I don’t remember exactly how I ended up watching DJ Khaled’s Wild Thoughts on YouTube, but I do remember how captivating Rihanna’s makeup was, especially the blue eyeshadow.. It looked so good paired with a classic red lip.
Looking back, I realized that it was not the first time I got inspired to create a look using blue eyeshadow. In this year’s Met Gala, the ever-so-gorgeous Emily Ratajkowski sported a killer blue eyeliner with golden lower lashline. What a stunner.
A few weeks ago, I saw Patrick Ta did a teal eyeshadow look on somebody’s (too lazy to grab my phone to check) lower lashline. The overall vibe was minimal and somewhat natural, but that pop of teal just made the look feel editorial. I wanted to recreate this look. Well, all three looks.
I decided to purchase the Emina Pop Rogue Pressed Eye Shadow in Colorful just because it was cheap af had great reviews. I just wanted the blue, but hey, the other 2 could still be worn for every day so I was chuffed that they wouldn’t be unused/go to waste.
I actually did the Patrick Ta look first. Apparently, he did the makeup on Olivia Munn (just checked on his Instagram!). The star of the show was definitely the teal shadow all along her bottom lash line and waterline, but this time ‘round, I substituted it with the blue shade from the Emina palette. To introduce a bit of warmth to the eye makeup, I used the Catrice Cosmetics Sun Glow Matt Bronzing Powder all over the crease down to the lids (and all across the perimeter of my face). Then, I added a coat of mascara to the lower lashes. I finished off the eyes by popping on a pair of fake lashes which I got during my trip to Pasar Sunan Giri a little while ago (which I also used for all three looks. Mama’s broke ya know). A bit too overwhelming compared to the ones she wore which were more natural, but don’t you love a bit of va va voom on the lashes? Yeah, me too.
In a photo posted by @patrickta, I noticed something peachy yet browny and glossy on her lips (my eyes were trippin’. Apparently, the lip was matte). I didn’t have one product to achieve that look, so I made my own concoction. I lightly dabbed the Wardah lipstick in Velvety Brown on my lips, used my finger to distribute the color all over, and smushed my lips together before adding Urban Decay’s lip gloss in Liar on the center. One last smush, and the eye makeup was complete.
On the next day, I did the @emrata Met Gala 2017 look. Her makeup was done by Hung Vanggo and I believed he used lots of Marc Jacobs products on her. The look focused on her killer blue eyeliner. First off, I dusted a bit of the same bronzer all over the crease. Then, I took my Zoeva 317 Wing Liner Brush, wet it a little bit, loaded the blue shadow onto the brush, and sketched the flick.
To achieve Emily’s gilded lower lash look, I used Primavera from the ABH Modern Renaissance palette, but it did not give me the effect that I wanted. So I reached for Gold from my LORAC Pro palette instead, and applied it along the lash line with the 238 Luxe Precise Shader Brush by Zoeva. Then, I put on the same false lashes again.
I finished off the look by lightly dabbing ColourPop’s Brink Lippie Stix onto the lips. But it was not orange enough, so I applied a little bit of Miami Fever by Ofra and smushed my lips together to distribute the color all over my lips
After taking 6192 selfies, I moved on to create the Rihanna look. For me, this was the easiest to do compared to the other 2 looks, as all I had to do was apply the blue shade all over the lids, throw a red lip on (always, always, always the Kat Von D liquid lipstick in Outlaw), and go ham on the bronzer. I also added black eyeshadow along my bottom waterline to add a little something something. Then, it was time for another 786 selfies.
As I said before, the Rihanna look was the easiest to recreate, but I have to say that my personal faves were the @emrata and Olivia Munn looks. I had so much fun creating these looks. Well, except for the part when I had to reapply my lashes multiple times.