How to Pull Off Blue Eyeshadow

Face:

  • Revlon HD Foundation mixed with Revlon Colorstay Foundation
  • NARS Loose Powder    
  • NARS Laguna Bronzer   
  • Benefit Coralista Blush    
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Shimpagne 

Eyes:

  • Urban Decay Primer Potion    
  • MAC Electric Eel Eyeshadow
  • MAC Copperplate Eyeshadow   
  • MAC Contrast Eyeshadow   
  • MAC Brule Eyeshadow    
  • Makeup Geek Gel Liner – “Electric” 
  • Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara
  • Stila Kajal Eyeliner in Sapphire     

Lips:

  • MAC Viva Glam VI Lipstick   
  • MAC Bingo Lipglass 

Brushes:

  • MAC 239 Brush
  • MAC 217 Brush or 
  • MAC 219 or Essence of Beauty Crease Brush Duo
  • MAC 168 Brush or Essence of Beauty Blush Brush

Inexpensive Alternatives:

  • Ben Nye Cosmic Blue Pigment     
  • NYX Dark Navy Eyeshadow     
  • NYX Dune Eyeshadow    
  • NYX Nude Eyeshadow     
  • NYX Peach Blush     
    • doesn’t have the shimmer that Coralista blush has though
  • NYX Tea Rose Lipstick    
  • NYX Tea Rose Lipgloss  

Ring: Black Dying Love      

Marlena’s Tips for Wearing Blue Eyeshadow:

  1. Pair the blue with a neutral color such as brown, tan, or even gray- the neutral will offset the brightness of the blue
  2. Use blue in moderation- keep it to just the lid, under the lower lash-line, or as an accent in the outer V
  3. Choose your blues wisely.  If you feel the color is too bright, go for a deeper blue to replace your everyday brown or black.
  4. If you use a brighter blue, use a matte finish as the frosty or glittery finish makes the blue almost too much to handle
  5. Blues look good on everyone, but are especially good for brown eyed girls as it makes the brown eyes pop!