Brilliant Blue

Hey Everyone!

For this week's makeup look I wanted to do something glam, bold, and relatively easy to do :-)

Hey, I realize that not all my readers have a lot of time to glam up, or may not be comfortable with contouring, blending, WHATEVER.
We all have different skill levels when it comes to makeup, so I say whatever works for you is best!

Also, I wanted to play with my favorite indie brand of mineral makeup (Rose Marie Shadows) since I had such a terrible time with a different brand a couple of weeks ago.  :-(
I had a ton of colors to choose from, but I kept going back to ONE over and over!

I chose a breathtaking blue with incredible richness and dimension. It's called Abyss and it's STUNNING.

I hope you like it!



The Tools:





The lashes I selected are Red Cherry 41's and they are a wispy pair with a lower layer to them. Awesome. :-)


 EYES:

♥ UDPP
♥ Ulta Shadow in Naked from brow bone to crease
♥ Nyx Jumbo Pencil in Steel to lid and lower lash line
♥ Rose Marie Shadow in Abyss to lid up to crease, and also on lower lash line
♥ Rose Marie Shadow in Illusion to crease, blended up and out towards brow bone
♥ Black eyeliner to lash and water line
♥ Black mascara
♥ *optional* I added a clear gem to the center of my lower lash line, 
but it did not photograph very well.
In natural light in was adorable :-) 


BLUSH & CONTOUR:

♥ Ulta Powder Blush in Adore applied to apples of cheeks
♥ Coastal Scents Contour Palette
Dark brown shade used to contour cheek bones, temples, nose, and jaw.
White shade used to highlight center of forehead, under eyes, tip of nose, and chin. 
 

LIPS:
♥ Nyx Round Lipstick in Ceto
♥ Nyx Round Lip Gloss in Kiss


Thanks so much for stopping by! I truly love it when you do! 
I hope you have a great week!

xoxo,
Colleen

P.S.  Stay tuned...  I've been working on a huge project, and there will be more info coming up on that soon!

Best wishes!

_______________
Colleen Watkins
VanityandVodka.com



36 comments

  1. Lovely look! :) That blue eyeshadow kicks the pretty little butt of M.A.C.'s Deep truth. I will have
    to try out those eyeshadows! :D

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    1. Thank you!! (AND they are cruelty free! Our favorite!) :D

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  2. I love the litte addition of the gem! Very cute.

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    1. Thank you Robyn! I wish it photographed better :-( Maybe next time.

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  3. wow..i love this blue on your eyes...u look amazing...

    www.lookbeautifulalways.com

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  4. Oh, super cool post, very interesting:)Your blog is a great place:)
    Would you like to follow each other? Just let me know, if you enjoy my blog of course:)
    http://svetlanabeauty.blogspot.com/
    xoxo Svetlana from Bulgaria :)

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  5. love u in blue i think youve done a look simiar too this and its amazingggg ur hair and the blue are so perfect!!!

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    1. GOOD MEMORY Jessica!! I did a matte blue look with Sugarpill!! I must say I'm drawn to it... :-) THANK YOU!! xoxo!

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  6. You never cease to amaze me, Colleen! This blue look is killer! <3

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  7. oh my gosh, this is such a beautiful look Colleen! absolutely love that shade of blue - well done!

    -ariel* xoxo
    www.chiclookxo.com

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    1. Thank you sweet Ariel!!! I LOVE this blue!!
      xoxo!

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  8. Wow beautiful color!!!
    Have a good week, dear! my g+ and like in bloglovin for your post!!!:)))

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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    1. Thank you Marcela!! You are awesome! :-)
      xoxo!

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  9. Hi! I'm a blogger from Spain. I've recently found your blog and your looks are absolutely marvellous!!
    I follow you on bloglovin.
    Please, could you tell me which colour you use for dying your hair? It's fantastic and it's very near to the one I'm wearing but better. It may be a 8.53?

    Thank you!!

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    1. Hi!! Thank you!! You are so sweet!
      I get it done at a salon and I don't know the formula. I get this question a lot and have answered it more thoroughly in my FAQ's section :-)

      Hello to Spain!
      xoxo!

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  10. Just wanted to stop by and say thanks so much for the follow backs; appreciate it! Hope you had a fantastic Tuesday and have a great evening :o)

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    1. You are so sweet! Of course :-) Same to you! Thank you!

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  11. Beautiful I love Blue:)

    www.beautylicousreviews.com

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  12. That looks really beautiful, such a deep color. Love it.


    /Avy

    http://mymotherfuckedmickjagger.blogspot.com

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    1. Avy, I am so honored by your comments. Honest.
      Thank you!!
      I adore your blog. ADORE.

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  13. The one great thing about me being so cute is that I can be a week late for stuff and nobody gets mad, because who stay mad at this adorable face? (I'm totally making an adorable face right now.)

    Seriously, though...I've looked at this look about 12 times this week on my phone, and I hate commenting on my phone because it pretty much never goes well. So here I am...finally at a keyboard...and loving this look for the 13th time this week. I LOVE this shade of blue...just LOVE it. Love it. I used to do a similar blue look with UD's Radium all the time...(though I think this shade is a tad darker/deeper than mine)...and this just makes me want to get that blue out and play with it. Fabulous!!

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    1. First. Regardless of the face you make. you are indeed in every way adorable, therefore- take 5 years to comment... You are THAT cute.

      Secondly...THANK YOU!! And if I can just say, this blue is really worth everything. If you love blue the way I do :-)
      LOVE YOU TO BITS!!!
      xoxo!!

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  14. Lovely colors :), looks soo chic!

    please check out my blog:- http://somewhereovertherainbow-xo.blogspot.co.uk/

    XO

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  15. You totally rock Blue shadow!!

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