Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Blue Eyeshadow Look : Monsoon Makeup

I do love me a nice blue on the eyes. I will however admit that before today, I kept blue limited to an eyeliner or a blue toned kajal/kohl on the lower lash line. Last year I picked up a blue mascara to dive further into the color. 
But never did I think that I would do a full blown BLUE EYESHADOW LOOK!

Blue Eyeshadow makeup tutorial, Blue Eyeshadow Look for indian skin tones

But, I have been playing with colors lately! And I am loving it! 
Don't believe it? Check out my : 
Green Eyeshadow look - Done here
Yellow Eyeshadow look - Done here

Blue Eyeshadow makeup tutorial, Blue Eyeshadow Look for indian skin tones

Also, since it looks like the rains aren't coming this side any time soon (while most of the country has started enjoying their rainy days)...I thought I might as well enjoy some shades of blue, very apt for the monsoon:D
I went in for a dramatic winged eyeshadow this time. 

1. Apply concealer/eyeshadow base to even out the darkness on the lid to help the color show up better - MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot - Layin' Low


2. I used a bright blue eyeshadow stick as a base for my powder shadow - Nyx Jumbo Eye pencil - Cobalt

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3. Pat in your blue shadow all over the lid upto the crease. Pull it out to create a rough wing shape - PAC Pressed Pigmented eyeshadow - Infinity

4. I have used a mid tone brown to blend in the blue in the crease... but just a little bit since I did not want the wing to loose it's definition. - Huda Smokey Obessions palette - matte brown shade

Blue Eyeshadow makeup tutorial, Blue Eyeshadow Look for indian skin tones

5. The outer corner has a matte black shadow blended in with the blue - Huda Smokey Obessions palette - matte black shade 

6. Apply the blue shadow in your lower lash line and smudge it out. Add a bit of black shadow in the outer corner on the lower lash line & blend them together.

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7. Make the lower lash line meet the upper lid shadow make a wing shape. 

8. Add some light blue shadow (I used the same deeper blue mixed in with a bit of silver shadow) in the inner corner. 

9. Clean up the edges of the wing with a wipe/Q-tip and give a clean wing shape. 

Blue Eyeshadow makeup tutorial, Blue Eyeshadow Look for indian skin tones

10. I added some dark blue liquid liner very near to my lashes for some definition - Maybelline Hyper Ink Glitz Eye Liner - Navy

11. Use a dark blue kajal on your waterlineFaces Long Wear Eye Pencil - Navy blue (reviewed here)

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12. Curl lashes & add tones of mascara - Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara

Blue Eyeshadow makeup tutorial, Blue Eyeshadow Look for indian skin tones

Since blue is a super bold color & I used it all over, I paired the look with a nude toned lipstick - Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Color - Telluride & a neutral peachy blush to balance it out

Make sure to add some brightness under your eye with concealer - Bobbi Brown Instant Full Cover Concealer

I filled in my brows lightly using the L'Oreal Brow Artist pencil

Blue Eyeshadow makeup tutorial, Blue Eyeshadow Look for indian skin tones

Blue Eyeshadow makeup tutorial, Blue Eyeshadow Look for indian skin tones

Let's admit that blue is quite a difficult color to wear especially for us Indian/Brown toned girls. It's quite bold and can be intimidating. 
Which is why it is important to pick up a shade of blue to suit your skintone

Blue Eyeshadow makeup tutorial, Blue Eyeshadow Look for indian skin tones

While light blues & bright turquoise can end up looking a bit garish on us, jewel toned blues, navy, royal blue, midnight blue (blue with a bit of black tones) all look fabulous! 

Hope you liked this look! And I hope some of you got inspired to try blue eyeshadow :)

Blue Eyeshadow makeup tutorial, Blue Eyeshadow Look for indian skin tones

Don't forget to check out my previous looks :
Green Eyeshadow look - Here
Yellow Eyeshadow look - Here

xoxo,
Swati