Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Dramatic Blue Eye Makeup

After a week off from blogging, I'm back! Those that follow me on twitter will know that I have been taking a mini-break in order to settle into university and enjoy freshers week (which of course meant lots of experimenting with makeup and lots of potential blog posts!) Today I'm kicking off my return with a makeup look - a rather dramatic blue smokey eye look which I wore with a simple blue skater dress.

I began by drawing a line in the crease and outer corner of my eye with a black kohl pencil liner and blended it out with black eyeshadow to create a smokey effect, extending this far beyond the outer corners of my eyes so that the shadow lined up with my brows. I also smudged a small amount of the black eyeshadow underneath my lower lash line. I then blended some brown eyeshadow above the black eyeshadow in order for the colour to better fade into the skin, preventing harsh lines and further enhancing the smokey effect. I then packed Ink from the Sleek Matte V2 palette (a deep royal blue) over the entirety of my eyelid, and layered Unleash from the MUA Smokin Palette on top (a more pearlescent, shimmery eyeshadow). 

I lined my upper and lower waterline with a black kohl liner and created a point in the inner corner of my eye which seemed necessary to finish the look, having extended the eyeshadow out so much on the outer corner. I used a makeup wipe to create a clean line where the eyeshadow finished underneath my eye, but this can be done with concealer if you prefer to apply foundation before eye makeup. I also rather hurriedly (and thus badly) applied false lashes but this look would look good with or without them.

As the eye makeup is rather heavy and bold, I balanced this out with a nude lip, simply opting for a clinique chubby stick in the shade 04 'Mega Melon'. For my face I used L'Oreal True Match Foundation in the shade Ivory and also lightly contoured my cheekbones with Bourjouis Chocolate Bronzer in the shade 51.

Products Used
Barry M Black Kohl Liner
Sleek Matte V2 Palette
MUA Smokin Palette
Maybelline Falsies Mascara
Clinique Chubby Stick (Shade: 04 Mega Melon)
L'Oreal True Match Foundation (Shade: Ivory)
L'Oreal True Mach Powder (Shade: Ivory)
Bourjouis Chocolate Bronzer (Shade: 52)

Do you like to wear dramatic eye looks?

Bloglovin | Twitter | YouTube
 photo 0542261d-477e-4cad-b541-2d5ed6e36f77_zpsed3ac7bd.png


  1. Make linda arrasou
    Blog: http://arrasandonobatomvermelho.blogspot.com.br
    Canal de youtube: http://www.youtube.com/NekitaReis

  2. I love this! Gorgeous! If I didn't have Asian eyes I'd do it lol :)


  3. Definitely going to try this out. I just fell in love with my blue eyeshadow!


  4. What a gorgeous colour blue! I hope you're having an awesome freshers week!!

  5. Beautiful makeup, great blue shade and smookey eyes. :)
    Fashion Happenss

  6. Loving the smokey effect, it looks really great on you! May have to give it a go. Probably with a different colour, though - blue isn't really my thing :) xx


  7. Love it! That blue is so deep and pretty.

    Warm Regards,

  8. I WISH I was brave enough to wear dramatic eye looks but I never get too far from my neutrals. You did a great job though, I absolutely love it!

    Tania | thearistochats.blogspot.com

  9. I love this look, it really suits you! I would look ridiculous if I tried it though. And would probably smudge it all across my face by the end of the night!
    Rosie x

  10. What a lovely blog post.... enjoyed reading :)

    you have a lovely blog here

    hope to see you other on my blog http://myroutinesjade.blogspot.co.uk/

    have a nice day


  11. Wow, that is so beautiful! You pull it off so well!



  12. I used to wear colorful eye makeup, but not anymore... I'm more into neutrals now.. however, this week, I've worn heavier makeup than my usual, and it's quite nice. It just takes a bit longer to get ready in the morning, but I'm finally getting to use the colors in my palette that I've never touched before... It gives me great satisfaction when I hit pan on my products because I know they're well loved :)


  13. This looks stunning! I'd love to try this for a night out!!!! Lovely.

    Emilyldn.blogspot.com xx

  14. They look absolutely stunning! I love bold eye make up like this everyone once in a while :)
    Olivia xxx

  15. love this look, the colours suit you perfectly! xx


  16. this makeup look is really nice! I love the blue shadow!


Thankyou for taking the time to leave a comment, I love reading them! But please don't ask for 'follow for follow'.