I asked via Facebook today what types of looks or tutorials you would like to see on the blog and I had a couple of requests to show how to use the brighter shades in the Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette. Namely, the blues and the green, so I put a look together using the blue shades in the palette. I understand completely why people are afraid of blue eyeshadow…I think the 80’s may have scared some people away. If done incorrectly, it can age you and look clownish and even a bit matronly. Believe it or not, any eye color can rock blue eyeshadow. I put together this look so you can see how I would wear the blue shades in the palette, but also how I would pair blue eyes with lip color and cheek color. Full tutorial inside,
HOW TO ACHIEVE THIS LOOK:
- Apply Shade 1 to your crease area and blend it generously upward toward your brow-bone. This is our transition shade. I like to use a transition shade because it peeks out from above the crease, but it also makes blending shades into the crease much smoother and easier. This is the perfect neutral brown shade to use with blue.
- Apply Shade 2 to the crease of your eye ONLY. Start with a small amount on a fluffy blending brush and work it back and forth, focus firing it into the socket only. Do not blend upward too much. Go back a few times until you get your desired intensity. For me, it took 3 layers.
- Apply Shade 3 to the inner corners of your eyelid and the outer corners of your eyelid. Leave the center of your eyelid bare. Repeat this on the bottom lash-line.
- Apply Shade 4 to the center of your eyelid only. Repeat this on the lower lash-line. To blend this shade seamlessly, use the same brush that you used for Step #3, but just use the other side. Keep flipping the brush back and forth with each color and pat to blend.
- Apply Shade 5 above the crease/socket area to blend out that dark blue shade (Shade 2). Also apply this to the lower lash-line to slightly smoke out the colors we placed there.
- Apply Shade 6 to your brow-bone.
I left all eyeliner off my eye for this look because I wanted to show you can make blue eyeshadow ultra wearable, even for the daytime. I did apply some false lashes to my eye (House of Lashes “Bambie”) to open up my eyes and give them a doll-like effect. Other than the application of false eyelashes, there is nothing else on the eye area. This is what makes the blue look perfect for the daytime or even the office. It has sort of a greyed-out tone to it, so it comes off as a neutral, wearable blue look.
I have been so obsessed with these House of Lashes “Bambie” Eyelashes. I bought a 3-pack and they’re beyond gorgeous. I don’t even need eyeliner to cover the strip because they look so natural. They make my large eyes look even larger and more doll-like. They really help to soften the blue eyeshadow and make it look more feminine.
To switch this to a nighttime look, you can simply add black eyeliner to your lower waterline and upper lash-line.
FOR THE REST OF THE LOOK:
I know I usually say that I wear neutrals and nudes with blue shades, but you can also wear sweet, feminine pinks. The pairing is very reminiscent of dolls (Barbie, anyone?), and when you stick to pale pinks, the color pairing just works really well. Here is what I used:
- Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation 5.0
- NARS Contour Blush in Paloma
- Jordana Blush in Passion Rose
- BECCA Cosmetics Opal Highlighter
- Gerard Cosmetics Butter Cream Lip Gloss
All done! Super wearable and daytime appropriate. I highly recommend the Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette! I will still be playing around with the palette and coming up with some more looks, so stay tuned.
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