I never thought I’d find myself in blue eye makeup again. But when it grazed the SS16 catwalks, I couldn’t help but wonder how to fuse it into my life without appearing to have sprung forward from the 70s and 80s.
Then, I learned quickly how simple of a task that was because there are really only two obvious details intrinsic to the mentioned period:
- Frosty, powdery formulas
- Certain shades of blue (Aqua, baby, and neon/highlighter shades – unless you’re an expert)
As long as you can avoid those very two things, there’s nothing to be afraid of. Blue eye makeup can look completely fresh and modern and it’s much easier to wear than you think. Here’s a look I created inspired by youth and elegance:
The easiest way to wear blue eye makeup is with eyeliner whether that’s liquid or pencil and the easiest color is navy!
The line can be as thin or thick as you’d like. For a bolder look, opt for a thick winged liner as I did using the Lancome Art Liner in Sapphire. Another option is to create a thin line using a pencil liner, like Rimmel Eyeshadow Stick – Naughty Navy or Stila Smudge Stick – Shimmering Navy Blue, then smudge it out for a soft, smokey look. Blue eyeshadow is just as effective as eyeliner in this case. You can also just follow my smokey eye tutorial here and replace the main eyeshadow color with blue!
And if you’re still scared, line your eyes as you normally would with black eyeliner. Then, take a pencil brush and smudge blue eyeshadow into the liner for the slightest hint of blue. Although Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Gunmetal is described as ‘gray’, it has very subtle blue tones in it, which makes a great option for blending into black.
Bringing back a bit of lessons from art class here – blue’s complementary color on the color wheel is orange! An orange lipstick, like Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick – Siren, makes a perfect pairing with blue eyeliner. Plus, it’s super duper fresh for the Spring/Summer toasty nights. In this particular look, I chose Nars Velvet Lip Pencil in Cruella for my lips because it’s a bit more sophisticated yet looks just as good!
What are your thoughts? Are you for blue?