Blue Eye Shadow

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  1. Golden_butterfly

    Golden_butterfly The mod squad

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    I've got olive skin you can say,and i've always wanted to wear blue
    eye shadow,wether it's deep blue or skyblue.
    But blue is such a strong colour,i don't know how to apply and what
    other kinds of colours i can have with it without me lookin like
    a blue monster.
    Advice or pics? :flower:
     
  2. PradaP

    PradaP New Member

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    In the past a lot of blues I have tried have looked absolutely shocking against my olive skintone but I have managed to find a palette of gorgeous blues which complement my skintone very well, it's the Stila Confections for Eyes and Cheeks #2, unfortunately it was LE and since sold out but you can still get it off ebay! :)

    read reviews here

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  3. Lena

    Lena etre soi-meme

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    i agree with pradap, the palette she posted is real nice

    only wear very dark blue eyeshadows myself, light blue tones can look very 'strong' and 80s
     
  4. Bright Tahquil

    Bright Tahquil New Member

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    I'm not really sure, but a really bright electric blue might look really good against olive skin. Depending on taste though, it might be too outstandish.

    Dark navy blues would love good, and put shimmer on top...awesome!
     
  5. i_<3_chanel

    i_<3_chanel elementary.

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    i have darker skintone & i wear all shades of blue.
    i lovee to wear a deep navy blue smudgy smokey eye with baby pink glossy lips. it looks gorgeous.
    aslong as you blend, you shouldn't look like you've stepped straight outta the 80's. for ME in makeup there are NO rules.
    just NO blocks of sky blue shadow from lashline to brows. :doh:
    try pairing blue with other colours, to tone it down. try olive greens, apple greens for a summery look, chartreuse . . . mix it up! & just have fun.
    purple & blue is an obvious combo. as is blue & pink. blue and orange.
    blue paired with coral looks fab. one of my fav.looks is blue all over the inner lid blended out into pinky-coral in the outer v. :heart:
     
  6. banana

    banana New Member

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    Either a bright turquoise or dark blue looks best on olive skin with brown eyes. Don't do sky blue or baby blue because it looks kind of icky and will wash your face out.
     
  7. tgp

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    agree. Blue rules:

    no blue past the top of the crease

    blend blend blend-make it look like a wash of color. This look is pretty with a neutral base color like beige, cream, pale peach up to brow bone, then a wash of blue on the lid.

    if you use more than one blue, make it look like a gradual fading of darker to lighter-again with blending. An all blue eye cn be so pretty. Line with a blue shadow or blue pencil

    blue looks great paired with purples& greens!!!

    love the blue and green watery look
     
  8. Alejandro

    Alejandro & R.V.R

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    Parrot from MAC is gorgeous :heart:


    You can also pair it up with greenish-turquoise tones, so you don't get a huge impact with a blue only, I mean, on the outer corner of your eye, you can use a dark blue eyeshadow, and doing the watercoloring effect ( which is blending really well two, three or ten colours together) while you go to the inner corner of your eye, you can actually create a very sublime look with blue, without looking like a cookie monster...

    THis is a quick sketch I did in paint...don't judge, I can do better in real life :lol:
     
  9. brian

    brian New Member

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    i :heart: :heart: :heart: blue eyeshadow; i definitely think it could work for you.

    perhaps you can try dior's Bleu Denim shadow palette? it is so gorgeous!!

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  10. Alejandro

    Alejandro & R.V.R

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    OOh, I have that one :heart: , It's one of my favorites, with Beige Massai and Clubbin' :punk:
     
  11. brian

    brian New Member

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    yes! i love those two as well! :woot:
     
  12. Golden_butterfly

    Golden_butterfly The mod squad

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    Hey thanks u guys,now gonna listen to all ur advices
    and apply some blue :innocent:

    Alejandro thanks for the painting :flower:
     
  13. Plumour

    Plumour New Member

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    this is exactly what I normally do with blue :flower:
     
  14. Plumour

    Plumour New Member

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    love that one!!!!!

    :heart: all Dior shadows :lol:
     
  15. Aida.Sevan

    Aida.Sevan New Member

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    May be you ll find it usefull. ;)

    There is a double shadow "Awake Stardom Graphics Eye
    Duo Eye Color", you can find it on www.drugstore.com for $25 :
     
  16. tgp

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    I want parrot!!!!
     
  17. ambidextrous

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    the most sought after MAC e/s... there's a very similar color coming out with the Ornamentalism collection (end of October i guess), called Blue Absinthe (for pics go to www.specktra.net then color stories 2005, scroll down to october)

    I really love blue on eyes, there are so many shades of blue to choose from. I believe everyone can wear blue, you just have to find the right one.

    Some suggestions (all MAC):

    Fade - mid jeans blue
    Deep Truth
    Contrast
    Vellum - white/blue/violet duochrome, gorgeous over black khol
    Freshwater - bright true blue (look at pic)
    Ingenue blue - dark turquoise, I :heart: this one, LE though
    Plumage - almost black bluish green
    Jewel blue - lighter version of Ingenue blue

    then there's also Stila Peacock, but it's not that intense once applied :angry:

    from left to right: Stila Peacock, MAC Freshwater, MAC Fade, MAC Plumage
     

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