Saturday, June 30, 2012

How to wear bold eye colors

Ok, I am a neutral girl for sure but sometimes it is really fun to experiment with bold colors. I will say though that this can go wrong very easily. So here I am going to show you a few tips on how to wear blue eyeshadow, but these rules apply to using bold eye colors in general. Blue eyeshadow has a lot of haters, and for good reason. It is one of the hardest eyeshadow colors to wear. But with a few simple steps it can actually look quite nice! Keep reading if you love blue eyeshadow but don't want to look like you just got out of crazy town! Do not fear the blue eyeshadow... I will show you the way :)

Start off with a clean, primed eye area.

Take a flat brush and select a neutral color with pink undertones. Apply this color to the inner third of the eyelid. This is one of the keys to pulling off bolder colors, because it provides more dimension then applying one single color alone. It also helps the look become more subtle.

Take a large fluffy blending brush and work a blue color into your crease and outer corner. Blend it upwards but do not bring it up too high or too far into the crease. You want to create a subtle pop of color.

It should look like this so far.

Now take a darker brown color and a smaller dense brush and work this into the outer corner. Keep this color lower then the blue eyeshadow because we want the brown to just barely peek out from the blue.

See how subtle the blue looks now? Simply adding the brown eyeshadow really takes away the harsh tone of the blue. For the next step, take a dark black eyeliner and create a winged line.

Apply mascara.

Now for the face makeup- this is the most important part! Unless you were blessed without dark circles, lucky you, wear concealer under the eyes is a must for this look. Its also important to have a nude or rose based lip color and subtle blush/bronzer.  Remember when you do makeup that there is always a focal point of the look- either the eyes or the lips. In this case we chose the eyes, so we are going to downplay the lips. I would reccomend using a bronzer as well- here I am using Benefit's "Hoola", a favorite of the moment. :)

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”

*Products used*
Urban decay's eyeshadow in "Radium"
Urban decay eyeshadow in "Sin"
Urban decay eyeshadow in "Darkhorse"
Urban decay 24/7 eyeliner pen in "perversion"
Diorshow mascara
Makeupforever Hd foundation
Hoola bronzer
Too faced lip gloss in "This is pretty!"

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