I played around with bright blues today because I miss wearing them. I watched a few fantastic tutorials before I played with the blues, all by the lovely Ms. Madame Makeup. I really liked her tutorial on hooded eyes. For Darling Girl’s Pretty Plasma, I used Fyrinnae’s Pixie Epoxy to really make it pop. I also did a few diagrams of my eye to try and help you understand my color placement. No laughing, because I did them with my mouse instead of a tablet and pen
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
MAC Lightscapade – browbone & upper crease and inner corner of eyes
Sugarpill Afterparty – crease and lower lash line
Sugarpill Poison Plum – lower lash line and outer v and outer crease
Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy – lid
Darling Girl Pretty Plasma – lid
Darling Girl Buddy Blue – under eyebrows
Urban Decay Liquid Liner in Perversion – upper lash line
NARS Via Veneto – lower water line
Dior Diorshow Lash Primer
MUFE Smoky Eyes Mascara
MAC Blackberry – to define brows
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NC15
Too Faced Amazing Face Pressed foundation in Vanilla Creme
Too Faced blush in Cocoa Rose – blush
MAC Lightscapade – highlight
MAC Medium Dark – contour
MAC Lip Pencil in More to Love
MAC Mattene Lipstick in Rare Exotic
Ok so here are the diagrams:
You can see that I have hooded eyes, and when my eyes are open normally and I’m looking forward, you can only see a bit of my lid color, which is why I bring the crease color up onto my browbone.
1. Apply eye shadow primer. I used Too Faced Shadow Insurance.
2. Apply a light shade that gives a subtle glow to the upper crease and browbone. The light yellow color in the diagram is the browbone (and inner corner) and the upper crease would be the top section of the light blue color. I used MAC Lightscapade. I used a big fluffy brush to apply Lightscapade.
3. Apply a bright, nearly matte, blue to the crease and lower browbone and lower lash line. The light blue in the diagram shows this. I used Sugarpill Afterparty. I used an Urban Decay crease brush to apply the color to the crease and browbone. For the lower lash line I used a smudge brush.
4. Blend blend blend! I blended the crease color upwards and downwards using my MAC 224 brush.
5. Apply Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy to the lid. This is where you see the light pink.
6. Apply a shimmery aqua blue with black glitter to the lid. This is where you see the light pink. I used Darling Girl Pretty Plasma and I brushed the color on with a taklon lid brush.
7. Apply a nearly matte, deep purple to the outer lower crease and lower lash line. This is where you see the light purple. I used Sugarpill Poison Plum. I used a pencil brush to apply the color to the outer lower crease. For the lower lash line, I used the smudge brush from earlier.
8. Blend blend blend! I blended where Poison Plum was on top of Afterparty. I used my MAC 224 brush.
9. Apply an iridescent blue right under the eyebrows. This is where you see the white. I used Darling Girl Buddy Blue. I applied it with an ecoTools smudge brush.
10. Apply black liquid liner to the upper lash line. I used Urban Decay’s new 24/7 liner in Perversion.
11. Apply black pencil liner to the lower water line. I used NARS Via Veneto.
12. Apply a highlighter to the inner corner of the eye. This is where you see the light yellow at the inner corner. I used MAC Lightscapade. I used an ecoTools smudge brush.
13. Curl lashes. I used the Urban Decay Eye Lash Curler.
14. Apply eye lash primer. I used Dior’s Diorshow lash primer.
15. Apply mascara. I used Make Up For Ever’s Smoky Lash Mascara
16. Define brows. I use MAC Blackberry to fill in my brows. I used the Anastasia Mini-Duo Angled Spoolie to fill in my brows.
Please let me know if the diagrams of my eye help. Does it make it more clear where I place color? Can you see why, if you have hooded eyes like I do, bringing the color up onto the browbone helps the color from being hidden?
What do you think of the blue look?
Tags: Blue Look, Darling Girl Cosmetics, FOTD, MAC, Sugarpill
love that the blue on your lids matches the streek in your hair!!
