Monday, June 2, 2014

Lovely Lupita Turns Heads In Bright Blue Eye Shadow

Lupita Nyongo'o is quite beautiful, hence People magazine's most beautiful woman of 2014.

No arguments there. And we like how Lupita takes fashion chances. Alright, her choice for the Met Gala was a fashion bomb, but at least she took the risk and did it with style + confidence.

Just recently, we noted a beauty risk the Academy Award winner took at 2 very public events.

The first was at the Veuve Cicquot Polo Classic at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, N.J. over the weekend. Lupita looked lovely. And we're digging the black, big-brimmed hat---Nice!

But what we're really adoring is the bright blue eye shadow usually seen as a beauty DON'T.

And then again, Lupita wowed us with a glam, cropped jumpsuit at the CFDA Fashion Awards event Monday night. And there's the bright blue eye shadow, once more.

Blue eye shadow is actually pretty with dark brown eyes like Lupita's.

Makeup artist Nick Barose told how he created Lupita's makeup look:

"When it comes to summer makeup, don’t overthink it—blue is actually easier to wear than you imagine. The key is to keep the application simple."

With a wet shadow brush, Nick  applied the cobalt shade from Lancome's 5-Pan Eyeshadow Palette in Midnight Rush ($50;, and blended it all over her lids and diffused the color past the crease. "I smudged it around the eyes to create kind of a soft smoke," he says.

"The blue is already such a statement, so go easy with the application, and keep it uncomplicated."

Will you try bright blue eye shadow this summer?

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