In For Spring: Blue/Green Eyes

My spring and summer trend prediction is simple: green and blue eyes. Two of my favorite beauty Youtubers have both recently come out with tutorials on blue and green looks: Kathleen Lights and Aqua Eyes Tutorial from Jaclyn Hill.

In the make up world, blue eye shadow has always been thought of as gaudy and taboo, reserved for children playing with dollar store make up. I have always resented this idea, because for every bad blue shadow look, there are five that look fresh and young. I think the key to blue shadow is using the right shade for your age, eye color, and desired look. I love a bright, metallic aqua color for the daytime, and a deep matte navy for night.

When it comes to green shadows, the world is a bit more forgiving, but only when it is a dusty olive or something even more muted. This spring, I hope to break free of this. I want bright, in your face greens. I have green eyes, so I have always been told to stay away from green, but I actually like a monochromatic eye look.

Here are some shadows in my collection that I can’t wait to bust out for spring and summer!

Colourpop Super Shock Shadow in Flower Shop (Pearlized) $5.00

“vibrant blue green with soft gold pearl”

This is from the new Spring line from Colourpop, and I just recently got this in the mail. I cannot wait to use this as a pop of color in the center of a halo eye look.

Colourpop Super Shock Shadow in Snap Dragon (Matte) $5.00

“mid-tone sea foam green”

This color is 100% out of my comfort zone, but it has my heart. This is such a brilliant, eye catching color that is perfect for warm weather. I will most likely be using this on my lower lash line as a pop of color.

Colourpop Super Shock Shadow in Krinkle (Metallic) $5.00

“a smoky blue loaded with silver and gold glitter”

I bought this color because it goes against everything I am comfortable with in an eye shadow. In person, it looks much lighter and more silvery, so this is perfect for a summer night look. I usually spend all summer in a classic bronze eye look, so this will be a nice departure from that.

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Peacock $4.49

So technically this is an eyeliner, but I tend to use these jumbo pencils as eye shadow bases. I think this product is perfect for a smudged out liner look for a bright blue look. I always plan on using this as a base for brighter shadows to really make them pop.

Freak from the Urban Decay Electric Palette $49.00

While I can wish and hope, I honestly don’t know if I will have the balls to wear this shadow at all. It is ten times more crazy looking in person, and commands attention from everyone. If I do dare to wear this, it will probably just be lightly dusted on my lower lash line or in the inner corner.

Mildew from the Urban Decay Ammo Palette $19.00

I have and love this color in an eyeliner, but this month I really want to use this shadow all over my lid. It is just bronzy enough to look smoky and flattering, and just green enough to look interesting.

Shattered from the Urban Decay Ammo Palette

I cannot wait to use this shade. I honestly depotted this into a Z Palette and completely forgot about it, only finding it again when I went through my collection looking for blues and greens for this post. This color could easily look cheap, but something about the undertones makes it look unique and glamorous. I will probably use this color to try my best to recreate the aqua eyes look from Jaclyn Hill.

Let me know what you think will be in for spring! Thanks for reading!!

Glowingly yours,

Jess

 

 

 

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