Blue Black / Grey Liner Eye Makeup Photo Tutorial

by Janhavi on September 25, 2010 · 41 comments

I’ve got the Blues …. Photo Makeup Tutorial

Hello !!!
This is a quick tutorial for an everyday look that uses blue tones instead of the regular flat blacks.
Products used:

  • Black Pencil Liner (I’ve used Lakme Perfect Definition Eye Liner)
  • Dark Blue Pencil Liner ( I’ve used MAC Technokohl liner in Auto-de-Blue)
  • Grey Liquid Liner (I’ve used MAC Liquid Last Liner in Disco Black – its grey with Purple tones)
  • Blue Mascara ( I’ve used Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in Royal Blue but I know everyone has their own preferred brands, also you don’t have to use the same Color, a Black will work too)
  • For a lil extra, A Light Metallic Blue Eye Pencil (I’ve used Revlon in Aqua Blue)
Blue Grey Makeup Stuff

Blue Grey Makeup Stuff

Step 1.
Use your regular foundation, concealer etc, or do this on a Bare face. I’ve just dusted my face with MAC sheer pressed powder in NC 30.

Blue Grey Makeup Prime

Blue Grey Makeup Prime

Step 2: Line your upper Lash Line with a Black Pencil Liner.

Blue Grey Makeup Black liner

Blue Grey Makeup Black liner

Step 3: Horizontally, Half way over the black, line your eye with a Grey Liquid Liner. You can substitute this with Dark Blue shade.

Blue Grey Makeup 1 Grey liner

Blue Grey Makeup 1 Grey liner

Step 4: Line your lower Waterline and Lashline with a Dark Navy Blue Pencil Liner.

Blue Grey Makeup kohl

Blue Grey Makeup kohl

Step 5: Apply Mascara, preferably in a shade of Blue but Black will do :D

Blue Grey Makeup mascara

Blue Grey Makeup mascara

This look isn’t very obvious, but to show you the subtle difference it can make to your face, here is one eye done the way I have described above and another with the same steps but all in Black … As you can see the Blue Mascara doesn’t show anymore, it just hints at blue in certain lighting.

For a lil more fun, line your lower lashline with a metallic Blue pencil to really bring out the blues :D

Blue Grey Makeup complete

Blue Grey Makeup complete

This is me wearing with one eye black and one eye blue. As you can see the blue tones just opens my eye a bit more, while defining them at the same time. If you have a frosty pink Lippie this works great to create a look in “cool” tones :D

Blue Grey Makeup- Photo

Blue Grey Makeup- Photo

Do try this look and let me know how it goes !
PS – this isn’t the greatest picture in the world but im not too good at clicking snaps of myself – so apologies !

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Smita T September 25, 2010 at 11:57 am

Blue mascara has never looked prettier :-) I was always averse to trying colourful mascara, but this really isn’t very obvious, like you said. I’m going definitely going to try it , and put up pics.

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HD September 25, 2010 at 12:35 pm

hey Janhavi….nice easy tut!!

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Insiya September 25, 2010 at 12:53 pm

wow the mascara looks amazing. even I’m kind of skeptical to trying colorful mascaras but i guess i will try my hand on this. btw it looks more purplish than blue. love the look :yes:

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Giasaysthat September 25, 2010 at 12:59 pm

BLUE MASCARA LOOKS GOOD ON YOU :shock: :shock:
i have never experimented with mascaras :)
loved the look jahnvi ;);)
looking all pretty and all :-D

will try it out :yes:

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calicoaster September 25, 2010 at 1:28 pm

Wow…awesome look Jahanvi!! I never knew blue mascara would look so good, coz of which I never thought of considering it. Really loved your look…I guess I have to hunt for a nice blue mascara now!! :-D

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Priyanka September 25, 2010 at 1:47 pm

hey! janhavi!!
Awesome tuitorial….really cool and fuss-free everyday- :yes: look!

