Monday, 12 August 2013

Look of the Day: Blue Lagoon

Hey, everyone! Today's Look of the Day is another expression of my recent obsession with blue eye makeup and drew heavily on lovely goodies from the Chanel Summer 2012 collection and this year's Chanel Summer 2013 L'Ete Papillon Collection. I've been loving that Chanel has been playing with bold, rich colours in their recent seasonal offerings. While you can't go wrong with a polished, neutral makeup look, I feel that you can sport cheery, vibrant hues and still look totally chic. I think my recent Chanel Makeover proved that point pretty nicely!

That said, I did go a bit beyond polished for this look, opting for something a bit bolder and more unusual. I could tell I'd accomplished the unusual part when the bf greeted me that day by saying "Wow, your makeup... um..." Heehee, so yeah, a touch beyond my normal makeup look, but still wearable, I'd argue!

The look started with the incredible Chanel Fascination Eye Shadow Quad, a palette of shimmery blues and greys.


I added to the look by lining my eyes with a rich, navy liner, Chanel Style Yeux Waterproof Long Lasting Eyeliner in Bleu Exquis. The liner would have looked great on its own, but something inspired me to get a bit more artsy. Excitedly, I pulled out the amazing Illamasqua Precision Ink in Scribe, a stark white liquid liner. I used it to create a Speckled Eyeliner look a while back and thought I'd create a slightly more subtle version of that, adding irregularly sized and dispersed dots along the liner on the outer two-thirds of the eye. That definitely added some instant drama to the look! I finished things off with a generous coating of Chanel Imitable Waterproof Mascara in Limelight on my lower lashes to add a touch of aqua to the mix.

Here's a close-up of the finished eye look:



And here's a shot of all the lovely Chanel goodies that I used to create this look. I usually don't photograph the products used in my Looks of the Day, but when it's Chanel, how can you not?! :)



To balance the dramatic eyes, I kept the cheeks and lips softer. I opted for Chanel's Joues Contraste Blush in Frivole (a warm orange-coral) applied lightly and my new favourite nude gloss, Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer in Zephyr.

Here's another shot of the entire look, followed by a breakdown of everything I used:


The Breakdown:

Foundation Primer: Laura Mercier Oil-Free Foundation Primer
Foundation: Revlon ColourStay Liquid Foundation (Combo/Oily formula) in Sand Beige
Concealers: BeneFit Fake-Up in Light (under eyes) and MAC Select Cover-Up in NC20 (on blemishes)
Powder: MAC Blot Powder in Medium
Bronzer: Chanel Luminous Bronzing Powder in Sable Rose
Blush: Chanel Joues Contraste in Frivole


Brows: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Ash Blonde/Taupe and Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel in Caramel
Eye Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original
Eye Shadow: Chanel Les Quatres Ombres Quadra Eye Shadow in Fascination (shimmery aqua shade all over lid and up into crease, dark grey shade blended in outer corner, crease, and outer lower lash line, light grey shade on centre of lid), MAC Eye Shadow in Mulch (lightly in crease), NYX For Your Eyes Only Mysterious Brown Eyes Palette (pinky ivory shade as highlight in inner corner and brow bone)

Eyeliner: Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long Lasting Eyeliner in Bleu Exquis, Illamasqua Precision Ink in Scribe (dotted along the navy liner), and NYX Wonder Pencil in Light (on lower waterline)
Mascara: Clinique High Impact Mascara in Black (on top lashes) and Chanel Inimitable Waterproof Mascara in Lime Light (on bottom lashes)


Lip Gloss: Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer in Zephyr


And a few more shots of the look:






And that's it! Overall, I had a lot of fun with this look. It was my attempt to play with colour and do something beyond the norm without going over-the-top. And even though my boyfriend had reservations about it, I felt pretty good rocking this look! ;)

What are your thoughts on the look? Have you ever tried a speckled/dotted eyeliner look? Anyone else loving blue eye makeup for summer?

