For many of us who use makeup, we don't usually dare to go for brighter and bolder colors, even for dressy and fun occasions. But with a little bit of confidence and fun, a bold color is easy and beautiful to wear! Here's Alyson on how to rock a bold blue eyeshadow:
Stalker alert. My Instagram account is full of makeup artists and one of my favorites has to be Mario Dedivanovic. He's such a talented makeup artist and I just stare in awe at his work sometimes...
I saw a blue smokey eye that he did on Kim K and it was stunnnnning. I'm not usually one to do a colorful smokey eye, but I had to do it for you guys, especially if you're still feeling glam from Valentine's Day.
Keep in mind I don't have Kim's large beautiful eyes, so I adapted the look to fit my hooded eyelids and I tried to use similar products to what Mario listed in the IG picture.
1. Define your crease by adding a transition shade. I used a big fluffy brush to blend that into my crease and I used the colors Nectar and Light Brown from the Lorac PRO Palette 2.
2. Use a cream eyeshadow or eyeliner in a bright blue shade all over the lid. It doesn't have to be precise because we're going to blend it all out. I'm using a cream on the lids to make the blue standout more when we apply the eyeshadow. Here I used the butter LONDON WINK Eye Pencil in Inky Six.
3. After you blend out the pencil, add a shimmery bronzy shade to your crease. Here I used MAC Woodwinked.
4. Next, pat on a matte navy eyeshadow where you applied the blue pencil. I used Navy from the Lorac PRO Palette 2.
6. For a metallic sheen, wet your brush and pack on a shimmery navy blue onto your lids and bring it up quite high onto your crease. This way, even if your eyes are open, you'll see the blue peeking through. I used the metallic crease color in Wet n Wild Blue Had Me At Hello.
7. Line your lower lashline with the butter LONDON WINK Eye Pencil in Inky Six and line your waterline with your favorite black liner. I used my Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Pencil in Peversion. Blend the blue eyeliner with the blue metallic crease color.
8. Add your eyeliner and favorite falsies. I used NYC Liquid Eyeliner and NYX Wicked Lashes. Highlight your inner corner with Beige from the Lorac PRO Palette 2.
I know I can't be the only one, which makeup artists do you follow on your Instagram? If you haven't already, follow ME at @alysonalconis!
Alyson is the beauty and style guru behind the blog, Beauty Vanity. Based in San Francisco, Alyson believes makeup should make a person "feel beautiful, inside and out" and uses her blog to write about her perspective on "beauty, fashion, and lifestyle." She shares her makeup experiences and reviews, keeping in mind what products work out for her and what would benefit her readers. Follow Alyson on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!