September 24, 2007

FW07 Trend: Blue Eye Shadows

The ballots are in. All the make-up houses agree. Blue is the shade this season.

As one of their new fall looks, Mac came out with this Blue Storm look.
Created with their new Matte² highly pigmented eye shadow, you can tell from the look above that the effect is very intense. This would be perfect for a dramatic look for a night out. Personally though this is a bit too much for my taste.

Laura Mercier also came out with a Stormy collection (I guess rain and wind is trendy this season). The ad is much more dramatic than the Mac, but the blues are still quite intense.
Their blue sky quad was actually what inspired this whole post. If you've been reading this blog for a while, then you will know that eye shadow quads are my weakness. Isn't this quad sooo pretty? After much admiration on the internet, I finally got around to trying it out the other day at the counter. Unfortunately it seems that blue really isn't my color. I tried, I really did. Usually when something looks nice, I can tell straight away. But this time when the sales lady tried it on me and I took a double take and had to cover my other eye in an attempt to find the beauty in it. The sales lady tried to help by adding eye liner and more of the darker shades for the more "full effect" saying that the blue takes some time to get used to, but no matter what she did/say and how much I tried, I still looked like I'd been punched. It is really too bad, I was fully prepared to buy it! The shades are just too blue! But the thing is, the sales lady looked perfectly fine with the blue shades on and she has a very similar skin tone as me. I don't know what went wrong there.
And then of course there is my darling Bobbi Brown with their limited edition metallics collection that comes in Midnight Metallics.
Isn't this palette so pretty too? I was torn between this and the Laura Mercier. But ultimately, I think this is the better blue palette around, because the two grey/silver blue colors are the perfect compliment to the dark blue, easily creating a whole smokey eye effect with a blue tinge.
Incidentally, I also love their Forest Metallics. The greens are just sooo rich and lustrous that it has blown away all my previous reservations about green eye shadows ever since my friend told me they looked slutty and I saw a middle aged lady wearing lime green eye shadow over her heavy powdered face and very red lipsticks, which really scared me. Those are lime green. But this is much richer and the effect is much classier and more elegant. I absolutely LOVE this palette. Hmm... so I guess at the end of the day, I just can't get away from Bobbi Brown.

Chanel also has an eye shadow quad with blue shades as well, though it is not new. HG has it and the effect looks great, all smokey blue eye with a very pretty sparkly undertone.

26 Comments:

Blogger Miss Stylologist said...

I have been wearing blue eye shadow for the past couple of months...I love it. I use a navy to line my entire eye (top and bottom)and a sky blue for the lid. It's a great alternative to black.

9/25/2007 7:31 AM  
Blogger  said...

love the post<3 and the ones below this one!

9/25/2007 8:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i tried blue and it didnt work on me either, ditto for green. so i guess that leaves grey or brown. im always looking for a bluish grey or brownish grey. the bright clear hues never look right except maybe on the runway or magazine ads. so i buy inexpensive eye shadow for all my experiments. i think l'oreal is the best blending eye shadow. nothing else in that price range, revlon, for instance, has worked for me.

9/25/2007 9:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i agree with the comment above... ill stick with the browns and the greys.

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9/25/2007 9:56 AM  
Anonymous Leanne said...

Blue isn't my color either. The lady at Bobbi Brown counter mixed the Forest palette with the Plum palette since I asked for a dark, dramatic look and I loved it! I ended up buying just the plum palette though. <3 Bobbi Brown's eyeshadows.

9/25/2007 3:08 PM  
Anonymous Hanna said...

I just have to say I love your blog! It's great! Blue is not my color either, but green works for me!

9/25/2007 6:49 PM  
Anonymous fashionholic said...

hmm maybe I should be a bit bold and go or blue... it looks pretty cool I must say :)

9/25/2007 7:55 PM  
Blogger Jo said...

Both of those Bobbi Brown palettes need to be mine. Great post. I'm not quite sure if I can pull off the blues either. A few years back a Mac counter girl convienced me that I could, got home (with every eye product she recommended for the look) and tried it out myself, no luck. Somehow she made it all work. Since then I've been very skeptical to try to the return to blue.

9/25/2007 9:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blue Eyeshadow! I can't get past visions of the late seventies and early 80's when girls in school would pile on the blue eyeshadow and almost white concealer around the eyes (blue raccoon). Yikes. But the professionals you listed know just how to do it right.

9/26/2007 12:08 AM  
Blogger pianogirl said...

Blue really doesnt suit me, I think the normal, black or brown eye makeup never gets old, and it suits everyone. Just dont cake it on :]

9/26/2007 12:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In general, blues don't look good on me either, but Sephora has this metallics liner kit that features this dark dark blue that gives just a pop of color without looking overtly blue.

Also, I just got Bobbi Brown's Metallics in Velvet Plum (looks nicer at the counter than on the website). Its a great variation on the browns I wear all the time!

9/26/2007 1:03 AM  
Blogger raissa said...

blue doesnt work for me either but green does. I wore it one day and my aunt noticed it right away even when she was almost 60 feet from me. That green palette from Bobbi Brown looks so nice. will check it out.

9/26/2007 5:06 AM  
Blogger Vanessa Cedeño said...

I just bought a metallic blue eyeshadow yesterday :) That was the color I was missing....it looks good on me and now that it's the shade of the season I'm so excited :)

9/26/2007 5:18 AM  
Blogger *Romany* said...

hey! i loove ur blog!
so i was so excited to see that you seem to feel the same way I do about blue eyshadow, lol

http://the16diaries.blogspot.com/2007/09/hot-new-trend-blue-eyeshadow.html

this is a post from my blog from the 10th of september, lol!
so exciting!
anyway, love your blog! keep up the good work lol
rom xo

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