Oh, blue eyeshadow, we always associate you with the classic childhood “why did you let me leave the house like that?” question and the scarring photos our moms took of us rummaging through her makeup bag. But now, in the world of trends, blue eyeshadow can’t all be bad; I mean it was debuted on the Fall 2018 runways of Marni, Veronica Beard, and Au Jour Le Jour. So, if fashion week catwalks want to wear blue eyeshadow and flip-flops, then I want to wear blue eyeshadow and flip-flops (you all better get this reference).
Whether you are wearing blue as a liner, mascara, or full-blown smoky eye, the key to getting past those horrifying thoughts of turning yourself into a streetwalker is to approach the shadow subtly. Start with a fresh face, leave as much skin bare as possible and go from there. My favourite base to use when creating a natural look is It Cosmetics CC Cream; it has a skin like finish that won’t mask your complexion. I then use Chanel’s Soleil Tan de Chanel for a warm, but natural bronze and I always finish off my base with Glossier’s Cloud Paint in Beam for a peachy flush.
Now that our base is glowy and fresh, you can finish off this look any way you want. Two of my favourite colours I should have kept in my makeup collection (of course blue is back in style) are Nars Velvet Shadow Stick in Glénan and MAC’s Single Eyeshadow in Winkle. Both are pigmented but can be blended into a soft veil of colour, and either one will leave you looking like a delicate little bluejay.
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