot Duraline

Lashes: Ardell Demi Wispies

Brows: Maybelline Brow Precise Micro Brow Pencil, It Cosmetics Brow Power Super Skinny Brow Pencil in Auburn, and Maybelline Brow Precise Brow Volumizer in Auburn (read my review of the best brow products for redheads, which includes all of these)


Lip Liner: Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk

Lipstick: Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Bitch Perfect

Lip Gloss: Buxom Full On Lip Cream in White Russian

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Sarah Conley
Focusing on style and self-esteem with her inimitable sass, Sarah has helped change the conversation about plus size fashion. She is a socially connected influencer, has been the star of viral videos, and helped lead an anti-body shaming campaign that earned an apology from O, the Oprah Magazine. With an approach that is more Role Model than Runway Model, Sarah has built a credible connection with the fashion community as a whole. As a freelance writer, her work has appeared in TIME, CNN, Teen Vogue, Glamour, InStyle, Lucky, and more. As a consultant, her social strategies have been executed by former clients ELOQUII, Undone Beauty, NARS, MAC Cosmetics, David Yurman, Diane von Furstenberg, Nine West, Clé de Peau Beauté, and many more. Currently, she serves as the Director of Marketing for Arkansas’s only cut-to-order cheese shop, Sweet Freedom Cheese in Bentonville, Arkansas. When she’s not educating people on the wonders of artisanal cheese or taking her rescue dog, Blueberry Shortcake Flowers, for a walk, Sarah can be found on Twitter and Instagram at @imsarahconley.


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