Blue makeup has been shunned.
Blue eyeshadow? Childish.
Blue lipstick? Wild.
Blue anything? Nah.
So, I’m here to say this: eff that, I loooove blue makeup.
It’s not because it flatters my hazel eyes, it’s not because I’m a Sagittarius who’s wild. It might be because blue is my favorite color, but that’s not the point. It’s because it’s fun. It’s because it’s unexpected. It’s a pop of color that everyone could benefit from, something to complement – or change for – their nudes and blacks.
Don’t know where to start? Trying to avoid that pastel blue that has been banned in adulthood? I’ve got you covered.
You can go with light eyeshadows, but try to avoid that light, matte, pastel blue eyeshadow you wore for dance performances. For light blue, make sure there’s shimmer to keep it more grown-up. Or, lean toward deep blue. If you’re wearing blue eyeshadow – arguably the most visible and striking part of your look – you want to make a bold statement.
We love using blue eyeliner in graphic designs, but we also love using it as a pop of color around the eyes. Work it into your water line as a subtle hint of color, or line your top lid for a bright, can’t-miss-it look. If subtlety is more your thing, you can work it into the inside of your eye, whether you wear other makeup or simply let the hint be enough.
It sounds odd, I know. But when the light hits highlighter, your face glows, right? A hint of blue adds a fun, exciting twist to the usual. If you really want to capture attention, consider a gel with hints of blue, or even go full-on holographic. No one can stop you from making your mark at the party, you know?
Lipstick & Lip Gloss
Go big or go home, right? If you’re really feeling like being bold, lipstick is the way to go. MAC has you covered, as does Byredo, with their vibrant blue lipsticks. Lip gloss is a more subtle way to go about blue, but it’ll still give your lips a tint that takes on the color (we love Fluide’s). Pucker up, because blue is now the It Shade.
We are loving modern blue makeup. Do you rock the blues? What’s your favorite way to wear it? Tell us below!