As soon as the cobalt styles hit the City Chic website I knew I had to create a glam blue makeup look! I don't often wear blue on my eyes but I wanted to step out of my comfort zone and create a bold, statement eye without it looking too Dame Edna!
My inspiration for this eye look was the Sexy Shadow Top. I love the futuristic structure of this style and the bold, cobalt peeking through the black mesh overlay and wanted to create a look to suit.
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For this look I did my eye makeup first. That way if there was any shadow fall out I could easily wipe it off before applying my foundation and base. I also used shadows from the Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca palette but feel free to use your favourite eyeshadows to create this look.
Conceal the eyes and apply Lorac Behind The Scenes Eye Primer on the eyelids to create a smooth base. To set my eyelid base I dusted a neutral shadow (I used 'Lyric') over the entire lid. This will set the concealer and shadow primer and also make it easier to blend the shadows.
With a small fluffy brush apply a lilac matte shadow (I used 'Muse') into and just above the crease to create a transition shade. Go back and forth in a fast, light handed motion to blend and create a transition shade.
Then take another small blending fluffy brush and apply a light pink shadow (I used 'love') into the crease only, again going back and forth to blend it with the lilac shadow.
Once done, pick up a matte dark blue shadow (I used 'dark wave') on a fluffy brush and start by applying it from the outer corner and bring it half way onto the mobile lid. Don't worry if you have fall out or go too far out from your outer corner, this can be cleaned up with a cotton tip and micellar water before you apply your base. Using only what shadow is left on your brush, lightly blend it up into the crease lid. Then with a clean fluffy brush lightly blend to fuse the blue with the transition shades and soften any harsh lines.
Then on a flat brush pick up a matte black shadow (I used 'black metal') and apply it only to the very edge of the outer corner to create some depth.
From the centre of the mobile lid to the inner corner use a flat brush to pack on a white shimmer shadow (I used 'Skulls') and get a clean fluffy brush and lighting blend over the top of the white and blue to create that gradient effect.
For the lower lash line, take a pencil brush and apply the same matte dark blue shadow to the outer corner bringing it half way in towards the centre. Then from the centre of the lower lash line to the inner corner, apply the same white shimmer shadow. Then lightly blend over the top of both shades with a fluffy brush to smoke it out. Dot the inner corner of the eye with the same white shimmer shadow for that inner sparkle!
For the brow bone highlight I applied 'Sassy Grape', a gorgeous lilac shimmer from the new Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Sweets' Glow Kit.
Create a winged eye line using the Kat Von D 'Tattoo Liner' or your liquid eyeliner of choice and then coat the lashes with Tarte Cosmetics 'Tarteist' Mascara before applying Velour Lashes to add some lash drama! To define the lash line and hide the lash band, sweep the liquid liner over the band and upper lash line.
Now that the eyes are done you can complete your base, blush, contour, highlight and lipstick and you're ready to paint the town blue!
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