InTruBeauty: I'll Have a Blue, Blue Christmas: Blue Eyeshadow Tips

Thursday, December 20, 2012

I'll Have a Blue, Blue Christmas: Blue Eyeshadow Tips

Blue Christmas
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I'll have a blue Christmas....well with makeup anyways! This post is basically about how to rock a blue eyeshadow look, for any day, even Christmas! Blue is probably the color of eyeshadow that I wear the absolute least because it makes me cringe thinking of the 80s, and it also isn't the best complimentary color for me. So why am I wearing it then? Well, because you really can make blue work with these simple tips.

1. Pick a complimentary eyeshadow palette
Pick an eyeshadow palette that has a variety of blue colors along with colors that compliment your eye shade. I picked this gorgeous Avon true color quad palette because not only did it have some lovely blues in it, it also had some shades like a lilac purple and a darker green that I knew would compliment my green eyes. Also, this palette puts it all together for you, taking the guess work out of it!
Avon True Color eyeshadow quad, Arctic Goddess
Handy diagram that comes with (I didn't follow the rules)

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2. Lighten it up! 
You don't want your blue eye look to look too blue or too dark. I picked a complimentary color called "Kitten" from Lancome which is a gorgeous shimmery peachy shade. I used this to lighten up my look and I mainly blended this in the outer V area of the eye and brought it up to the brow bone for a highlight.

I see you!
3. Line it up!
Blues work great as liners. I applied the bright blue #3 as a liner color on the upper lash line, dabbing in on-top of some black liquid eyeliner, using a slanted eyeshadow brush. I focused the deep green shade in the outer lash area since this is a more complimentary shade for my eyes and then mixed some of the blue with that shade and brought the blue into the inner lash line for some oomph!
4. Go easy on your outfit and accessories
Pair this with neutral or a solid colored outfit. If you want another statement piece, try a colorful belt or some sparkly heels, just try to keep your other statement piece away from your face/head, so you don't look like you over did it.

5. Pair with a peachy pink lip
These colors pair well with a nice peachy pink. I'm wearing Avon's Vermilion which is my ultimate top lip pick right now as well and retails for only $8. Check the link above if you want to purchase from an awesome Avon lady.
6. Fill in brows and dramatic lashes
I was just too lazy to put false lashes on, but they would pair well with this look. I used Make Up For Ever's Smokey Lash to achieve my bold lash look. I also used Benefit's Bad Gal mascara in plum on the outer lashes just to add another complimentary color. Almay has a great line of products specific to your eye color, including mascaras. I like to add a purple, plum, or chocolate brown to the tips and/or outer lashes to make my eyes pop even more!

Thats about it, all you need to rock a blue eyeshadow look. Thanks for reading and happy holidays to all from Intrubeauty!



*All photos in this post are property of Intrubeauty. The Avon products were provided to me for review. All opinions are honest and they are my own based on actual use and testing of products*



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