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Janhavi September 25, 2010 at 1:50 pm

Hello :D I love that you all are liking the Blue Mascara. Thank you :D I used to think it was weird too until a friend of mine wore it. I think it looks great in black eyelashes :D

@ Priya – Yes put the black liner first and then the gray on top of it. Thats so the black can define your eye and they gray will reduce the intensity of a flat black. Ideally put the gray like 1mm above where the the black begins so you have to let a little bit of black show below the gray line.

In the pic the left side has my eyes done up in black while the blue gray makeup is on the right side. Thats just so you can see how the blue/gray opens up the eyes without looking like its too much.

Thanks for reading guys – do play around with the look a bit :laugh:
Cheers !

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Deb September 25, 2010 at 2:10 pm

Janhavi i loved the look and the difference between the blue and black is really subtle but blue does define it beautifully well….loved will try as well :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle:

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Rati September 25, 2010 at 2:23 pm

Janhavi, Simple , easy and on the go look. I like to play with liners more than eyeshadows , will try it. :)

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Smita T September 25, 2010 at 3:08 pm

Heyy Janhavi, i tried it on today, and heres how it looked

http://i54.tinypic.com/mjw94k.jpg

http://i51.tinypic.com/wjuhzq.jpg

http://i56.tinypic.com/6z3h37.jpg

I didn’t have blue mascara, so skipped that part, oh and the quality is really bad cuz its from my cell which doesn’t have focus.
Any suggestions?

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Janhavi September 25, 2010 at 10:13 pm

OOOooh it looks pretty :yes: :yes: :yes: :laugh: :laugh: Me likey – esp the shade of blue you’ve used below, which is it ?

Have some fun with maybe a lighter shade of blue on your upper eye lid, slightly over the dark shade ?

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lp September 25, 2010 at 4:54 pm

I cant pull off colored mascara unless I go clubbing…… have tried blue, pink and glittery ones, the last kind is perfect for clubbing :)

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Janhavi September 25, 2010 at 10:14 pm

Pinky ?! I wanna try !!! Sounds awesome :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Is the glitter difficult to remove from your eyelashes though ? Btw I would love some glitter ones, any brand suggestions ?

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Rati September 25, 2010 at 10:52 pm

me too pinky mascara…want to try. I want to see the look on my hubby’s face when i wear a pinky mascara.. :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin:

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Janhavi September 25, 2010 at 10:56 pm

Lol you should do a special post of his pictures when you wear pinky mascara – or maybe even neon green ?! :-P :-P ;-)

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Rati September 25, 2010 at 11:02 pm

That’s a frantastic idea.. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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lp September 26, 2010 at 3:28 pm

@Jhanvi: Maybelline had an LE colossal diamond mascara, I didnt like it much though and its better to make ur own glittery mascara as you can control the glitteriness! …..for the the pink n blue ones I tried the maxfactors vivid impact mascara, I actually love the base coat in that, would wear it alone without the highlight :)

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Janhavi September 26, 2010 at 6:51 pm

are these the ones with blue on one end and pink on the other ?! Ive seen them – was a bit apprehensive – how do they work exactly ?

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lp September 26, 2010 at 10:39 pm

Well you apply the base coat like any mascara and then the highlight end how you’d want it, only on the tip of lashes or from root to tip……
The blue base coat from the blue and pink wont show up much, its quite subtle and if you want the pink to pop, apply the base coat and let it dry and then apply the pink. The black and silver one is also worth a try.

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Janhavi September 26, 2010 at 11:39 pm

right so its blue then pink …. but can you use the highlighter without the base coat ? Thank you so much for the info – Im definitely going to pick it up in the next few months. I had considered it before when I was on the spree for blue mascara, but i wasnt sure what the pink was for- and didnt wanna take a chance of the price factor….

