This Winter Eyeshadow Tutorial Is Serving Major Ice Queen Vibes

December 23, 2020
Samantha Holender
By: Samantha Holender | by L'Oréal
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Presents and Christmas cookies are great and all, but if you ask us, the influx of winter eye makeup is the true highlight of the holiday season. Case in point? This blue and white masterpiece from Nikki Makeup. To figure out how to recreate this ice queen vibe, we tapped New York-based makeup artist Jonet Williamson for help. Get out your blue shadows, glittery pigments and keep reading, because Williamson is breaking down her twist on the look, below. 

  • STEP 1:

    Create Dimension With Dark Blue Shadow

    Using the dark blue shade in the NYX Professional Makeup Diamonds & Ice, Please Mega Shadow Palette, you want to create a ‘v’ shape in the outer corner, blending the color into the crease of the lid. “Concentrate the blue on the outer edge of the eye and buff out the corners into a somewhat rounded shape at the outer corner,” says Williamson. 

  • STEP 2:

    Blend in a Lighter Shade

    “Add the lighter blue shade  right next to the dark blue and buff it out toward the inner corner,” says Williamson. We suggest starting out with a little product and building it up to amp up the color. Want to really sparkle? Put down your brush and use your finger to pack the shimmery shade onto the center of your lid. 

  • STEP 3:

    Frost the Lid

    Now for the most exciting part: the glitter. Use the NYX Professional Makeup Diamonds & Ice, Please Shadow Shadow Jelly in a Lister Silver to add a pop of glitter in the inner corner. “Pick it up with a flat shadow brush, place three little dots and blend them all together from the corner, across the lid and up to the crease,” says Williamson. “It gives a nice, diffused glitter look.” 

  • STEP 4:

    Drag Color to the Lower Lash Line

    Your eyelid is finished, but don’t forget to add some dimension onto your lower lash line. Use a shader brush to drag the deep blue shade from the outer edge of the lower lash line to the center. 

  • STEP 5:

    Add Finishing Touches

    Tie the look together with a great volumizing and lengthening mascara (we love the Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Sky High Mascara) and a nude lip. We suggest keeping the complexion fairly neutral to let the eyes take center stage. 

Photography: Chaunte Vaughn, Art Direction: Melissa San Vicente-Landestoy, Associate Producer: Becca Solovay, Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist: Jonet Williamson, Wardrobe Stylist: Alexis Badiyi, Digital Tech: Paul Yem, Model: Shreya Aditya Chaudhary

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