I’ve always loved blue eyeshadow and believe it or not the bottom two pictures are from my university days, so boy am excited that it’s made a comeback. When it comes to eyeshadow I tend to be a natural, taupe or gold kinda girl but there’s something about blue eyeshadow that keeps me coming back for more. It’s such an easy way to add a pop of colour to an otherwise boring make-up look and now that spring has finally sprung and colour is once again appropriate, it’s a trend that I’ll be reaching for time and time again.
Blue eyeshadow // When it comes to using bright eyeshadows I personally prefer to use those of the creamy variety because I find them so much easier to work with. They blend seamlessly, stay in place all day and seem to crease less on my lid, ensuring that my look remains intact throughout the day. I love using baby blue shades on my upper lid, sweeping it across in to the inner corner and dragging it slightly underneath the lower lash line to ensure an age appropriate look. Be careful not to put this too high up on your eyelid because it can look a bit “Barbie” but carefully applied it can definitely look more “Beauty”. Once my cream shadow is in place, I then line my lower lash line with a black liner to add a little depth and drag a shimmery blue liner across the upper water line. This is my go to blue shadow look, it’s fun, playful and incredibly wearable. I regularly receive compliments while working this look and over the coming months it’s one that I will continue to turn to.
Blue eye liner, the easy way // The easiest war to employ colour to any make-up look is to opt for a soft eye pencil and I love using my royal blue liner on my lower lash line. If your not entirely sold on the blue make-up look then this is the option for you because it’s one little change that can make the world of difference. Apply your make-up as you normally would, opting for muted eyeshadow colours and a dash of black liner on the upper water line. Once your happy with the outcome, drag your navy coloured liner along the lower lash line, carefully drawing from corner to corner. Finish the look with a slick of lipgloss and lashings of mascara and you are ready to go!
Blue eye liner, the feline way // This used to be my favourite way to use blue eye liner and this season I can see myself opting for this look once again. This is perfect for a Saturday or drinks with the girls, it’s glamorous, flattering and instantly routine updating. Similar to the suggestion above, apply your make-up as you normally would, leaving your eyes until last. Start by ensuring your blue liner is sharp and soft enough because this will create a neater looking flick. Start by drawing from the outer corner, in line with the end of your eyebrow and gently drag the pencil to the corner of your upper lid. Do the same on the other side and then continue to drag the liner across the eye lid and tightly in to the inner corner. Build upon this to get it as thick as you want and consider applying a small dusting of blue shadow to help keep the line in place. Finish with some black liner on the lower line and the top if you want to add definition (keep it thin though, you don’t want to take away from the blue) and add a natural looking mascara.
Are you feeling blue? Or are you a blue-phone?