Thursday, September 1, 2011

Azure Pop Tutorial

Metallic azure blue centered on matte brown smoky eyes.

We've all seen the Jason Wu F/W 2011 runway makeup, with the dark navy smoky eyes and bright metallic gold in the center of the lids.

I wasn't so much interested in re-creating the look as re-interpreting it with a different color scheme and softer, more wearable finish for real life. 

Step 1: Pack a matte cocoa brown to the outer and inner thirds of the lids, over a good eyeshadow base. You want the color to be intense, as this is your guide-line for the contrasting blue in the center of the lids. Don't bother smoking it out at this point.

Step 2: Pack a metallic azure blue to the center of the lids. For more drama, foil the shadow with mixing medium like MAC Fix+ before applying to achieve a more metallic finish. If you want to soften the look, just apply it dry. 

Azure blue from the 88 Shimmer Palette; good alternatives if you don't have a similar shade include MAC Mutiny pigment or Barry M Kingfisher Dazzledust. Just don't get anything that is too green-toned if you want maximum contrast with the brown.

Step 3: With a softer, warmer brown, blend along the socket line and upwards toward the brown bone. Again you can go all the way to the brows for drama but I did not.

Step 4: Finish with dark brown liner along the water lines, and black mascara on top and bottom lashes. I opted not to apply false lashes, just so I wouldn't obscure the lid colors.


  1. Do you have one with full illuminated hands, if so this is the one I want. Just to let you guys rolex replica sale that my watch came yesterday, I am very pleased it looks great and I will tell my friends that you are a rolex replica replica company to be trusted ,and I will be ordering a ladies Rolex very soon, but I want the smooth movement can you tell me which ones are best . That's really disappointing, we wanted the replica watches we chose as a matching pair, I cannot tell from the pictures whether it is the man's or ladies you don't, either way if our original choices are not possible please cancel the entire order, that is both watches. Please process a rolex replica to my payment method. We do not want to choose other items if our selections are not available. What is your estimated time for these items to be back in stock. We will wait a little while, by that I mean days not weeks. Otherwise we have no option but to request a refund, I do not expect charges to be levied for issuing a refund, we entered into a replica watches uk for you to supply goods, if you have failed to complete the contract it is not my fault, if necessary I will refer this matter to my card company for attention.

  2. There’s no service on the web that has our level of in-depth expertise and experience, as well as our level of skill and capability buy essay papers online to do a great job with any piece of writing, so enlist our help and get the top-notch ghost writing paper that you need!

  3. This comment has been removed by the author.


Hi there! Leave a comment (and be nice)!