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Matte Blue Ombré Eyes

16 Aug


This is a look I created while I was playing with my 88 palette from Coastal Scents. I went for the blues shades to come up with a look I wouldn’t normally wear. I went pretty full out, using bright, vibrant blues. I think most people would normally shy away from this colour, it’s a really fun look if you use it in the right way.

I know some would disagree, but I think for the right occasion this is a very wearable look.  I kept the shadow only on the top lid and under the crease, so the blue doesn’t look like it’s taking over. You could add some blue to the lower lash line, black winged liner and false lashes for a more retro look. Don’t be afraid of looking like Mimi!


The Look: Electric blue ombré eyes with a pop of shimmer in the centre. I used matte eyeshadows so the gradation of colour would be more visible. I used blue eyeliner instead of black so the focus is on the blues. A hint of berry blush and slight matte bronzer contour on the cheeks. I used a sheer peach lipstick and lipgloss to counter the coolness of the eyes.

Good for: This would be fun for a night out to a club or party. You could also add some more colours and wear this as themed makeup for a sports team or something. (I could probably rock this at a Blue Jays game!)



Coastal Scents 88 Color Eye Shadow Palette

Smashbox Eye Illusion Palette (blue side)

Tarte Eyeshadow in Matte Pebble (from neutralEYES volume II palette)

Sephora Nano Eyeliner in 16 Azure

NYC Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil in 935 Moody Blue

Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original

Bourjois Volumizer Mascara

bareMinerals Brow Color in Dark Blonde


Benefit The Porefessional Primer

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Foundation in 150 Classic Ivory

Estée Lauder Double Wear Concealer in 02 Light Medium

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Finishing Powder

Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in 075 Peach

Revlon Colorburst Lip Gloss in 022 Sunset Peach

Ok here’s how to create the look:

1. Draw a blue eyeliner on the outer and inner corners of the eye, staying under the crease. Blend edges.


2. Place a matte, medium-dark bright blue over eyeliner, blend edges.


3. Take a lighter matte blue eyeshadow and blend the first shade toward the centre of the lid.


4. Clean the centre of your lid with a Q-tip. Wet your brush and pat a light shimmery blue in the centre of the lid.


5. Go back and re-apply colours that have faded, always staying under the crease. Blend a matte taupe to the crease to add depth.


6. Draw a dark blue eyeliner (NYC Moody Blue) on the upper water line and highlight brow bone with a matte cream eyeshadow (MAC Blanc Type).


7. Add the shimmery blue shade to the tear duct area. Curl lashes and apply mascara on upper and lower lashes.


Done! You can re-create this look with absolutely any colour! What colour would you try it with?

– Julia


Summer Daytime Makeup: Teal Eyeliner

1 Jul


Doing your makeup on hot, humid days can be a challenge. You want to look put together, but don’t want your makeup running down your face in an hour. This is the makeup I wore Friday, in 32 degrees Celsius heat PLUS humidity, and it lasted perfectly.

One of my go-to summer looks if coloured eyeliner and the brighter the better. I chose a waterproof eyeliner (and mascara) for this look. I tend to get oily eyelids and liners and shadows end up creasing on me by the end of the day. Waterproof liners are great for absurdly hot days and long nights out because they don’t budge or run. If by the end of the day you suffer from the dreaded raccoon eyes, try switching to waterproof.

Here is what I used:


MAC Paint in Bare Canvas (not pictured)

MAC Eyeshadow in Patina

MAC Eyeshadow in Wedge

MAC Eyeshadow in Shroom

N.Y.C. Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil in Teal

essence Eyebrow Designer in 04 Blonde


Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer in Original

Estée Lauder Double Wear Light Foundation in 2.0

NARS Bronzing Powder in Laguna

MAC Blush in Melba

Maybelline Age Rewind Finishing Powder

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Gotta Dash!


Coastal Scents Angled Blush Brush (from 22-Piece Brush Set)

Coastal Scents Flat Stippling Brush (from 22-Piece Brush Set)

SpaResource Stippling Brush

Coastal Scents Large Liner/Brow Brush (from 22-Piece Brush Set)

Coastal Scents Detail Shadow Brush (from 22-Piece Brush Set)

e.l.f. Mineral Blending Eye Brush

Coastal Scents C153 Eye Shader Brush (old Coastal Scents numbering)

1. After priming your lid, place Patina (or any neutral gold) on the lid.

2. Blend out with a crease blending brush.

3. Draw liner on upper lash line. I kept it to the outer third but go as far in as you’d like.


4.  Blend out the line with a small detailer brush. I kept it to the outer third but go as far in as you’d like.


5. Draw and blend line on lower lash line.


6. Blend Wedge (matte colour a few shades darker than your skin tone) into the outer part of the crease to add depth.


7. Add Shroom (shimmery cream colour) to inner corner and finish with mascara.

I applied bronzer with a large duo-fiber stippling brush; this gives a naturally bronzed look because it doesn’t pick up as much product as a natural hair brush.  I wouldn’t suggest a shimmery bronzer for doing this, at least not during the day, as it can overwhelm your face with glitter.

I used my favourite matte peach blush to offset the cool teal colour on the eyes and a peachy-coral glossy lipstick.  You could also use a lip gloss if you prefer.



Overall I really like this look and will definitely be wearing it again. You can change it up by substituting any colour of eyeliner or blush to suit your complexion or preference. So what do ya think?!

– Julia