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Have a Blue Monday Any Day of the Week

Whenever I'm having a rough start to the week, I call it a Blue Monday in honor of the classic New Order song of the same name. The other weekend, I did a little music research, and it turns out that this track is 25 years old this year. (How time flies!) Since I doubt you're dying to know how to look like a bunch of Manchester synth-pop dudes, I decided to show you how to use blue colors in your beauty routine instead. It's not as scary as you might think, so let "Blue Monday" be your getting-ready soundtrack as you try these tips.

To make your teeth look whiter, use a sheer blue-tinted lip gloss. It won't show up blue on your lips, but it will trick the eye into "seeing" whiter teeth. (The blue counteracts the yellow dinginess of stained teeth.) Try Kevyn Aucoin The Liquid Cyber Lip in Alurabliss or Benefit California Kissin'.

To make your eyes stand out, use a blue eye shadow. Avoid pastel hues — they're too '80s. Instead, try navy as an alternative to black for a dramatic nighttime look. To ease into the look, try a baked eye shadow that incorporates other pigments, such as the newish Galaxy Glam shadows by Too Faced. They're too dark for daytime, but for night, they're just right.

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E-Pierdominici E-Pierdominici 7 years
I love blue eyeliners and mascaras. Blue gives a bit of drama in an unassuming way. One color I'd love to see more of is the bright yellow liner and mascara. Pop has a lid neon palette with this particular hue, and Vincent Longo carries a liquid eyeliner and mascara in this color as well. If worn properly, this color can be very alluring.
E-Pierdominici E-Pierdominici 7 years
I love blue eyeliners and mascaras. Blue gives a bit of drama in an unassuming way. One color I'd love to see more of is the bright yellow liner and mascara. Pop has a lid neon palette with this particular hue, and Vincent Longo carries a liquid eyeliner and mascara in this color as well. If worn properly, this color can be very alluring.
emalove emalove 7 years
I LOVE this song...I listened to New Order a lot when I was in high school. And I also love blue eye makeup. I almost always wear navy liner and my beloved blue mascara. Definitely brightens up my eyes.
Beauty Beauty 7 years
Yum and I sometimes stay in the office late and blast New Order and Joy Division. It's a lot of fun.
Greentea1203 Greentea1203 7 years
love new order :P
Greentea1203 Greentea1203 7 years
love new order :P
tiabia tiabia 7 years
LOVE New Order!!!!Thanks, Bella!!!
tiabia tiabia 7 years
LOVE New Order!!!! Thanks, Bella!!!
puddlesworth puddlesworth 7 years
This music video is so weird! It doesn't make any sense at all!I want to try blue lip gloss but it has to be cheap.
puddlesworth puddlesworth 7 years
This music video is so weird! It doesn't make any sense at all! I want to try blue lip gloss but it has to be cheap.
the-cat the-cat 7 years
Love this song - New Order rock and it's a classic 80's tune (oh alright then, 70's strictly speaking) Dark navy eyeliner looks gorgeous too, especially if you have hazel or green-brown eyes. Sisley do a good pencil that has lots of definition or try smudging YSL solo navy eyeshadow along the lash line - blending it with charcoal grey or soft black kohl.Rimmel pencils are particularly good for blending I find.
the-cat the-cat 7 years
Love this song - New Order rock and it's a classic 80's tune (oh alright then, 70's strictly speaking) Dark navy eyeliner looks gorgeous too, especially if you have hazel or green-brown eyes. Sisley do a good pencil that has lots of definition or try smudging YSL solo navy eyeshadow along the lash line - blending it with charcoal grey or soft black kohl.Rimmel pencils are particularly good for blending I find.
ccwhite ccwhite 7 years
I LOVE NEW ORDER!!! Love them. And the Orgy cover of this song is not too shabby :-)
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