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AUGUST Color Spotlight – BLUE

by Wasifa Ahmad Hasan



COLOR SPOTLIGHT is a monthly series on Sifa’s Corner. Every month I show 10 or more products featuring one specific color or products in the same color family. The color I chose for AUGUST is BLUE!

BLUE is the color of depth and stability…It calms our mind and also shows loyalty & confidence. The particular shade of blue I am going to concentrate on today is from the darker side of the color spectrum.

I have chosen 16 shades of blue for August from my collection. You will also see similar colored products from different brands. So I think it will help you pick up something from the blue family for your next shopping trip.




  • Urban Decay 24/7 glide-on eye pencil- ULTRAVIOLET
  • Marc Jacobs highliner gel crayon- TH(INK)
  • Sephora colorful wink-it felt liner- 04 MIDNIGHT NAVY, 06 BABY BLUES
  • Lush fresh handmade color- MOTIVATION
  • Giorgio Armani eye tint fluid eye color film- MINUIT 2
  • Sugarpill loose eyeshadow- ROYAL SUGAR
  • Sigma eyeshadow- SEINE
  • Colourpop super shock shadow- ETIQUETTE, REX
  • MAC dazzleshadow- GET PHYSICAL
  • NARS dual intensity eyeshadow- GIOVE
  • Surratt artistique eyeshadow- MINUIT
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills eyeshadow- STAR BLUE
  • Inglot eyeshadow in no. 428, 426 & 480
  • YSL couture variation 10 color expert eyeshadow palette- 2 TUXEDO
  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics nail color- TECHNOPAGAN

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Urban Decay 24/7 glide-on eye pencil- ULTRAVIOLET:

It’s a cobalt blue with very fine blue shimmers. This glide-on eye pencil was released as part of the Ocho Loco 2 collection.

Availability: You can find the collection online here.

Marc Jacobs highliner gel crayon- TH(INK):

This is a deep navy with fine purple shimmer. This is a very buildable liner with great color payoff.

Price: $25 || Availability: here

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Sephora colorful wink-it felt liner:

Sephora wink-it felt liners offer a variety of colors. I picked Midnight Navy and Baby Blues for today. Whether you are in mood for something playful or want to play up your brown eyes- these felt tip liners will do the trick.

Price: $14 || Availability: here

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Lush fresh handmade color-


This liquid liner can be best described as a “peacock blue” with golden-green fine shimmers. If you want to spice up your liner or eyeshadow game, you should definitely try this out.

Price: $18.95 || Availability: here

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Giorgio Armani eye tint fluid eye color film-


This eye tint was released earlier this year. It looks like a lip gloss at a glance, but it’s a liquid to cream eyeshadow. You can apply it with the wand provided or your fingers. This particular color is a deep navy with subtle dark shimmers. It looks like a satin finish when swatched.

Price: $38 || Availability: here

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Sugarpill loose eyeshadow-


This is a bright cobalt blue eyeshadow with light blue and silver shimmer.

Price: $13 || Availability: here


This is what happens when you have an accidental sneeze while taking pictures!

This is what happens when you have an accidental sneeze while taking pictures!


Sigma eyeshadow- SEINE:

This is a deep rich navy with a black base.

Price: $7.70 || Availability: here

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Colourpop super shock shadow:

With intense color payoff and great formulation, Colourpop shadows are something to try out if you haven’t yet.

Etiquette: This is described as “True royal blue in a Pearlized Finish”.

Rex: This is described as “Black drenched with multiple shades of blue glitter”. This is one of my favorite shadows from their collection. This eyeshadow works best if you use a primer first.

Price: $5.00 || Availability: here

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MAC dazzleshadow- GET PHYSICAL:

This is described as “Purple with light blue sparkles”. I included this color because it’s a very pretty transition between purple and blue. Depending on the base, you can change the intensity of the blue-purple color balance.

Price: $20 || Availability: here

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NARS dual intensity eyeshadow- GIOVE:

This is a rich blackened navy with a pearly finish. If you apply it with a damp brush, the color intensity increases.

