Going-Out Makeup: Blue-On-Blue Winged Eyes & Berry Lips

It’s fun to break out of the box!
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It’s fun to break out of the box!

I don’t get the chance to go full glam very often, but when the opportunity arises, I use it to branch out and do something new (to me, at least!) and dramatic. For winter nights out, I can't think of anything more dramatic than a layered, blue-on-blue winged eye and bright berry lips. Here's how to get the look!

STEP 1: Prime and shine 

beige eye shadow

Not going for opacity here, just a light dusting of shimmer.

I start by priming my lids with e.l.f. Eyelid Primer (eyelid primer is a must if you want your shadow to outlast the night). Next I lightly dust the shade Beige from my Lorac Pro 2 Palette from my crease up to my brow bone. I did this to create a subtle wash of shimmer, and to make the other shadows I used appear more seamless. 

STEP 2: Draw the base for your wing. 

white eye shadow

This base, penciled in Milk, does not have to be perfect just yet. This is just a general guideline.

I typically go for super blended looks, so I wanted to switch it up and create something with a pronounced wing shape. In order to create a base for my design, I used the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk to draw out a winged shape, filling it in completely. 

STEP 3: Layer your blues and define your wing. 

blue eye shadow

Do your best to keep it just on the mobile lid, but don’t worry if it gets a little messy.

Next I used my pinky to pat ColourPop Eye Shadow in Krinkle all over the mobile lid. I filled in the rest of my wing shape with L’Oréal Infallible 24HR Eye Shadow in Midnight Blue, starting at the crease using an e.l.f. Eye Crease Brush

blending eye shadow

I also bring this deep blued down in a V shape on the outer third of my lid.

STEP 4: Clean up. 

navy cat eye

You can also use makeup remover wipes.

Once all the shadows were built up to the opacity that I wanted, I took a baby wipe and sharpened the edges of my wing shape, making sure to sculpt it correctly and clean up any shadow fallout.  

STEP 5: Liquid liner and mascara. 

To add more definition to my eyes, I drew a liner wing on my upper lash line and traced my lower lash line using the L’ Oréal Infallible Lacquer Liner 24HR in Navy and set the liner with the same Midnight Blue shade I used earlier. 

If you like false lashes, now would be the time to put them on; most of the time I can’t be bothered with them, though, so I just added a couple of coats of my beloved CK One Color Mascara.

STEP 6: Highlight and blush. 

navy holiday makeup

Lipstick is MAC Matte Lipstick in Fashion Revival; if you want a more affordable shade, you can layer Wet N Wild Megalast Lipstick in Sugar Plum Fairy over a wine lip liner.

For a little added glitz, I highlighted the high points of my cheeks and Cupid’s bow with the NYX Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator in the shade Gleam (if you have fair skin I would recommend the shade Sunbeam) and applied a blush with a bit of shimmer to it (Milani Baked Powder Blush in Berry Amore). I then applied a deep raspberry lipstick to my lips for added drama. 

Swatches

makeup swatches on wrist

L-R: ColourPop Shadow in Krinkle, L’Oréal Infallible 24HR Eye Shadow in Midnight Blue, Lorac Pro 2 Palette shade Beige, and MAC Matte Lipstick in Fashion Revival.

  • What was the last occasion y0u got SERIOUSLY dolled up for? 
  • Do you like to be adventurous with special occasion makeup, or do you play it safe? 
  • What's your go-to going out look?