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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Creme De Menthe and Cocoa

Makeupbee.com is currently running a contest sponsored by Shu Uemura entitled The Chocolat-Donna Looks Competition.  The concept is to create a chocolate inspired makeup look! How fun AND delicious!

This is my entry...inspired by one of my favorite adult beverages!


My inspiration: The Grasshopper
But who thinks the word "Grasshopper" exquisitely beautiful?  Um... maybe a starving bird or something...so I put my twist on it, and henceforth this look is called Creme De Menthe and Cocoa! SO SHALL IT BE DONE!


First I applied my foundation, concealer, powder, and brows (don't want to bore you with the details!).

Then... EYES:
♥ UDPP
♥ Vanilla shade under the brow down to crease.
♥ Volcano by Nyx to crease.
♥ Spicy Bronze by Rimmel London to blend Volcano up and out.
♥ Sage by Pure Luxe Cosmetics to lid. It's a perfect shimmery mint color!
♥ Matte black shadow to outer V and crease to add depth and drama!
♥ Black shadow and sage used to line lower lid.
♥ Black eyeliner to upper lid and water line.  Mascara.
♥ A giant pair of flirty lashes by Red Cherry in WSP.

Cheeks:
♥ The 2nd shade in (bottom row) on this versatile Coastal Scents Palette!

Lips:
♥ MUA Lip Boom in It's a Situation. It's a deep berry color that is rich and perfect for fall!


                                                            It turned out quite lovely!
                                                                 I hope you like it!





                                                           Ivy was really impressed!


If you would like to vote for this look, you would make me blush!! :-) The link is HERE and even though I won't fall apart if I don't win, I just love to participate and see all the amazing entries! Incredible!

Thanks for visiting!!  Hope you have a beautiful day :-)  Now I'm craving chocolate...
xoxo,
Colleen and Ivy

87 comments:

  1. Looks lovely, i have never seen this drink before or even heard of it haha sounds a funny name for a drink. And your cat is so cute, im having a great day hope you are too xx

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    1. Ha ha!! I know :-) It's a funny name!!! I'm glad you like it! Take care!
      xoxo

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  2. Love those lashes! The minty color on lid is sooo pretty. Wow Ivy is larger than my little dog ;)

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    1. OMG!! LOL!! Ivy is a big girl! (But I never tell her that...she's a dainty princess) I agree- that green is super pretty!! Thank you!

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  3. Dear god, your lips are SMOKIN' HOT!

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    1. YOU are SMOKIN' HOT!! LOL!! I adore your blog. Love it!!

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  4. I love these colors, and your kitty is super cute!!

    http://missbitchxox.blogspot.com

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  5. Beautiful!
    Sage is an awesome color, love how you paired it with the brown.

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  6. Beyond infatuated with this look, girl....just perfect. NEED that sage shade...gorgeous!!

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    1. Yay!! I'm so glad you like it!! Yes the green is quite lovely!!

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  7. Very cute eye look!! I'm so scared to experiment with dark colors!!

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    1. Thank you!! Don't be scared :-) Start lightly :-)

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  8. nice blog! follow?
    LIKE ME on facebook! http://www.facebook.com/MESPEEL thank you <3

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    1. Thank you so much! You have a lovely blog :)

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  9. I love your eye look ;*
    I followed, can you follow me back?
    my-style-and-design.blogspot.com ♥

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  10. Wonderful makeup!
    You have great skills and a lovely blog!

    If you want, check out my blog:
    http://thescentofglamour.blogspot.com/

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  11. Beautiful look! Love where you got the inspiration!
    Aw Ivy is adorable :D

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    1. Ha ha! Thank you!! Don't be fooled. She plays with matches and eats electrical cords. ;)

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  12. Great make up! It's so clean and glam! Love how you drew the inspiration from alcohol as well. :D

    http://adlyvelasco.blogspot.com/

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    1. LOL!!! Thank you!! And cheers to that ;)

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    2. Thank you for following! Following back. Tell me if you want to follow each other on Bloglovin as well. :)

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  13. You look classic in this! It goes great with your skin color! I voted for you!! Hope you win & g'luck!!

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    1. Awww!!! You are the best, girl!!! Thank you!

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  14. Oh, that make-up is totally amazing! I really like that!

    Your blog is very inspiring so I'm following you now! :)

    -Doris
    http://malejka.blogspot.com

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  15. It is definitely a lovely look. You look gorgeous. Do you like to follow each other on GFC and bloglovin? Let me know will love to follow you back.
    www.thoughtsofpaps.com

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    1. Aww Thank you so much!! Thank you for stopping by! I love to meet new bloggers!

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  16. Your hair is a gorgeous color. Your makeup really complements it.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  17. This is GORGEOUS! Love the colors together! Ivy is too cute!

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    1. Thank you Miranda!! It turned out well!! :-) Agree with you about Ivy ;)

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  18. you are gorgeous! Love the look

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  19. You look stunning! Amazing make-up & your skin looks FLAWLESS!

