Who’s ready for another Face Friday monochromatic look?!
After purple (which I did in THIS Face Friday post, also featuring Jeffree Star Cosmetics!), Blue got the most votes in my informal Facebook poll about what monochromatic looks people were most interested in seeing. I adore the Blue Blood palette from Jeffree Star Cosmetics, and blue eyeshadow in general (in my heart I’ll always be an 80s girl named Donna with blue eyeshadow and a Gold Trans Am!), so I figured it was time to bring you my blue mood. And since I did a fire/sunset look a couple of weeks ago (you can find that look HERE), I decided to make this one not only blue, but a total frosted ice queen fantasy complete with blue contour and glitter tears!
This look was a lot of fun to do – I’ve been really into playing with blush and highlight lately, and since I had this gorgeous navy shimmer “highlight” that I’ll show you below, I thought it would be fun to do it as a highlight instead of a more traditional brown or gray shade. I forgot to do any contouring on my neck, so if you’re wondering why the ice queen looks a little chunkier than usual, that’s why. Let’s just keep moving and not talk about it…
To get my face started, I used the I Heart Revolution Peach Delight Mattifying Primer with Vitamin C and E. It’s still not my favorite, but it definitely helps matte my skin and it’s an ok base to lay a foundation over.
Since we’re featuring quite a few Jeffree Star products in this look, I decided to use his Magic Star Concealer in the shade Green to help neutralize some of the redness in my complexion. In one of my last looks I used the green corrector from The Crayon Case, and while that one is OK (and much, much cheaper!) I still think I prefer this corrector. It’s not as aggressive and I feel like I get a smoother blend out with it.
When I ordered the Crayon Case concealer in green, I also picked up one in pink, shade 27. Although I’m not sure how it works in relation to color theory (since red/pink is opposite of green, not blue or purple), I keep hearing that it’s good for brightening and making you look fresh. Since the Crayon Case concealers are only $5, I figured why not give it a shot? I’m not sure that I’m totally sold, but it did seem to help with those quarantine stress bags I’ve got permanently residing below my eyes, so cheers!
For foundation I went with the Uoma Beauty Say What?! Weightless Soft Matte Hydrating Foundation in shade T3C. I love, love, love this foundation! They recently celebrated their one year anniversary of launching their brand with a huge sale, and I was able to pick up two additional bottles of this foundation for only $11 each (normally $39)! Definitely expect to see this one popping up a lot in these posts – I’m obsessed! My one regret with this look is that I wish I had added a little white to it to make it a little paler. This foundation is very peachy, which I normally like since it makes me look alive and gives me a fresh glow, I think a paler base would have really added to the iciness of the overall look.
I also used Jeffree Star Magic Star Concealer to highlight my face, in the shade C10.
No big surprises as I prepped my eyes for the blue look: baked with the Give Me Glow Baking & Setting Powder in Sugar Cookie and used the Anastasia Beverly Hills eye primer to lay down a base and shape the eye area.
Now, let’s get into the Blue Blood palette! I started with the matte cream shade, Wealthy. I used a fluffy brush to lay this all over the outer edge of where I placed the primer. I started at the inner part of my eye near the nose, and brought it up to the arch, and down to the middle of the outer slope of where I put the primer. It’s hard to see because it’s almost a perfect match to the primer itself, but I ended at about a 45 degree angle from the outer corner of my eye.
Next I went into I’m Cold, a matte pale blue, and brought that just below the cream shade, ending a little bit further down on the outer edge.
Next up was Blue Monday, a very bright, vibrant blue that I used to deepen up the outer corner and up into I’m Cold. Then I took Blue Blood, a medium light blue matte shade that I blended in under I’m cold to give it more depth, following the same basic shape. Sorry, but I forgot to take a picture of just that shade applied, so the picture above has the first shimmer applied to the inner portion of the lid: Entitled, a slightly turquoise blue shimmer. Entitled is the only shade from the palette that I used that has a slightly more turquoise or teal kind of color to it. I wanted to keep it as pure blue as possible!
I used a deeper blue shimmer, Deceased, to finish out the crease, going right up to the edge of the deep matte shade, Blue Monday. Then I went into Ocean Ice, a chunky glitter shimmer, and used that to blend the boundary between the two shades.
If you wanted to do a scaled down very of this look, you could just do the three shimmers across the lid and Blue Monday on the outer corner. If you don’t like the top edge, or it doesn’t look diffused enough, you could go over it lightly with either Wealthy or I’m cold. That would give you this nice gradient of blues without going so far up the forehead (Brows, who?! We don’t know her!).
I liked the look, but I wanted a little more depth and a bit more structure to the inner part of the look, so I added some more of Blue Monday on the inner part of the eye next to the nose, fading it up into the lighter blues and following the shape of the primer, and also brought it down onto the outer third of the lower lashline. Then I took the lighter blue shimmer Ice Tray and finished the lower lashline, and then took Cullinan, an icy white shimmer, and used that to highlight the inner corner.
