Whether it is the runway or the red carpet, blue eye shadow has always been the favourite of the haut monde. However, it can be pretty scary when it comes to applying the blue shadow on your eyelids yourself, with the fear that you may end up doing it wrong constantly troubling you.
Keep the following points in mind before you read the steps to apply the blue eyeshadow.
- Don’t let the eye shadow match with your eye colour. If you want to make a statement, then you can’t afford for the crowd to get weary because of all those matching colours.
- If you want the emphasis to be on your eyes, go for a lighter tone on your cheeks and lips.
- Always use an eyelid primer. A primer will prevent the blue from turning into purple and will also ensure that your eye shadow stays on your lid for a longer duration.
- Always use two different brushes when you are applying blue eyeshadow. This will prevent the merging of the base colour with the blue. Also, make sure that they are both clean.
- Remember that the matte shades work best in the crease and up to the brow. Blend properly for a neat, even look.
Follow these steps to perfect the blue eyeshadow look.
- Step 1: Conceal
- Step 2: Apply Shadow
- Step 3: Apply Black Kajal
- Step 4: Apply Blue Eyeshadow
- Step 5: Blend
Step 1: Conceal
Apply an eye cream to keep your eyelids hydrated. This will help in moisturizing the dry areas. Now, close your eye lids and conceal the dark circles. Make sure that you apply it perfectly so as to have a flawless canvas. Set the concealer with compact powder to stop its creasing.
Step 2: Apply Shadow
Take a matte medium-brown eyeshadow that will act as the transitional colour for the areas that are creased. This will help define the creased areas. These areas can be located easily when your eyes are open. Applying brown shadow will add some dimension to it and highlight the creased area, creating the perfect illusion.
Step 3: Apply Black Kajal
Apply a creamy kajal on the inner and the outer most corner of the eyes. Make sure that you connect the two corners using the same kajal. Now, carefully blend the kajal with a blending brush. Make small circular strokes and carefully blend the edges for a more natural look. Blending is the most important part of any makeup procedure.
Step 4: Apply Blue Eyeshadow
Use a wet flat brush to pick up the blue eye shadow in matte finish and gently pat it over your eyelids. Take the matte brown eyeshadow and define the creases again. Make sure that you soften the edges though, so as to give it a smoother and more finished look. If you wish to, you can apply some black eye shadow at the outermost corner of your eyelids. This will add a little more dimension to your eye makeup and make it look exquisite. Move it softly over the outer V and the outer corner of your eyes. Use a fluffy brush for this. You can even add some shimmer or a silver eye shadow. Once you are done with this, apply the same blue eye shadow again to provide proper balance.
Step 5: Blend
If blending has lightened the blue eyeshadow, then apply it over again. Use a shimmery highlighter eye shadow on the brow bone. Curl your lashes and apply mascara to define them and apply some kajal on the waterline. Voila! Your blue eyeshadow look is complete.