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3 Step Tutorial | Peacock Eyes

There’s something about the combination of blue and purple that gives a smokey eye an edge, a difference. Recently I’ve been pushing myself to play with the untouched shades in my palettes, the deeper colours that usually get ignored in favour of the browns, golds and bronzes.

This three step tutorial features shades from the MUA Immaculate Collection. A fairly inexpensive palette that I can’t seem to find on the net anymore, but the shades are fairly common. This look transforms blue eyeshadow away from its 80’s connotations and into 2014.

Firstly – I started off with a shimmery blue with a yellow base. This helps draw out the other, warmer tones in the brighter blue shadow in the look, I find.

Secondly – I took the bright blue shadow, blending it across the whole lid.

Thirdly – I added the purple, almost indigo shadow out from the centre of my eye out into a subtle wing. The purple shadow adds more depth and gives the blue a great component shade without overpowering the look.

Finished off with a good lick of mascara and a clamp with the old eyelash curlers and you’re good to go. I teamed it with a soft touch of peach on the cheeks and a nude pink lip.

Do you like this look? Would you bring out the blue shadows for this kind of eye look?

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