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Homigoodness I can actually wear blue makeup

November 6, 2010
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Whenever I’ve tried to wear blue shadow in the past it’s given me the appearance of illness, under-eye bruising, and general whorishness.  That’s probably because I’ve always slapped it in the creasular region, or tried to wear blue with other cool colors like royal purples or teals or greens.  It just didn’t work, no matter what I did, and I’d given up on wearing all of the lovely blues and purples that I’d somehow accumulated, knowing full well that I’d only be able to gaze upon their loveliness in my makeup drawers.

I do believe I’ve bested the bitch this time around.

The right eye is actually a touch more color accurate in the second and third photos, I don’t know what’s going on with my camera.

But notice, if you please, how not-weird this is compared to that Mimi look I did earlier this year.  Gaze upon the flattering Ravenclaw hues, that row of sweet, sweet bronze protecting my delicate yellow skin from the harsh cold of the blue lid color.

In short, I am rather in love with this color combo and the way it works with my skin.  Today is a good day.  Except for the mascara, I don’t know what the hell is going on with that douche, making my eyeslashes look all grey and nasty.  Urg.

Outer 3/4 of lid:  NYX Atlantic

Inner 1/4 and crease:  NYX 24 Karet (sic)

Highlight/inner corner:  WnW white-pink

13 Comments leave one →
  1. November 6, 2010 1:11 pm

    yay! i am a big fan of using an intense color on the top lid in this way.. not really smoking it out or anything, just slapping it on in the middle. you should use blue more often!

    • thecandiedmango permalink
      November 8, 2010 6:31 am

      I like it, too! It’s kind of like “oh, look at her nice normal makeup WAIT WUT” every time I blink.

  2. November 6, 2010 6:33 pm

    Yay for non-whorey blue looks! I get worried about the bruisey-ness/skank-feel also. It’s a damn tricky shade to make work. Meow’s Spell is a shade I’d totally wear even if it did make me look like queen of the 80’s whores (I don’t think it does though) just because it is so friggin awesome.

    • thecandiedmango permalink
      November 8, 2010 6:52 am

      Spell isn’t whorey! It’s oceany and lovely, like baby sea otters and mermaids.
      It’s weird to think that, at least in the US, blue eyeshadow used to be the color of choice for girls just getting into makeup because it was ‘innocent’ and ‘sweet’.

  3. November 7, 2010 1:35 pm

    Lovely! You definitely bested that bitch. :)

  4. November 8, 2010 3:32 am

    Haha embrace the whorishness ;]

    This colour placement is so cuuuuuuuuuute :3 and the coppery shade in the crease brings out the orangey tones in your eyeballs!

    • thecandiedmango permalink
      November 8, 2010 6:55 am

      I love the orangey bits in the eyeballs! It makes things interesting, especially when I get my driver’s license renewed. I don’t know if they do this everywhere, but here they have to write down what your eye color is, and they never know what to put for ‘grey and orange’ and it makes me feel so unique and special.

  5. November 9, 2010 9:49 pm

    Oh~this is very soft and pretty! The blue looks amazing!

    • thecandiedmango permalink
      November 9, 2010 10:44 pm

      :D Why, thank you! When I picked that color up I was pretty surprised to find such a pigmented drugstore eyeshadow, especially in that shade of blue. This was before Wet’n’Wild stepped up their game, so it was still pretty novel at the time.

  6. November 11, 2010 10:40 pm

    Very, very nice! I can imagine how many levels of WRONG this would be on me … the blue would be 1987-ish, the bronze would be orange. But you’re right, they both work beautifully with your skin tone! With your eyes open, it almost looks like it’s a neutral look, but then you close them and POW! BLUE, BITCHES!

  7. November 15, 2010 11:21 am

    That’s really pretty on you! Definitely a subtler way to wear the color, and the coppery shadows emphasize it, and your eyes, very nicely!

    That said, should I be embarrassed to admit how much I like your Mimi look? I still think of it when I think of the pretty blue makeup i want to do. The contours and vibrancy are LOVELY!

    Unfortunately, you’ve gotten into my head. Every time I’ve done a blue look since you posted the Mimi, I’ve second guessed myself and thought “OH GOD DOES IT LOOK LIKE THAT?!” Sigh. I love blue makeup.

  8. Ana permalink
    December 10, 2010 6:10 pm

    This is one of the funnest makeup blog posts in a while (ever?)!

    Gotta check out the other ones! … after I get some sleep.

    Love. It. ^_^

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