Chirp Chirp old friends and new & Happy Friday!! Today's makeup is easy-breezy--showing off a fun, simple way to wear bright blue eyeshadow. Earlier this week, I observed a flock of blue jays chirpin' away outside of my window and was immediately inspired to do a makeup look. Voila--here it is--my creation of blue and chipper!
Read full post for tips, pix & deets!
Spring--here I come!
The LOOK: Fun, simple, youthful and fresh in the face, zeroing in on the eyes as the main focus. With eye makeup so bright, I kept the rest of my look very casual with bed-head hair, nude lips and minimal foundation and blush.
On my OJOS, I am wearing:
- Urban Decay primer potion in Eden-- I always use Eden instead of the original clear underneath bright eye shadows. I like it b/c it eliminates the need for concealing imperfections.
- NYX jumbo eye pencil in Milk
- NYX jumbo eye pencil in Electric Blue
- NYX jumbo eye pencil in Cobalt
- Urban Decay eyeshadow in Peace(the main sky blue e/s used on the lid)
- Coastal Scents 88 palette(white, baby blue, royal blue & teal shades to blend)
- Urban Decay 24/7 glide-on pencil in Zero(waterline)
- Clinique cream liner in True Black
- NYX candy glitter liner in Crystal (lower lash line / highlight under brow)
- iEnvy by Kiss false lashes in KPE35 Beyond Naturale 03
Some Eye Stuff
On my FACE, I'm wearing:
- Bare Minerals Matte Foundation (Golden Medium)
- MAC Sheertone Blush Gingerly-- literally just one swipe
- Benefit Erase Paste concealer in 02 (medium)
On my LIPS, I'm wearing:
- Revlon Colorburst lipstick in Soft Nude -- this nude lipstick is a celeb favorite and works really well with my winter skin tone. If you're light yellow or olive, I highly recommend this pale pinkish-peachy nude.
- No name clear gloss on top to give it a glow :)
Some Face Stuff
Headshot-y photo (reminds me so much of my bff Larry)
TIPS for wearing bright BLUE eyeshadow:
- Choose varying shades of blue to create dimension. A gradient is much more wearable than slapping one shade across the lid.
- Keep in mind that blue eyeshadow is tricky, so if you already have bright blue eyes, this look may be an overkill. Instead, try using bright blue as a liner over golden eyeshadow or as a highlight in the center of your lid, paired with a soft neutral shade.
- If you have green eyes, choose a warmer shade of blue and pair it with a bronze or dark purple eyeshadow.
- For hazel or brown eyes like mine, make sure to line the lash lines with a crisp liner to avoid looking drowned out in blue.
- Universal: NEVER, ever, ever bring the blue eyeshadow all the way up to the brow bone--it is not wearable, plus you run the risk of looking aged and outdated.
- Modernize / dress up the blue with translucent glitter in the highlight areas
Blue Birdie in her natural habitat!
Speaking of birds, don't forget to check out my tropical bird inspired eye look and VOTE for it in Makeupbee's Sugarpill Cosmetics Bee Colorful competition!!
TO VOTE: (if you're already a member of Makeupbee, just click on the pic above or any of the links below and hit LIKE so it turns pink)
1. Log in to themakeupbee.com
2. Go to Current Competition: Bee Colorful
3. Vote by Liking my look "Eye of the Tropics"
Thanks a BEE-LLION!!!
Photos by: Le Var (merci!)
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