Into the Blue: We’re Taking Blue Eyeshadow Inspiration From Our Fave Celebs
What was once a relic of the ’80s is now a bonafide celebrity beauty favourite. Blue eyeshadow has made a recent comeback with everyone from Dua Lipa to Nicola Coughlan rocking the hue across their lids at recent events. When executed well, not only does blue eye makeup look fresh and cool but it allows you to experiment with your look.
Blue eye products come in a range of shades from baby blue to cobalt and you can also purchase blue eyeshadow in a number of different formulas and styles. There are cream products, blue liners and sparkly azure powder shadows, allowing you to choose what shade and style work for you.
To ensure your product adheres to your eyelids, we recommend going in with an eye primer beforehand. The Morphe Eyelid Primer ($15) in Translucent creates a solid base to layer on eyeshadow and ensures your shadow won’t budge for 12 hours. It also helps to prevent creasing from occurring and you really notice the difference when you start using a product like this.
Before going in with your blue shadow, consider what shape and look you’re wanting to achieve. If you’re after a winged style à la Rowi Singh (below), you’ll want to draw the outline first before filling in the rest of the shadow. A lighter sky blue shade lends itself to be washed all over the lid, while a blue liner looks great lined under your eye.
For all of your celebrity-approved inspiration, see some of our favourite blue eye makeup looks below.