Summertime Blues

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Ok, so it's not quite summertime just yet. But we've been having a lot of sunshine lately, and it's got me dreaming of holidays by the sea. I always find I'm more likely to wear colourful eye makeup if I'm in that sort of environment, and when I saw a feature on blue eye looks in Look magazine a few weeks ago, it really inspired me.

Now I'm the first to admit that I'm not the most skilled when it comes to applying eye makeup, but I had some blue shadows lying around and I thought it might be fun to experiment. Anyone could do this really, and probably a lot better than me, but the spirit of this post is, let's play with colours we don't usually use on our eyes and see what happens!

Blue Eyeshadow Look with Lancome Palette

I started by applying Urban Decay Anti Aging Primer Potion all over my lids. This stuff is amazing and really enhances the quality of the shadows you apply over the top. The advantage  of the anti aging version, (other than the wrinkle-smoothing benefits), is that it's slightly tinted, blurring away any imperfections such as noticeable veins.
 
I then used Lancôme's Ombre Absolue palette in Parures d'Etoiles. I've had this quad for a while and can't find it anywhere to buy online, but any combination of similar blues would work if you wanted to create a look like this. The mid blue shade (bottom left) is the main one I used. I worked it all over my lids and under my lower lash line, before adding the darkest shade for more intensity on the lids. I used the silvery blue (top right) in my inner corners.
 
Next, I lined my water line with Lancôme's Le Crayon Khol in the shade Curacao. Again, I don't think this is available any longer, but any turquoise liner would do. I added some lashes (Eylure 143's cut in half, an idea shamelessly stolen from my favourite blogger, Laura from Buy Now Blog Later) and a sweep of L'Oreal's Volume Million Lashes mascara and that's pretty much it. 

#fotd - Summertime Blues
 
#fotd - Summertime Blues

Try as I might, I couldn't really do justice to the turquoise liner in the photos (#bloggerfail). In real life it was more vibrant and formed a nice contrast with the blue shadows. I guess you'll either have to take my word for it or try it yourself and see! I really liked the finished look, and would definitely wear it on holiday to go out in the evenings. With the eyes making such a statement, I kept the rest of my makeup really simple. Just Revlon ColorStay foundation, Maybelline's Tantalizing Taupe on my lips, Benefit Dallas bronzer and a slick of Watt's Up at the top of my cheekbones.

Are you a fan of blue eyeshadows? And who else gets more adventurous with their makeup on holiday?

Kate x
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  1. I absolutely love blue eye makeup looks, they instantly make eyes 'pop' :)

    You suit this look SO much!

    Style Sunrise ☀

    :)
    x

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    1. Thanks Karen! Definitely going to be playing with blues again! x

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  2. I think it look great. However, if you want a vibrant blue, such as the one in the photo, try a white base to increase its vibrancy! :D

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Ooh, good tip! Thank you, I will definitely give this a try. x

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  3. I love the subtle blue makeup look Kate, you look beautiful :) I also use the eyelash technique of cutting them in half and applying on the ends to create a more winged out eyelash :D plus you gain 1 extra eyelash to use hehe :D

    Serene xoxo

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    1. Thank you Serene! Yes it's a great technique and like you say, you get more for your money! I also find it easier to apply a half lash than a full one. x

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  4. I really like how it turned out. Blues are hard to get right when you are blonde and pretty fair skinned.

    LindaLibraLoca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Thank you! It is a tricky colour to work with, but it looked so pretty in the magazine I just had to give it a go! x

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  5. I'm not very good either, so I do this as well. Have a little experiment. Yours has turned out so lovely though, think I may have to try and duplicate this look xx

    VanessaVonJames | Fashion Blog

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    1. Thanks Vanessa! We need to practise. Practise makes perfect, or so they say! x

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  6. I love the blue look!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  7. 'Not the most skilled' - girl, you've done an incredible job! Your eyes look so beautiful! :) Also, just as I was reading your blog post and how you're appreciating the sunshine, the radio told me the nice weather would be breaking this weekend. Fabulous. I think I'll just stay in the summertime-blues of this blog post haha! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
    x

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    1. Thanks Gabrielle! I know the weather has turned, it's so disappointing! X

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  8. i love blue makeup because it matches my hair haha, really need to find a blue liner!

    danielle | avec danielle

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  9. I used to wear blue eyeshadow when I was younger. I don't tend to wear colours on my eyes now though. You've swayed me - I think may have to experiment now too. You look beautiful. :)

    Christina x
    Christina Campbell Hughes

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  10. Wow! That turquoise eyeliner goes just perfect with your eye color. Really beautiful.

    <3 <3 Mahshid مهشید
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  11. Oh very cute palette sweetie
    xx

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  12. Oh very cute palette
    xx

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  13. Great post! :)
    xx
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