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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Reptile Series: Green Tree Monitor

I've been totally lame and slacking in my reptile series lately but I finally have another look to add to it!  This look is inspired by the Green Tree Monitor.  They're beautifully colored and range from a blue green to lime green in color and they're just so vibrant that I knew they'd be perfect to pick for this series.

So here's what a Green Tree Monitor looks like:
Thank you Justin (aka Krusty) for letting me use this picture!

If you look closely at him starting at his nose, he fades from a pale yellow green into a blue green into a lime green into the blue green again then he fades into blue and then back to the blue green.  I just think he's gorgeous.  So here's the look I came up with inspired by this lizard.  It didn't come out as well as I was hoping it would but I figured I'd post it anyways!



  
This is a picture I took of a Green Tree Monitor at Alligator Adventures in Myrtle Beach, SC.

I really tried to get all of the different tones into my look.  It's not as easy as it may seem haha.  I used so many different greens I couldn't even tell you all of them.

But mainly I used my 88 palette, and also Ben Nye "Jade" pigment, Calypso Minerals "Drama" matte blue pigment, and BFTE "Cheap Thrills" (one of the sample sizes I got), which is the second color in from the corner of my eye and is also my highlight color.

I know I could have done this better but I think it's neat and you can definitely see where my inspiration came from!  I hope you guys like this!  I have a few other reptiles left for my series and maybe I won't get any new makeup that I'll have to try out as soon as I get it (impatient much???) so I can keep on track with this series and get it done haha.

As always, thank you so much for taking time to check this out!  You guys are the best!!!

35 comments:

  1. It is lovely! Super creative and actually I think it's totally wearable for the "outside" world :)

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    1. This was definitely one of the looks I've done for this series that I didn't mind wearing to the bus stop haha!

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  2. This is so awesome! I love what you did with the eyeliner to mimic his scales. And your gradient is absolute perfection! I had been wondering when you were going to do another look for this series!!

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    1. Thank you! I know, it took me forever to do another look for this, I've just been getting new stuff and trying all that out that I kinda forgot about my series haha.

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  3. It's beautiful!! Beautiful blending!

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  4. Amazing! I love this series so much, not only is it introducing me to loads of reptile species but its just amazing seeing your take on them! So creative :)

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  5. LOVE what you did with the black eyeliner detailing, that's so visual and effective. I really, really like that. It could have looked sloppy and weird so easily but you really pulled it together!

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    1. I was considering not doing the dots because I just wasn't sure about them but I'm glad you like them!!

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  6. Love what you did! Looks amazing and I love how you did the black on the eyes!! Gorgeous!!

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  7. Very cool! love the bright yellow green- I love that kind of hue so much.

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    1. Me too! I'm definitely more of a yellow green girl than a blue green!! I don't know why haha.

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  8. Wow! You know, it is crazy how you can get so many colors to blend so seamlessly and naturally! Love this look!

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  9. So beautiful. I loved the previous entry that had everything you used on the face listed too ... (hint hint) ...

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    1. haha I'll definitely try to do that more!

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  10. I love this! The black to mimic the scales is subtle enough to be worn everyday, but still dramatic enough to be unique and eyecatching! Love love love love love!

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  11. The greens you've used are spot on! This look is awesome.

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  12. oh gosh this is lovely as always, i loove that you did the pattern on your eyes with the little dots it turned out really well!!

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    1. I'm so glad you like it! I was really concerned that it would be too much!

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  13. Oh my goodness, that's so cool! Girl, it came out great. I'm glad you posted it.

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  14. Super pretty look !! You're great =)

    xxx Vee

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  15. Love it!! The black detailing really makes it :D

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  16. Amazing! I love the detail work!

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