Monday, 28 March 2016

Blue Eyeshadow Makeup Look



So far I've really been enjoying 2016. At the start of the year I set myself a few personal goals and I'm slowly working through them one by one. Being a bit more experimental with certain things also featured on my list so I thought why not be a bit more adventurous with my makeup as well.  I treated myself to the Elf Eyes 100 Eyeshadow Palette and I've been having great fun playing around using the eyeshadow colours to create different looks. With it being a new season I wanted to do something a little bit brighter with my makeup and move away from my favourite smokey eye look so I decided to do a makeup look using blue eyeshadows.
I thought I would share my finished look and show you what products I've used.





EYES

Elf Eyes 100 Eyeshadow Palette - After experimenting a bit to find which blues worked best for the effect I wanted I finally used 3 of the blue colours to create this look. First I used my Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer, then I used a light blue all over the lid (second from the top). On the lower lid up to the crease I used a medium shade blue (second from the bottom) and in the outer corners and under the eye I used a darker blue (bottom). The colours are amazing and highly pigmented, plus I found they all blended in extremely well using my Real Techniques Bold Metal eyeshadow brushes.

Max Factor 2 in 1 Gel Shadow Liner - shade 30, a pearly ivory colour, I used this in the inner corners of my eye to brighten my eyes.

Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Pencil - shade Lustrous Sapphire, if you've seen my previous makeup posts you will know that up until recently I have only ever worn bold black or brown eyeliner. I wanted a softer colour to complement the eyeshadow so I chose a navy blue shade.

Max Factor Xperience Volumising Mascara - shade Black/Brown, again I wanted something soft but that would still give my lashes some volume. I chose a black/brown shade this time instead of my normal intense black. It think it complements the eyeshadow perfectly.



BASE

No7 Airbrush Away Primer - a light non sticky primer which makes my makeup last all day

No7 Instant Radiance Foundation - colour Soft Rose, this is my favourite foundation at the moment which is perfect for a light to medium coverage

Garnier BB Cream  - colour Medium for under my eyes


CHEEKS and LIPS

L'Oreal Le Blush - shade Luminous Rose, this is a lovely soft pink which is just right to add some subtle colour on my cheeks.

Rimmel Moisture Lipstick - shade 210 Fancy. a glossy baby pink colour.




Blue eyeshadow is sometimes seen as a bit of a retro look but I really love it. I recently wore a 1970s inspired outfit and I think that would have worked well with this makeup look. If you'd like to read my outfit post then you can find it HERE

Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed this post. Have you used the Elf Eyes 100 Eyeshadow Palette?  What looks have you created? Have you tried any of their other products?


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