December 14, 2012

Winter Green

Sometimes even a nail polish color can influence my makeup look for the day.  So my recent MAC purchase from their "Glamour Daze" collection got me into the winter green spirit...

{MAC polish in "In the Limelight" ($17.50.)}

This creamy mint green isn't the dark winter-like nail color I usually go for, but is actually a refreshing change that goes towards the turquoise side.  So after painting my nails the night the package came to my house (seriously), the next morning I felt the need to try mint green on my eyes!  I love that a small dose of this shade actually made my eyes pop like they had Christmas lights around them!! 

I used a mint green color from my E.l.f. palette (here) and applied it just from the lash line right up to the crease.  I also put a dab of it in the inner corners and outer corners of my eyes for a bit of sparkle!  Then I grounded it and added dimension by adding a brown shadow right in the crease, along with a Physicians Formula Eye Booster in brown liquid liner right on top.  Blush is "melon" by Sonia Kashuk and lips are a combo of L'Oreal Infallible gloss in "sangria" with Too Faced Glamour Gloss in "barely legal" in the center.

Even though I think this color scheme would look way better on more tan skin, I think I pulled it off by adding plenty of blush and a neutral lip color.

What do you think of this shade?  Does it look winter-y green or spring-y green??

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GirlieBlogger@Beauty Fashion Blog Seattle said...

What a pretty color. I just did a tutorial on mint green at my Cheap Makeup Reviews blog. Love the shade!
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Miranda Lamb said...

So pretty! Love me some mint green shades. You rock them awesomely well! :)

Saumya said...

loos awesome the eyes ..

Pndane Pder said...

You are so pretty. :)

Jennifer of JennySue Makeup said...

@girlieblogger - this minty green seems to be popular this winter huh?? i will have to check your tutorial out!
@miranda @saumya @pndane - thanks much ladies!

Alyssa DeHayes said...

I love posts where I can check out your eyeshadow! I don't wear much of it, but I've been experimenting more lately with different looks. Always inspiring!