Looks: Mint Chocolate

Hello everyone,

TGIF! Have you got any plans for the weekend? I just plan to have plenty of rest and catch up on some sleep. I know, it’s boring, but my insomnia is back so I haven’t sleep much at all this week and I’m now feeling very tired.

In other news, after 3 weeks of gold looks (don’t worry they will be back soon), I decided to do something with greens and browns. As you can see, I’ve also cut my hair. The last time I had a hair cut was a year ago (gasp!) so it was much needed. It wasn’t a drastic change though, I just wanted a haircut that was practical and easy to manage.

Anyway, here’s the look, I hope you like it:

Products used:
– NYX Eyeshadow Base in White
Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy
Sleek I-Divine Storm Eyeshadow Palette (pale cream, medium shimmery brown and matte dark brown)
– Beauty From The Earth eyeshadow in Envy
Michael Todd Gel Eyeliner in Chocolate Creme
– Layla Lash Art mascara in black
YSL Teint Singulier Sheer Powdercreme Veil Foundation
– Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer in Porcelain
Fyrinnae Finishing Powder Oil Control
Milani Minerals Blush in Luminous
– Wet n Wild Cover All Concealer Palette
Eyeko London Lips in Portobello

Directions:
– Start by applying an eyeshadow primer to your eyes. I used NYX Eyeshadow Base in White as the white color would really make the eyeshadows pop. And it helps keeping them in place for longer too.
– Apply Fyrinnae’s Pixie Epoxy (if you don’t have, you can skip this step) on the lid to make the colors really pop.
– Sweep a pale cream shade (I used the one in the Sleek Storm palette) on the browbone to highlight the eyes.
– Apply a shimmery medium brown shade (I used the one in the Sleek Storm palette) on the crease. Using a pencil or smudger brush, apply the same shade on your lower lashline.
– Apply a bright light green with slight yellow undertones (I used BFTE in Envy eyeshadow) on the lid.
– Sweep a matte dark brown shade (I used the one in the Sleek palette) on the outer V to define the eyes. Blend well. Now, apply the same shade on the outer lower lashline and blend again.
– Line your upper lid with a dark chocolate brown (I used Michael Todd Gel Eyeliner in Chocolate Creme) and apply mascara.
– On your face, apply your usual foundation (I used YSL Teint Singulier Sheer Powdercreme Veil Foundation in no.5) and then concealer (I used Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer in Porcelain) to cover dark circles or any other imperfection you may have.
– Sweep a peachy pink blush with gold shimmers (I used Milani Luminous) on the cheeks and highlight the cheekbones, middle of the nose and chin with a white highlighter (I used the white shade in the Wet n Wild Cover All Concealer Palette).
– Set everything with powder (I used Fyrinnae Finishing Powder Oil Control)
– Sweep a sheer pink gloss (I used Eyeko London Lips in Portobello) on your lips and you’ve done!

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Comments

  1. says

    The green really makes the whole look pop! Very pretty….something bright in the late autumn eh? ;)

    Yes…I am planning to spend my weekend paying back my sleep debt and just chillaxing too! Jet lag is pretty bad this time……strange considering the time zone difference is only 7 hours between Malaysia and the UK, that was before they turn the clock back an hour on Halloween.
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    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Vonvon, thanks. I love wearing brights when the weather’s gloomy outside, cheers me up. :)

      Jet lag is awful, isn’t it? Get lots of rest and take it easy. I hope you feel better soon. :)

  2. Mylanqolia says

    This is hot, Gio! The colour combo rocks although I feel hungry now. Chocolate, where are you? ;-) Besides, I love your new and shorter hairdo!

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Marguerite, nooo, non può essere vero. Io adoro Fyrinnae e avevo fatto un’ordine all’inizio di quest’anno quindi mi chiedo perchè abbiano deciso di smettere di spedire in Italia. E’ un vero peccato, fanno dei prodotti fantastici. :(

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Marguerite, spero sia una cosa temporanea allora. Magari l’hanno fatto in previsione del Natale? Si sa che la dogana ha tempi lunghi (anche se quando io ho fatto l’ordine mi è arrivato in 10 giorni senza passare per la dogana) e con le feste che si avvicinano ci vorrà molto di più per ricevere pacchi. Spero che sia così e dopo Natale ricomincino a spedire in Italia. Fyrinnae è una delle mie marche preferite e il Pixie Epoxy è uno dei prodotti migliori e non saprei come vivere senza. Spero che anche tu abbia l’occasione di provarlo presto.

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