Blue makeup, as seen on runways earlier this year, is one of the major beauty trends of 2016. But it isn’t always easy to wear outside of the high fashion world. These five looks will allow anyone to rock bold blue hues in their day or nighttime looks. For these looks to work their magic best, keep the rest of the in neutral tones, allowing the eyes to steal all attention. Bonus: These colors look incredible on brown-eyed girls.
1. Bold Blue Liner
Use a bright, electric cobalt in lieu of regular black eyeliner for an unexpected pop that gives any look a bit of a summer edge. This works both with simply lining the eye in bright blue, or by lining only the lower lash line and using nude shadows on the upper lid. One product that works for this look is the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Chaos, $20.
2. Jeweled Eyes
Seen on Kendall Jenner in the Diane Von Fustenburg RTW 2016 show, this look is reminiscent of an ethereal tropical butterfly and gives off a dreamy effect that’s perfect to pair with a light summer dress. Eyeshadow done in a smokey eye style works best to create this look, using a color like Anastasia Beverly Hills Eye Shadow Singles in Teal Shimmer, $12.
3. Navy Cat Eye
Update a retro cat eye with a navy blue shade. Paired with red lipstick and an adorable bikini, it’s the perfect nautical look for any summer party. Liquid liner works best for this, such as the Kat Von D Liner in Baudelaire, $19.
4. Blue Lashes
If blue eyeshadow is too much of a challenge, try swapping out ordinary black mascara for a pretty royal blue. It’s a bit more subtle of a look that adds a fun and flirty twist to everyday makeup. Try using Nyx Cosmetics Color Mascara in Blue, $7.
5. Turquoise Nails
If wearing bold blue on your face is a terrifying thought but you still love the color, maybe trying blue nail polish is a better fit for you. Turquoise nails will give your outfits a summer flair, reminiscent of a tropical sea. One great example is by Essie in Where’s My Chaufffeur?, $8.50.