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The Complete Guide on How to Wear Blue Eyeshadow

by Lauren Rearick / Monday, 26 November 2018

Lipstick is red, Rihanna’s eyeshadow was blue.

Composite: Paul Zimmerman / Alberto E. Rodriguez

Purple may have been the most popular eyeshadow color with Pinterest users, but blue has been a staple among numerous celebrities. From Millie Bobby Brown’s galactic-inspired coloring to Ashley Benson’s soft shimmer, it’s apparent that Hollywood doesn’t mind getting a little blue. Want to rock the red carpet ready shade in your own beauty routine? We’ve got your guide on how to wear Rihanna’s new fave makeup color.

Whether you choose an ocean blue like Hailee Steinfeld on the cover of C Magazine or you prefer a soft sky-blue like Storm Reid, Dean Fournier, PRO Lead Artist for LORAC, confirmed that blue, in all its many hues, is having a moment. Dean told Teen Vogue that the color is universally flattering and fun, saying, “They [blue eyeshadow] work on all different skin tones, so there’s no need to concern yourself with undertones like you would for the perfect lipstick. The rules are much more fluid here.”



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As for how to find a shade that you’ll love, Dean recommends considering what makeup statement you want the color to make. “For instance, choose to rock a bold blue all over the lid, but keep the rest of the eyeshadow natural by sweeping a light brown or tan in the crease to blend it,” he said. “This will help it look more modern. Next, dark blue liner is probably one of the most universally flattering shades a woman can wear. The touch of blue along the lash line does an incredible job of brightening the eyes.”

It’s best to keep the rest of your makeup palette subtle, with Dean suggesting a glossy lip and very light blush color to compliment the intense eye shade.

When it comes to application, Dean suggested placing blue shadow in unexpected places, like the inner corner of your top lid or along the lower lash line and rim of your eye. If you’re feeling especially daring, you can match your eyeshadow to your eyeliner. In order to properly finish off the look, Dean recommends pairing your choice in eyeshadow with a black or blue-black shade of mascara.

There’s no telling what eyeshadow color will grab the attention of the beauty world next, but Dean revealed the blue makeup technique that’s always trending. “Blue eyeliner (or using blue eyeshadow as liner) has a place at all occasions and times of the day,”

We’re now officially ready to practice.