:yes: :yes: :yes: Def going to buy it and maybe if the budget allows will pick up the black n silver one :-P

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lp September 27, 2010 at 12:04 am

You are welcome :-)) n do try it out, I generally like Maxfactor’s mascaras and thats why gave it a go….
The highlighter doesnt really serve as a good mascara on its own, maybe you could use a black mascara instead of the blue base coat and then top it with the pink if you dont want the blue to show up :)

bhumika September 25, 2010 at 5:14 pm

love ur eyes..n d look…!!

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Sonia September 25, 2010 at 6:23 pm

Yeah the blue does open up your eyes.

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Tatjana September 25, 2010 at 11:04 pm

I must say that I have to get used to this only-mascara-khol-liner-looks, here in Europe we do shade, shade, shade ;-) But this one ist really nice and the blue mascara looks great on you :chic:

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Janhavi September 25, 2010 at 11:11 pm

Yeah its definitely a culture shift. I live in Melbourne and over here you see alot of eye shadow, LOTS of mascara and lipstick. Kohls are definitely not used much. Its really interesting to see how people use makeup differently in different places. I fell in love with colors only after moving to Australia. Otherwise it was always nude lips and smokey/ black eyes.

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Tatjana September 25, 2010 at 11:24 pm

Mascara and shadows are more often used here than khols, too. But the kohls do sell well anyway :-) Same as eyepencils. Lot of beauties aged over 35 yrs use dark eyeshadow for eyeliner; its easier to work with (wrinkles) and gives better results.

To get a pink (or whatever color you want) mascara take MAC MML with a pigment of the color you want. There are some pigments – especially pinks, reds and so on – which are not supposed to be used in the eye area, better be careful with them and do not brush them to the bottom of the lashes. For Glitter effect the regular glitters are not small enough but a good job will do the reflects glitters. Apply with MAC 204 (in MAC MML).

Umm… my list is getting longer and longer … another topic for an interesting article :-D

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Janhavi September 25, 2010 at 11:41 pm

honestly I’d be scared to make my own mascara :-( :-( :-( I’ve seen the colored ones on the market though, max factor I think, I wish MAC did them though. Although I don;t now what MAC MML is ?:-) ?:-) ?:-) ?:-)

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Tatjana September 26, 2010 at 12:46 am

I am taking this as a request ;-)
And will hopefully manage to do a article/review on it the next days.
Belongs to my “holy grails” anyway.

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Rati September 25, 2010 at 11:46 pm

I have seen some people use liquid liner as their mascara… :-?

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Janhavi September 26, 2010 at 12:13 am

I can see why someone would do that – Im not sure if I think its really smart in retrospect or just weird coz ?:-) ?:-) ?:-) ?:-) ?:-) ?:-) ?:-) ?:-)

have you ever done it ?

PS – Im not sure if I would ever use a pick eyeliner :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P

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Rati September 26, 2010 at 6:59 pm

no never done it, it’s quite scary. i’ll end up poking my eyes with the brush. :rotfl:

Have seen it on youtube , I think. :P

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neha September 26, 2010 at 12:10 am

totally loved the mascara and blue :yes: eye liner

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Mahi September 26, 2010 at 3:23 am

That is an amazing look! It is so subtle yet gives your eye a smokey pop! How do you have so he much precision in lining the lash line…i can never get it in that shape! :P I am jealous…lol

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Poornima Narayan September 26, 2010 at 7:36 pm

Such an easy look Jahnavi and your eyes are pretty :-)

never tried coloured mascaras as such..Maybe its time to experiment..

And lovely suggestion to Rati..hehe..Do post glam pics with neon mascara gal..Would love to see Sanjeev Bhais reaction pic too :-D

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Rati September 26, 2010 at 8:27 pm

:giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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Radhika September 27, 2010 at 7:29 am

And now I want a blue-coloured mascara :-D

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calicoaster September 27, 2010 at 9:03 am

me too!! :-D :-D :-D :-D

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richa January 15, 2012 at 2:31 pm

:nonono: :nonono: :nonono: :nonono: :nonono: :nonono: :nonono:

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