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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Makeup Look: Dramatic Navy Eyes

I've always been scared of blue eyeshadow. I don't know why.. There's something really intimidating about it. It's like wearing a jacket on a hot summer day, it just doesn't feel right. But as an aspiring makeup artist, I have to learn how to make a blue eyeshadow work. I have to find ways to make it look good on me, if not, on somebody else. 

I bought a palette last Christmas that to my surprise, actually contains this beautiful navy eyeshadow. But, I didn't use it until now. Then I thought to myself, somehow I need to face my fears right? 

So today, I decided to create a navy smokey eyes to see if it's going to look good on me. I have to admit that light colors are not my thing, I prefer dark eyeshadow.. I used navy, black and a little bit of a matte sky blue on the eyes and I was really happy with the outcome. I never thought I would end up liking it.

Here are the steps in creating this look:

1. Use any black eye pencil of your choice as base for all the colors that you're going to put in your lids. Keep the color below the crease. Take this color on the outer part of your lower lash line too.  

2.  With your finger or a fluffy blending brush, blend the liner up your crease. Try to keep the shape of the color rounded.

56pc Palette from GetSophisticated Online Shop
3. Take a shimmery navy eyeshadow a place it on your lids. Don't sweep it to avoid fallout. Blend very well with a clean blending brush. You can do this step again, it's called sandwiching - place the color then blend.

NYX Nude on Nude Natural Kit
4. With an eyeshadow that is closest to your skin-tone, use this to blend the color on your crease. This will create a beautiful gradient effect.

56pc Palette from GetSophisticated Online Shop
5. With a flat shader brush, take a matte black eyeshadow and place this on the outer part of your lids creating an outer V. Blend the color very well. Apply this color on your lower lash line too.

6. With the black pencil that you used earlier, line you lash line then use an angled brush with the same black eyeshadow and set the pencil. You can also blend it upward for a more smokey effect. 

56pc Palette from GetSophisticated Online Shop
7. This matte sky blue eyeshadow goes to the inner crease. Don't take this color on the lids.

56pc Palette from GetSophisticated Online Shop
8. Dust a little bit of  a matte white eyeshadow on your brow bone.

56pc Palette from GetSophisticated Online Shop
9. Pop a shimmery white eyeshadow on your inner corners and inner lower lash line for a highlight.

10. Tightline your upper lash line and line lower lashline with a black eyeliner then set with a black eyeshadow.

11. Curl your lashes and apply mascara. You can use false lashes too if want. It will make this look more dramatic.

12. Apply blush and a nude lipstick to finish the look.

with my babies Chuckie and Maki

A close up photo of my eyes  <3

 I hope this has been helpful. Try this and see if you'll like it. Thank you for reading. If you have any question, please feel free to comment down below.

Have a nice day everyone! God Bless Us All! <3



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