We get it. The concept of blue eye shadow probably makes you
think of an ’80s exercise video (Jazzercise, anyone?) or a perky cheerleader
from an after-school special (hey there, Kelly Kapowski!). While we understand
your initial skepticism, we want to enlighten you with a newsflash: blue eye
shadow is awesome. The beauty of this bright little number is that it gives
your eyes dramatic and bold color with very little
effort. Still not buying it? We enlisted the help of professional makeup
artist extraordinaire Emma Willis for Contour Fossa to show us how to create a beautiful blue
eye shadow look!
Step 1. To help the
color stay in place and to give it an extra pop, start by applying Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion. Then,
using your finger, pat the blue shadow onto your eyelid, stopping at the
crease. Emma used the lid color from Lancôme Color Design 5 Pan Eyeshadow Palette.
Step 2. Apply a
thin line of the same blue shadow along your lower lash line, and smudge the
line out with a clean fluffy shadow brush.
Step 3. Line your
waterline and top lash line with a black cream eyeliner, like Urban Decay Super-Saturated Ultra Intense Waterproof
Cream Eyeliner in Perversion. Smudge the top line.
Step 4. Finish the
look with a pink
Would you wear blue eye
shadow? Tell us what you think of the look below.
Photographer: Joshua M Shelton Photography
Model: Ally Avey