COLOUR ME BLUE
It wouldn’t be a ’90s-inspired look without some colour on your lids, and this time around, blues are back with a bang!
Tips that help you rock blue eyeshadows.
Bring attention to your eyes with pops of this colour. As most of us have brown eyes, cooler shades of blue will make the whites of our eyes appear brighter!
QWhat’s the key to nailing blue eye makeup that complements Asian skin tones?
Contrary to popular belief, blue eyeshadow actually suits all skin tones! It largely depends on what makeup looks you wish to create. Baby blue looks girly, sweet and youthful on fairer skin. For those with a darker skin tone, it can be applied on your entire eyelid or just the inner corner to add a bright pop of colour. Navy blue always makes the eyes look more mysterious and dreamy on fairer skin tones. On darker skin, it looks bold, modern and fashionable. Retro is hot right now, which means groovy is the new glam. Electric blue will enhance your eye makeup and make the look more captivating.
QWhat brush do you recommend to apply colours with maximum impact on the lid?
I highly recommend the NARS #40 Eyeshadow Brush as it deposits a perfect amount of pigment.
QWhat does an eye primer do?
It’ll help to keep cream and powder eyeshadows looking fresh and vibrant (as if they’ve just been applied) all day with no creasing. At NARS, we have a transparent eye primer and the new NARS Tinted Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base in four skin-tone shades (light, medium, medium-dark and dark).
QWhich is better in terms of longevity: cream or powder eyeshadow?
I would recommend that you use both cream and powder eyeshadow together. Use cream as your base colour, followed by powder.
QHow can beginners successfully pull off colourful eye looks?
You can try to pick pastel colours as it’s easier to control their intensity. Then, apply some loose powder under the eyes to prevent residue from sticking to the skin. When it comes to blue eye makeup, do keep the colour of the cheeks and lips soft, so there isn’t a clash and the focal point is the eyes.
1. NARS Single Eyeshadow in Big Sur 2. NARS Single Eyeshadow in Baby Jane 3. NARS Single Eyeshadow in Showgirl 4. NARS Artistry Brush in #40 5. NARS Tinted Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base in Medium Dark