Thanks for reading, as always! xo

58 comments:

  1. This is such a great look! :)

    laurenlovesmakeupxoxo.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Ooo I love this!! Will have to try it myself, its not quite as dramatic as full on speckled eyeliner so much easier for daytime :)

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    1. Thanks! Would love to see if you give it a try :)

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  3. Love this look! x

    www.lornasfabulousfashion.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. So gorgeous, Jen! And I love the braid :)

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    1. Thanks! The braid came as inspiration from Kim Basigner in Batman :)

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  5. Ah, you look gorgeous like usual but this time maybe more... blue shades suit your face so nice !

    Btw, are you using Lush sea salt spray on your hair :)

    x

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    1. Aww, thanks so much! And yes, I was using Lush Sea Spray that day! I wear it really often :)

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  6. love this makeup! but I don't think I would be able to do it :P

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    1. Aww, thanks, Elisa! Will visit your blog soon :)

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  7. umm.. can i just say,i am obsessed with how your shadow looks here! i've always shied away from blues but am intrigued again since they're on the fall runways. maybe i will give it a shot now :) thanks for the inspiration! btw, i'm followung you now, would you like to follow back? let me know :)

    Ginger @ Chic by Night
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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Ginger! Appreciate the kind words adn the fact that you're now following! Will stop by your blog soon :)

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  8. Oh, that's just gorgeous. I would never know how to do this make-up on myself. The blue shades really suits you!

    xx
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    1. Aww, thanks, Gita! I've been surprising myself with how much blue makeup has been appealing to me lately :)

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  9. You are soooo good with make up, I'm really jealous because my make up routine is the same every day, lol. That eye shadow colour is gorgeous and suits you so much. The rest of your make up looks great too. I feel inspired to go on a make up spree and start to mix it up a little thanks to you! :)

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Izzy! I definitely get into makeup ruts as well, which is why I make it a point to play with makeup like this every once in a while! Happy that I've inspired you to try something new :)

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  10. Nice tips! the result is incredible :D I follow you right now in Google Friend; take a look to my blog and said me what do you think about it and follow back? :) KelaTaconea
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    1. Thanks so much, Kela! Will check out your blog soon :)

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    1. Thanks! I had fun creating this look :)

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  12. I love the look you created, you look beautiful! xx

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  13. Awwwww this looks so good! You look lovely x

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  14. I really gotta check out the Chanel inspiration, but you're right, this is so bold and unusual! I wish I could pull this off, but you look fantastic!

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    1. Aww, thanks so much! Can't go wrong with Chanel :)

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  15. You look so pretty! I love makeup, and yours is so nice! Well done and it's a great blog!

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Denise! Glad you stopped by :)

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  16. wowww!
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  17. wow, good job! Well done, dear! You look really beautiful and hair look wonderful as well:) Thank You for sharing such a nice post!
    Have a happy time!

    Alexandra
    www.svetusvet.com

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Alexandra! Glad you enjoyed the post :)

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  18. Hey hey, I'm glad you liked it I'm in the beginning but already addicted to this world of the blogs!! And Preppy Lemonade is already on Bloglovin (http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/9725179/preppy-lemonade) stay tuned and follow the blog so you can be updated with all my little news and surprises!! Hope to hear from you soon!!

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    1. Thanks, Barbara! Will visit your blog again soon for sure :)

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  19. That looks really good! I always see these posts about makeup and non of the looks are actually something I would wear. I really like this one though!

    Love, Kat.

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Kat! Glad you liked it :)

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  20. Wow, you look so pretty! Love your makeup <3
    xoxo

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    1. Thanks so much, Gaby, for the kind words and for stopping by! xoxo

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  21. Oh my goodness, such an incredible look!
    Chanel is always so chic and fancy :)

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Cassandra :)

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  22. Such a cool look, very nice!

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  23. Great look dear. Would u like to follow each other?
    kisses,
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    1. Thanks! Will visit your blog soon :)

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  24. what a beautiful make up , you look great

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  25. That spots makeup give a lot of luminosity to the eyes. :)
    And you know I think you look gorgeous wearing that blue Chanel eyeshadows palette. :)

    xx, Sandra @ Blasfemmes

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Sandra! It really is a fantastic palette :)

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