Okay, so blue eyeshadow is back. The good news is, the designers on the forefront of this trend have reinterpreted it into something classy, glamorous and sexy. Bear with me, I promise to break it down…
This modern and slightly ostentatious take on blue eyeshadow is nothing but glam, glam, glam. Created by Nars makeup artist Diane Kendal, the shimmery, glittery look is perfect for a night out. Layering two textures and shades of blue create depth, while adding not one, not two, but three different glitter-shimmers on top of that create uniqueness and drama. Starting with a pinky-bronze in the inner corner of the eye, the shimmer transitions to a gold that is blended in the centre and finally into a dark bronze on the outer corner. Don’t even try and deny the oozing sex appeal.
Smoky, sultry, and purplish-blue, Jason Wu’s fresh take on the classic cat eye is getting as much buzz as his collection. Answering beauty junkies’ prayers, Jason Wu and Lancôme have teamed up to create a collection launching in September in which pieces were used to create the look, making copycatting a piece of cake. Lining around the entire eye and filling in the lid with a violet pencil first, the lid is then softened up with a navy pigment powder buffed in with a small eyeshadow brush. A final dose of shimmery purple eyeshadow is added just to the centre of the eyelid for that extra something special.
Not exactly blue eyeshadow, Honor somewhat followed suit with the trend by painting on a bold, thick cobalt stripe in the form of a sexy, swinging ’60s cat eye. Leaving the eye as the focus, makeup artist Adrien Pinault meticulously paints on the wing-tipped look by using an indigo liquid liner that starts as a narrow line at the inner corners, extending out past the eye, and building width while doing so. Pinault creates vividness by going over the line again, and again, and again… making this look impossible to wear without winking here and there.