|Matheson Hammock Park & Marina, Miami, Fla.|
Today's post highlights marine shades of blue, aqua, seafoam, teal and green. What you see below is basically the extent of the blues in my collection. For a long time I had avoided wearing blue eyeshadow, associating it with the early 80's, the disco era, and even the character "Mimi" from the old Drew Carey show. But recently I have grown to appreciate a soft, gray-blue accented eye or a pretty, pale periwinkle-blue or even a bit of bright cornflower blue liner. In short, I have learned that blue can be your friend!
|Left: MAC Dandizette, Center: Sephora Liner The Deep End, Right: Urban Decay Kiddie Pool|
|Top: MAC Surf USA, Center: MAC Lucky Green, Right: Shiseido Aqua Shimmer|
|Top to bottom: MAC Pearlglide Undercurrent, MAC Eye Kohl Float on By, Nars Palladium|
|Clockwise: MAC liquid eye liner Signature Blue, Armani Eyes to Kill #10, Benefit Tidal Rave|
- MAC Superslick Liquid Eyeliner Signature Blue
- Sephora Smoky Cream Liner The Deep End
- Nars Soft Touch Shadow Pencil Palladium
- MAC Eye Kohl Float on By
- MAC Pearlglide Undercurrent
- Shiseido Hydro-Powder Eyeshadow Aqua Shimmer
- Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner Tidal Rave
|Chantecaille's La Baleine Bleue palette - love this pair, mom and babe :)|
I swatched the top champagne shade, the gunmetal gray from the mom whale, and the pale blue of the surrounding "sea." There is a bit of shimmer overspray so these shades may differ slightly once that has worn off. I have to say it was hard to touch this one as it is definitely among a handful of items I have that are simply too pretty to use.
|Nars Summer 2011: Cap Ferrat|
I almost passed on this trio, thinking it would never work for me, but reconsidered as these colors are so tropical and summery, and also unique to my collection. Look how pretty they are on Karen of Makeup and Beauty Blog here. These types of shades look great paired with gold and are also nice layered over a black base for a more dramatic look.
|Windsurfer, Matheson Hammock Park & Marina, Miami, Fla.|