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Blingin’ Blue for the Holidays

***Special thanks to Clarins for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.***

With the holidays coming up, I’ve been feeling my creative juices flowing with make-up. In fact, I’ve been toying around with different eyeshadows and color combinations to come up with a variety of fun looks. I’ve always loved a good smokey eye, but usually stick with my typical black smokey. For Halloween this year, I tried a pink/purple combo and aimed for a unicorn inspired look. Did you see it on Instagram? While I’m no makeup expert, I have definitely felt inspired to get better with it these days. Plus, practice makes perfect πŸ˜‰

In related news, Clarins just sent me their Essentials Eye Makeup Palette and I am in LOVE! It has all the colors I need to create the perfect smokey eye this fall & winter. It even comes with a handy stencil that gives you some eye make-up ideas if you’re not feeling as creative.

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The palette consists of 10 luminous shadows infused with wintery hues that takes one from day to night no matter the occasion. You’ll find a wide range of pearly, matte, satin, and shimmery finishes allowing you to create a plethora of looks. Made with pure plant extracts, every shade is super pigmented and evenly glides onto the eyelids with ease.

After receiving this, I was challenged to create a holiday-ready look incorporating all the colors in one go. Being my first time attempting a blue smokey eye, I’d say that it turned out pretty well.

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For any smokey eye, I start light at my inner corners and work my way to the dark side as I move to the outer corners of my eyes. With that said, I blended the first four shades on my inner corners of my eyelids, starting with the pearly white. As I got to the middle, I transitioned to the fifth and sixth shades in the palette. At this point, I had pretty soft, muted eyes that could pass for a casual day look. To make it smokey though, I finished the outer corners with the darker colors in the palette. Finally, I lined my lower lash line with the last 2 dark shades to achieve the dramatic bold look.

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For added definition, I added slight wings on the top lash line and some black eyeliner on the bottom lash line. While the eyeshadow alone was pretty dramatic already, these finishing touches really helped to make the eyes POP even more! I also tried something totally new to me — BLUE mascara! I was beyond stoked because it worked so well with this color palette. In light of the holidays around the corner, I was in a shimmery mood. So, I topped it all off with my favorite cosmetic glitter beneath my eyes for that extra sparkle.

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A little fun fact for all my friends into green beauty — you’ll be delighted to learn that this palette is extremely eco-friendly.Β All of the materials from the eyeshadow pans, eyeshadow applicator to the palette have been carefully selected to comply with eco-responsible standards. Pretty rad if you ask me!

What make-up look would you create with Clarins’ Essentials Eye Makeup Palette?

Photos by David Potter

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78 Comments
  • Mariann yip
    November 15, 2017

    First of all your makeup looks amazing!! Secondly I am love with the colors of the palette. Definitely need to get it soon!

    • Sharon Wu
      November 26, 2017

      Thanks Mariann! The colors are just perfect for fall/winter πŸ™‚

  • Sabrina
    November 15, 2017

    I never been one to wear makeup, but the eyes are really beautiful here!

    • Sharon Wu
      November 26, 2017

      I usually don’t wear much makeup either but something about the holidays have gotten me creative! lol

  • Denise Fry
    November 15, 2017

    Omg your eye makeup is flawless babe!!! I would love this palette β€” adding it to my Xmas wish list xxx

    • Sharon Wu
      November 26, 2017

      Thanks Denise! It’s a great palette to have indeed!

  • Miranda Sterling
    November 15, 2017

    You’re so good at makeup babe! I saw that Halloween look on Instagram and seriously fell in love. You should totally do more fun make-up looks like this! I am digging this smokey eye and the extra sparkle gets me in the holiday spirit. Great way of using all the colors in this Clarins palette!

    • Sharon Wu
      November 26, 2017

      Aww thanks! I’m pretty happy with how these looks turned out and am excited to try new looks as Christmas approaches. Thanks for the encouragement!

  • Short Girl Long Jacket
    November 15, 2017

    These photos are beautiful! I love the makeup, you’re a natural at doing it.