Thanks Cybele I adore clip in streaks
Blues always look great on you. I also really like the color coded diagram, very helpful!!!
Thanks Cin! I’m glad they’re helpful
Gorgeous colors. The blue really pops!
Thank you Nancy!
Holy smokes lady that looks amazing on you! I really liked your diagram I have hooded lids too and try to place my crease color higher too but sometimes I fail at it and it ends up looking odd. I guess practice makes perfect. I will definitely be referring to your diagram in the future.
I tend to try and keep my eyes open or look up to apply the upper crease color to make sure it shows. That may help you Also, the awesome blogger I linked to, Ms Madame Makeup does a great video tutorial showing how she does it.
you’re pretty in blue, as always! thanks for the tutorial steps & diagram.
Thanks Femputer! Glad you like
This is crazy… I’ve been watching Ms Madame’s tutorials on and off all afternoon! Watching her Neutral with a pop of color right now! lol Thanks for the diagrams. Hooded lids are definitely tricky…
The lovely Vampy Varnish pointed me at her and I got very excited! Her tuts are great!
YES!!!!!! This is stunning. I love you in color!!!
Thanks Wendi! I miss color, so I’m happy I wore it today.
Blues look *SO* good on you, it’s ridiculous. :3
Thank you! I’m glad I tried wearing blues instead of putting them in the ‘never touch’ category!
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It’s really pretty! and even more with the blue streak! I have the same type of eyes as you, and I have to do the same, but also, I wear glasses hehe so it hides even more the colour. In part is good cause I can use bold colours at work and they won’t notice how bold they are.
Thanks I have a fair amount of clip in streaks since I have to keep my hair subtle for now.,
your fotd’s have been my inspirations because i have the same eye type like you! but i’ve never been able to reproduce most of the looks because i had no idea how to. thanks for the diagrams and links to that yt video. it’s making more sense. hopefully i’ll have a chance to try it out.
That lady is awesome! I already used some of the techniques she uses, but she explains it so well, and it really helps me refine what I’m doing to see multiple fantastic examples.
Wow what a gorgeous look, I love the colors! I’ve always been quite careful with the color in my crease, so it hardly shows up at all. But lately I’m trying to bring it up a bit more and it really makes a difference for the whole look.
It really does! I’m glad that you’re having fun
Pretty Plasma is really pretty
LOVE the blue look on you–but then again, every color you wear looks amazing!
Thank you *so much* for doing this tutorial! I think I grew up in a cave. I have been doing eye makeup wrong my whole freakin life! LOL Truly appreciated!
If I ever get the chance,I should sign up myself and my daughter to have you work your magic on us (ok it is an excuse to meet you!)
I didn’t know any of this stuff until I started blogging in 2008, so don’t feel bad!
The colors suit you so well, you are glowing in these pics! Poison Plum looks amazing on your lashline. I love how it leans blue if you’re pairing it with blue and pink if you’re pairing it with pink. It’s such a versatile color.
Thank you so much Yeah it’s a great purple!
I really have to say, the Too Faced pressed powder makes your skin look amazing, consistently. How do you feel about it compared to Meow? I know they’re two very different products (loose as opposed to pressed, yadda yadda), but I notice you wear the TF a lot and figured I’d ask!
They’re two different products but I do like both. I like Meow when I have more time with my foundation. I’ve been using the Too Faced because it’s pressed and I can toss it in my purse much easier. I feel like the Meow looks like my skin but better, and that the Too Faced gives me a velvety sort of finish.
You look so beautiful. I love your clip in teal streak, and blue really suits you.
Thanks K <3
Thank you! I, too, have hooded eyes. I get frustrated after applying gorgeous colors only to open my eyes & poof the color disappears. I’m a visual learner so the diagram was awesome! Coupled with the legend & written instructions – I ‘get it’ now! Thanks for the link to msmadamemakeup’s video – seeing her do it helped so much!
So glad you like it Kristi!