So I thought I’d try something new with today’s post – this is the first makeup look I have EVER done (so bear with me if it’s terrible!).
Blue eyeshadow is something that I have always had in my makeup bag since I was about 5 years old. (Wait what?) Yeah, I started ballet classes when I was 3 and have danced ever since (although it has taken a backseat since I’ve been at uni), and for all performances and competitions we had to have the brightest, shimmeriest blue eyeshadow that we could find. Hence I have a strong affinity for using blue on my eyes to this day!
I recently bought a new blue eyeshadow (as my old ones had been thrown out after the last show), and I got Bourjois Colour Edition 24H in Bleu Ténébreux for £6.99.
The eyeshadow is very creamy and smooth (not a powder) – very similar to Maybelline Colour Tattoo. I don’t have any of the Maybelline eyeshadows, but I decided on this as I love Bourjois other products and thought I’d give it a go.
The swatch came out very dark, and you can’t really see the shimmer that it has – it’s a very different colour to what I’m used to, but I love it. It is a bit of a pain to get off as it sticks to the skin, although eye-makeup remover does clean it off quickly.
The only negative thing that I would say about the eyeshadow is that it was difficult to use my brushes with it; the creamy texture made it hard to get the right amount on the brush, but I will still use it as I love the colour and the effect it gives.
Here is the look that I created:
As you can see, it looks much more blue once it’s on the eyes, and I love the effect it gives.
The products used to create this look were:
- Bourjois Colour Edition 24H (Bleu Ténébreux)
- Rimmel London ScandalEyes Precision Micro Eyeliner
- Benefit They’re Real Mascara
- No7 Metallic Eyes Pencil (02 Turquoise)
- EcoTools Eye Enhancing Duo Brush Set (review here)
- Urban Decay Good Karma Eyeshadow Brush
- a basic eyeshadow palette that I’ve had for years (I think it came from Tesco) – I used the white and the purpley-blue shades
I’ve really enjoyed doing something slightly different for this post. Let me know what you think, and whether you’ve used any of these products!
Hope you guys have a beautiful day,