Evil Shades Dryad: Perfect Smokey Spring EOTD

Thursday, March 3, 2011

I rarely wear loose eyeshadow, because I'm scared of the mess, but recently I've been venturing more into the arena with some colours that are pretty complex. Evil Shades, one of my perennial favourites for loose eyeshadows, has again captivated my heart, this time with another beautifully complex eyeshadow from their Mythology Collection, Dryad.

The Mythology Collection was launched some time ago, and Dryad is a beautiful metallic forest green, which is a very appropriate name, given that a dryad is a tree nymph in Greek mythology. Right from the start, Dryad captivated my attention even in the case. It just looked so intriguing:

Evil Shades Dryad

That's a lot of product, given that it's all in a small container. These things can be massively pigmented, so a little bit will go a long way.

Here are dry and wet swatches. Dry, you get a blackened green, which is pretty to have, but perhaps not very stunning. However, once you foil it a little, you get a gorgeously stunning metallic forest green.

evil shades dryad swatch

Don't you just love how it morph into something that's just pretty, to something so eye-popping? It's like the colour really comes to life when it's foiled.

Here's an EOTD I did using just Evil Shades Dryad, blended out into a white highlight - in this case, I used Evil Shades Ice Star. Simple, but pretty eye-catching:

evil shades dryad eotd

And here's the eye closed. I liked this shadow, once foiled, it went on very well, and didn't give as much fallout as I thought.

evil shades dryad eotd 2

And here's my eye in a really weird half-open, half-closed position. I was trying to get the picture at an angle where you could see the metallic finish of the eyeshadow, but obviously I failed, because the camera didn't pick up the subtlety of Dryad.

evil shades dryad eotd 3

I don't normally wear such dark shades on my eyes, but I really enjoyed wearing this one! It's green, but it isn't your usual Springy-bright-happy green. Instead, this one is a Spring with a smokey twist - a sparkly, metallic, foil-like forest green. I do kinda feel like a forest nymph wearing this one!


  1. Huh, I've never heard of Evil Shades but I guess I'm going to have to check it out! That looks AMAZING wet!


  2. That is so pretty!! I actually have a similar loose eyeshadow by the makeup store! I need to wear it haha

  3. this is fantastic!! youve blended them perfectly, and the colour is so rich!!! ive never heard of the brand either, but I'm pretty sure Barry M will do a similar one! x
    Emily @emilysnailfiles

  4. I would be interested to see your entire face with this makeup, I want to know what blusher and lipstick you've chosen any chance of Twitpic?

  5. The color looks gorgeous on you! It's a bit bold for me since I tend to stick to neutral shades, but I love how vibrant the green is. Thanks for following btw! :D

  6. very cute post!!!
    love your style!!!
    follow u now honey!!!

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  8. @Skin Scrubs: Unfortunately this look was from a while back, so I can't go back in time and take a pic :( But I paired it with MAC Viva Glam V lipstick, and NYX Stone blush. Hope it helps! :)

  9. Hot damn, I am SO getting a sample of this with my next order! I lahhhhve forest greens <3

  10. Gorgeous! :) I love green.

  11. I love this look- it is too pretty!
    About loose eyeshadows- at first I was pretty intimidated by them, but a great product to use to get the intensity and evenness of foiling with out having to foil is Pixie Epoxy from Fyrinnae. It is WOW.

  12. I hate to say it, but while the shadow looks great, you've got tarantulashes going on.


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