A pop of mint
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!
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
Great tutorial! I am gonna try that colour too, even though I have brown eyes.
wow! I'm in love with that color! looks so so good! <3
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.
Nice Make up :)
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Amazing make up, love a hint of mint on an evening look or make up! :)
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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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I'm not sure I like this makeup.. but the nails are so pretty, yellow is perfect for summer!
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Fantastic colour for the eyes...I love it so much
Love the makeup, you suit it so well!
Such a cool makeup look to try! Love your nail polish too :)
that eye make-up actually looks amazing on you!http://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au
Love this look! Really nice for the summer ^^http://thesweetlittlemonster.wordpress.com
Love the mint colour! absolutely gorgeous for summer!!
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really nice inspiration. xahttp://www.fashiondenis.com
Wonderful makeup look! summer's really the time for bright colors and being creative <3
Wow! Looks great!
nice style of eye makeup. i have to try this out.
omg it is beautiful and you are beautiful x
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 :(
Perfect !! I love the color and it matches perfectly your eye color !
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This makeup look is very cool/fun/young! It looks amazing on you! =)
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Such a beautiful and fresh Make-Up!!
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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!
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I really like the idea, that's a really nice and sophisticated look - very extraordinary!
I love mint color and your necklace is to die for!http://inspoint.blogspot.sk/
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I absolutely love the colors! Where is the nail polish from/the name? I like pastel yellow. :)http://smileinthebrightstyle.blogspot.com
Wow, that's so simple, clean, yet very effective and special. I like it a lot and mint suits you perfectly!http://thetalesofafashionfoodie.weebly.com/
love your makeup!
Mint color is my favourite! I love this fresh look, I will definitely try it! <3http://mynewbeautybook.blogspot.sk/
Wow so pretty!! I love love love this color on you! Love the wink eye picture :) xohttp://www.asplashofglam.com
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. :)
Love it !!! Absolutely beautiful :-)
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..http://clairesvanity.blogspot.com
Omg this is sooo gorgeous! :)
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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!
You look so stylish with this mint makeup, love that color!
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.
Yes !! i love it
LOVE that make up look! I am usually a scardy cat with make up and trying new things, but this has got me inspired!
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...
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love how you've paired it! xhttp://my--socalledlife.blogspot.com.es/
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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This look is fantastic!
Love this! So unusual but it looks gorgeous on you... As suspected.
Love all your beauty posts, keep them coming!
Pretty, fresh, very creative! Perfect for summer.http://claireline.wordpress.com
Beautiful color, I really like it :)
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I like it!http://sweetmona.com/blog/2014/05/31/first-post-again/
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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.
Amazing make up :)http://metinearbata.blogspot.com
Gorgeous makeup !
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Love this a lot! The colours are absolutely gorgeous x
Great tips and the pictures are just amazing! :)
Beautiful eye make up!http://trendenciesblog.wordpress.com
That looks so cool! Mint colour is my favouritehttp://www.drobeknatty.blogspot.com
Such a lovely and fresh look! :)http://pinjakk.blogspot.com
Great make-up :)
very beautiful and colorful, such beautyhttp://www.kayture.com/
Wow looks so marvelous. I have to try it. Awesome tutorial :)
This mint color on your eyes looks so nice! Perfect make up for summer!
Wow, I love it! <3
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Such a beautiful look! LOVE RMS Un-cover up and Lip2Cheek, too - honestly couldn't imagine my life without them. xhttp://www.fashioinedbylove.co.uk
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
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Very interesting make up! I love your mint necklace, it's stunning!