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Add Little Fluffy Clouds to Your Lids for a Sweet Summer Look

by BUST Magazine

IT’S BLUE SKIES ahead with this bright, bold, and painterly look, which is actually easier to do than you’d think. All you need are blue and silver shadows and a white cream shadow you can flex your art school skills with. If you wear foundation or concealer, be sure to apply those first. If you want to give your sky staying power and a little saturation, prep your lid with a shadow primer. Having your head in the clouds never looked so good! 



Blush brush, small or medium blender, and a small, flat, slightly firm angle or liner brush.

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1. Use your blender brush to cover the outer half of the lid with bright blue shadow (I used MAC Electric Eel). Extend the color up toward your brow line and out toward your ear. Make the color even and bright! 

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2. Cover the inner half of the lid with metallic silver shadow (I used Pat McGrath EYEdols in Sterling). Blend it slightly with the blue in the center.


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3. With your liner brush and a bright white cream shadow (I used Make Up For Ever’s Flash Palette but Mehron Clown White is also good and way cheaper) draw a cloud, starting from the lid crease and working up and out making several loose swoops. Fill in the color until it’s almost opaque. Use the same brush to draw a thick white line along your lashes, from the inner corner to just past where the blue starts. For extra optional cloud definition, add a couple of crisp lines with white liquid liner (like NYX’s). 

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4. Apply mascara or false lashes to make the whole look pop. Finish your face with pink blush and a bright lip (I used NYX Candy Slick Glowy Lip Color in Extra Mints).


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Written and photographed by Amy Mills, @rococo_witch

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