Wedding Day Blues: Something Borrow Something Blue


As young girls, we grew up hearing “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, and Something Blue.” Well, that something blue will be one of the new trends in 2012 for brides. Bright and bold Cobalt blue will be seen more at weddings in the flowers, bridesmaids’ dresses, brides’ Christian Louboutin shoes and especially stunningly resplendant eye shadows.


At a recent bridal photo shoot, I decided to play with a L’OREAL HIP DUO blue eye shadow named Forgiven that can be used in a more smoky way. Remember when wearing a strong eye, you should keep the lip color very light and I went with NYX Cosmetics Diamond Sparkle lipstick in Beige Sparkle. There are many brands offering various shades of brilliant blue eyeshadows to achieve a smoky blue eye on your wedding day. Here’s a cheat sheet to some of my favorite shades of blues that you can select from.
L’OREAL Paris HIP Eyeshadow in Forgiven
So brides, don’t stress because your something blue doesn’t have to be a family heirloom, a gift from your mom, or a hidden garter anymore. It can be glamxuriously worn down the aisle. What was your something blue on your wedding day?
Guerlain Cosmetics Eyeshadow in L’Instant Indigio

Bobbi Brown Metallic Eyeshadow in Midnight Blue

Laura Mercier Eye Crayon in Sapphire 

L’OREAL Paris HIP Cream Eye liner in Midnight Blue

NARS Cosmetics in Night Flight

STILA Cosmetics in AZURE

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ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS
Connecticut Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New York and part time in New Orleans. This L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist has worked with celebrities like: Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Jennifer Aniston, Kerry Washington, Kim & Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Julianne Nicholson, Jordin Sparks, Angela Bassett, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, Ava DuVernay, Emayatzy Corinealdi, and Reshma Shetty. Brandy recently worked MTV Hip Hop Pov, Stila Beauty Event in Greenwich, Fox and Friends Saturday, Stila Beauty Event in Danbury, NBA All-Star Weekend 2012,  Donna Karan Fashion Show, DKNY Fashion Show, Keva J Swimwear Look Book, Mercedes Benz Fashion Show, New York Fashion Week, Sundance Film Festival 2012, VH-1 Divas, Real Simple Magazine Holiday Pop Up Store in Bryant Park, GLAMOUR Magazine #WOTY, OPRAH O YOU, Project Runway Finale, VOGUE TV, Sperry Top-Sider, Burberry Beauty, L’OREAL Paris, International Latino Film Festival, Essence Music Festival, New York Post and more. Brandy has worked with Connecticut and New York top affluent and influential; Donna Karan International, St. George’s Society of New York Royal Wedding Bash, The English Ball for Burberry, world renowned event planner Marcy Blum, NY award winning CeCi Johnson, Women Of New York, and much more. Keep up with Brandy by reading her personal blog “Inside the Life of a Makeup Artist” or follow her glamxurious tweets 

BEAUTY SPARK: Blue Eye Shadow


Light blue eye shadow was the most popular eye shadow color in the “70’s and 80’s”. Back then, it was applied like a little kid painting with numbers. So much so, that it scared so many women today away from the color. But now there are so many different shades of blue, that this spring you can find many shades you will love to wear.

A transparent green-blue eye shadow would work for blondes, while fair-skin brunettes should use a shimmery blue-purple. A navy or icy silver-blue eye shadow will look amazing with a brown/olive skin tone. I love to use brighter blue eye shadow on darker skin, I find the pigments of the colors show up so much better.

When you accent vibrant colors with a kohl liner or a liquid black liner it makes the eye shadow color pop and the liner define the eyes giving them shape.

My favorite four blue eye shadows to use are:

L’Oreal HIP Cream Eyeliner in Midnight Blue

Nars Eye Shadow Night Flight

Ulta Eye Shadow Blue Velvet

Sephora Chrome Mono Eye Shadow Teal Turquoise

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