I picked up the Fenty Beauty Killawatt Foil highlighter palette from a couple of holiday collections ago in the sale section at Sephora, and I knew that I wanted to use the deep navy shade, Subzero, as the base of my contour. As you can probably tell in the photo in the middle, I wasn’t sure how I was feeling about this decision at first, but once I added in the blush and highlight, and brought some of the color up the side of my face and blended into the hairline, I was really digging the hypothermia glam realness!
Speaking of blush, I decided to use the Jeffree Star Skin Frost highlighter in Deep Freeze, and it blended into the Fenty like a dream! It is definitely intense, but I love the way it looks and the gradient that the two shades created.
I’ve got highlighter as contour and highlighter as blush, but obviously I couldn’t be done until I also had a highlighter as highlighter! I decided to use the Black Moon Cosmetics Moonlighter in the shade Jellyfish, blending it into the top of Deep Freeze across my cheekbones, as well as highlighting my nose, cupid’s bow, and chin. I love the Moonlighters – they come in a great selection of colors and they have this really gorgeous glow!
I probably could have stuck with the Jeffree Star them and used a shade like Diamond to create a similar look, but for the lips I decided to layer two shades of the Lime Crime Velvetines. I started with Teacup, a bright matte periwinkle blue, and then added Mermaid’s Grotto, a similar shade in a metallic formula with a subtle pale gold shimmer, over top. Both of these shades are discontinued, but I really do love their formula, though the mattes are generally better than the metallic. If you like a thinner, more watery formula to your liquid lipsticks, this is maybe a good option for you!
Just because I used Lime Crime on the lips doesn’t mean that I can’t still get some Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick worked into this look: rather than using a pencil to draw on my brows, I actually used the lipstick shade Blue Velvet with a small detail brush to paint on the shape. Once it had dried, I created the ombre effect using Ice Tray, Deceased, and Ocean Ice from the Blue Blood palette.
I wanted to up the chill factor with icy lashes, so I took a random pair that have been knocking around my office for a while (I lost the packaging, but I think they are from Lena Lashes, though I can’t be 100% sure!) and gave them a pretty generous coat of the ColourPop BFF Volumizing Mascara in the shade Little White Lie. I didn’t want them stark white; I’m glad a little of the black would still peek through in places. This made it look less like actual white lashes and more like regular lashes that had become coated in frost (think of those gorgeous pictures of trees in winter where all of the branches have that thick, chunky coating of frost! That’s the effect I wanted, and I think I did pretty well!
Finally, I knew I wanted to add some glitter to this look! I thought about doing sort of a frosted over look, and that would have been fun, but I went with my signature glitter tears look, this time using ColourPop’s Glitterally Obsessed glitter gel in the shade Minto Condition. It came out with the mint green monochromatic palette, but it’s more of a cool opalescent shimmer, and I like the way it worked with the blues of this look.
So here is the final look, without any hair to show off the “frostbitten” hairline.
And here is the look with my “I’m not a regular mom, I’m a cool mom!” blonde bouffant!
So what do you think of this little frosted cupcake of a look? Overall, I’m pretty pleased with it, though if I were to do it again I think I would pale out the foundation a little more, I would do the glitter differently, and I would probably add a deeper blue lipliner to give the lips a little more dimension as well. I like the pale blue, but I think the contrast would probably make them look more interesting. Then again, I am forever in love with the chola lip look of a dark liner and pale lipstick, so it’s probably just me falling back into what I know best!
**Me, pondering the life choices that brought me here…
As with all of these Face Friday posts, none of the links provided are affiliated to me in any way, and are simply provided to help you browse, discover new brands, and make a purchase if you so choose. I purchased all of these products with my own money, and nothing about this post is sponsored. Don’t feel like you need to have the exact products shown here to create a look like this – or any other look you see on the internet! Don’t be afraid to shop your stash and put your collection to work in new ways! I also use discontinued or limited edition products in most of my looks – people say they want creators to be less wasteful but then get mad when people actually use the products they paid for! I’ll never understand it. If I use something that isn’t available for me to link above, I try to link to similar products offered by the brand, or if nothing similar is available I may try to find a possible dupe.
And this doesn’t really have anything to do with the post except that it’s blue – but look at the gorgeous mirror that my friend Angie from Beautiful Eccentric blinged out for me!
I’ve been trying out some different stone sizes to see which are best for the mirrors; these are 10ss. I picked up a pale blue stone and a more turquoise blue that had an AB coating as well. I really like how this turned out! At first I was a little bit unsure how I felt, because the Jeffree Star logo does kind of disappear a bit, although at certain angles and in certain lights it looks more prominent, but I actually decided that was a good thing. I like that the logo is still there, but it’s not so in your face. I’m kind of a brand whore for Jeffree Star Cosmetics, but I also just like sparkly stars! And this is sort of the best of both worlds. The stones I buy are from Chuckies Bling.
So what kinds of colors, looks, or techniques would you like to see me take on in future Face Friday posts? Let me know in the comments!