Before Urban Decay happened to me, I hated blue colored eyeshadows with a fierce conviction that it was just not made for my skin tone. And then, I saw Evidence in the Urban Decay Smoked palette and I can’t believe that I had been missing out on such a regal shade. It really does look like the blue of Royals, and it was a real delight using it ( there I go Johnny English again! LOL ).
Continuing with my UD Smoked palette series, my text tutorial is on a blue smokey eye. I have used Evidence, Asphalt and Mushroom for the main look, Kinky as highlighter and Freestyle to define the crease.
What did I need for this look
- Urban Decay Smoked palette
- Urban Decay Primer Potion
- Perversion 24/7 Glide On eyeliner
- Too Faced LashGasm mascara
- Loreal Paris Contour Kohl eyeliner
- BH Cosmetics Angled Shadow brush
- BH Cosmetics Blending brush
- BH Cosmetics Classic Smudge Brush
- BH Cosmetics Small Smudge Brush
- BH Cosmetics Eyeliner Smudge Brush
- NYX Slide On Eyeliner in Sunset Blue
- Maybelline Color Tattoo in Tenacious Teal
- Benefit Cosmetics Fake Up Concealer
( The NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil was wrongly placed in the picture and not used for this look. The photo was taken long back).
Coming to the step by step tutorial for this smokey eye
- First of all, starting with a clean and fresh eye, apply UD Primer Potion on the eye lid up to the brow bone, inner corner of the eye and below the lower lash line. These are the areas generally used for eyeshadow application and they should be primed. Let the primer set for a couple of minutes. At the same time apply Benefit’s Fake Up eye concealer in the under eye and inner corner of the eye section.
- Dab your finger or a flat stiff shader brush into Maybelline’s Tenacious Teal and apply all over the lid, keeping it below the crease. Although UD’s eyeshadows are highly pigmented and have good color payoff, especially after applying the primer potion, I wanted the blue shade to really stand out here. This colored base will remove the inherent smokiness of the shade, so it’s an optional product. It’s a complete personal preference and not a must-have product for this look.
- Apply NYX’s Sunset Blue on the upper and the lower lash line (upper line should be thicker than the lower one) and smudge it out with a smudge eyeliner brush to remove the harsh lines
- Taking Freestyle on a fluffy blending brush, apply it into the crease in a fan like motion, blending it into Tenacious Teal and at the same time giving definition to the crease.
- Dab into Kinky with a smudge brush and apply below the brow bone and with a small smudge brush or a pencil brush or a detailer brush, apply Kinky into the inner corner of the eye to brighten the area.
- Tap into Evidence with an angled or a flat shader brush and pat onto the lid and then with a clean small smudge brush, apply below the lower lash line, stopping two -thirds of the way. Make sure that the eyeshadow on the outer corner of the upper and lower lash line meet each other in a small <, on the outer end of the eye.
- Take a clean blending brush and tap into Mushroom and then Asphalt and apply into the crease with a light hand. You can go back and apply more product, if it fades from the blending. Blend, blend till there are no more harsh lines.
- Go back and apply more Evidence with a shader brush if it has faded from the blending.
- At this point you can apply Blackout into the outer V of the eye with a crease brush, to make it more striking, but I have kept it to a simple blue smokey look.
- Apply the kohl eyeliner into the lower and upper waterline.
- Taking Perversion, line the upper lash line, making it thick or thin as to you want it.
- Apply two coats of Too Faced mascara to the upper and lower lashes.
- Lastly and most importantly, wipe away any excess of eyeshadow fallen on the face with a big powder brush and apply Fake Up concealer to the under eye area to give a good, clean finished look. And Don’t Forget to use clean brushes every time you use it to apply a new shade.
Here is the final look
The look more simplified with the eyeshadows and its corresponding position in the eye numbered.
So, what did you guys think of this look? Blue not intimidating anymore, is it?
Be sure to check out my brownish taupe smokey eye tutorial using the same palette here. And come back for more looks featuring this palette.
Till then, Au Revoir!