Thursday, August 8, 2013

Peppermint Chip // Stash Shopping Makeup Look


Sometimes a classic colour combination is something not to be messed with, and often when I land on a winning combination I am immediately hooked! I was inspired by the thought of a mint chip cookie for this look, and it has been my go-to on and off for a while now.
 
A quick rifle through the unloved sections of my stash brought out some real winners, with the Chanel Illusion D’Ombre cream eyeshadow in Epatant being the star of the scene. I’ve been using it on and off for weeks now, and love that it isn’t too green by itself those scared of colour, take note! A light pop of BYS metallic green over the top of it can really kick the ‘mint’ effect up a notch though, and then you throw a bit of chocolate goodness through the crease and it's done - good enough to eat! 


A smudge of essence Hot Chocolate really ties the theme together for me, and I brought out my Clinique High Lengths mascara* out to really stretch my lashes out. The funny rubber brush takes a while to get used to (I may not even be there yet) but I sure love the length it gives, so I’m not going to complain!


Chanel Epatant, Burberry Copper, BYS palette, Clinique High Lengths*, Clinique Strawberry Fudge, essence Hot Chocolate

I was having a pretty good skin day when I took these photos, but props must also be given to the cheek stars that I think did a nice job of warming up my face against the relatively cool toned eye look that was the star of the show. Clinique Superbalanced Bronzer* is my top pick for a bronzer, you’ll often see my spruiking it to anyone if the topic of faux sun is mentioned in passing. In fact, I was raving about it to my lecture buddy at University earlier this week! I topped it off with my snapped but still beautiful Burberry Lip Mist in Copper (best GWP ever, I’d say!) and the peppermint chip makeup look was complete!
Bourjois 123 Perfect foundation, Laura Mercier foundation primer, Clinique Superbalanced Bronzer*, L'Oreal The Muse's Blush


What do you think of wearing chocolate and mint together? Keep it in the ice cream cone or go for it?

24 comments:

  1. I say go for it. I think the chocolate helps to neutralise the mint a bit, making it wearable during the day and not making one look like they're a flashback from the 80's ;)

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    1. Thanks Norlin. I agree with you, it makes it a bit more modern I think and much more wearable

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  2. You look gorgeous! Especially your lashes - that is insane. I love green looks - I should pull greens out again.

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    1. Thanks Larie! I like whipping out that mascara when I want long lashes lol. I hardly ever wear green, it felt great to get back into it!

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  3. You know I LOVE this colour combo! So pretty on you Emma!

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    1. Thanks Tracy! It is a pretty wicked combo ;P

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  4. Pretty lady!!! I love the look of the BYS palette! I'm having such issues finding BYS prods though :(
    xx

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    1. Thanks Jelena! The BYS palette really came in handy, I could not find another green shade like that one in my collection! I have found a lot of great BYS things in $2 type stores, have you tried there? Kmart are always for restocking and carrying new products!

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  5. This a lovely combo! I might have to give it a go myself =) The Chanel cream shadow looks amazing!
    xxx Kat
    http://katnesslifeandloves.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Thanks Kat, I think you should definitely give it a go! I really like the Chanel cream shadows, I only have this one but Emervielle looks stunning and useful as well. x

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  6. Love these two colours together! They look so good. You look simply radiant in these photos.

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    1. Thanks Olgie, the pairing really reminds me of peppermint chips so I love it in many ways haha! Thanks so much for the compliment, I love being able to snap FOTD's on good skin days *score!*

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  7. beautiful look Emma, both the palettes look lovely ..

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    1. Thanks Saumya, I am a sucker for nice palettes and was happy to use some in this look :)

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  8. Great post! I say go for it with the mint and chocolate! haha xx

    jasminecara.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Thanks Jasmine, I love this pairing and am going to try it out with different products soon as well :)

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  9. I love mint with chocolate! I want to do a similar look. You look so gorgeous as always! :)

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    1. thanks Ash, I adore the combo a lot more than I thought I would. I would look to see you create this look!

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  10. You look beautiful! I like chocolate and mint together x

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    1. Thank you so much Coco, I think the cool and warm colours really work well together for a look like this :)

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    1. Thanks Jasmine, so glad you like it! x

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  12. Burberry Copper is a favourite of mine! Love the minty eye look you gorgeous thing

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  13. Great combination! Your eyes are popping!

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