    • Sharon Wu
      November 26, 2017

      Awww thanks darling! That means a lot to me! xx

  • Christine Kong
    November 15, 2017

    Wow, I LOVE the blue smokey eye with the shimmer underneath! I am totally not a makeup artist by any means but I love a good smokey eye. The colors of the Clarins palette are so pretty. I can definitely see myself using the silvers and the dark greys and even the dark blues as eyeliner. I am used to purchasing their skincare line but I need to look at their makeup collection now too! xoxo, Christine
    http://dailykongfidence.com/

    • Sharon Wu
      November 26, 2017

      Thank you Christine! You’re always so sweet! I feel like you can never go wrong with a smokey eye when you want a bit of oomph on the eyes πŸ™‚

  • Iliana
    November 15, 2017

    WHAO I FORGOT HOW AMAZING YOUR PHOTOS WERE! I have literary been starring for a while hahaha I love everything about the makeup look. I will say I have tried blue for mascara and/or eyeliner and it doesn’t compliment my skin color. However it looks great on you πŸ™‚

    xx
    Iliana | http://www.sophisticatedfashionista.com

    • Sharon Wu
      November 26, 2017

      Babe you’re too kind to me! Thank you so much. I actually didn’t think blue would suit me but these darker blue shades in the Clarins palette is perf!

  • Kileen
    November 15, 2017

    Wow, these makeup looks are amazing!!! You are so talented, I love the colors you used, so beautiful!

    Kileen
    cute & little

    • Sharon Wu
      November 26, 2017

      Awww thank you girl! I really don’t know what I’m doing but just got lucky that this look turned out nicely. It helps that the shadows are highly pigmented and of great quality. Can never go wrong with Clarins!

  • Nataly
    November 16, 2017

    Your eye makeup is so fabulous! I love the colors that you chose here!

  • LuxMommy
    November 16, 2017

    Loving these colors on your eyes. I wish I could do makeup like this! Love it.

    • Sharon Wu
      November 26, 2017

      I think you’d rock this smokey eye darling!

  • Stephanie
    November 16, 2017

    This sultry blue look is absolutely stunning on you, Sharon! I love the sparkly details beneath the eye and how you smoked it all out into a wing. It’s really just gorgeous! I haven’t played with blue shades in so long but you’re inspiring me to!

    • Sharon Wu
      November 26, 2017

      Thank you Stephanie! I’m glad I can inspire you to play with new makeup looks in time for the holidays!

  • miriam
    November 16, 2017

    oh wow this is amazing! you’re so talented!

  • Caitlin
    November 16, 2017

    I never really think about blue makeup for the holidays but this would be so fun for New Years!

    • Sharon Wu
      November 26, 2017

      Yes! This would be a great look for New Years too πŸ™‚

  • Deddeh Howard
    November 16, 2017

    Your skin is so prefect and you’re such a makeup pro. These are so prefect for the holiday.

    • Sharon Wu
      November 26, 2017

      Thanks Deddeh! I’m no pro but practice makes perfect! Hehe xxx

  • Jessica
    November 16, 2017

    Wow, your eyes are amazing dear, and your photos are surreal. Great job!

    Jessica | “notjessfashion.com

    • Sharon Wu
      November 26, 2017

      Thanks Jessica! It means a lot coming from you! xxx

  • KatWalkSF
    November 16, 2017

    These photos are stunning. I am obsessed with this!

  • Rachel Vogt
    November 16, 2017

    Wow babe, this makeup is so perfect for the holiday, you did such a good job. I need to check out this palette.
    @rachelvogttrends
    http://rachelvogttrends.com

    • Sharon Wu
      November 26, 2017

      Thanks Rachel! This palette is definitely worth checking out and makes for a great gift this holiday season!

  • Megan Elliott (@LushtoBlush)
    November 16, 2017

    Love these colors!! This look is so festive.

  • Helena Marz
    November 16, 2017

    Wow girl your make up is super amazing and so flawless! I just love it and love the colours of that palette! ❀️ xo

  • Bryanna
    November 16, 2017

    Seriously obsessed with this makeup look! Your skin looks flawless, and you make that glitter look so wearable. I also really love that Clarins eyeshadow palette! Never knew I needed a blue palette haha. You really are beyond talented!

    xoxo Bryanna | Coming in Clutch

    • Sharon Wu
      November 26, 2017

      Me either until I saw this one! I usually stick with my grey/black smokey but I think the blue is growing on me πŸ™‚

  • Christina
    November 16, 2017

    I love your makeup here! It looks amazing.

  • Ankita Bardhan
    November 17, 2017

    This is such a stunning look, perfect for the holiday parties! So flawless and glam!
    xx
    http://www.realgirltalks.com

  • Kathryn
    November 17, 2017

    Oh WOW you look stunning! What a fabulous palette!

