Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

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Makeup & Beauty Tips on How to Wear Blue Eyeshadow

Share your best tips and tricks for wearing blue eyeshadow!  Feel free to share your experiences, how you mastered techniques, or what you struggle with.

Temptalia’s Tips

  1. Wear it as an eyeliner, whether smudged with your favorite eyeliner or as the only eyeliner color.
  2. Wear it in the crease to darken but not overwhelm the eye.
  3. Wear it on the inner corner (a brighter or paler blue) to add a pop of color.

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13 thoughts on “How to Wear Blue Eyeshadow – Tips & Tricks

  1. Dee

    For bright blues, I loke to wear them either on lid or as eyeliner. For darker blues, I like to use them to smoke out a look in place of using a black.

  2. Meiya

    If wearing blue on the lids, fade out the edge with a warm brown eyeshadow.

  3. My tip would be to stay away from baby blues and try darker shades first. I find them more flattering and less Barbie girl-like :-)

  4. My only tip: Wear darker blues. To me they are much more wearable. Co-incidentally, today I am wearing blue, but just around my eyes as a liner with a purply taupe shadow to smoke out and graduate off the sharp edges, The rest of my face is naked neutrals.

  5. Kate

    I like turquoise blue on outer corner with peach or gold on rest of lid, get lots of compliments with this look but only for a summer look!

  6. I wear bright blue shadow mostly as an eyeliner, unless I’m doing a photo shoot…then I will use it on the entire lid for a more dramatic effect.

  7. I love shades like MAC’s Birds&Berries worn under my lower lashes (my eyes are brown and this really makes them sparkle) or on the outer corner of my lid with a neutral like Wedge or Stila Puppy in the crease and sort of blending out the blue so it’s not quite so starkly *BLUE*. And like you suggested, Christine, putting it in the crease is nice too because it’s not quite so visible all the time…the crease sort of tones it down.

  8. KaseyCannuck

    I wear a dark blue in the crease and outer corner with a bronze lid color.

  9. Jan

    Watch the amount of shimmer. Blue can be great for themed parties but for an everyday look, it is actually a feat to master and I appreciate those who can. One easy way is to use a plum-blue, midnight blue, or peacock blue as a part of the look. Another is to use it with neutrals.

    For weekend days, tropical shades, including a blue, can produce a really cool rainbow look. Mattes or that type of smooth shiny look (not really shimmer but almost metallic).

  10. Dinitchka

    I am a blue e/s fiend! I like to wear it on the entire lid up to the crease (I have hooded lids) and smoke it out or work it in the crease with a mattte black, matte brown, matte grey or matte purple (depending on my mood and attire for the day). If I wear a cream blue e/s I like to top it with black, grey, purple or brown.

    I’d like to say that ‘working’ with blue is the key. If you are afraid of a full on blue e/s wear it as eyeliner. Don’t be afraid to wear it as a lid color and pair it with other colors. You might be surprised at how it looks on you.

  11. Celine

    I would like to know how to do a smoky blue look without it being scary. Tips anyone?