So corny the title 😛
But this is just a quick look to show you that you CAN wear blue eyeshadow to work and not have your boss breathe down your neck for breaking the conservative dress code.
Ok. Maybe in a more liberal office 🙂 Don’t take bright blue eyeshadow and take it from lash line to brow like the Red Queen did in Alice in Wonderland. Instead, keep it subtle. You don’t have to use the products I use so long as you have similar shades.
Here is what I used for this work day blue-eyed look and how I did it.
- Face: Lancome BB Base, Shu Uemura Face Architect powder foundation, Guerlain Meteorites Nacre des Mers
- Eyes: Lancome Exceptional eyeshadow quad in #311, Guerlain Kohl eyeliner, Dior Extase mascara
- Cheeks: Chanel Joues Contraste in Narcisse
- Lips: Dior Serum de Rouge in Raspberry Serum
The trick I’ve found when trying to pull off blue for work is to use a more muted blue (electric blues might have to wait for Fridays or weekends) and mix it with grey and black.
- Use a dark navy blue close to the lash line and in the corners
- Use a grey-blue as an accent colour over the lid and blend with the navy blue
- Use silver or white in the inner corners and on the brow bone to open up the eyes and highlight
And I’m done! I do wear very outrageous colours to work (I get away with it :D) but one some days, when I’m feeling a little blue, this is a no brainer look I do and usually without even thinking.
Do you have a favourite blue eyed look to share? 🙂
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OOOO, pretty, pretty!
Well, I rarely wear eyeshadows, hahaha. But the blues that I own are pretty muted, so they can get away for daytime activities too, yay! ^.^
Thanks! If it weren’t for work u can bet this would be more intense 🙂
How classy!! This color combi reminds me of the SQ trolley dollies!! 😀
BTW thats a really interesting necklace you have there! 😀
LOL SQ trolly dollies! 😀 the necklace was from Africa! Thanks for noticing 🙂
*swoons at the lip color*
Hehe I take it you liked it? 😉
I love the lips! They look so pouty. this blue look is definitely wearable
Aww thank you! I love this lippy 🙂
I love the makeup. The blue is very wearable and the lip color is gorgeous!
Thank you Gio!
Eh, the Dior Raspberry serum looks sooooo pigmented in this photo! My lemming just resurrected… heh.
Haha! Did you test it last time? Maybe you just have to get it 😉
Jamilla Camel says
Thank you Jamilla!
You scared me ! LOL When I read “work friendly look” and you have that first photo, what was PB thinking? 😛 Your creation is very nice 😀
Haha! The only one to comment on the Red Queen 😀 I thought it would be eye catching 😉 Thanks Nikki!
gawsh! is that ur real skin? and all u used? no concealer, no liquid foundation? super flawless! and btw, u look like u put blush. did you?
if you said yes to the first 3 questions and no to the last, then do please write your review on the nacre des mers!!! cause it looks like it’s working as well as the perles!
Yes, yes and yes to no liquid foundation. I used whatever I listed. I didn’t list my concealer and yes blush is listed – Chanel Narcisse 😀 Review on Nacres des Mers is coming up soon!
haha blue eyeshadow is always somewhat for villain lol..
my only BLUE eyeshadow i like is from JillStuart eyejelly aqua crystal *blingout
i cant pull off the stand alone blueee…it’ll make my eyes ultra small & squinty
i need to blend with half grey or half pink 😀
Paris, as always – beautifully done! And your eyes match your necklace perfectly!
Thanks Yani! 🙂