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Bridal Blue Eye Shadow – The The New Trend In 2011 For Brides. Really?

Blue eye shadow was very popular in the late 50’s 60’s. Andy Warhol produced prints of a bevy of beauties, including Marilyn Monroe and Jackie Kennedy, with exaggerated, acid blue lids. By the 70’s baby blue eye shadow was “de riguer”, it was required and almost obligatory by all fashionable brides! By the time the late 80’s rolled around, blue eye shadow was considered a joke. This made it impossible for brides to confidently wear blue eyeshadow. But now we are seeing wedding looks with bold cobalt blues.

The power of blue eye shadow is no modern revelation. This trend that actually got its start in the Victorian period when a bluish tinge to the eyelids was considered beautiful and the sign of an innocent heart. “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed Something Blue.”  What does Something blue mean? – Before the late 19th century, blue was a popular color for wedding gowns, as evidenced in proverbs like, “Marry in blue, lover be true”

Once again blues are the the new trend in 2011 for brides. Bright, bold cobalt blue will be seen more at weddings in the flowers, bridesmaids’ dresses, the brides’ shoes and even bright bold eye shadows.

Bridal Blue Eye Shadow

Bridal Blue Eye Shadow

When your husband-to-be looks into your eyes on your wedding day, you want them to be luminescent. That starts with picking the right hues for your eye color, skin type, and the look you want to achieve. For a classic, photo-perfect look, I suggest neutral tones to start. The traditional smokey eye makeup colors are, of course, black or gray. You are however not limited to these color choices, you can also use less intense colors such as: dark navy blue or blue violet look great when blended with the black tones. It creates a smoldering, sexy look for evening weddings!

Blue Eye Shadow - The The New Trend?

Blue Eye Shadow - The The New Trend?

If you have blue eyes I do not suggest this look. Generally, matching your eye shadow to your eye color doesn’t work — it makes your eyes disappear. Instead opt for shades that highlight and make your eyes pop. If you want to use bright, bold colors, by all means go for it, just remember that when wearing a strong eye you should keep the lip color very light. I like diamond pink or nude sparkle lip gloss for these look. An other plus about adding a little horizon blue to your eye look is that he hues in that blue make the whites of your eyes look brighter and whiter.

Blue Eyeshadow That Works For Blue Eyes

Blue eyeshadow that works for blue eyes

Blue eyeshadow that works for blue eyes

This Is A Spectacular Look For Any Color Of Eyes!

This is a spectacular look for any color of eyes!

This is a spectacular look for any color of eyes!

The Right Shade Of Blue Can Make Blue Eyes Pop!

The right shade of blue can make blue eyes pop!

The right shade of blue can make blue eyes pop!

That classic 50’s song by Bobby Vinton said it best…

She wore blue velvet
Bluer than velvet was the night
Softer than satin was the light
From the stars
She wore blue velvet
Bluer than velvet were her eyes
Warmer than May her tender sighs
Love was ours
Ours a love I held tightly
Feeling the rapture grow
Like a flame burning brightly
But when she left, gone was the glow of
Blue velvet
But in my heart there’ll always be
Precious and warm, a memory
Through the years
And I still can see blue velvet
Through my tears…

For all of you trendy 2011 brides: I have new palettes in my kit ranging from matte, satins, shimmers, metallic’s, and even loose pearl eye shadows that can create the look you want. I can’t wait!

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Posted in Bridal Fashion and Bridal Makeup and Makeup Tips by adminbm333 on April 1st, 2011 at 7:48 pm.

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