Today was an unusually blustery day for us in the south, with temperatures in the mid sixties (I know, I know…that isn’t that cold), and gray skies. We finally got some much needed rain and I was inspired by the moody sky to create an eye makeup look that falls somewhere between blue and gray. This is a great way to make blue eyeshadow extremely wearable, especially since a lot of people are very intimidated by blue eyeshadow and find it to be “dated.” I used the City Color Multi-Flash Eyeshadow Palette which I swatched a few days ago on Beauty Gala. To see photographs and how I achieved this look,
How To Achieve This Look:
- I mixed the two shades to the far right together to create a slate blue-gray and put this color over my entire eyelid up to the crease.
- Using a fluffy blending brush, I applied the bright blue (highlighted in pink on the left) to the crease of my eyelid, blending upward.
- Using a flat, stiff brush, I applied the slate shade in between the bright blue and the lighter shades, and patted this along my upper lash line as “eyeliner.” This gives it a nice soft, smokey, subtle effect but still stands out.
- Apply the same shade to your lower lash-line for a smokey effect. Apply black eyeliner to your lower waterline.
- Curl your lashes and apply mascara!
The Finished Look:
The finished effect is smokey, chic, and sophisticated. This is also a universally flattering look no matter what your skin tone or eye color. I usually stay away from blue eyeshadow because my eyes are blue-green, but this actually helps complement my eye color.
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