    Stop by and check out my blog giveaway! :)
    http://dawndugong.blogspot.com

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  20. Hey, I love your style, I found your blog from a friend of mines blog. I'm looking for some new blogs to follow, so if you'd like to follow each other, leave me a comment and from there I'll give you a follow :) mine's www.elly-vickere.com

    Hope to hear from you soon lovely!
    x

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  21. I really really love your make-up !!, it's amazing!!
    I'm following you now :)
    Kisses.

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  22. thanks for sharing this! i learned a lot from you!! you have a great blog and interesting post! i so much like your kitty!! mind following each other? (just making friends ^_^) but if you don't, it's still ok, no problems hehe! (^v^)
    have a coloful and brilliant day!!


    greetings from~ ヽ(^。^)ノ

    http://cupofpinktea.blogspot.com



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    (i only leave this comment of mine for those blogs i really like, so you are one of them ^___^ ~ hugs and kisses!)

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    1. Thank you for your response, Pinky!! I'm so glad you like it!! Have a beautiful day!

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  23. Ivy looks really super impressed lol. I just liked your look and shared it on my FB wall. Love that Lippie!

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    1. Ha ha!! Thank you so much Janine!! You rock!! :-) That is so sweet of you!

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  24. wow... this blog is amazing. luv your eye make-up!
    Would you like to follow each other?

    http://lostinseptember.blogspot.de/

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    1. Thank you, Lilly! Thanks for stopping by. Of course :-)

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    2. Okay this is amazingly gorgeous. I am totally jealous of your flawless skin.

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    3. Oh my gosh!! I'm so glad you like it!! Thank you so much. You are so sweet and I LOVE it when you stop by!!

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  25. Such gorgeous inspiration pictures!
    I'm Your New Follower,Hoping That you Will FOLLOW me too.

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  26. hey,
    thank you so much! you're so sweet! and you just got a new follower. :)

    p.s.: these eye-lashes are amazing!

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    1. Thank you Lilly!! I'm so glad! You are precious!

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  27. I Love the makeup look! your skin look flawless! x Marina

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  28. Love this look - your eyes are amazing! Your so talented, not sure i could ever manage it lol :-)

    Aww and hugs to Ivy!

    Vanessa x
    www.what-vanessa-does.blogspot.com

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    1. Vanessa you are too sweet!! Thank you so much!! :-) And yes! Hugs to Ivy! loL!

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  29. The make up is gorgeous, I can see why Ivy was impressed.


    Great blog; I'm your new follower <3

    STAY AWESOME.
    Lots of love, Pauline
    www.xpeachie.blogspot.com

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    1. LOL!! You are hilarious!! Stay awesome, Pauline! xoxo

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  30. Very cool look! I agree grasshopper sound good to a hungry bird but not to people, your title is much better. Good luck in the contest I hope you win!

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    1. Hahaha!! I agree- "grasshopper"? Um no! LOL!! Thank you, Ashley!

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  31. SO beautiful and yummy. Together with your hair color it DOES remind me of delicious chocolate!!;-)

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  32. Hi there this is a fab blog, really cute! now following you :) do you have any tips for which colour eyeshadow/liner is best for fair skinned girls, bluey grey eyes and fair blonde hair? usually i go for gold or light brown for everyday wear and a smokey eye for evening. any suggestions are appreciated!

    i write a travel blog so follow me back if you're interested in that sort of thing :)
    www.hollyscrivener.blogspot.co.uk

    Holly xx

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    1. Hi Holly! If you are going for wearable everyday looks, then you are using great colors! Taupe, mauve, browns are beautiful. But then if you are glamming up, anything goes! :-) I don't usually play by too many rules :-)
      Thanks for stopping by, and of course.
      Have a great day!

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    2. Ahh great thanks for your help! speak soon, you to :)

      x

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  33. That drink looks yummy and you totally nailed matching it with your look!

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  35. woah that's REALLY cool! Fun to see where you get your inspiration from! :)
    xo, Elien
    Dogs & dresses | blog

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  36. Love this post!!
    Do you want to follow each other? I've just followed you on gfc and bloglovin' xx
    ~Mannie (mightymannie.blogspot.com)

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    1. Thank you Mannie! Hope you have a great day!

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  37. Mint and brown! I would of never thought to use these colours for an eye look, its gorgeous! Really making me want mint chocolate ice cream!

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    1. Ha ha!! Perfect!! Then my goal was achieved ;)
      Thank you Kierra!!

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  38. This makeup is better than a grasshopper itself- With the alcohol! Cute blog :) I'm a professional artist as well, and your blog caught my eye because I bartend and find vodka most crucial to life, along with beauty :)
    <3Em
    theskinnybyemily.blogspot.com

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    1. YES!! I already love you!! LOL!! Thank you so much. You are a girl after my own heart :-)

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  39. This is such a gorgeous combination!

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