Friday, 11 April 2014

Colab Thursday: Spring Eye Makeup

I know that I'm a day late with this, but I decided to go ahead and post this anyway. I don't know if you're aware, but a new collaboration has launched, where every Sunday you receive an email with a topic that you can interpret whichever way you like. This week's topic is 'Spring' so I decided to do a blue eye look which I would wear in Spring or Summer. Now that we're starting to see more of a blue sky outside rather than grey clouds, I thought this would be relevant to the topic - you can sign up to the collaboration here:

Before I start, yes I do have ginger eyebrows, but what can I do?! Haha!

After curling my eyelashes, I primed my eyes with the ELF Eyelid Primer in the shade 'Sheer' so that my eyeshadow lasts and to make sure it doesn't budge. It makes for a great eyeshadow base and it also prevents the mascara on my top lashes from smudging onto my eyelid.

I then followed with the ELF Studio Cream Eyeshadow in the shade 'Candlelight'. I love kicking off an eyeshadow look with this as it highlights my brow bone and provides a gorgeous silvery base with a little bit of shimmer.

I then placed the lightest blue from the ELF Duo Eyeshadow Cream in the shade 'Blueberry' onto the first half of my inner eyelid with my finger, followed by the darker shade on the outer corners of my eyelid, blending it out so I have a sort of smoky effect.

I don't use this Clinique Shaper For Eyes that often, but I do love the way it can define my eyes. I used it in the shade 'Deeply Cobalt' and softly ran it along my upper lash line, which I then blended in with a smudge brush so the line wasn't too harsh. I also placed it on my waterline too.

I used two different mascaras with this look; I used the Benefit 'They're Real' mascara on my top lashes, as it's one of my all-time favourite mascaras and I love the volume it creates. I used the No.7 Stay Perfect Mascara on my bottom lashes, as it's waterproof and therefore doesn't smudge under my eyes.

I hope you like this eyeshadow look I created; if you have blue eyes, it helps bring them out and draw attention to them (which I love!)

Thanks for reading!


  1. That ELF cream eyeshadow looks amazing, great eye look! Also love your eyebrows, embrace them! I dyed my hair ginger and my eyebrows are still brown, some of us are envious haha :(

    I'm a new follower by the way, check out my blog too if you fancy:
    Efflorescent Dream

    1. Haha, thank you! I'll check out your blog xx

  2. gorgeous makeup! the colour of your eyes are beautiful as well :) x
    | Life as a Petite |

  3. Great post!
    I nominated you to do the Beauty Scenario Tag.
    Head on over to my blog to check it out

    nailsandteapots xx

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    Love, Beatriz