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Tuesday, 29 January 2013

How to...blue eyes pt 1

So if like me you are a bit of a trend spotter, you will have noticed the emergence of the blue eye. With models for Moshcino and Christian Dior donning the blue it is set to become a trend for the coming seasons.

But with this in mind...this look is so hard to pull off without looking a tad 80's...or like a school girl who has just raided her mums makeup bag for the first time. But this blue comeback is all about neon shades, all over coverage and being a bit too in your face. So just my look.

I have been experimenting with a few blue eye looks for you and this is a little 'how to' for those who like it that much they want to try it.
This is by far the most 'in your face' as I dare to go, but I will post up some more subtle looks at a later date for those who are interested (anyone??)

So...Here we go....

Neon blue shabang!!

Here is a list of the products used:
  • Photoready Concealer - Revlon 
  • Sparkle sauce mixing medium - POP
  • Icicle eyeshadow - First Cover 
  • Neon Blue powder eyeshadow - Models Own
  • Bayou eyeshadow - First cover 
  • Sapphire gel eyeliner - Avon 
  • Phenomena liquid metal - Illamasqua
  • Copper sparkle pigment - MAC
  • Black Khol eyeliner - Models own
  • Hypnose drama waterproof mascara in Black - Lancome 
So heres how I did it...

  • First you need to prime the eye - I just used my regular concealer, but urban decay or too faced have excellent eyeshadow primers that would work a treat here. 
  • Then I applied 'Icicle' a white eyeshadow to the whole lid and worked it up towards the brow bone. 

  • Then I used my mixing medium with the Neon blue powder eyeshadow to make a pigment and applied this to the lid. Staying away from the inner corner. I also applied a light line under my lower lashes. 

  • I then packed on more of the loose Neon blue powder and blended the colour towards my brow bone. 

  • To add some depth to the eye I applied a mix of Bayou ( a darker blue) and Sapphire gel eyeliner to the upper lash line, but only on the outer third of the eye, I also used this on the lower lash line. 

  • I then added the two metallic highlights, a silver - for which I used Phenomena liquid metal in the inner corner of the eye, blending it into the rest of the lid making sure to take it up towards the brows. And for the lower lash line I used Copper Sparkle (this has to be used with a mixing medium) to the inner third of the lower lash line. 

  • After the copper has dried I blend the lower lash line, otherwise the copper would be in the limelight more than I wanted it to be. Then to finish the look I apply black khol to the lower and upper waterlines and apply one coat of mascara...and there we have it!
The finished product!!
So there we are, not as hard as you think, and really you could use this look/ technique for any bold colour, just as long you remember to blend and add depth. 

If any one out there would like to see some more blue looks then don't hesitate to either comment below or message me and I will do my best to get more up here. 

As always let me know what you think :) 



  1. I've never thought of blue make-up on brown eyes like this!
    I'd like to think I'd be daring enough...

    Your eye colour is stunning by the way :D


    1. Aww Thankyou :) And just go for it! Im sure it would look lovely on you



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