How to wear blue eyeshadow and look good
If I said to you, “Hey! How about you give blue eyeshadow a go today?” you’d probably laugh in my face, right? Because whenever anyone mentions blue eyeshadow, our minds all jump to some variation of this:
Well, blue eyeshadow actually can look good – so I found out on the third day of my blue eye make-up challenge. It’s just about finding the right colour and applying it in a way that doesn’t scream “I travelled to the future from the 80s and I wasn’t leaving this trend behind.”
Using the Models Prefer Mineral Eyeshadow in Smouldering Hot, I chose the denim blue colour and added hints of the glittery navy shade to my lash line, and as you can see, the results are surprisingly subtle. And good, if I do say so myself.
Here’s how you can recreate the look on yourself (do it, I dare you!):
1) Apply a medium-blue shade to the outer corner of your eyelid.
2) Use a blending brush to blend the colour across your lid to the inner corner and up to your brow bone. There should still be more pigment at the outer corner, but if not, apply some more to the outer corner.
3) Take an angled liner brush and load it with some navy shadow. Line your top lash line and the crease of your eyelid. Blend again.
4) For a more shimmery finish, apply a touch of silver eyeshadow to the centre of your eyelid – right on top of your eyeball.
For the same subtle finish, you can try these navy eyeshadows and palettes:
Smashbox Limitless 15 Hour Wear Cream Shadow in Sapphire, $26.95, meccacosmetica.com.au
SAX Eye Luxe Eyeshadow Quintette in Smoky Denim
L’Oreal Paris Infallible Eyeshadow in All Night Blue
Arbonne Eye Shadow in Blue Slate, $27, 18000 650 760
Smitten Cosmetics Whipped Mousse Eye Shadow in Spirited, $25, smittencosmetics.com.au
Mineralogie Velvet Loose Mineral Eye Shadow in Blue
And if you really want to go all out, try one of these popping shades of blue:
Curtis Collection Mineral Shimmer Dust in Tropicana Blue, $27.50, curtiscollection.com.au
Bourjois Little Round Pot Eye Shadow in 03
Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint in Big Blue
Max Factor Wild Shadow Pot in Sapphire Rage
Estée Lauder Pure Color Stay-On Shadow Paint in Bold Cobalt
SCOUT Cosmetics Mineral Eye Shadow in Super Vixen, $29.95, scoutcosmetics.com
Would you wear blue eyeshadow? Are you more likely to try an eye look with navy or bright blue?