Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tutorial: Blue Steel

By request, this is my attempt at a picture tutorial for my recent Blue Steel look; I changed a few minor details but this is roughly how I did it the first time. The pictures aren't amazing because I had to do this at night. (I also used my sister's camera for the step-by-step pics since its smaller and easier to hold.) Anyway, this should give you some idea of how I did my look so I hope it helps if you were looking to create this look on your own :)

Instructions first, followed by complete product list and *gasp* more pics! ;)
Let's begin:
Here's my clean eye, prepped with UDPP.

I added DGC Glitter Glue (this is too much!) all over upper and lower lid area; anywhere I would be applying eyeshadow.

Now my lid is shiny and ready for makeup! ;3

Added Gun Metal to about mid-lid.

Added Spellbound to outer half, sparing the very outer edge.

Applied a little more Glitter Glue to very outer edge. (I'd recommend using a dark base instead. Casablanca Nights will be more opaque that way.)

Patted on Casablanca Nights, carrying a bit over onto Spellbound.

Added Spellbound to outer half of lower lashline over Glitter Glue;

and Gun Metal the rest of the way, sparing tear duct area.

Added white eyeliner to tear duct area and applied Moonlight over that. (Another highlighter or even Gun Metal would work to.)

Next I applied Blueberry to blend between Spellbound and Gun Metal. This is before..

and after. It adds a bit of brightness, but you could also skip this part if you want.

Added Blueberry to lower lashline, blending between Spellbound and Gun Metal.

Next I buffed in some Very Vanilla around edges of whole eye, with emphasis on browbone. This gives the edges an airbrushed look without allowing the them to blend out too much.

With a flat brush I patted High Roller glitter all over the darker colors on my outer lid and lower lashline.

Eyeliner :)

Brushed eyeshadow over the eyeliner to soften the look; I used Spellbound on outer half and Blueberry on inner half. Casablanca Nights also looks cool over eyeliner, or you could just leave it black ;)

Added black pencil along waterlines with a little Black shadow over it to set. Curled my lashes, and applied mascara to top and bottom lashes.

Filled in brow with Truffle and applied concealer and mineral foundation to my skin. All done! :)

Products used:

-Gun Metal
-Casablanca Nights
-Very Vanilla
-High Roller

Everything else:
-mark. face primer
-Darling Girl Cosmetics Glitter Glue
-Sephora mini eyeliner in White
-Loreal Lineur Intense Carbon Black liquid liner pen
-UD 24/7 pencil in Zero
-Shu Uemura curler
-Cover Girl Lash Perfection mascara in Very Black
-Hard Candy Glamouflage concealer in Light
-BFTE mineral foundations in Alabaster and Bisque (mixed)
-spoolie and assorted brushes(nothing special)

Different angles/cameras/lighting:

Bathroom lighting; this is pretty much what it looked like in person :)


Hope this was helpful, thanks for reading!<3


  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE! Thank you for posting this. Now I need to get Gun metal, Casablanca Nights and Spellbound!

  2. I love how you didn't blend out the edges of the shape so it fades away softly, because the shape is what makes it so stunning and stand out!

  3. @Mandy Thank you! Adding the Very Vanilla shadow around the edges really helped to blur them our to they didn't look too raw. :)


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