It’s time for a CBB guest post again and this month I have the beautiful MizzJ from Just J! Our theme this month is blue and silver and J has prepared something very beautiful for us. Let’s take a look…
Hi everyone, it’s MizzJ from JustJ.ca here to share my take on November’s CBB post theme: blue and silver.
When I think of blue and silver, thoughts spring to mind of clear, cold mornings where you wake up and the world is transformed into a beautiful landscape of icicles and snow. I decided to try to interpret that feeling with my makeup and thanks to the new Revlon Photoready Eye Art shadow sticks, I was able to let my imagination run wild!
I normally never wear blue eye shadows let alone blue sparkles, but I ended up really loving how glam this look was. I kinda regret not using this for Halloween last month!
To create this look, I used:
- Lancome Teint Visionnaire foundation in 140 Ivoire N (I’d actually recommend using something a shade lighter to really up the “Ice Queen” look
- No. 7 Creme Touch face powder in Honey Milk
- Lise Watier Luminous Correcting Primer in Banane
- Makeup Forever HD Pressed Powder
- Clinique A Black Honey Affair shadow palette
- Revlon Photoready Eye Art sticks in Cobalt Crystal
- Smashbox Limitless 15 hour wear cream shadow in Sapphire
- Lancome Grandiose mascara
- Revlon Lip Butter in Cotton Candy
First, I wanted to create an even, flawless base with my primer, foundation and powder. Then, I topped it off with a white finishing powder like the MUFE, as it gives a pale sheen that normally you wouldn’t want, but today I did!
Next, I used the cream shadow end of the Revlon Photoready Eye Art stick in Cobalt Crystal all over my lids to create a base color of icy blue. Then I applied the Sugar Cane shade (a white shimmer) from my Clinique A Black Honey Affair shadow palette generously on my brow-bone, inner corners and under-eye area. I really layered on this white shimmery shade and used it as a way to blend out the harsher lines from the cream shadow. One thing to note with this cream shadow is that it sets very quickly, so it’s easier to apply it with the wand as opposed to dotting it and then blending with your fingers.
At this point, I have a pretty wash of light blue color across my lids, but I knew I needed something to really up the drama. Using my cream shadow brush, I applied the Smashbox Limitless 15 hour wear cream shadow in Sapphire heavily to the outer half of my eyelids and also along my lower waterline.
Last, but certainly not least, I took the blue glitter end of the Revlon Photoready Eye Art stick and applied it liberally all over my lids and under-eye. This glitter is just beautiful – so thick, easy to apply and full of blue and silver sparkles. Once on, just give it a couple seconds to set. Instantly I had the perfect, bejeweled eyes I was looking for!
Finally, I topped my lashes with a couple coats of mascara, highlighted my cheekbones and nose bridge with more Sugar Cane and then did my lips. With such a dramatic eye look, I decided to tone down my lips more than normal by slathering on a thick layer of the Revlon Lip Butter in Cotton Candy and then topping it with more glitter from the Revlon Photoready Eye Art stick. The end result was pale, blue-tinged lips as if I really was some creature of winter.
This look was fairly simple to do, but had maximum impact on. If you’re going to try this out, I’d highly recommend purchasing the Revlon Photoready Eye Art sticks as they are the perfect tools for this type of fun makeup look!
Wow J this is gorgeous, you’re an ice princess! I wish I had a themed winter party coming up so I could try to recreate this. I love it, thank you!
Don’t forget to go visit MizzJ and give her a follow!
– Chantal 🙂