Feb 24, 2013

Makeup Tutorial: Indigo Eyes

As you can safely assume from the title of my blog, I adore the colour indigo. It's the perfect balance between blue and purple, creating a beautiful mysterious hue. After looking at Vogue's collection of beauty trends from the New York Fashion Week runway, I was inspired to create an indigo eye look of my own. Read the steps to achieve this eye makeup below the cut :)

The products that I've used are:
- Victoria's Secret Runway Ready Makeup Kit
*Please note that the eyeshadow colours look a lot lighter in the photo than they appear on the eye :)
- Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara
- Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
-  Mac 266 small angle brush
- Covergirl Liquiline Blast eye pencil
- Eyelash/brow brush
- Eyelash curler
- Any general eyeshadow application brush 

1. Apply an eyeshadow primer all over the lid.
2. Begin by using a dark turquoise colour (Number 7 shown above) as a base, one that is quite transparent. Don't worry too much about how neatly you apply it, this step is just to create a canvas for the other colours to layer on top of.
3. Take a deep purple (Number 6 shown above - preferably one that has a cool undertone) and apply this to the inner half of the lid. You still want a purple that has some colour to it, otherwise the look will turn out too dark.

4. Now take a dark blue (Number 5 shown above) and apply it to the outer half of the eye.
5. Use a warmer purple colour (Number 4 shown above) and apply this to the crease.

6. Apply a dark matte blue colour (Number 3 shown above) to the outer half of the crease.
7. Take a snowy blue colour (Number 2 shown above) and brush it across the brow bone.

8. Add a white shimmer (Number 1 shown above) to the inner corner of the eye and the outer half of the brown bone.
9. To line under the lower lashes, use the matte dark blue (Number 3) on the outer half, and the dark purple (Number 6) on the inner half.

10. Comb and curl your eyelashes.
11. Apply black pencil liner to the waterline, and 2-3 coats of mascara. If you'd like to enhance the darkness of this look you can also add liquid liner above the upper lashes.

Just a side note: a nice light berry lip colour really complements this look :) Thanks for reading, hope you enjoyed the tutorial!


  1. Nice tutorial! That's such a delicate color too. I'm a big fan of eye makeup. Usually I wear eye liner with a tiny bit of eyeshadow and of course, mascara :) It's fun to see what looks other people sport.
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  2. Precioso maquillaje...

    Un beso desde Stylish love

  3. Another great tutorial!

    -Jade xx

  4. You are really talented! You should start make makeup tutorials on youtube!! :)



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