Smoky Peacock Blue Eye
Fall is a time to take intense colors and smoke them up a little so they don’t look too Barbie-esque. What better than pairing an intense peacock blue with black to rein it in for the evenings?
The trick is getting a REALLY strong true-blue with a sheen. Think Smurfs. You will need much less effort for a high-dimension look. I used a discontinued pigment from TKB called Blueberry Pop, but you can get the same primary blue color from Lime Crime’s Shoe Addict Magic Dust, or MAC’s Freshwater.
If you’re on a budget, a good alternative is NYX’s Kiss in Casablanca, which has a good strong intensity, though it’s deeper in tone.
Step 1: Apply strong primary blue metallic shadow over the entire lid area. For intensity, make sure you apply it over a good base.
Step 2: With a smudger brush, apply black shadow along the upper and lower lash lines generously.
Step 3: With a small blender, apply the black to the outer corners of the lids as well, and blend in and up along the socket line. Finish by smoking the blue into the black a little, to remove any harsh lines.
Apply black pencil to the water line.
Then reapply some blue to the inner half of lids to re-intensify the color if needed.
Step 4: Apply black liquid liner along the upper lash line just for opaque definition. It should be just near the roots of the lashes, and not as thick as the black shadow applied earlier. You want to retain the smokiness.
Then apply false lashes and/or black mascara.
Step 5: Finish the look with hot pink blush and nude-pink lips.
Electric blue eyes with matte skin, NYX Pinky blush, and MAC Faux lipstick.
Other Products Used:
Revlon Colorstay Foundation in 310 Warm Golden
MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC25
Everyday Minerals Matte Foundation in Golden Medium (as setting powder)
Ardell 122 Lashes