Blue coloured cosmetics take me back to when I first starting wearing makeup and I mistakenly thought that because had blue eyes, blue eye shadow was the one for me #fail. I have avoided blue makeup since the 90’s and usually opt for coppers and brown shades. However, spring summer 2014 makeup trends have made me reconsider this look. I may be doing a 180 on my relationship with blue.
Models at the Marc Jacobs SS 14 show. Photo By GoRunway
Of all the blue-eye makeup looks I have seen trending, my favourite was the sharp and pointy eyeliner look seen at Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2014 show, by make-up artist François Nars. I felt this look was probably the most versatile for most faces. As much as I love the bold, blue shadow look on the model below, you just know that you will have a headfit trying to get the shape that perfect, only to end up looking like you had a punching fight with a Smurf. Some things should just stay on the catwalk.
By Path McGrath
For this look I used my Contour Clubbin eyeliner in Bleu Neon by Bourjois, £4.99. It’s quite a soft pencil so I had to re-sharpen it a few times to get the points, pointy enough. Trace the pencil around the top and bottom waterline. I went in a tad heavy handed on the lower lash as I wanted some of the product to graze the lower lids. I then finished with flicks in each eye corner. I paired the look with dewy skin (Bobbi Brown Moisture Rich in Warm Beige) and a little highlighter along the cheek bones (Benefit High Beam, £19.50). I then used lashings of mascara (Clarins Instant Definition in black, £21) to further draw attention to the eyes.
Click on the images to see this look close up.
What are your thoughts on the electric blue against green eyes? Would any of you green eyed goddesses give it a go?