Thursday, July 16

- Feeling Blue...

Nope, this isn't a post about me feeling down in the dumps (I'm quite the opposite really), so you can breathe a big sigh of relief that you won't have to endure one of my rants. Not that I'm saying rants are a bad thing, because OUTLET.

Sticking to a beauty theme, today I want to share a trend I've been loving recently: a 'pop' of blue. Blue is my all-time favourite colour to wear clothing wise, and recently I've been incorporating it into my makeup routine.

LINER:
My favourite product to achieve this blue 'pop' has to be the Collection Extreme 24 hour felt tip liner, which is an absolute steal at just £2.99! It's the perfect shade in-between a navy and more electric hue, and brightens up the eye area wonderfully. For a full review and swatches of this liner, take a peek at my previous post here.

SHADOW:
Annoyingly, I couldn't find the palette I've been using for when I was taking the above photograph and then I discovered it as soon as I had finished writing this post. Typical. The eye shadow palette I've been using though is the Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro 2. I swatched it in a blog post a few months ago (here), so you can take a look at the blue shade (named 'New Rules') there. I've been using the Spectrum 'Short 'n' Sweet' short smudge brush to apply it softly along the lower lash line. I'm also planning to create a Silvery blue smoky eye for an evening look.

NAILS:
As much as I love the typical reds and pinks, whenever I wear blue nail polish I realise how much I like it. Current favourites have to be the Maybelline Superstay in 'Uptown Blue' and the Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine in 'Elderberry'. I absolutely love the formula of both of these and would struggle to find a fault with either! I'll definitely be sporting a darker, navy shade over the A/W months.

I'm yet to extend this theme to my lips (Makeup Revolution, I'm looking at you with your blue lipstick) and can't really see it happening, but I've really been loving this trend lately - it adds something a bit different that's not too in-your-face. Despite not joining the blue lipstick bandwagon, I'm definitely tempted to throwback to the nineties and rock a blue mascara - yay or nay?

Are you a fan of the colour 'pop' trend? What do you think of these products?



KAREN
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35 comments:

  1. I love the Collection eyeliner but I've never tried it out in any of the other colours! Must have a look next time I'm out shopping :)

    Natalie Ann xo // Petal Poppet Blogs ♥

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  2. Really wish we had Barry M nail polishes in SA, that shade looks so pretty

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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  3. That Maybelline polish is so gorgeous! Perfect for summer : ) xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

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  4. Oooh I LOVE the blue liner! I've got it in purple btu haven't ever seen this one arond. Adding it to my list immediately! I've got the Barry M polish as well and it's such a fab colour. I call it my Elsa shade haha! :P xx

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle Blop

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  5. Blue is my favourite colour, such beautiful shades especially love the maybeline shade! x http://coffeeatmidnight13.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. I have a few blue shades n my parental advisory palette from make up revolution which I am yet to give a try. I will let you know how I go with them. :)

    Ellen,
    http://fishnetsxd.blogspot.ie

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  7. Elderberry looks so cute, I love pastel blues! I wish I could wear blue eyeshadow but honestly I look like a drag queen. I've seen you wear blue liner before there and so suits you!

    India | www.touchscreensandbeautyqueens.com

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  8. I am so guilty of having too many green nail polish but recently I have been gravitating towards blue as well. I love that Maybelline UpTown Blue, what a gorgeous baby blue. Definitely got to pick that up soon.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  9. I did go through a blue phase but I always seem to go for greens and reds lately!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  10. I tend to ignore the maybelline nail polishes, but wow, that is a gorgeous blue!

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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  11. I accidentally bought the purple collection liner and actually loved it, such a nice change so I'll have to check out the blue version. The maybelline polish is next on my wishlist, love it :)

    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

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  12. I recently bought Barry M's Elderberry and I'm so excited to try it out. The shade is absolutely beautiful xx

    Abi | abistreetx.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. Just went back to check out your previous post on that liner. It's so, so pretty!


    Beauty Isles | An Island Girl's Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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  14. Weird how you're loving blue and how I've got a post nearly ready featuring an electric blue top that I'm loving!! :)

    How gorgeous is that nail polish, I love the colour and am having a moment with blues too!! :)

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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  15. I love the idea of the eyeliner - might try that out! Elderberry also looks like such a lovely shade. I don't know what it is about Barry M - I just can't resist! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

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  16. Thank god, you were not feeling down! :D I love the blue shades Karen. Gorgeous barry m nail polish, I just love that brand to bits! <3

    Serene | I Am Serene L

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  17. I also really like wearing blue on my nails!! Much more than red, really. I think it can be just as classy. I love those two shades in the photo :)

    Samantha Series | bloglovin

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  18. Glad to hear you aren't really feeling blue ;) Love those blue polishes! So fresh!

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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  19. I really love a pop of blue in the summer! My favorite way to wear it is a bright blue liner along the lower lash line. Love the blue nail polish!
    xoxo Lauren | Will Sing For Makeup

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  20. I love that Barry M nail colour...one of my fav's! I don't often reach for a coloured liner but I might just have to give one a go next week xx

    Brenda BusyBee | ONE YEAR BLOGIVERSARY GIVEAWAY! WIN AN URBAN DECAY NAKED PALETTE & MAC LIPSTICK OF YOUR CHOICE!

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  21. The blue nail polishs look gorgeous! I have a blue eye liner but I have yet to actually use it. x
    fashionismyfirstlanguage.blogspot.ie

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  22. Love the blue polish, those shades look perfect for summer! :)

    I have a new outfit post up on the blog, would love to know your thoughts:

    * Electric Sunrise - Fashion and Lifestyle Blog *

    x

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  23. Yes! I love blue too, but I tend towards cobalt blue just because darker tones work better for my fair complexion. Despite this, however, I love seeing pastels on everyone else, and these products sounds absolutely great! I've been wanting to get blue liner for a while now, haha, and ahh, the nail polishes look wonderful!

    May | THE MAYDEN

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  24. Blue is a great colour for the summer and winter, but it all depends on the shade and this shade is perfect for summer.

    Meme xx

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  25. I just love blue nail polish! Especially these light shades so pretty.

    http://arnellavanilla.com/category/home/

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  26. Blue on nails actually looks lovely. I have seen so many shades Lucy x

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