How to Bring the Mint-Green Trend From Your Wardrobe to Your Makeup Routine

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e.l.f. Cosmetics

From Max Mara to Miu Miu, Ulla Johnson to Tibi, mint green is having a fashion moment in 2021. And why not? It's cool, soothing, refreshing . . . basically, a hue whose qualities are just right for our current moment. If you're into mint for your wardrobe, why not bring it to your makeup routine? Truly, this is the color that has something for everybody. For the adventurous, mint green is an unconventional choice that adds something extra to your looks. More of a neutrals person? Surprise, mint-green makeup can be quiet and natural looking, too.

Ready to give mint green a go? Lucky you — e.l.f. Cosmetics has just revealed its Mint Melt makeup collection for spring. Based on the color of the moment and complemented by creamy chocolate tones, these limited-edition items allow for endless mint-tinged looks to go with your new fits. Keep reading to see the highlights and why mint green deserves a place in your makeup routine.

e.l.f. Cosmetics Mint Melt Cooling Face Primer​
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e.l.f. Cosmetics Mint Melt Cooling Face Primer​

The basis of any makeup look is a smooth canvas, which you can achieve with the e.l.f. Cosmetics Mint Melt Cooling Face Primer ($8). The green-tinted, mint-scented gel helps makeup stay in place, and the cooling sensation feels refreshing on skin, which makes it a wonderful post-workout treat, whether you apply makeup afterward or not.

e.l.f. Cosmetics Mint Melt No-Budge Eyeshadow Stick
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e.l.f. Cosmetics Mint Melt No-Budge Eyeshadow Stick

For long-wearing, crease-resistant color, the e.l.f. Cosmetics Mint Melt No-Budge Eyeshadow Stick ($5) is the one. Thanks to its precision tip and built-in sharpener, it's an ideal choice for creating both graphic shapes and all-over color. Pro tip: Mint For You is the exact creamy, matte green shade of a Shamrock Shake — and just as sweet.

e.l.f. Cosmetics Mint Melt Brush Trio
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e.l.f. Cosmetics Mint Melt Brush Trio

Update your makeup kit with tools that make you smile whenever you use them. The e.l.f. Cosmetics Mint Melt Brush Trio ($8) includes three vegan eyeshadow brushes: one each for eye contour, blending, and all-over color.

e.l.f. Cosmetics Mint Melt Eyeshadow
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e.l.f. Cosmetics Mint Melt Eyeshadow

Pocket-sized but big when it comes to versatility, the e.l.f. Cosmetics Mint Melt Eyeshadow ($4) packs a lot of possibility into one quad. This shade, Chocolate Mint, has chocolaty neutrals for daytime, plus a shimmering mint for playtime.

e.l.f. Cosmetics Mint Melt
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e.l.f. Cosmetics Mint Melt

Green lip gloss? Sounds weird, but looks gorgeous. The e.l.f. Cosmetics Mint Melt Lip Gloss ($4) in a Hint of Mint appears green in the tube but is sheer on the lips. It also provides an instant plumping effect and a cool tingling sensation, and it suits all skin tones. Win, win, win.

e.l.f. Cosmetics Mint Melt Lip Gloss​
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e.l.f. Cosmetics Mint Melt Lip Gloss​

If you're looking for a gloss unlike any other in your collection, do not sleep on the e.l.f. Cosmetics Mint Melt Lip Gloss ($4) in Mint Sprinkle. This clear formula has mint and silver pearls that create a softly sparkling effect — a nod to the '90s, but done in a fun and fresh way.

e.l.f. Cosmetics Mint Melt Cleansing Cloud
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e.l.f. Cosmetics Mint Melt Cleansing Cloud

Last but certainly not least — as in, not even in the same time zone as "least" — is the e.l.f. Cosmetics Mint Melt Cleansing Cloud ($4). Thanks to its microfiber fabric, this brilliant water-activated cleansing pad lifts up makeup using nothing but H2O. (No scrubbing, rubbing, or tugging required.) It can be washed and reused up to 200 times, making this a very savvy purchase indeed.