  • Jessi Malay
    November 17, 2017

    These photos are incredible babe!! Clarins is one of my favorite beauty brands πŸ™‚ I love the colors and shimmer shades in this palette..so perfect for NYE <3

    XO, Jessi
    https://www.mywhitet.com/babymoon-in-la/

    • Sharon Wu
      November 26, 2017

      Thanks Jessi! I’m glad you like how the look turned out. I’ll try to recreate it on NYE!

  • Thomas Falkenstedt
    November 17, 2017

    You’re as dramativ as ever and I love IT! Keep doing it and I will soon copy it haha. ‘see Thomas in a blushΒ¨
    Thomas xx

    • Sharon Wu
      November 26, 2017

      Lol Thomas you’re the cutest! Thanks πŸ˜‰

  • Samantha Mariko
    November 18, 2017

    This is such a cool holiday eye look! I hardly ever use blue eyeshadows but I would love to try out this kind of look with the glitter πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing and the photos are BEAUTIFUL!!!
    xo Samantha

    • Sharon Wu
      November 26, 2017

      Aww thanks Samantha! If you do try this look I’d love to see how it turned out! xx

  • Yara Mel
    November 19, 2017

    The photos are so breathtaking ! Loving the makeup πŸ˜€

    http://www.desiringsme.com/

  • Jennifer
    November 19, 2017

    Wow! Your photos are stunning. Love your editing style. Also, I really like your creative make up look. Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

  • Jasemine-Denise
    November 19, 2017

    WOW!! THESE PHOTOS THOUGH. Did you take them?! <3_<3

    • Sharon Wu
      November 26, 2017

      Thanks lovely! My boyfriend took them and edited them πŸ™‚

  • Kelly
    November 20, 2017

    THESE PHOTOS ARE EVERYTHING. Oh my gosh, I am so obsessed with this look! I would never think to wear blue eyeshadow so I am super glad you shared this look!
    Kelly//www.xoxotheeverydaybabe.com

    • Sharon Wu
      November 26, 2017

      Yay I’m glad! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Lavenda
    November 20, 2017

    Dang girl! This is so glamorous and moody! Love that the palette is eco friendly too.

    • Sharon Wu
      November 26, 2017

      I love anything eco-friendly! And it helps that this palette is so pigmented which is a big thing I look for when shopping for eyeshadow.

  • Mary
    November 20, 2017

    These photos are stunning!! Gorgeous makeup!

    – Mary
    http://www.MissMaryPowers.com

  • Rachael Thomas
    November 20, 2017

    What a beautiful eye palette! These colors are perfect for the holiday season, and your eye makeup looks gorgeous!
    Rachael

  • Stephanie
    November 21, 2017

    Your eye makeup looks amazing, so gorgeous!!

    xo, Steph
    http://www.urbanblonde.com

    • Sharon Wu
      November 26, 2017

      Thank you Stephanie! Glad you like it πŸ™‚

  • Jenn Hanft
    November 21, 2017

    Ahhhh!!! Completely obsessed with this makeup look! Who knew a blue smokey eye would like this fantastical?! I wanna see more glam looks <3 PS it is so good to know that this Clarin's palette is not only beautiful but also eco-friendly! Two in one score πŸ™‚

    With love, Jenn
    https://jubilantdose.com

    • Sharon Wu
      November 26, 2017

      Thank you Jenn! I’ll try to create more glam looks – they’re so fun!

  • Whit
    November 21, 2017

    wow these are stunning girl! LOVE

  • Kimmie
    November 24, 2017

    You are gorgeous and so talented!!!
    xo Kimmie

    • Sharon Wu
      November 26, 2017

      Thank you Kimmie! Glad you think so πŸ˜‰

  • marcy
    December 4, 2017

    I wish I could make my make up like you babe!! These Clarins shadows are stunning. I love the colors which are perfect for the holiday season.
    Love the mix that you did. They really suit very well for the asian eye which I will be willing to try out too. You look stunning in the pictures.

    xoxo
    Marcy

    • Sharon Wu
      December 6, 2017

      Thank you Marcy! I’m no make-up pro but practice definitely helps hehe πŸ™‚

  • Haley
    December 6, 2017

    Wow! Your makeup is simply amazing! Love it! <3 I hope to see more stunning looks from you. xoxo

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