I mentioned in one of my earlier posts that I avoided blue eye shadow for several decades - I wore pale blue constantly in my younger days (all the way up to my eyebrows - ughh!) and it all became too boring. Of course it was the fashion at the time (a generational thing) and after wearing it to death and then giving it a miss for so long, I honestly thought it belonged in my past, and I'd never EVER go back to it.
And then one day a Revlon ColorStay 16 Hour Eyeshadow Quad called Serene came into my possession (how DO these things happen?), and I fell in love all over again with powder blue :-) But it wasn't all smooth sailing - these shadows are very sheer, and despite numerous attempts, I just couldn't get them to work for me. They'd almost disappear from my lids before I had a chance to take any pics - I tried various primers, cream bases, even my trusty essence white kajal, but the powders just wouldn't adhere. I thought I was destined to just sit and stare at the palette rather than get any wear out of it :-(
However, today I worked out the secret of how to bring out the beauty of these shadows - apply them over a matte base! (Sugarpill Tako to be precise) To be honest it usually annoys the hell out of me if I have to do something outside my usual routine to get a shadow to work, but in this particular case, I'm prepared to make the effort because it's just so darn pretty :-)
Here's what I used to create this look:
Eye of Horus Charcoal Obsidian Goddess Pencil for tight-lining
Essence white kajal all over the top lid
Sugarpill Tako (white) pressed over the top of that
Medium blue from the Revlon Serene quad over most of the white
Revlon matte Riviera Blue in the crease
bhcosmetics waterproof eyeliner in Midnight under the lower lashes and on the waterline (blended with essence white kajal)
MNY Master Precise Liquid Liner
MUA matte beige on the hood
MNY The Falsies waterproof mascara
Well it just goes to show that persistence pays off - I'm both relieved and delighted to report that even now, 16 hours later, this pigment has not faded or shifted, and I can finally wear these gorgeous blues with confidence :-)
How do you feel about pastel blue eye shadow? Do you have any tricky shadows in your kit that don't want to stay put?
Take care of you,