Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

5 Uplifting Light Blue Eyeshadows

I love a good sky blue/pastel blue eyeshadow, especially for spring, but it also can work really with more summery colors as a way to tone down some of the vibrancy of those brighter hues.

  1. Buxom Husky — light ethereal blue with a soft frosted finish
  2. MAC Styledriven — light-medium blue with a soft frosted finish
  3. Make Up For Ever #150 — pale sky blue
  4. Urban Decay Clash — vibrant sky blue with sparkle
  5. Bare Escentuals Illusion — pale pastel blue

What’s your favorite light blue eyeshadow?

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12 thoughts on “5 Uplifting Light Blue Eyeshadows

  1. Veronica

    I think the only light blue shadow I have is Urban Decay’s Shattered from the Ammo Palette, which is pretty though often unused.  I generally think light blues don’t always wear well with my dark brown eyes, but it does always remind me of my mom’s pictures from the 70s.  😀

  2. xamyx

    I don’t really reach for pale blues, so I don’t really have a favorite, and I never purchase them outside of a pallette. That being said, if I do decide to play with a pale blue, I typically go for those that have a hint of, or lean toward, green or purple, and they also have to be a more saturated color. MAC Tilt, or Urban Decay Crystal are two that I use on occasion, but I pair them with dark shades.

  3. Kafka

    I don’t own a single pastel or pale blue! Seriously. Not even in those few palettes I own. (I prefer singles.) It just doesn’t seem to go with my olive-yellow toned skin and almost black-looking eyes.  That said, the UD Clash you’ve featured is very, very pretty and something I might consider wearing as a highlighting/contrasting colour. (Probably because it’s more intense and brighter than the usual pale pastel. lol).

    •  @Kafka Exactly!  I laughed IRL as I read your post.  I do not own a single pale blue eyeshadow either!!   The UD Clash is about the only one I think I could possibly pull off as well… gorgeous!  Brights work really well on me and never look as bright, just interesting.  On the other hand, pastels are deadly and pastel blue is the living dead version of me.

      • Kafka

         @wwendalynne  Haha, “deadly” and “living dead.” So, SO true! It’s like the reverse Clown Effect that pale-skinned beauties sometimes get with bright blushes. With us/me, pastel eyeshadows just lie on the skin like weird clown makeup.  Almost as bad as pale blue is pale, pastel green. I end up feeling like Jaundice Central or Malaria on Legs.  😉

  4. Quinctia

    Probably UD Aquarius is the one I reach for the most, though I’d say it’s closing in on being more aqua.  Something in the light blue range is something I tend to use more as an inner corner highlight moreso than a lid color.  I tend to lean towards medium shades for lid colors.

  5. Pale blue eyeshadow and me are a definite don’t.

  6. Mariella

    I don’t think I own a single light blue eye shadow. It’s one colour I can’t imagine wearing.

  7. zainab

    Light blue is probably the colour that scares me away the fastest… I think even bright matte yellow would look better on me. I envy people who can pull it off. 

  8. Jessica Napoles

    Is Clash part of the new UD formulation? What a gorgeous color!

  9. summerblue

    Mac’s Moon’s Reflection & Shu Uemura’s ME Blue 600.  IMO, both are the most perfect true medium baby blues.