Not that I need another clutch…but if someone were to build one based on LORAC’s Mint Edition Eye/Cheek Palette, I would not be averse to the idea.
I’m just sayin’.
How cute is this!?
With the silver and black accents?
I used to rock a pair of mint green Bongo Jeans in the exact same color about a zillion years back (it had zippers and bows around the ankles), and now I suddenly have the urge to put my hair up in a side ponytail with a scrunchie and peg my pants…
Mint — it’s EVERYWHERE!
What year is this again? Did we just go back in time?
Wait — I don’t think so, but LORAC looks like they did for the retro design. This eye, cheek and lip set launched earlier this spring, but it looks like it could have been released a few decades before that.
Regardless of the palette’s release date, mint is having a moment — I’m seeing it on purses, shoes, nails, makeup — and Mint Edition is riding the wave…
A complete look
LORAC included all of the basics for a minty fresh look in this $42 set (a $160 value) — eight eye shadows (four mattes and four shimmers), a powder highlighter, a powder blush and a full-sized liquid lipstick.
It’s a cool-toned bonanza
Like an ice cream truck, Mint Edition is loaded with cool…tones. In this case, colors that are neither too intense nor dark, so if you’re a lighter lovely or medium-toned maven, or if you just like your pigments on the lighter side, you may find a lot to like here.
Darker divas, on the other hand, might not. I’m pretty tanned (an NC 42 in MAC), and my arm gets a workout from all of the layering I have to do with these eye shadows to get them to appear the way I want them to on my skin.
The matte eye shadows, in particular, sure are sheer, and they look a little chalky on me. I end up wetting them to intensify the colors, but even then I want more…
No matter what your skin tone, don’t forget to tap-tap-tap your brush before introducing any of these shadows to your lids, as I’m seeing a fair amount of fallout.
Blush, lipstick and highlighter
As for the other products in the palette, I love the cool-toned peachy pink blush (applies smoothly) and creamy pink nude lip liquid lipstick applied smoothly, but the highlighter, I could do without. It’s quite powdery, shimmery and tricky to control.
Some actually ended up in my hair, yikes!
Cool toned guys and gals with pale and medium skin who like sheer pigments, and who don’t mind wrestling with fallout.
Me? I love the packaging, the blush and the liquid lipstick, but I hoped for more from the eye shadows and highlighter.
AVAILABILITY: Limited edition, available now at Sephora stores and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B
Speaking of mint green…
I’m growing increasingly obsessed with these mint green kitchen pieces from CircaCeramics…
Can you blame me?
They’re an indie line on Etsy that makes all of their stuff from scratch. Cute, cute, cute!
Tabs is pushing hard for the cat mugs.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,