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Blue is Back, Part II: Turquoise Blue Eye Shadows

Part II of my series on bright blue makeup focuses on turquoise eyeshadow. Elizabeth Taylor first made the azure eye famous when she played Cleopatra. This season, history repeats itself and we see all kinds of color-blocking fashions, with cosmetics following suit.

You don't need to be quite as dramatic as Taylor, who paired her bold blue shadow with a dramatized wing-tip liner. But then again, who's to say that you can't walk like an Egyptian if you want to?

Nars Eye Shadow Duo in South Pacific ($31) is a shimmering turquoise and a dark aquamarine powder eye shadow duo that can be layered for a dramatic, edgy evening look or dusted lightly over the eye for a soft romantic twist on the traditional smoky eye.

For two more turquoise blue eye shadows,

DuWop Blue Eyes ($26) is a palette that contains five different eye colors (a mix between cream and powder shadows). Three have the same color base, two are metallics and the last is a cream liner. This bright blue palette is a great way to get the blues!

MAC Cosmetics Jewel Blue Eyeshadow ($14) looks especially amazing on darker-toned skin. This is a highly pigmented powder eye shadow that blends well and lasts long.

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