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Trending in Beauty: Mint Green Eyeshadow

Posted by Alexandra C. | Friday May 25, 201220 comments

(image via beautylish.com)
Mint green has been a trending colour for a few seasons now but that doesn't mean that the look is going anywhere. This summer, mint green is back and we must admit, we're pretty happy about it! Mint is such a fresh and pretty colour. With all the different shades of mint; from a pale, faded hue to a bright and bold colour, you're bound to find one that works on you. 

One of my very favourite ways to wear mint is with an eye catching nail polish. Here are a few of my favourites for this summer:

1. Essie Spring 2012 Nail Polish Collection in Navigate Her (C$9.75)
2. Sally Hansen Smooth and Perfect Nail Color in Sea (US$5.50)
3. SpaRitual Nail Polish in Delight (C$12.50)
4. Zoya Nail Polish in Wednesday (US$8.00) 

Other than in polish, mint never really caught on beauty-wise. Until, perhaps now. It seems like mint green eye makeup is popping up on celebs and on trendsetters all over the place. While greens are usually staple in a makeup collection, it isn't often you see such an intense but light colour on the eyes. 

I have to admit that I kind of love this look! It won't be for everyone but the green really makes eyes pop! I especially love this look on Santigold (top left corner) because her dark skin tone really brings out the jewel tones in the mint. 

Looking to try your hand at the minty eye trend? Play around with some of these options:

1. The Body Shop Eye Shimmer in Emerald (C$12.00)
2. Dior 5 Colour Designer All-In-One Artistry Palette (C$59.00)
3. Stila Eye Shadow Pan in Cha Cha (US$18.00) 
4. Lancome Color Design 5 Shadow and Liner Palette (C$48.00)
5. Illamasqua Cream Pigment in Bedaub (C$24.00)
6. MAC Aquavert Shadow in Mint (C$18.00)

What do you think of the mint look? Is this beauty trend best left to the celebs on the red carpet? Should we stick to mint polishes and fashion and leave the shadows behind? 
(images via bellasugar.comtotalbeauty.commsn.com, talkingmakeup.com
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on June 01, 2012  justynamaria  329 said:

I love this, so subtle...but WOW! Definitely will try it this weekend at my friend's wedding!

on June 01, 2012  midnightsun2288  6,053 said:

I love mint green. I am so glad it's in style. I have a mint green eyeshadow and when I wear it I get a lot of compliments, but it fades really quickly, even with primer. I might have to buy a different brand.

on May 30, 2012  Steffikah  9,010 said:

I LOVE mint shadows. I can pair them with anything - blues, other greens, purples (!) and taupes. It's bright but light, and versatile.

on May 29, 2012  jlgoneboatin  2,158 said:

love this colour shadow!

on May 29, 2012  Kewald  2,141 said:

Pretty :)

on May 28, 2012  fredamans  10,260 said:

Any color can be beautiful if done right.

on May 27, 2012  Becky  13,008 said:

guys check out this fashion mint green video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zabe5tUUJC4&list=UUwncJELhn-krAtALH5op5_A&index=1&feature=plcp

saw this and thought of you ladies and this article! :)

on May 26, 2012  KatelynRose1984  20,704 said:

I might have to head out and pick up some mint green shadows now! I absolutely love Jada's eyes.

on May 26, 2012  beachbabe  4,164 said:

I LOVE this as a nail polish but I don't think I could pull it off as an eyeshadow. Maybe with a warmer green. Love this though!

on May 26, 2012  annmarie  4,246 said:

really love the green on that chick from the "Vampire Diaries"

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