7 June 2012

FOTD: Mint Choc - Inspired by TiffanyD

I don't like mint choc if I'm perfectly honest, but when I saw TiffanyD's Teal & Coral Summer Make Up tutorial, I was really quite inspired and decided to do a slight adaptation for myself :)


First I started with my trusty MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre as a base. Although it wasn't stark enough to really bring out the teal, I think it helped to tone it down a bit and make it a bit less 'in-yo-face' than it could have been. Then I packed on the light teal shade called Mint Green from The Body Shop's Palette 22 Shimmer Cube, and highlighted the inner corners with Virgin from the Urban Decay Naked Palette.

For the outer corners, I decided to go more chocolate-y than Tiffany, and opted for Urban Decay's Smog. After creating an outer-v with that, I blended the Mint Green and Smog with Half Baked from Urban Decay.

To blend the colours into my skin, I used a very orange-based matte light brown shade from my 28 Neutral Palette, to warm up the look. It doesn't really matter what matte light brown you use, it just depends on what you feel needs adjusting to the look. I also highlighted my brow bone with a matte cream shade, also from the same palette.



For the rest of the face, I took TiffanyD's advice and kept my cheeks to a toned down warm pink. She used a MAC blush from the Hey, Sailor collection which she said was very similar to the Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Blissful - which I have! So on it went. My lips are actually bare, bar a bit of foundation (class :P), but I reckon I'll use my usual Rimmel Moisture Renew in Nude Delight for the rest of the day! The eyeliner was also by suggestion of Tiffany, to keep them a bit short and stout so the attention isn't taken from the colours. Clever! For this I used my Clinique Gel Liner in True Black.

That was it really! :)



It depends on the fold of your eye, but for me, the mint shade pops out enough to show a bit of colour, but the brown is the majority of what you see. This makes it incredibly easy to wear during the day. Also, the short and fat eyeliner makes it more cute than glam and OTT for the day :)

What colours do you like to mix with neutral colours?
Which YouTuber do your favourite eye looks? :)

Last year, I was equally as inspired by another one of TiffanyD's looks - check out the post here! :)

<3yu

14 comments:

  1. I actually really like that! I didn't like the sound of it at first, but you definitely made it work! :)
    xx

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    1. Haha I know what you mean! Thanks :)

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  2. It's lovely and quite wearable, but if I were wearing it I'd have gone opaque-mint ala Nicki Minaj :P

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    1. Ahh I'm just not as cool as you Sarah! ;)

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  3. Love this! It looks amazing! Really suits you =) xx

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  4. When it comes to eyes i rarely ever add colour.. I stick to my neutrals and bronzes but this look is stunning on you yu! Love it!

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    1. I rarely do either, not quite sure what's going on with me lately haha! Thank you :)

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  5. Seeing blogs like this just make me love make up even more! It looks beautiful girl!
    I've followed you sweetie and I'd love if you could follow me back as I only have one follower - boohoo :(.
    I'm currently working on a Summer Lookbook and will be uploading my YouTube video today in which I'd love for you to possibly check out.
    Much love, Luce x
    http://lucestephenson.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. This is BEAUTIFUL! Love just the hunt of mint, honestly gorgeous.

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  7. xD It's okay, I don't like mint chocolate either. I've done a deeper blue with nude and that's about as mixy as i've gone.

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    1. Ohh that sounds gorgeous! I used to do pale pink with navy, nude sounds classy though!

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