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Makeup Wars: Color Wars – Teal

I know I’ve mentioned it in the past but one of the best things to come from starting this blog is the people I’ve met. Readers, brand reps and my fellow beauty bloggers. My blogging buddies have become some of my closest friends, which is why I’m thrilled to be joining a group of my fave ladies in Makeup Wars!

Makeup Wars is a battle among bloggers to share their favorite products in a variety of topics; fave purple nail polish, best sunscreens, etc. This week is Color Wars! Each blogger in the group selected a shade to highlight and I chose TEAL!

Makeup Wars: Color War - Teal

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I have an affection for teal since it combines two of my favorite shades, blue and green. And unlike Jennifer Lopez’s character in The Wedding Planner, I do not associate teal with “the color of gangrene.” It’s a fab accent color for eyes and simply stunning on nails.

Not only is teal shaping up to be one of the hot colors for Fall 2013, it’s also part of my FingerPaints A Pair Affair by All Lacquered Up collection. And today I’m thrilled to give you the first real look at FingerPaints Our Tips Are Tealed, paired with one of my all-time favorite eyeliners. Plus, I have three more gorgeous teal polishes to share.

FingerPaints Our Tips Are Tealedis a teal that leans heavily towards green, filled with tonal micro-glitter and metallic glass flecks. The finish definitely has a bit of texture but you can barely feel it with top coat. The result is an overall metallic teal with tiny star-like glitter particles that dance in the light. My vision was a teal sparkler that bordered on emerald green and I couldn’t be happier with the result. It’s unlike any color I own.

FingerPaints Our Tips Are Tealed

FingerPaints Our Tips Are Tealed

I have a weakness for glittery teals and these definitely come in a close second to my creation.

Teal Nail Polish for Makeup Wars: Color Wars

LA Girl Rock Star Head Banging, China Glaze Watermelon Rind, Milani Key West

China Glaze Watermelon Rind ($5 was such a hit in the Summer Days glass-fleck collection that it became a perm shade. For good reason, it’s stunning. A little sheer due to its jelly-ish nature but buildable and utterly gorgeous.

China Glaze Watermelon Rind nail polish swatch

China Glaze Watermelon Rind

LA Girl Rock Star Head Banging ($4 at is a vivid blue-green with smooth glitter.

la girl rock star head banging nail polish swatch

LA Girl Rock Star Head Banging

Finally, Milani Key West ($2.97) is a smooth teal glitter filled with tiny micro-sparkles and is even more vibrant in person. It falls somewhere between Watermelon Rind and Our Tips Are Tealed. It definitely has a lot of green in its base but not quite as much as OTAT.

Milani Key West nail polish swatch

Milani Key West

Teal Nail Polish - China Glaze, LA Girl, FingerPaints and Milani

Teal Nail Polish

When it comes to eye makeup, I tend to keep it pretty neutral. I own tons of unique shadows but my go-to is the Urban Decay Naked 2 ($50) palette. I love a palette for its ease in pairing colors and I use this cooler, taupe counterpart of the original Naked palette about 90% of the time.

To spice things up a bit, I like to add a colored liner. Rimmel Jungle Green Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Pencil ($3.67) has been part of my arsenal for almost ten years. And for an enhanced but natural lash look, I’ve been turning to Revlon Lash Potion ($4.99) of late.

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette

For this look I used Tease all over the lid, YDK in the inner corner, Snakebite in the crease and a touch of Busted in the outer corner. And despite its name, Jungle Green is a rich, shimmery teal.

Rimmel Jungle Green Eyeliner with Urban Decay Naked 2

Rimmel Jungle Green Eyeliner with Urban Decay Naked 2

Our Tips Are Tealed and Jungle Green play well off each other, no?

Teal Eyeliner for Makeup Wars Color Wars

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FingerPaints Our Tips Are Tealed from A Pair Affair by All Lacquered Up will release September 2013 at Sally Beauty stores nationwide.

What do you think of Our Tips Are Tealed? And what are your favorite teal colored beauty products? Do you own any of the ones I listed? If you were in a color war, which shade would you choose? 

Disclosure: Samples of China Glaze Watermelon Rind, FingerPaints Our Tips Are Tealed and Revlon Lash Potion were provided by reps for the brands. I received a sample Urban Decay Naked 2 palette from reps for the brand but purchased a second palette on my own. All other products were purchased by me. For more info view my Disclosure Policy

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  1. Eugenia says:

    As much as I love teal nail polish, I love love teal eyeliners! Rimmel is such a great brand so I need my hands on that now!

  2. Nancy says:

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Can’t wait to try ‘your’ polish; agree it will be perfect for Fall!

  3. Phyrra says:

    Love your look and polish!

  4. I serioulsy had a panic attack when I saw Our Tips are Tealed! OMG OMG!
    And I love the liner too, they are on my list for sure. wowwwwww

  5. Natasha says:

    I love teal, too! And a “naked” eye with teal liner is also my go-to look for summer. I haven’t tried teal on my fingernails…but love it for toes. Will have to try the Rimmel pencil. Right now I’m using one by Sephora that’s a mechanical pencil in a waterproof formula (lasted during snorkeling in Hawaii!).

    • Michelle Mismas says:

      Wow, that’s impressive. I normally shy away from waterproof formulas but when the humidity rises it’s the only thing that won’t run.

  6. Beautiful teal polishes – I’d love them all. I love the teal liner and your nails near your eye, that’s my favorite picture.

  7. jbrobeck says:

    Michelle I seriously cannot wait to get my hands on your FP polishes! And now I want to dig out all my LA Girls Rockstar polishes too!

  8. Watermelon has my vote! You look so good in Teal polishes, I look like the walking dead! Great choices!

  9. That finger paints polish is gorgeous!!! Plus, I love that I immediately got that Wedding Planner reference! ;) So glad you are a part of Makeup Wars now. Yay!!!

  10. Brittany says:

    I remember when I first started reading your blog and you talked about how much you adored green polishes. It was YOU that got me on board with my very first green polish. So every time I think of, see or use a green polish I think of you and your fabulousness. That is all. :)

  11. Josephine says:

    This is definetely one of my favorite colors. I love the nail polishes!

  12. Julia Tirres says:

    I own Watermelon Rind and have not used color for my eye liner, but I will try now. Great post!!!

  13. Jessika says:

    Oooh! I can’t wait to get my hands on this one. And thanks to you I’ve also ordered Watermelon Rind from Amazon and will be picking up the eyeliner as well – thank you:)

  14. Lu says:

    I love teal, too! Such a rich color! I might have to hunt down the one from Milani. It reminds me of ChG Emerald Fitzgerald or Zoya’s Ivanka. :-D

  15. Melody says:

    Some of those greens look absolutely identical! Wow Hard to choose!

  16. Retrodiva says:

    Girl, you always have the most gorgeous polishes. Love, love, love an unexpected color on the nails. Such a great look.

  17. Pink Sith says:

    LOVE the polish choices and the eye look. Stunning!

  18. Iris says:

    Misa’s Quirky Smile is another gorgeous teal.

  19. Carleen says:

    Nice selection! I love teal, especially in polish.

  20. Anita says:

    Those nail polishes remind me of the ones I’d wear in the mid 90s. I love them.