Friday, 5 April 2013

Look of the Day: Blue Steel

Happy Friday, everyone! Cheers to another weekend :) So in a couple previous posts, I discussed how I've been daring myself to embrace the blue eye shadow trend that is so ubiquitous this spring. My first foray back into the world of robin's egg and cobalt lids was at my recent Chanel makeover at the Bay here in Toronto. I was pleased with the results of the makeover, so I attempted to tackle the look myself. Here is the result:


To create this look, I relied on my of my favourite new makeup finds, the Chanel Les Quatres Ombres Quadra Eye Shadow in Fascination. I picked up this lovely quad on the day of my makeover, and was keen to delve in and see what I could create with it.

The palette consists of a cool, pale grey, a shimmery aqua-sky blue, a charcoal grey, and a deep navy-black shade. I combined all four colours to create the look and was quite happy with how well they worked together!


To create the look, I applied the shimmery sky blue shade all over the lid. I applied it wet, which really brought out the aqua shimmer! I then applied the charcoal shade to the crease, blending it into the blue. I also applied the charcoal to the outer third of the lower lash line to add some extra smokiness. Then I took the pale grey and used it as a highlight on my brow bone, inner corners of the eye, and underneath the lower lash line. Finally, I used the darkest shade (applied wet) as an eyeliner. Using this shade wet really brought out the blue even further!

To contrast the vivid eyes, I kept the rest of the makeup soft. I opted for a neutral-pink blush (the ever-popular Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed) and shimmery, soft pink lips (Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Aventure). I think they complemented each other well!

Here's another view of the look, followed by a full breakdown of what I used:



Here's a list of all the products I used to create this look:


The Breakdown:

F
oundation: Wet N' Wild Cover All Cream Foundation in 815 Fair

Concealer: Hard Candy Glamouflauge in Light
Powder: Revlon ColourStay Pressed Powder in Light
Bronzer: Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer in Hula Hula
Blush: Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed


Brows: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Ash Blonde
Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original
Eye Shadows: All four shades from the Chanel Les 4 Ombres Fascination Quad: sky blue shade applied wet all over lid, charcoal shade applied in the crease and lightly underneath the eyes (outer third), light grey shade as highlight on brow bone, inner corner, and underneath the eye, navy-black shade applied wet as an eyeliner on top and bottom lashlines.

Mascara: Fresh Supernova Mascara in Black

Lips: Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Aventure



And a few more shots of the look:









And that's it! Overall, I couldn't be happier with this palette! The texture of the shadows is top-notch, and it was effortless to create a look that was vibrant, yet wearable. So happy that Fascination is now in my beauty arsenal!

So what do you think- can I pull off this blue eye shadow look? Is it something you'd like to wear? Any other favourite blue shades for eyes?

Thanks for reading! xo

46 comments:

  1. great make up!

    If you have time come also on my blog :)

    xx
    www.ireneccloset.com

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    1. Thanks, Irene! Will stop by your blog for sure :)

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  2. The eyeshadow is so so beautiful!
    It really suits you :)


    Emily x - prettypleaseprettyplease.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Emily! I'm really loving these shades :)

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  3. Very pretty - and the charcoal makes this blue eye a bit more modern.

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    1. Aww, thanks! Yeah, the grey shade definitely prevents the palette from being too retro :)

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  4. This make up look looks gorgeous! I love the eyeshadows you've used - sooooo pretty and the colours really suit you :D

    dreamdustx | Urban Decay Giveaway

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Louise! I've really been loving the palette :)

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  5. You really suit blues lovely!

    http://maliberrymakeup.blogspot.co.uk

    x x x

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    1. Thanks so much, Mali! I've really surprised myself at how much blues can work!

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  6. I love the darker blue as an eyeliner!

    Emily x
    http://emilyandlife.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Emily! The deep blue in the palette worked so well as a liner! xo

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  7. I love it!
    xx
    Katha

    showthestyle.blogspot.de

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  8. So beautiful! I nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award! I'd love to learn a little more about you and also check out some of the blogs you're loving!
    http://dancingwithdragqueens.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-versatile-blogger-award.html

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    1. Thanks so much for the nomination! Will check this out for sure :)

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    1. Thanks, Laura! Glad you liked it :)

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  10. Love the eyeshadow it's a gorgeous colour it really suits you.
    Sara -x-
    www.sezastar.co.uk

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  11. your make-up looks really beautiful!

    <3

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    1. Thanks for the kind words, ladies! xo

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  12. This looks lovely! :) really love the eyes!

    eyelashwishes-x.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. Love the eyeshadow, the combination of shades really adds definition! Great look

    http://hollslucy.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks so much, Holly! I've really been loving the palette :)

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  14. This look is just so pretty I had to comment...again! I think you did an awesome job recreating your makeover look, it looks even prettier and more intense this time around! Just beautiful!

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    1. Aww, thanks so much! Yeah, I definitely went for a bit more of a dramatic look this time around. Using the shadows wet worked wonderfully :)

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  15. This is a really pretty look!

    Kimberley x

    www.kimberleysbeautyblog.com

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  16. This looks beautiful I'm always scared to wear blue eyeshaddow but this looks lovely!
    http://thelipstickthegirlandherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Aww, thanks Eleanor! I was scared to delve back into blue eye shadows, but I was happy I was able to make them work :)

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  17. You know I love blue, right?:) But you only put mascara on?? I thought you use false lashes, your lashes look so long!!

    P.S.: I must admit Sadie did the most perfect post (from your previous post).:) And I want exactly the same eyes as Simon has, that would be frigging cool.:D

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    1. Ha, yes I recall that you're a fan of blue too! And yeah, just mascara! And thanks for the kind words about the kitties- they really know how to pose ;)

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  18. Love this colour, it looks lovely on you. I love the blending and applying wet eye shadow is such a good tip, I always forget to do that.

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    1. Thanks so much! Glad you found the tips helpful :)

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  19. Amazing make-up! I love it:)

    http://theprintedsea.blogspot.de/

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  20. Your makeup is always beautiful, I like the color you used itd very cool!

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    1. Thanks so much, ladies! I've been loving blues lately :)

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  21. Really pretty!!
    Hugs from Sweden

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    1. Thanks, Erika! Kisses from Canada! xo

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  22. Looks beautiful! I love the colors on you.

    xx, Sara from beautytalkbys.blogspot.com

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  23. I already added this specific look to my bookmarks! OK. I NEED to try this. You look stunning! "fascination" is the right word.

    xx, Sandra @ Blasfemmes

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    1. Aww, thanks, Sandra! I appreciate your kind and thoughtful comments, as always! I'm really loving this palette for spring/summer- you should definitely check it out :)

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