For today’s look, I took inspiration from a bright, beautiful cobalt blue bag (see below) and an aqua coloured dress I was wearing (see full face photos at the end of the post after the ‘Read More’ link). I combined aqua, cobalt blue and a ‘pop’ of magenta plum to create a punchy, colourful effect on the eyes.
Here’s how to re-create this look:
Base: Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original
Crease: MAC Atlantic Blue eyeshadow (deep matte royal blue)
Outer Lid: MAC Plum Dressing eyeshadow (medium satin magenta-plum)
Lid: MAC Aquadisiac eyeshadow (medium lustre aqua-turquoise)
Highlight: MAC Brule eyeshadow (light matte beige)
Outer Lower Lashline: MAC Plum Dressing eyeshadow (as above)
Inner-Middle Lower Lashline: MAC Aquadisiac eyeshadow (as above)
Upper Lashline: Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Gel Eyeliner in Black
Black mascara (upper and lower lashes)
1. Apply Primer Potion all over the lid as a base. You can either use your fingers or a flat synthetic brush (e.g. MAC 242).
2. Take a crease/blender brush (e.g. MAC 217) and sweep Atlantic Blue into the crease of the eye. Use a windshield wiper motion to blend the colour evenly.
3. Take a flat shader brush and pat Plum Dressing into the outer lid of the eye. I used an angled flat shader brush (e.g. MAC 272) to help me get a slightly angled shape at the outer lid. You could also use a flat shader brush (e.g. MAC 239) to get the same effect.
4. Take a flat shader brush (e.g. MAC 239) and pat Aquadisiac on to the lid. You want to concentrate the colour on the part of the lid which doesn’t have any eyeshadow on it but also overlap very slightly with the other two shades to help with blending.
5. Using a crease/blender brush (e.g. MAC 217) or a pointed crease brush (e.g. MAC 226), sweep Brule on to the browbone to highlight and blend out the edges of the crease colour.
6. Take a pencil brush (e.g. MAC 219) and sweep Plum Dressing along the outer lower lashline. Take the same brush and apply Aquadisiac to the inner and middle part of the lower lashline. I used a pencil brush for this step as I wanted to create a softer, smudgy effect of colour along the lashline. You could use an angled eyeliner brush (e.g. MAC 266) if you want sharper definition along the lower lashline.
7. Take an eyeliner brush (e.g. Sonia Kashuk Angled Eyeliner Brush) and sweep a thin line of gel eyeliner along the upper lashline. Applying a thin line of liner to the upper lashline helps to balance the eye when using such strong eyeshadow shades. You can apply a thicker liner of eyeliner if you prefer a stronger look. Alternatively, you can use a black eyeshadow to line the eye if you want a softer effect.
8. Apply black mascara to the top and bottom lashes.
Here are some more pictures of the finished look: