Blue eyeshadow-you either love it or hate it. If you’ve had bad experiences with blue eye makeup in the past, I have to encourage you to try again. As a professional makeup artist, I have seen and painted a thousand different sets of eyes but I find that one of the most enchanting makeup colors to work with is steel blue. (It’s a hard color to find, I often have to mix a purple, navy and metallic silver to get the shade I want.) If you have blue, green or brown eyes, you really must try spring’s sexiest, slinkiest look-steel blue.
Here’s what I suggest:
Less is more. First, opt for less color on your lips and cheeks. You really do want the focus on your eyes. I think a light caramel, apricot or pale coral cheek and lip combo is perfect with this blue ensemble.
Collect your makeup and tools. You need: silver eyeshadow and a medium navy blue eyeshadow (both with shimmer)a purple matte eyeshadow, blue eyeliner, black eyeliner and of course black mascara.
Purple first. Start by drawing a line using the blue eyeliner in your eye crease socket. Draw from the outside of the eye to the just above the pupil. Stroke the purple matte eyeshadow lightly over the blue eyeliner. Use an eyeshadow brush to blend the two together.
Go navy! Apply the navy blue eyeshadow under the eye and layer it lightly, just above the purple eyeshadow in the crease. (Less is more here!)
Sweep on the silver. Now, with a clean makeup brush, touch the brow bone with the silver eyeshadow. Apply silver eyeshadow to the inner eye area. Blend the silver where it meets the darker color. Take a few seconds to blend those colors. That’s how you get the steely look.
Line it up! Line the top of the lashes with black eyeliner. On the bottom lash line, use the navy blue eyeliner. Apply it to the waterline too.
You can’t miss with this gorgeous eye makeup. The key is to use a touch of purple for a richer look. You can do it!