No, we are not talking about B. B. King blues. We are talking beauty blues…
It’s Fierce Friday! One of the fiercest makeup looks I have seen of late is a blast of blue eyeshadow. Beyoncé was working it on her Daze and Confused cover and Zoe Saldana was wearing a banging blue eye when she covered Russian Harper’s Bazaar.
However, working the blue eyeshadow the hardest is our girl Nicki Minaj. I suppose when one thinks of Nicki we think ‘THINK PINK”, but when she’s rocking the blue hair paired with her baby blues, she is a stand-out.
To get Nicki’s look, be sure apply foundation for a flawless face and highlight with a pale pink blush.
For eyes, prep with a primer like Too Faced Shadow Insurance, then line with your favorite black liner. Apply blue shadow up to the crease, finish with a nude matte shadow on the brow bone. Groom brows and generously slick your lips with M.A.C Nicki Minaj Pink Friday 4 lipstick.
Apply faux lashes or volumizing mascara and you are good to go. Well, except for the blue hair.
Our Favorite Blues (eyeshadows):
1. Potent Pearl Pigment
Try:Black Up Pearl Powder in PP12 $19
2. Blue x 4
Try: Givenchy Le Prisme Mono Eyeshadow—Must-Have Blue $29
3. Chic Compact Blue
Try: Dior Blue Tie Palette (Fall 2011) $70
4. Matte Finish
Try: Illamasqua Victim Eyeshadow $20 (matte deep vibrant turqoise)
5. Budget Blues
Try: Milani Runway Eyes—Beauty in Blue Palette $8.99
6. Made for Mermaids
Try: Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream—Turquoise $22
7. Creamy, crease-resistant color
Try: Shiseido The Makeup Hydro-Powder Eyeshadow—Aqua Shimmer $25
8. Double Duty Blues
Try: Tarte EmphasEYES Waterproof Clay Shadow/Liner—Indigo $22