Feeling Blue?

New York Fashion week saw the rise of a the blue shadow look, which were rather more sophisticated than the 90’s looks that are creeping in my mind from the past.

It was a runway moment I couldn’t wait to tackle on my own. And I figured out the exact recipe to make the look more wearable: top lid only, drop the glitter, and make it matte. Matte and opaque. Think Sharpie.

Start by building a graphic shape across the lid with a flat synthetic brush and Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream in Intense Blue. Play! There is no “right” or “wrong” shape. I like it sort of flat across the crease, coming up into a point past the inner and outer corners. Fill in the shape with the cream.

And here’s a tip: if, in the end, it doesn’t match, or you want to tweak the shape, go the reductionist route—use a Bioderma-soaked cotton bud as an eraser. Then, use a dense eye shadow brush (Sephora Pro Shader Brush #18) and NARS Outremer Single Shadow on top. Take your time and build up the opacity, switching back and forth between both eyes. Skip the mascara, brush up those brows, powder your T-Zone, swipe on some lip balm, and you’re good to go.

Plain and simple makeup paired with a killer blue look. Show-stopping.


*Images from Into The Gloss*


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