Hi loves, life has been a little hectic recently and I just haven’t found the time to put together a post. Normally I am quite harsh on myself when that happens, but this time I decided to relax and just write when I’m ready, I hope you don’t mind!
If you’ve read my blog for a while you know I have a lot of time for Anastasia Beverly Hills products. I’ve been using them for years, and some of the brands products have become my holy grail items. I absolutely love the shadows especially and have several shadow palettes in my collection. Today I thought I would create an Anastasia eye shadow look with a bit of colours as I have been pretty boring and neutral as of late. The look I came up with is an icy blue one that reminds me a little of the movie Frozen.
I thought I would focus on the eye makeup rather than the whole look as it can get really lengthy writing all the steps I took to create the look. I actually mixed and matched the shadows between the Anastasia Shadow Couture and Tamanna palette, but as the shadows are sold individually you can pick the shadows up by themselves. Unfortunately you will have to pay for shipping from the Anastasia website, as the single pans aren’t yet available in the UK, but hopefully they will head over soon. I can hope!
Here is a list of the products I used:
- Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade: Medium Brown
- Anastasia Brow Duo Powder: Dark Brown
- Anastasia Clear Brow Gel
- Anastasia Concealer: 3.0
- Anastasia Shadows: [Shadow Couture] Azure, [Tamanna] Fresh, Venezia and Blush
- Urban Decay Eden Primer Potion
- black Up Waterproof Smoky Kohl Pencil: No10
- Collection Fast Stroke Eye Liner: Black 1
- L’oreal Volume Million Lashes Mascara: Extra Black
- Eylure Vegas Nay Lashes: Grand Glamour
As always I started with brows and applied by brow products. Once my brows were done I cleaned up underneath with the Anastasia concealer and then applied UD Eden Primer Potion all over my lid. My go to base shadow is now Fresh, which I have actually hit pan on. I applied that all over the eye area as a base shade. I then went straight into the blue shadows, initially applying Venezia into my crease and then Azure on the outer V to darken it. I kept blending till there was a nice fade, and then I went back in with Fresh under the brows to highlight.
Next I decided to use an eyeliner pencil I had been neglecting for a while. I had purchased a few black Up eye liner pencils as they seemed really pigmented and creamy but as I had been opting for more neutral eye looks, my pencils were going unloved. I decided to use No.10, a beautiful bright blue on my waterline and lower lash line. Once I applied it onto my bottom lash line, I went over it with Venezia to set it. Finally, to finish off the look I applied mascara, liquid liner and false lashes. The lashes I opted for are a very dramatic pair from the Eylure Vegas Nay collection called Grand Glamour. I really wanted something dramatic, to draw attention to the eye look and I think these lashes delivered that.
I really enjoyed using colour again, and I do love how this look turned out. Yes, blue eyeshadow isn’t something I would wear every day but I think I might start trying to inject colour back into my life by wearing a colourful eye look at least once a week. The 18 year old me would be so disappointed at how boring the 24 year old me has turned out! I hope you liked this post, if you have any colour combinations you would like to see, just let me know. Tanzina x