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Thursday, March 07, 2013

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Blue eyeshadow is being seen anywhere from Mary Katrantzou Spring 2013 runway, to the Grammy's on Nicole Richie. This year's spring summer trend is blue eyeshadow. A powerful and beautiful cool shade can only go two ways, either glam or tacky. So keep in mind these tips on how to sport the look without looking "soooo 80's!"

Clockwise from top: Covergirl Liquilline Blast Eyeliner in Blackfire, NARS blush in Mata Hari, K-Palette Real Lasting Eyeliner in Black, Benefit BADgal lash mascara in black, Nichido Color Intense Eye Pencil in Vivid Turquoise, MAC paint pot in Pure Creation, Shu Uemura Blossom Dream Palette in Pink, M&Co. Lipstick in Biscuit

I finally had an occasion to wear blue eyeshadow. I had a formal dinner that I attended last night, I did my makeup early so I could take photos!

Using blue eyeshadow is easy. Depending on what time of the day you're wearing it, you will have to adjust the intensity of the shadow. Since I was going to an evening event, I had to make my eye makeup intense to make up for the low light.

Apply your base color, in this case I used cream, from your lashlines to your crease. Remember to blend the edges right away since this paint pot (if you're using the same one) sets pretty quick. If you are using pressed eyeshadow powders, then you can take your time.

Highlight your brow bones with a neutral shadow like bone or champagne, this will tone down the intensity of the shade a little bit.

With a blue eyeliner pencil, line your lash lines with a thick line and blend it out with a small eyeshadow brush.

You don't have to make the shadow winged like this, it just lifts the eyes that's why I did it (I didn't get much sleep the night before so my eyes looked really tired). I also don't have creases so I simulate a crease by applying eyeshadow where a crease should take place.

Draw a thick liner line with the liquid eyeliner as close to your lash lines as you possibly can. This will help conceal the gaps in between your lashes. Using an ultra black liquid eyeliner that has strong staying power, like K-Palette's Real Lasting Eyeliner, will help keep your makeup look put together.

Line the inner rims of your eyes with a black pencil to make the look more dramatic and intense.

Dust your cheeks very lightly with blush just to give you a little bit of color and avoid contouring, this will make your look too outdated. Finish with a very nude lippie.

When trying to pull of blue eyeshadow, BLENDING is key, and keeping everything balanced is important. Focus only on one feature. For this look, I want my eyes to be the only focus, so I kept everything else nude. Blue eyes will make brown eyes pop even more!

For a day time look, skip all the black liners and just sweep a wash of blue eyeshadow on your lids keeping it concentrated from your lash lines up to just below the creases. Blend very well and apply mascara. Skip the liners, use a nude gloss, and you're good to go!

So, is this shade something you're willing to try this summer? I'd love to hear from you!

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26 comments

  1. I live the blue so much! I would wear a blue smokey eye for a night out maybe but during the day I've been wearing it just under the eye for it to be a little more subtle! Xx

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    1. I agree! Just a little 'pop' of color for the day! Nice! Thank you for dropping by :) That's a great makeup tip!

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  2. I super love your eye makeup Sabs! I'm quite biased on eye colors (i usually prefer earth tone colors because it's easy to blend and all) but when I saw yours...hmmm..maybe I should start trying different shades too. I'm always looking forward to your blog, new look of the day, tips and of course GIVEAWAYS (caps lock tlaga hehe!)Hope to work with you some time :)
    -Wheng Hernandez

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    1. Hi Wheng! You should try some colors! Colors are always a good way to update your look :) You can start with colored eye liners if colored eye shadow is too drastic a change for you, or different shades of pinks and oranges of lipsticks! Mixing 'em up is always a fun way to experiment with makeup and learn new different looks :) Always join my giveaways ok? So much giveaways coming pa!

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  3. Fierce!! What lipstick did you use for this? I love it! Have a great day!! :)
    xxKrisella

    http://lippiemonster.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi Sweetie! I used M&Co. Lipstick in Biscuit :) You can buy it in Megamall department store at the cosmetics area :)

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  4. Thank you so much. Following you now (GFC):)¦

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    1. Thank you so much for dropping by and for the follow! ♥

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    Cool blog
    I'm following
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  7. I love the look of your blog! Also it is amazing that you can do your make up so well! I can hardly do my eyeliner in the morning

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  8. ah great post! I love, love, love the blue!
    I love your blog :)
    XOX Nicole

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  9. OMG super gorgeous eyes Sabs! Love the midnight effect! :)
    Happy weekend dear! Keep in touch!


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    1. Thank you so much :) Hehehe... I love the color too! It's one of my favorite shades of eyeshadow of all time :)

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  10. I like your photos. You look like nice and cute :)

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    1. Of course, I would love to! Thank you for dropping by my blog and for the follow!

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  11. Thanks love for your kind comments. Your blog looks lovely, you look lovely as well! I followed and hope to see more of your posts. Take care!

    Katie -

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  12. Amazing make-up! Have a nice weekend:)

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  13. Things look so pretty! I love all makeup products used. Thanks for visiting my blog and comment, I follow you by GFC and Bloglovin. Kisses.

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    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to check out my blog too and for the follow! HUGS!!

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