Makeup of the day – Blue Mascara

Tying into my post about the colour blue on Sunday, today’s makeup is a great light solution for hot days when you still want a pop of colour.

Despite the deep-rooted fear of blue makeup among the general public (the 1980s left a painful mark on all of us so I am not surprised), make-up artists around the world adore and use blue in all shapes and sizes every day. I still believe there are ways to make the colour work in 2018 and make it current. All you have to do is Pick a super-pigmented matte shade for the eyes instead of shimmer, use sky blue or azure for a cool summer look for the day or a deep navy, midnight blue smoky eye for the night, pair it with a fresh face. Same goes for a blue mascara or eyeliner: pick the brightest blue shade, layer it onto your lashes, pair it with a fresh face to create a fun look for this summer. I think is great to step out of the very cozy comfort zone of the jet black mascara sometimes and the best thing about wearing a blue (or any other bright shade) mascara is that it’s a nice pop of colour when you need to keep the rest of the face fresh and clean to feel comfortable in the heat.

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There was only one blue mascara in my makeup collection and that is an old limited edition of Zoom Lash from Mac but there are so many great options on the market right now. I highly recommend Diorshow Pump’n’volume (and the complementing liquid eyeliners are amazing too!), the Yves Saint Laurent Vinyl Couture on is really nice and bright too, Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash, Mac False Lashes, NYX Color Mascara, L’oreal Voluminous Original, Maybelline Volum’ Express The Colossal Big Shot Mascara X (that’s what they call ‘a mouthful’ of a name!), Kiko Smart Colour or Collection Extreme Colour.

Here is the breakdown of the look:

Prep:

Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel, The Ordinary Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3%, Solait by Superdrug Anti-Ageing Face Fluid in SPF 50+, and plenty of By Terry Baume De Rose, The Body Shop Rose Dewy Glow Face Mist.

Base:

A touch of EX1 Invisiwear Liquid Foundation just where you need a bit of coverage, Garnier SkinActive BB Eye Roll-On to counteract blue tones under the eyes, Diorskin Forever Undercover Concealer in Shade 21 Linen all buffed together with a Real Techniques sponge.

Eyebrows:

Kiko Precision Brow Pencil in no. 4.

Eyes:

Mac Paint Pot in Painterly as a base, Mac Eyeshadow in All That Glitters along the upper waterline and a plenty of messy coats of Mac Zoom Lash in Blue (you can also use a lash primer beforehand if you want to make it last a lot longer).

Cheeks

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid in Pearl, Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette in Natural Beauty Shade 4. Bronze all over and Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette in Natural Beauty Shade 7. Highlight on the top of the cheekbones.

Lips:

A touch of By Terry Baume De Rose.

Follow all these steps with a setting spray, like the Skindinavia Makeup Finishing Spray Oil Control or Bridal to keep everything in place.

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