Price: $29 || Availability: here

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Surratt artistique eyeshadow- MINUIT:

This is described a “midnight blue”. It’s a cool toned blue with silver shimmers. When you swatch it, it applies as pearl-finish shadow.

Price: $20 || Availability: here

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Anastasia Beverly Hills eyeshadow-


This is a satin blue, which will perform better with a primer. This shadow performed relatively poor in comparison with the other shadows in this list.

Price: $12 || Availability: here

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Inglot eyeshadow:

Inglot shadows have one of the best formulations in beauty industry. With or without primer, they give intense color payoff and rich vibrancy.

428: This is a pearl-finish (P) navy blue shadow.

426: This is a pearl-finish (P) medium blue.

480: This is a double-sparkle (DS) finish light blue with silver sparkles.

Price: $7.00 || Availability: here

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Left- without primer, Right- with primer



As I have talked about 11 blue eyeshadows so far, let’s see how they compare to each other in color and finish. These pictures are taken under different lightings. Click on these for better and enlarged view.

Without Flash

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With flash

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YSL couture variation 10 color expert eyeshadow palette-


Released for Spring-2015, this is a really pricey palette. If you are familiar with the allure of higher-end brand products, you can have a look at this palette. Most of the colors are cool toned and they perform better with a good base underneath or applied wet.

Price: $95 || Availability: here


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Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics nail color- TECHNOPAGAN:

Described as a “metallic blackened purple with a blue pearl sheen”, this is a opaque blue-purple.

Price: $10 || Availability: here

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So which product did you like best from AUGUST and want to try on?

Let me know below!

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Asmina September 16, 2015 - 9:35 pm

Being an August baby, blue is one of my most favorite colors. As I read the post I kept thinking ‘Oh wow, this is SO nice!’ Over and over again. I think my most favorite ones would be the Giorgio Armani Minuit 2 and the Lush Motivation. The Lush Motivation is SUCH a pretty color, and the Armani is a perfect color for a sultry blue Smokey eye. I’m in love!!

Wasifa Ahmad Hasan September 18, 2015 - 11:43 am

I also loved those 2 products the most. You are giving me ideas to do a smokey eye with the Armani one, let’s see!

Cristi M September 12, 2015 - 6:40 am

Blue is one of my favorite colors to utilize for winter/holiday season. Thanks for sharing your pretty pallette and other makeup! It definitely gives some makeup inspiration.

Wasifa Ahmad Hasan September 12, 2015 - 11:15 am

You are most welcome Cristi…happy to inspire! 🙂

Heidi Bee September 10, 2015 - 11:27 am

I love blue, one of my favorite eyeliners is blue and it really pops without being overwhelming!

Wasifa Ahmad Hasan September 10, 2015 - 5:13 pm

Can’t agree more Heidi! 🙂

Linda Kinsman September 9, 2015 - 6:36 pm

I love wearing a darker blue liner and/or eye shadow on nights when I want a sultry eye. Love your collection and how you showed the difference applying a primer first can make.

Wasifa Ahmad Hasan September 10, 2015 - 10:25 am

I love a darker blue too Linda… brings out the brown part of my eyes. Thanks for appreciating my work. 🙂

April September 8, 2015 - 8:56 pm

Wow! There are a ton of options for blue!

Wasifa Ahmad Hasan September 8, 2015 - 8:58 pm

🙂 which one is your favorite April?

tara pittman September 8, 2015 - 2:39 pm

That is a lot of different shades of blue. Some are very pretty.

Wasifa Ahmad Hasan September 8, 2015 - 3:10 pm

I agree Tara!

Mae September 8, 2015 - 12:52 pm

Love your blue picks!! That Sephora felt liner in Baby Blues is SO beautiful!

xo, Mae | Mae Amor

Wasifa Ahmad Hasan September 8, 2015 - 12:53 pm

It is indeed! They have such a lovely collection and also very user-friendly.. 🙂


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