Monday, March 19, 2012

The Makeup Look: Blue Skies with Crazy Colour Palette


Happy Monday, ladies!! :)


I do love bright colors. Wearing eye makeup is somehow a bit of that silver lining in an otherwise gloomy day and stressed out work life. I still find it so surprising that I get the courage to lift that makeup brush and dip it into a blue eye shadow. I think the college girl in me would cringe at the sight of it.

Blue eye shadow for me is like the unknown. It only takes a bit of courage to face the fear and the unknown might be exactly what you're looking for. Better yet, everything you've ever hoped for!

Bottom line is, you'll never know until you've tried. You'll never if it looks good on you if you've never actually worn it! Whether its a blue eye shadow, red lipstick or bronzer, all you need is a little courage. After all, there's always a makeup remover if you don't like it, right?


Products Used:
GoodSkin Labs Z-pore
Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation
The Body Shop All-in-One Face Base
Revlon Colorstay Aqua Minerals
Benefit Cosmetics Bella Bamba
The Body Shop Honey Bronze Matte Bronzer

Eyes:
Benfit Cosmetics Stay Don't Stray Primer and Concealer
Beauty Pro Cosmetics Crazy Colour Palette
Majolica Majorca Lash King Mascara
Maybelline EyeStudio Gel Liner
K Palette 24H Real Lasting Eyebrow Liquid Liner

Lips:
MAC Peachstock Lipstick
The Body Shop Honey Bronze Lip Nectar Lipgloss in Sand



Rocking blue eye shadow is really simple. Here's a few tips that I hope encourages you to try this out.

  1. Make sure that under eyes are bright, even and well concealed.
  2. Start with matte eye shadows first as it's more forgiving compared to shimmery ones.
  3. Smoke the eyes out for an easier wear than just settling for one shade.
  4. Always define eyes with an eyeliner pencil, gel or liquid form.
  5. Liberally apply mascara to accentuate the lashes and make the eyes appear wider and brighter
  6. Pair this look with a flushed cheeks and nude lips to complete the look.





I hope this post entices you to try out this look for yourself. Remember, with makeup skills are best perfected with practice. So practice a lot! :)




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8 comments :

Ruth Santiago said...

i love the smoky effect on your eyes! happy monday to you too! :)

Gellie Abogado said...

Thanks for the tips Shen! Would love to try this one. I love using my palette for doing different creative eye makeup when I have the time and my sister is usually my guinea pig. Hahahaha! :D

koi26 said...

An eye make up inspiration and tutorial in one! Thanks Shen :)

Anna Escondo said...

Who says blue = sad and gloomy?  Not this tutorial!
This is a very nice look/tip... reminds me of spending summer at the beach... Boracay perhaps? :) 

Allie said...

That is pretty, pretty, pretty!  The blue brings out your eye colour.

Kathneko said...

Ang ganda ng color saka yung gradient ba yung tawag dun Ms Shen?I mean, the blending of all blues?Bihira kasi ako makakita ng ganitong klase nf eyeshadow. Thanks for sharing :)

Issachavez said...

Nice !  It's a pretty color! :)

Viv said...

love this look!

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