In a sea of vampy lips and smoky eyes, the best way to stand out during the holidays is with a sweep of bold pigment. And not just any color: We're talking something truly unexpected-electric, even. Yes, we know blue eye looks have been subjected to scrutiny since the '80s, but we're more than ready to give them another try-with some guidance, of course.
SoВ we invited beauty influencer EmanВ to Santa Monica'sВ Ulta BeautyВ to take part in our 10-minute beauty challenge. Eman chose a makeup look at random and was given 10 minutes to shop the necessary products and create the look. Her thoughts on the frosted blue shadow look? вЂњI think it's gorgeous, and it incorporates a lot of the hero trends of the season, like metallics and bold colors.вЂќВ
Watch the video below to see how EmanВ created the look in under 10 minutes.В
Eman's take on the frosted blue eye is modern and fresh-and proof that the color is seriously underrated. Learn how to create the look below, and shop all the products you'll need to try it out for your next holiday party.
Instead of starting with eyeshadow, EmanВ opted for liner instead. вЂњThese pencils are so creamy and easy to use, which isВ a quality you want when applying anything to the eyes.вЂќ Use a blending brush,В toВ gently blend the color deep into the waterline to give it a smoky effect.ColourPop Dream St. Eyeshadow Palette $16Shop
When it comes to this palette, Eman can't help herself: вЂњIt has the most gorgeous colors, from shimmery shades to matte.вЂќ To start, she went straight for the silvery-blue sheen, Kaleidoscope. Skip the brush, and press some pigment onto your ring finger before dabbing it onto the eyelid. Editor's note: If you're worried about fallout, spritz a priming spray onto your fingers before shadow. This will hold it in place. To finish, line along theВ upper lashline. Eman likes to softly pull on the outer corner of the eye upward to mimic the shape of a wing, then uses an angled brush to further define.ВUrban Decay Perversion Mascara $24Shop
ChooseВ a mascara that will give you a lot of volume on both the top and bottom lashes. вЂњYou want them to be super black and long to really pop against the blue shadow,вЂќ says Eman. This mascara from Urban DecayВ is a favoriteВ for its oversize wand and long wear.Stila Heaven's Hue Highlighter in Kitten $32Shop
Using the shade Kitten, highlight key areas of the face: down the bridge of the nose, on your cheekbones, around the temples, and above the brows. This will enhance the overall frosted effect.Buxom PowerPlump Lip Balm $18Shop
Since this look is all about the eyes, you don't need any colorВ on the lips. Go with something nice and subtleВ like a plumping balm, which will enhanceВ the natural hue and shape of your lips.