Thursday, July 17, 2014

FOTD: Mint Julep

I don't think I've actually ever had one, because um, confession time: actual mint can be kind of weird in drinks sometimes. Sometimes it's refreshing. Sometimes it's, erm, not.

And that eloquent statement is the opener for today's Cocktail FOTD. Mint juleps look like this:
Actually, it's probably not that bad. Just bourbon, simple syrup, and mint.[source]
All I could think about was the fact that mint is actually green, but in most makeup incarnations (and ice cream - ergh I love mint ice cream) it's that cool blue-green-seafoam-but-not-quite color that we all love. (Also, bourbon).

And then I didn't even use a mint shade, really. The look I came up with is gold and green; I used the gold and dark green shades from the Marc Jacobs Siren palette, and the green from the Shiseido Color Bar palette. Finished with Smashbox Limitless Liquid Liner in Jet Black and Clinique High Impact Curling mascara. Oh, and Sephora Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner in 05 Green on the lower lashline.

And this is the only photo I have where I'm not making wonky faces and my hair was a disaster that day so CROP OUT ALL THE THINGS.

In other news, that Marc Jacobs palette is really growing on me.

And we're out of bourbon.

Damn.