Black & Blue Eye Shadow Tutorial

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If you're doing black and blue eye shadow, you're going to want to keep a few key things in mind for the best possible results. Get a black and blue eye shadow tutorial with help from a 30-year beauty industry veteran in this free video clip.

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Hi, my name is Tracey Brown. I'm a beauty expert. I have about 30 years of industry experience in makeup, skincare and also as a trainer. I am currently a writer, a beauty journalist and I have a great website, where you can read more about my tips and advice. Today, we're doing a blue and black eye shadow tutorial. So we have our model, Shauna here today, we've already prepped, done her face makeup and we also done one eye with a blue and black eye shadow. Sorry. So we've applied primer the eyelid and used a brighter blue on the lash line to the crease, a little black in the crease area and then used a little bit of the blue highlight on the brow bone. So I'm going to go ahead and finish up the other side so you can see how I did this. So our first step is placing the bright blue eye shadow on the lid from the lash line to the crease. I'm going to do that now on Shauna. We've already applied some two-phase shadow primer which is really great when you're doing dark colors to have a primer down first because it ensures you don't have fallout where the shadows are going down on the face. They adhere to the eye. It also gives you a really bright, true color. So step number one. Our next step will be to use the black in the crease. So I'm going to apply this in almost a C shape in Shauna's crease and then the key with any eye shadow application of course, is blending. We don't want lines of demarcation there. So we're going to blend this out. So a fluffier brush for blending is what you want to use there. If you need to go back and add more color to make it more vibrant, this is the time to do that. So I want a little bit more of the blue to show up. I'm going to take a tiny bit of that highlight, not too much, just a small amount and work it into the brow bone and then of course, blend it all out. The finishing touches of course are adding some liner. So for the bottom line instead of using a black I'm going to use the blue again on the bottom lash line, take a smudge brush and apply that right in her lashes. And for liner, we're going to use a black liner and go along the upper lash line using a pencil. Lift the lid so you can get right in the base of the lashes. That's where you want your concentration of color, the depth of color from your liner and then I'm going to go back and use a brush to work into the lash line. And then last, of course is a bit of mascara to finish the look, black always and of course, there are several ways you can do that, adjust it with other types of formulas of eye shadows but there you have it. My name is Tracey. If you have any other questions about eye shadow tutorials and makeup or beauty, please email me at


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