Got the Blues
Ok, so blue eyeshadow is back. The good news is, the designers forefronting 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 created depth, while adding not one, not two, but three different glitter-shimmers on top of that created uniqueness and drama. Starting with a pinky-bronze in the inner corner of the eye, the shimmer transitioned to a gold that was the 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 was then softened up with a navy pigment powder buffed in with a small eyeshadow brush. A final dose of shimmery purple eyeshadow was 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 60’s cat eye. Leaving the eye as the focus, makeup artist Adrien Pinault meticulously painted on the wing-tipped look by using an indigo liquid liner that started as a narrow line at the inner corners extending out past the eye and building width while doing so. Pinault created vividness by going over the line again, again, and again – making this look impossible to wear without winking here and there.