Tutorial – Teal-Blue

This tutorial is for a darker teal/blue look – it’s a very bold, vibrant look, so if you prefer soft looks, this isn’t it. 😉

Skill Level: Beginner-Moderate

You will need the following products: water-based mixing medium, a medium-bright green base (Kelly Green pigment), a pastel mint green eyeshadow (Aquavert eyeshadow), a teal eyeshadow (Melody), a darker teal eyeshadow (Tease ‘n Teal), a deep blue/purple eyeshadow (Cinders eyeshadow), a medium-dark blue eyeshadow (Freshwater eyeshadow), a highlight color (Blurr eyeshadow), black liner of choice, and black mascara of choice. To finish the look, I used Springsheen blush with Enriched Refined Bronze to contour cheeks, and on my lips, I used Velvet Teddy lipstick with Pink Lemonade lipglass.

You will need the following tools: a good blending brush (Philosophy Shadow brush) and a flat, short bristled brush to apply wet pigment.

Using a semi-firm, flat bristled brush, put just a touch of water-based mixing medium on it, swipe it against the back of your hand to ensure it isn’t too wet, and then pick up some Kelly Green pigment. Place all over lid area, making sure to only cover enough area so that your lid and just over the crease line is covered.

Like so.

Using you blending brush, pick up Aquavert eyeshadow and place on the inner one-third to one-half of your eyelid.

This is what you should have.

Again, using your blending brush, pick up Melody (or Tease ‘n Teal if you can’t find a good flat teal shadow!) eyeshadow and apply it to the middle of your eyelid, starting from around the crease area and pulling the color downwards to the upper lash line.

Remember, pull downwards.

Like so.

Using you blending brush, pick up Tease ‘n Teal eyeshadow and place the color on the outer one-third of your brush beginning at the crease line and moving downwards toward the upper lower lash line.

This is what you should get.

Picking up more of our teal color, place your blending brush horizontally against your crease to pull the coral color into the crease area.

Like so.

Using your blending brush, pick up Cinders eyeshadow and place on the very outer edge of your lid.

Then moving the brush horizontally, pull the newly placed Cinders eyeshadow into your crease.

You should have something that looks like this.

Again, using your blending brush, pick up some Freshwater eyeshadow and apply it just like we have in the past when we’ve done crease-work, but only apply it to the lower portion of your crease.

This is what it should look like.

Using the blending brush, pick up your browbone highlight color of choice and place directly underneath the arch and move your brush in the same direction of your brow.

You should pull the color with your brush outwards and then lift up and begin apply it to the inner portion of the brow area.

Add your choice of black liner (or colored liner) and favorite mascara to finish the look.

The final product: