Monday, February 24, 2014

Beautiful Blue- Featuring Urban Decay's Mariposa Palette

Meet Haley….
She's an incredibly sweet, beautiful young lady finishing up her senior year of High School and approaching her 18th birthday!!  We recently did a makeup session to get some ideas for her upcoming Prom.  She wanted me to use blue for her eyes, and left the rest up to me.  Check it out…

Blue can be a tricky shadow because it can go all wrong, think Mimi from Drew Carey or the 1980's. However done right, blue shadow can be a not so scary, not so outdated, bold, and beautiful color choice for the eyes.  Here's what we used on Haley:


  1. Urban Decay Primer Potion all over lids
  2. From the Urban Decay Mariposa Palette apply Skimp (light neutral beige) to the entire lid as a base color
  3. From the same palette, next apply Mushroom (a shimmery gray) to the lid, from lash line  to crease
  4. Next, from the same palette, apply Haight (shimmery blue) starting in the outer corner of the crease, and sweep back and forth in the crease with a blending brush in window wiper motions repeatedly until well blended
  5. Then I applied Kat Von D's Tattoo Liner in Trooper along the lash line and extended up and out to create the cat eye.  This is an incredibly easy eye liner to achieve the cat eye! LOVE!
  6. Lightly filled in her brows with MAC Veluxe Brow Pencil then brushed them through in upward sweeps with the brush on the end of the pencil to soften them out.               
  7.  Wipe the under eye area  with a makeup remover wipe to remove any eyeshadow fallout. (shadow that falls onto face when applying)Apply MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation (I used NC25) in stippling motions to face with flat foundation brush, then buff in circular motions
  8. For blush I lightly applied Bare Minerals All Over Face Powder in Glee to the apples of the cheeks
  9. For the lips MAC Snob (light neutral pink) topped with 
  10. MAC Nymphette Lip glass (sunny golden pink frost)
  11. Not shown are the lashes, because I don't know what brand they were but they had fancy little diamonds on them :) I applied with them Duo lash glue.

By adding the blue just in the crease of the eye paired with the gray on the lid, it keeps the blue shadow from over powering the whole eye.  Then, blend, blend, blend the blue in the crease to keep the look soft and not harsh looking.  Perfect for a lovely young lady :)