Blue Warmth

 

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For this look, I used coral eyeshadow in the crease of the eye to add some subtle warmth to a bluish-violet combination.  Adding a little blackberry eyeshadow in the outer lid helped tie the coral and blue-violet eyeshadows together and added some extra dimension to the look.

Here’s how to re-create this look:

Click here to read my article ‘Parts of the Eye’ for help on where to place eyeshadow colours.

Products

Base: Too Faced Shadow Insurance Eyeshadow Primer (clear)
Lid: Urban Decay Dive Bar eyeshadow (medium satin bluish-purple) (Click on the link to read more about this eyeshadow)
Crease: MAC Coral eyeshadow (vibrant matte orange)
Outer Lid: MAC Blackberry eyeshadow (medium matte blackberry)
Highlight: MAC Ricepaper eyeshadow (light shimmery cream-gold)
Lower Lashline: Urban Decay Dive Bar eyeshadow (as above)
Black mascara (upper and lower lashes)

Steps

1. Apply Too Faced Shadow Insurance 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 flat shader brush (e.g. MAC 239) and pat Dive Bar on to the lid.

3. Sweep Coral into the crease using a windshield wiper motion (e.g. MAC 217).

4. Take a crease/blender brush (e.g. MAC 217) and gently pat Blackberry on to the outer lid.  Apply Blackberry in a very slight ‘v’ to add some extra shape to the eye.  Adding a little blackberry eyeshadow in this step also helps the coral and bluish-purple eyeshadows applied in the earlier steps blend together more easily.

5. Using a crease/blender brush (e.g. MAC 217) or a pointed crease brush (e.g. MAC 226), sweep Ricepaper on to the browbone to highlight and blend out the edges of the crease colour.

6. Take an angled eyeliner brush (e.g. MAC 266) and sweep Dive Bar along the lower lashline.

7. Apply plenty of black mascara to the top and bottom lashes.

Here is another picture of the finished look:

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