Love love LOVE this colour! I'm an extremely fair Asian girl (NW20) but this colour matches my skin and brown eyes perfectly. For daytime smoky eyes, I like to layer greensmoke over a bright gold eyeshadow to get more of a pop and bring out the shimmer and olive tones in greensmoke. Night time, add in some more black or dark silver like mac's knight divine and you're set! This colour is really versatile and so flattering. I wish it was a bit more pigmented but right now, it's very easy to control exactly to what degree of intensity I want my look to be.
I really wanted to love this colour because of the great reviews here on MUA, but I find that Greensmoke has a difficult texture to work with. The colour is beautiful in the pan and I wish it showed up better on my NC25 skin. It looks just greyish on my skin and isn't very pigmented. I will keep trying to make it work for me though, as I love the colour but I will probably avoid Lustre finishes from now on.
Update: I gave this to my friend who is NW20 and it looks beautiful on her. I'm glad it has found a good home.
Do you have brown eyes? If yes, then you NEED this eyeshadow! It is a greyed, dark green which is surprisingly wearable even on my warm toned skin. Yes, it is a lustre finish but it is well pigmented and I can't see significant fallout!
On its own or paired with carbon, humid, sumptouous olive and even knight divine - this colour is a winner!
It may seem pretty obvious from the name but Greensmoke is really great for a green/olive smoky eye. I just used it today - on the lids, with All That Glitters as a highlighter and black eyeliner smudged at the outer corners. Lots of mascara, tinted lip balm and an olive scarf.
I think I fancied myself a little tonight.
There's more glitter in Greensmoke than most people like. You can always blend it all away. But if you don't want to, Sumptuous Olive is a nice alternative, it's ever-so-slightly brighter but just as warm (I'm NC 40)..
Greensmoke also goes well if all-gray smoky eyes make you look like you've been socked in the eye - the green is luminous and the shimmer counteracts the flatness of the black/grey. You don't need to pack it on - Green always gets noticed.
#1 green eyeshadow!!! It can be built up to either stay lite or go dark. I have hazel eyes n thes color just emphasizes my green. Great 4 the smokey eye too. i use Grand Entrance/Retrospeck 4 highlighting. :) will repurchase
This is a great day to night eyeshadow for darker skinned women. I'm a C6 with very dark brown eyes. A light hand makes this wearable as a contour shade for the office. A light application shows some shine but it's not frosty like it appears in the container. I just got this yesterday but layering on more of this MAC lustre shade would make an excellent choice for a night out.
What an amazing and versatile shadow! I first wore this on a night out, paired with my MAC Green-brown pigment, MAC Lucky Green and UD Virgin as a highlight, and it looked amazing. Today I used Greensmoke as my main color on my lids with UD Sidecar in the crease and highlighted with sin, and again, amazing for a day look too. I LOVE a green shadow look, but it can be a bit much for every day wear. Greensmoke walks the line of a neutral, but still retains that green hue.. without really being "olivey." It kind of has a chameleon effect, when paired with more brown toned shadows it takes on a more soft color. It has just the right amount of intensity too. My eyes are mostly green (sometimes take on a grey/blue color) but this REALLY turns up the green in them! Basically, I am just in love with this! Only con is there is a bit of glittery fall-out (nothing major like UD shadows - just a bit more than an average MAC Lustre.) I am very glad I swapped for this, and will continue to use this and repurchase if I run out! If you are a green lover, try this!
Beautiful color in the pan, but you really do need to pack it on to see the intensity. This color will look great on any skin tone. I love pairing this with woodwinked or gorgeous gold. It's a beautiful green that's not over the top or garish looking. I definitely recommend it for those that want to try green, but may be a little timid.
My fav mac e/s, i love khaki greens and this is the nicest one i have found its beautiful for wearing during the day or on a night out can make a lovely smokey green eye. I would buy this again in a heart beat.
Stunning! There in nothing like this color on the market.