FaceFront Lust Quest: a melon and teal makeup look

Monday, May 23, 2011

I’m not really the type to wear something like this, but I did promise a look with Sea Storm and Steam… so I hope you like it! It’s just three swipes of colour, really; nothing too complicated – which makes it an easy choice for a quick, super-summery eye.

I think this would look best on a darker skintone (to really make the colours pop), but if it’s your style, I say “go for it!” anyways. I mean, you only live once, right? Personally, though, I do think it makes me look a little jaundiced :P

To complete the look, I’d go with something subtle and peachy on the cheeks (like Clarins Barocco Face Powder or Hard Candy Honeymoon) and this lip.

Products used

Bases: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk (all over the lid), Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Lust (thickly along the lashline)

Colour: FaceFront Artistic Pigments in Amarela (yellow), Sea Storm (seafoam blue/teal), and Steam (melon/orange)

Basics: MAC Matte2 Eye Shadow in Blanc Type, theBalm timeBalm Concealer in Lighter Than Light, L’Oreal HiP Creme Eyeliner in Black (upper lashline)

Lashes: 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Ultra Lengthening Mascara in Black Tea

Alternatives…

I know that a lot of you are anti-loose-pigments (totally understandable; I’m a klutz, too!) so here are a handful of alternative products to try. These are not dupes and are based only on colour family, so please don’t go expecting that they’ll be identical!

  • Instead of Amarela, try MAC Chrome Yellow or Make Up For Ever Yellow 2
  • Instead of Sea Storm, try MUFE Pearly Turquoise Blue 150, Urban Decay Flipside, or Annabelle Blue Hue
  • Instead of Steam, try MAC Samoa Silk, MUFE Rust Orange 36, or MUFE Peach Apricot 69.
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30 Responses to “FaceFront Lust Quest: a melon and teal makeup look”

  1. Aww… this is so pretty and tropical! I might try the same coz I have similar colours in Make Up For Ever star powders (that I hardly use eeks!)
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  2. This is a really unique color combo (at least to me!) and I actually love it! Very fresh for spring :D
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  3. Really pretty Rae!! I like that Steam colour a lot-thnk I might have to order it!
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  4. I really love this combo and how it looks on you. Great job!
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  5. WHAT IS THIS AND WHY IS IT SO GORGEOUS?!

    i really, REALLY love this (can you tell? :p), rae! fantastic job :).
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  6. I love oranges :D Why is this not your look – the orange? I think it looks lovely on you :)
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  7. Haha, I know the feeling! It's like, "ooh, I have to have that; it's so unique," but the second it slips your mind….

    untouched in a drawer for the rest of the year :p

  8. Glad you like it! :)

  9. very pretty combination of colors to use :) so spring!
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  10. Give me a shout if you do; I'd love to hear what your opinions of it are! I do think it could use a touch more pigment, but the tone and depth are just gorgeous.

  11. Thanks! : )

  12. LOL! The tones are right up your alley, aren't they? :p (Then again… what isn't? Seriously girl, *everything* looks good on you. ♥)

  13. Aww, thank you, love! I don't know; orange has always just been my least favourite colour! *shrugs*

  14. Shivani, on May 23rd, 2011 at 8:58 pm said:

    What a pretty look. Love it.
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  15. makeupmorsels, on May 23rd, 2011 at 9:05 pm said:

    Love this color combo! It looks like a tropical fish :)
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  16. aww, shucks! thanks, lovely!

    i could say the same for you :).
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  17. AWESOME colour combo! I may steal it one day if I ever get around to it :3
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  18. Chiu, on May 24th, 2011 at 5:17 am said:

    Rae, have you tried the new waterproof eyeliner collection from Yves Rocher? I haven't found the ingredient list, but certain of their colors are really rich (from my memory, teal, green, and copper are the nicer ones)! I presume you have a store nearby since you live in Canada, but here's the website if you don't: http://www.yvesrocher.ca/control/maquillage/crayo

    Would follow the summer-tropical looks you're sporting :)

  19. ^.^ *starts handing out free hugs to everyone in sight*

  20. Thanks! : )

  21. Thank you!

  22. Lol! *whispers* I'm afraid of fish, but I'll take that as a compliment anyways :p

  23. Haha, thanks lovely! Lmk if you do give this one a go ^^

  24. I haven't – but thanks for the suggestion, Chiu! There's just one Yves Rocher in my province, but I've never actually been *hides* I'm definitely putting those liners on my list of things to check out, though! :)

  25. MFunnyValentine, on May 25th, 2011 at 9:27 pm said:

    YOU HAVE NO WRINKLES!!!!

    you don't even have FINE LINES! (okay, okay, I'll sit down and stop waving my arms)

    Pretty eye look :)
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  26. I WILL POST EVIDENCE OF THIS RIGHT NOW!!!!

    *starts with the arm waving* :p

  27. Rae please, please stop this because you make me curse my super-freak eyelids. You look ohmygodsoamazinglybeautiful! These colors really look good on you and that teal is to die for. And I second MFunnyValentine, you have no lines under your eyes (I've got quite a population of them under mine -.-) *.* Please do more looks like this so I can live through you :D

  28. *blushes* Aww, I'm glad you like the look!! ♥ ♥

  29. Very pretty and summery look!

    I think I will try to do similar with my new Estee Lauder Pink-Teal Shadowstick duo (the teal part) and MAC Melon pigment. Will let you know. :)
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  30. shareenadean, on June 5th, 2011 at 4:28 pm said:

    loving it! IT really look beautiful and fun!!

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