~ Blue Eye Shadow ~
July 20, 2010
For many, it is a scary thought. The idea of blue conjures up thoughts of MIMI from the Drew Carey Show or even BARBIE …but blue can be done well. It’s all about balance really. And yes, ANYONE can wear blue eye shadow, but it is especially flattering to those brown eyed girls;)
When wearing something extremely colorful or high drama on the eyes, it is best to temper it with nude or toned down colors on the rest of the face. For example, If I do a deep brown smokey eye I would wear a pale pink blush and gloss. If I do a bold red lip, I wouldn’t put on purple eyeshadow. Make sense?
So, here is a BLUE look I did today. It is a bit more dramatic than most would wear for daytime, but I find my occupation affords me the ability to feel a bit more liberated in what I walk around with on my face;) For those who are a bit intimidated at the look, try it yourself with lighter versions of the blues I used, or blend them down with a cream colored shadow to take the edge off.
Here is the look:
Products Used :
MAC Mineralize Skin finish Natural in MEDIUM (applied w/ kabuki style brush)
MAC Blush in TENDERLING (applied w/MAC 168 blush/contour brush)
MAC lip liner pencil in SUBCULTURE
SOFTLIPS Lip Protectant with SPF 20 in VANILLA
SALLY HANSEN Natural Butter Lip Shine in BLOOM
MAC paint pot in BARE STUDY as a base ( applied with fingers)
MAC eyeshadow in VANILLA all over the entire lid up to brow (applied with a MAC 239 brush)
Pale blue shadow from the COASTAL SCENTS 28 pallete on the inner 1/2 of eyelid ( using a MAC 239 brush)
Shimmery Dark blue shadow from CS PALLET on the outer 1/2 of eye (using MAC 239)
( Blend the shimmery blue up and into crease slightly)
Darkest blue from CS PALLET (navy colored) into the outer “v” of eye ( using a MAC 219 pencil brush)
(Blend carefully inward and upward enhancing the outer “V” shape)
* I also applied the eyeshadow colors to my lower lid starting at the inner corner with the lightest color and working outward to the darkest.
TOO FACED lash injection Mascara in BLACK ( curl lashes and apply two coats)