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Makeup Tutorial: Sea Blue

At Playful Promises we are well-known for our colourful prints, and a new set has just arrived which is a perfect reminder of the rich tones of a warm sea.

I wanted to put together a makeup tutorial inspired by the Flores set, with deep blues and hints of turquoise.

I used all Sugarpill Cosmetics for this look - if you aren't already familiar with Sugarpill, they are an independent brand based in the US. All of the products are cruelty-free and the vast majority are also vegan! Shop for Sugarpill here.

Step 1: Using a brush designed for the crease (normally quite flat to create the more defined crease you are looking for) apply Sugarpill Afterparty Pressed Eyeshadow  along your natural eye crease and flick out at the outer corner. This will be the basic shape of your eye makeup, and as the finish will be cat-eye liner, the bottom of the blue flick will need to be roughly the same curve as your lower lash line.

I've also lined by bottom lid with a blue liner.

Step 2: Use a blending brush in a sweeping motion to gradually drag and blend the colour upwards. To make this blending process a little easier you can use a lighter colour like a white or very light blue to give the ombre effect.

Step 3: Use your crease brush again to add some darker colour into the very base of the crease. I used the Magpie Loose Pigment, which has a slight metallic blue sheen. Use your blending brush again to blend in between Magpie and Afterparty, always blending upwards rather than down.

Step 4: Use a clean brush and add Mochi Pressed Eyeshadow across the lid. Apply and blend into the inner corner and a smaller flick on the outer corner just underneath the blue.

Step 5: Using Hi-Viz Neon Pigment apply just a touch to the inner corner of the eye, which will make the makeup pop. Apply a little to the centre of the lid, blending out into the turquoise.

Step 6: Finally line with black liquid liner into a cat-eye flick - you should be able to follow the basic shape of the blue flick you created earlier, and slant the liner down towards the inner eye. Add mascara or maybe some eyelashes and you're ready to party!

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