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7/19/12

Mint Eyeshadow Tutorial

I have not done a tutorial for you guys since the Black Smokey Eyes I did in....in....May! No wonder I was beginning to feel uneasy.

I wanted to do something bright, and decided on MINT- the hottest color of the season. Really, I can't get enough of the color! I keep dreaming about a mint tea set....and mint handbag.....and mint cotton candy (just to look at, not eat).....and I'm looking for a mint t-shirt for Mr.CZ. I know, I'm going mintal.
Products Used: Only 5, excluding brushes.
  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance (Eyeshadow Primer) 
  • Colorbar Eyeshadow in Spearmint. Swatches here
  • Bourjois  Effet Smoky Pencil in Intense Black. My all time favorite kohl pencil.
  • QVS Eyelash Curler.
  • Bourjois Volume Glamour Max Definition Mascara (Mini Review: I love it! It's a thick formula, so it easily provides my thin lashes volume) 
Step-By-Step Tutorial: 
    1. After applying your eyeshadow primer (to prevent creasing), apply the mint eyeshadow upto your crease line. You can use a brush or your ring finger.
    2. Tip: To prevent gaps near the lash line, hold you brush upside down and apply.
    3. Apply the mint eyeshadow on your lower lash line as well. 
    4. Using a fluffy blending brush, blend the edges a little. See Blending Tutorial 
    5. It should look like that after blending.
    6. Apply a black kohl pencil inside your lash line. this makes your lashes look thicker. It's called Tightlining (tutorial here)
    7. With the same kohl, line your top lash line.
    8. Make a V at the out corner, as shown. Imagine a line from your lower lash line towards the end of your eyebrow. Make a line there (You can use a business card, as shown here, if you want a crisp line), and make another going inwards till about the side of your eyeball. 
    9. Now blend/smudge the black kohl inwards. I used the brush that comes with the pencil.
    10. Apply the same kohl on your lower lash line & waterline, and smudge it.
    11. Re-apply the mint eyeshadow, not touching the black, but making sure you go over the tip of the black line gently to blur it a bit, so you can't really tell where it ends.
    12. See how the mint eyeshadow came alive again? As it should, coz it's the star of this show  =)
    13. Curl lashes with an eyelash curler. Eyelash curler lifts your lashes making mascara application easier.
    14. Apply 2-3 coats of mascara, while it's wet in between, not dry.
    15. Apply mascara on your bottom lashes too.
    16. DONE!

    For Lips & Cheeks:
    This mint eye look suits both pink & coral/peach blush & lippies.


    Hope you liked this tut, ladies.....and the new presentation style =)

    BOW P-o-w-e-r-r-rawr!!! 

    ♥ Cynthia Z *.*

    38 comments:

    1. wow! Thank you for the lovely tutorial Cynthia! ^_^. Looks so easy and I am so going to try this on!

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      1. Happy u liked Bharti...yes, do try it out :)

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    2. i am loving it..also the mascara!

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      1. Thanks Sunaa. It's nice, I like it a lot

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    3. lovelyyyyy CZ :D :D and before you say i noticed bow with IVC ... lovedddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd it baby :D :D

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      1. Hehe....thanks Rash! You know my obsession nah :D

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    4. nice tutorial... I really like the ay you explained each and every step :D

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    5. You look gorgeous!!!and a very nice ,self explanatory pictorial collage!!!

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    6. you are amazing and this is by far my fav look!

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    7. Great look, love this! Fantastic tutorial.
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    8. nice post!!! really gorgeous eyes!!!

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    9. I love the bows on the pics...super nice ! :)

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    10. Wow! You're really good! I love the eye make-up! :)

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    11. never thought mint would look so gorgeous on the eyes..u inspire me to explore colors other than my usual black .. kudos... :D

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    12. YAY a tutorial!! :D Thanks Cynthia, love the colour!

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    13. Gorgeous eye makeup! I wish I was more talented at creating eyeshadow looks with fun colors!

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    14. love, love, love the mint eyeshadow and very descriotive tutorial as always Cynthia :), now I also want mint eyeshadow :)

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    15. bravo bravo - simple and easy to understand tutorial. I never knew using a brush upside down would do the trick of removing gaps - will try this out now!

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    16. this mint shade looks very gorgeous, i should get one for myself. thank you so much for the lovely tut and thanks again for explaining so well.

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    17. This look is just stunning!!

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    18. Amazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzinnnnnnng look CZ.. loveeeeeeeeed it :)

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    19. you made me fall in love with mint color .. :) great effort !

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    20. lovely tute..remember I told u u will love the mascara - its gr8 for small sparse lashes
      :D

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    21. so beautiful! loved your new presentation style..very attractive!

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    22. The look is just so pretty! Great tute and loved the bows :D

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    23. love the mint on eyes! so refreshing and easy on the eyes... i was wondering though if u could do an explain a look revolving around the elusive orange lips..( think so chaud from MAC ;)) a dramatic as well as casual everyday-ey :)
      cheerz:)

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    24. Ну очень подробный урок! Спасибо вам=)

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    25. this is really pretty CZ...i wish i cud be bold enuf to try something like this :(

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    26. and i have the same mascara..!! :D

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    27. Amazing, I love your tutorials!

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