Matcha has become trendy here, but I have been seriously into it for over 10 years. It is very healthy for you, too. Fine grade matcha is very expensive. It is prized for its gorgeous emerald color, its health benefits, and its taste.
When I get it in the local Japanese grocery, I pay about $7 an ounce which is pretty good. As a tea, there are certain ways to prepare it- it is not like regular tea steeped in boiling water. Anyhow.
They go together.
Melissa from Kiss & Make-Up and I were talking about matcha, and our love of things green, and her trip to Japan (I am insanely jealous). So we decided to do a matcha beauty inspired blog post together.
So here are my matcha-inspired favorites and a matcha-inspired makeup look.
Elizabeth Arden Green Tea and Green Tea Lavender fragrances
Green Tea has been my favorite Spring/Summer fragrance for several years. It is lovely. I think it is also discontinued...but the lavender green tea (I just got this last week) is pretty close.
Most people who know me are aware that I have a really stupid amount of Urban Decay.
It is ridiculous.
I LOVE Urban Decay.
My UD matcha colors:
I would be terribly remiss if I did not put OIL PAINT in my products list. Gamblin's pthalo emerald (PG 36) is a great warm-leaning green, for those times when you are not mixing your own. PG 36 is non-toxic and is likely in your green eyeshadow formula.
I chose Kush for my matcha makeup look. Kush is part of their permanent collection and it is a great color.
I used Kush with these colors from UD Naked Smoky.
2. top highlight
3. outer corner
4. inner corner
UD 24/7 pencil in Lucky (lower lash line) - discontinued unfortunately
Kat von D tattoo liner (the black one) upper lash line
UD Perversion mascara
Lippie is UD 1993
I don't know how Melissa does this selfie thing all the time. It's hard.
My pet rat Q-Tip wanted to be in the matcha blog post because he can rock green like nobody's business.
My cat Isis came over, kissed the rat, and gave me the stink-eye until I told her she could be in the blog post too. Because she is a cat and that's what they do.