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How to Wear Blue Eye Shadow

You Can Wear Blue Eye Makeup Without Looking Totally '80s

Blue might just be having a moment. From oceanic polish colors to recent avant-garde looks we saw on the runway in New York, perhaps there is a slight resurgence of the cool-toned shade as of late. Do you think that blue is cool but don't want to run the risk of looking totally '80s? Let's look at Jennifer Garner for inspiration. At the LA premiere of The Invention of Lying, Jennifer proved that blue doesn't have to look outdated or aging. The actress, who wore a smoky, muted version of the tone, paired the look with complementary pink cheeks and lips, keeping the palette from becoming too Smurfy. To find out how to wear blue eye makeup in the most sophisticated of ways, just keep reading.

  • The liner: Opt for a dark gray or brown liner. Both are softer than your basic black but still provide enough contrast to be noticed.
  • The shadows: Tap on a glimmery blue-green shade like Bare Escentuals BareMinerals Eye Color ($13) in Faith or Pond or MAC Eye Shadow ($14.50) in Steamy over the liner and blend. Next, apply the shadow to the lid, being careful not to extend beyond the crease, which could overwhelm the look.
  • The lips: To keep the look muted yet pretty, add a pop of pink on the cheeks and lips. Try Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge For Lips And Cheeks ($22) in the appropriate shade for your skin tone.
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