I took my inspiration from the green of the famous Starbucks logo and tied in the brown tones to represent the drinks that are most popular. I find that these shades work beautifully together and create an easy outlet for those who are fearful of wearing green eyeshadow.
I went with my tried and true Covergirl Outlast foundation, I'm really pushing out the final dregs of this and am hoping it goes on sale soon so I can repurchase. I laid down a base of the Napoleon Perdis Auto-Pilot primer* (as Mister Bovary says, not to prime is a crime!) and set it all with the new Matte Maker powder from Maybelline.
I then ran over my cheek bones with TheBalm's Mary-Lou Manizer for a blinged out highlight (the best kind I have to say) and topped my cheeks with a dusting of the Dolce & Gabbana blush in 25 Caramel. I think a neutral cheek works best for this look, but I am so obsessed with neutral blushes right now that nothing else stood a chance anyway.
Holy shadow choices, Batman! I went with the green shade from the Revlon 595 Harmonious Quad, then layered a bit of MAC High Spirits from the Twists of Tartan palette to add a bit of a brighter green into the mix. I used the mint shade from Covergirl's 715 Majestic Hazels quad to highlight my inner corner then worked on bringing the brown tones into the look. I brought out my Urban Decay Naked 3 palette to use alongside the brown shade in my Revlon Harmonious quad, choosing Strange for my browbone after using Factory on my outer lid to complete the look.
|Urban Decay Strange + Factory, Covergirl mint, MAC High Spirits, Revlon quad (brown and green shade)|
I wanted to create a natural lip look to go with the green as I think it ties into the Starbucks idea nicely (no bright red rings on your iced coffee straw!) and I think it kept the look quite casual. I layered some of Barry M's lip gloss in Toffee over my BOE Beauty #23 Better Bare Jumbo lip crayon (a Big W cheapie that I am mighty impressed with!)
That completes my Starbucks inspired makeup look- what do you think of it?
Where do you find your beauty inspiration? What drink is your go-to at Starbucks?
*Primer sample was provided for consideration. Honesty, always.