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A POP OF MINT

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The arrival of summer always get’s me excited to try new things out and especially experiment with colors. When it comes to the cold days and winter, I am all about the nudes, the blacks, the navy blue and all those things… But summer for me is synonym of the tropics, of gorgeous exotic flowers, palm trees, blue skies, colorful cocktails and extravagant Ibiza ready bikinis.

With all of that being said, I have to admit, lately I’ve been in a very particular make-up phase of “less is more”. My religiously done on a daily basis cat eye has been gone for a while as I’ve had a little allergic reaction to a new eye liner I purchased, but now that I got my precious Dior one back on it’s all fine. Gotta say, it felt good to hang around with a more natural face, I kind of felt naked though without my usual little eye liner thing going on but I surprisingly liked it a lot.

Also, instead of going for the big preparation routine of primer, blush and foundation, I use now only two little pots : the RMS cover up in 00 as my corrector “foundation” and a little RMS blush pot that I also dab on the lips from time to time (big cheers to organic make-up whoohoo!). And voilà. Nothing else. If I go to an even in the evening time, I’ll definitely throw on some powder but it’s so nice to let the skin breathe when hot days arrive.

So as I said, I’ve been experimenting quite a lot and end up being in a phase where I am highly interested in doing things differently. While thinking about an interesting idea for a summer make-up, I spotted that amazing eye pencil color by Nars called “Barrow Street” which is a beautiful tropical looking mint green.I bought right away in total awe like a desperate shopaholic, not really knowing what I’d do with it, but I couldn’t resist the color, it’s one of my favorites. It is indeed hard to pull out a color a like this one but here’s what I decided to do.

1. I first of all applied a little eye cream on my lid to have sort of creamy base to apply the eye pencil on. If you skip this step, your eye lid might be over dried my the rough finish of the product, so I highly suggest it and/or using a creamy primer. The color goes on the crease and is blended out.

2. I re-created my traditional cat eye, eye liner routine (curious to know how to do it? follow the steps by clicking here).

3. Last but not least : mascara!

Et voilà, just as easy as it sounds. It goes perfectly along with some coral lipstick, I’m obsessed with the color Bolero from Nars, it’s the perfect shade for summer. This make-up look is quite intriguing and original, I find it so awesome and perfect for a cocktail party by the pool, a night out during holidays or any special occasion. Of course, this goes without saying that you can use any bright eye pencil or eye shadow color to create this pop eye. Your turn to be creative!

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 THE LOOK :

EYES : Nars Larger than life Eyeliner ” Barrow Street”

LIPS : Nars ” Bolero”

EYE LINER : Dior

FOUNDATION : RMS “Cover Up 00″

BLUSH : RMS 

NECKLACE : Ek Thongprasert

TROUSERS : Chloé

TOP  : H&M

 

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Very interesting make up! I love your mint necklace, it’s stunning!

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Very nice makeup look
Xoxo
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d’habitude t’as du gout mais là ça fait uuultra cagole !!! peut etre que c’est pour ça qu’on te voit jamais avec ce genre de make up

Such a beautiful look! LOVE RMS Un-cover up and Lip2Cheek, too – honestly couldn’t imagine my life without them. x

This mint color on your eyes looks so nice! Perfect make up for summer!

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Wow looks so marvelous. I have to try it. Awesome tutorial :)

xx Mira

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very beautiful and colorful, such beauty

Such a lovely and fresh look! :)

That looks so cool! Mint colour is my favourite

Great tips and the pictures are just amazing! :)

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Savannah 31 May 2014 / Reply

Love this a lot! The colours are absolutely gorgeous x
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Gorgeous makeup !

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Love from Paris

Your makeup always looks perfect and flawless. I really like seeing you with more natural looks for everyday and dressing up with more dramatic looks for events.
xx

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Beautiful color, I really like it :)

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Pretty, fresh, very creative! Perfect for summer.

Love this! So unusual but it looks gorgeous on you… As suspected.

Love all your beauty posts, keep them coming!

Sarah x

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This look is fantastic!

xx
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Oh I never thought of this idea of wearing mint! Thats so cool! and I absolutely love how you have lined your eyes with the black liner! stunning!

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looks really great!

This color looks lovely, it’s very pretty and fresh! I always love your portraits!
Just wanted to tell you that your first picture often looks a bit blurred when I open your posts, I don’t know if I’m the only one…

Bisous<3
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LOVE that make up look! I am usually a scardy cat with make up and trying new things, but this has got me inspired!

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Yes !! i love it

I love this Effect !!! I tired to do symilar lines by eyeliners but with orange colour and I think that it looks as good as with mint.

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You look so stylish with this mint makeup, love that color!

Chiara
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Gorgeous look, gotta try it, even though I doubt it will ever look as good on me as it does on you!

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I love the color, perfect for spring, summer!! I like the color of bolero lipstick as well but unfortunately it dries my lips out too much..

Love it !!! Absolutely beautiful :-)

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Daniella 31 May 2014 / Reply

SO beautiful!
xx
daniella
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Hey Kristina! I love reading your posts, but I just wanted to tell you that there are grammar mistakes that occur quite regularly in your posts, and that you should review it more before posting. :)

Wow so pretty!! I love love love this color on you! Love the wink eye picture :) xo
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Mint color is my favourite! I love this fresh look, I will definitely try it! <3

Wow, that’s so simple, clean, yet very effective and special. I like it a lot and mint suits you perfectly!

I absolutely love the colors! Where is the nail polish from/the name? I like pastel yellow. :)

I love mint color and your necklace is to die for!
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Hey
I really like the idea, that’s a really nice and sophisticated look – very extraordinary!
xoxo Jasmin

That’s indeed very nice and intriguing Kristina, but I suggest you to change the color of your eyebrow liner, il looks a little too warm. Love the pictures!

Arianna, Nymphashion ♡

Such a beautiful and fresh Make-Up!!

Love from Munich, L

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YOU ARE AMAZING!!!
ESTAS FANTASTICA!!!
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This makeup look is very cool/fun/young! It looks amazing on you! =)
Please, check out my blog!

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xoxo,
Jess

Perfect !! I love the color and it matches perfectly your eye color !

xx from Paris
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The mint color is lovely on you. I have some Nars ss14 color collection as well but I think it’s too light for me :(

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omg it is beautiful and you are beautiful x

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nice style of eye makeup. i have to try this out.

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Hannah Depaoli 1 June 2014 / Reply

Wow! Looks great!

Wonderful makeup look! summer’s really the time for bright colors and being creative <3

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Love the mint colour! absolutely gorgeous for summer!!

xx
Xin

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Love this look! Really nice for the summer ^^

that eye make-up actually looks amazing on you!
x
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Such a cool makeup look to try! Love your nail polish too :)

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Love the makeup, you suit it so well!

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I’m not sure I like this makeup.. but the nails are so pretty, yellow is perfect for summer!

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This color looks stunning on you — you did a wonderful job! Your skin is so beautiful, will you share your secrets?!

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Amazing make up, love a hint of mint on an evening look or make up! :)

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Hi Kristina!! I love all your posts, specially when you talk about creams. The pictures are always incredible!! I would like to know what type of creams do you use for your body.

wow! I’m in love with that color! looks so so good! <3

Great tutorial! I am gonna try that colour too, even though I have brown eyes.

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