True Blue Baby. I Love You!Thursday, March 07, 2013
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!"
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.
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.
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.
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!