Summery Ocean Blues Tutorial


Hey everyone! I have a tutorial/look to show you today. WARNING: This post is picture heavy, but I’ll try to keep my yapping minimal! Let me know if you want to see reviews of any of the products used.


Maybelline Fit Me stick foundation in 130
MAC Painterly paint pot
MAC Pro Concealer palette – NC20
MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Superb
Bare Minerals lip gloss in Funnel Cake
MAC Reflects Antique Gold glitter
L’Oreal Power Volume 24 Hour Black Smoke mascara
Napoleon Perdis Prismatic Eyeshadow Quad in Ocean
Napoleon Perdis Cheek to Chic Blush Duo (the orange shade)
Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow in 25 Ash
Maybelline Dream Matte Powder
MAC Kohl Power Eye Pencil in Orpheus MAC Fix +
Anastasia Clear Brow Gel


Rite Aid Renewal eyeshadow brush
MAC 219 brush
MAC 159 brush
Sigma E40 brush
Real Techniques detailer brush
Everyday Minerals long-handled kabuki brush
ELF spoolie brush
Tweezerman eyelash curler


This look is using shades in in the blue and green color family, which can be a little scary. Nobody wants to be a victim of frosty blue eyeshadow from the ’80s. That said, I’ve been reading some magazines and blue is in the fall forecast!


First, apply the Maybelline stick foundation and blend. I blended it into the skin with my fingers. My shade is 130, the last shade on the “light” spectrum. Next, apply concealer as needed. I used MAC NC20 in the Pro Palette to conceal under eye circles.


Then, apply MAC Painterly paint pot all over the lid up to the brow bone and blend. I used this to make the colors of the eyeshadow stand out more and avoid creasing.


Using the Rite Aid Renewal shadow brush, pat the bottom left shade of the Ocean quad all over the lid.


With the Sigma E40, blend the white shade into the crease and up onto the brow bone. Blend well to avoid looking really frosty!


Using the MAC 219 or a similar detailing brush, take the seafoam green shade and apply from the inner corner in a curved line to the middle of the crease.

S7Taking the E40 brush again, blend the navy blue shade in the quad into the other side of the crease. Blend into the seafoam shade to blur any obvious lines and make everything flow together.


Here’s what we have so far!


Spray MAC Fix+ on the Rite Aid Renewal brush and lightly dip into MAC Antique Reflects Gold. Staring in the inner corner, pat the glitter to the middle of the lid. With the MAC 219 brush, add a little bit of the white highlight to the inner corner of the eye, and blend once more with the Sigma E40 to make sure everything is uniform.

Apply MAC Orpheus kohl eye pencil in a cat eye shape. Start in the middle of the lash line on the top and draw outward to a thin point, then continue to the lower lash line. The line should be thicker on the outside and taper to a thin line at the middle of the lash line.

With the Real Techniques detailing brush, apply MUFE Aqua Brow to the brows, and set with Anastasia Clear Brow Gel. Finish the brow look by brushing with a spoolie.

Curl lashes and apply mascara.



Now that the eyes are finished, it’s time to finish the rest of the face! Since the eyes are pretty bold, I used the orange blush in the Napoleon Perdis blush duo and lightly applied with the Everyday Minerals long-handled kabuki brush.

Using the MAC 159, very lightly apply Superb EDSF to the top of the cheekbones for a subtle highlight.

Press Maybelline Dream Matte Powder over entire face to set the makeup and finish the face.

Finally, apply Bare Minerals lip gloss in Funnel Cake.

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Sorry for the inconsistent lighting….shall we check out some swatches now?

T3Napoleon Perdis eyeshadow and blushes


MUFE Ash, MAC Orpheus, MAC Superb, BM Funnel Cake, NP blush, MAC NC20, Maybelline 130 foundation, MAC Painterly

T5Napoleon Perdis Ocean Quad

I’m so glad I got some use out of this Napoleon Perdis set. Here’s a little confession: I bought this a year ago on Hautelook and I am just now using it! That isn’t like me, but I think I purchased it at the end of summer when I was getting into fall colors, so there it sat. The colors are pigmented, smooth, and easy to apply.

You may be able to create something similar to this using the Blue Had Me at Hello 8-pan quad from Wet ‘n’ Wild, which is only $5 at drugstores! 🙂

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2 Responses to Summery Ocean Blues Tutorial

  1. delina says:

    It is even prettier with photos rather than phone. Good colors on you too

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