Thursday, July 21, 2011

Blue Gradation Look

Hey everyone!

I created a blue look, but it did not mean I was feeling blue! :) But, sometimes blue eyeshadows are one of the hardest color to be pulled off. Sometimes it can make you look too 80s, but surely you can pull it off and make it look flattering, plus wearable!

Let's get started..

Basically, eyeshadows that you need here are light blue, medium blue (optional), dark blue, and soft brown to tone it down. You will create a gradation blue.

see the gradation from light blue to dark?
Eyeshadows: MAC Tilt, MAC Prussian, MAC Contrast, MAC Cork, MAC Brule
Bottom: Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden, Rimmel Lash Accelerator, MAC Eye Kohl in Smolder

Up to Bottom: Sigma SS239, Sigma SS222, Sigma SS224, Sigma SS219

MAC Contrast
MAC Tilt
MAC Prussian
Left: MAC Cork, Right: MAC Brule 

OK, enough for the pictures.. lets move on how to achieve this look! 
  1. It is important to prime your eyes before placing any products in summer because your eyes tends to produce oil that can cause the eyeshadows from creasing. I used Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion Tube - Eden with my finger.
  2. With Sigma SS239, place MAC Tilt all over the eye lids. 
  3. Take MAC Contrast (the darkest blue) and place it in the outer corner and a little bit in the crease with Sigma SS222. 
  4. Blend the MAC Contrast with Sigma SS224 back and forth until there is no harsh line. 
  5. Now let's create the gradation. Take the medium blue, MAC Prussian for example, and place it in the middle of your lid, between MAC Tilt and MAC Contrast, using Sigma SS239. 
  6. For toning the blue down, take MAC Cork with Sigma SS224, and place it directly in the crease, then blend it. 
  7. Take MAC Brule with the same brush Sigma SS224, and place it under your eyebrow. 
  8. Take MAC Tilt again, but now with Sigma SS219, and place it under your lower lash line, starting from inner corner to the middle. 
  9. With the same brush, place MAC Contrast in the outer corner of your lower lash line. 
  10. Line your lash line and water line with MAC Eye Kohl in Smolder
  11. Curl lashes and put Rimmel Lash Accelerator Mascara Black mascara on! 
You are done with the eyes! 

Face time! 

Misha Perfect BB Cream, Benefit Hoola Bronzer, Palladio Rice Powder Natural,
MAC Creamblend Blush in Something Special, MAC Blush in Melba,
Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer in Medium, Urban Decay De-Slick Setting Spray

Left to Right: Sigma F80, Sigma SS190, MAC 109, Sigma SS194

  1. Always start off with your foundation. I was using MISSHA M Perfect Cover BB Cream No.23 Natural Beige SPF42 PA+++ (50ml) with Sigma F80. 
  2. Cover your dark circle up with Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer in Medium with a small concealer brush like Sigma SS194! 
  3. Take a little bit of MAC Creamblend Blush in Something Special with your fingers, then place it in the apple of your cheeks. Blend it with Sigma F80. 
  4. Set everything up with face powder, like Palladio Rice Powder in Natural, with powder puff - just pat it on your face.
  5. Contour your cheeks with Benefit Hoola Bronzer with MAC 109.
  6. Sweep MAC Blush in Melba, a soft coral color, in the apple of your cheeks with Sigma SS190.
  7. Set your make up with Urban Decay De-Slick Oil Control Makeup Setting Spray 4 fl oz (118 ml)!
Now you are done! 

A good thing about blue eyeshadows is somehow it really opens up your eyes! So, don't be afraid to wear blue eyeshadows.. I know sometimes it could be intimidating, but just follow these steps and you'll look stunning! :) I am planning to make another smokey blue tutorial.. what do you guys think?

Random facts about me: I always wanted to try a blue look since I loved using make up, but sometimes blue can be too dramatic, so I was always afraid to wear blue eyeshadows (and I also always bought blue clothing, thinking I could match it with my blue look on my eyes LOL). But finally, I could make blue eyeshadows wearable day to day, and you can too!

Will you try this look out? Let me know in the comment below!


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