Forget neutral colours. Honestly, based on the makeup trends inspired by the fashion runways for spring 2016, eyes are getting a makeover with shades of blue in soft, bright, bold and beautiful makeup looks. Any time a beauty product takes off in a major way, the first question I get asked is “How do I wear it?” The answer, when it comes to blue eyeshadow is … any way you want! Go soft and romantic with a cobalt blue with a silver shimmer, intense and smoky with navy, or bold and dramatic with a striking foil-finish blue. This season it is all about expressing yourself and showing off your individuality.
I’ve rounded up five of my favourite blue eyeshadows.
NYX Prismatic Eyeshadow: Blue Jeans
This eyeshadow comes in a kaleidoscope of different colours ... but my favourite is Blue Jeans. This is a beautiful cobalt blue with silver shimmer, perfect for a fun attention-getting look you can achieve in minutes.
Available at London Drugs $7.99*
Almay INTENSE i-COLOR Party Brights Eyeshadow: For Blue Eyes
This easy-to-use eyeshadow palette comes in four different colours ... designed to match the colour of your eyes. If you were born with ‘baby blues’, this will enhance your eye colour and make your eyes look brighter, bolder and even more beautiful. Perfect for every occasion!
Available at London Drugs $10.49*
Sephora Collection Colorful Eyeshadow: Blue Lagoon
Take your makeup from everyday to unforgettable. Exceptionally easy to apply, this eyeshadow has micronized pigments that provide an ultra-smooth, blendable texture. This eyeshadow, in popular Blue Lagoon, provides superior coverage and long-lasting wear ... up to 10 hours!
Available at Sephora $16*
Nars Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow: Giove-Navy (Our ‘Girl In Focus’ Natalie Langston’s Pick)
Stunning in a gorgeous shade of Navy, this dual-intensity eyeshadow goes on with a luxuriously smooth finish. Apply dry for a sheer soft touch of sensual colour, or wet for a more dramatic impact. You can’t get more versatile than that, can you?
Available at Sephora $36*
Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eyeshadow: Metallic Cobalt - Dark Denim Blue Sheen
A one-of-a-kind, high-metallic cream eyeshadow with a striking foil finish, you can build this until you reach your desired intensity. My favourite colour for spring is the Dark Denim Blue Sheen. You can create a variety of effects with this foil-finish... from a light, sheer shimmer to a high-metallic opaque. The set includes Stay All Day Liquid Eye Primer, which preps, primes and gives you that long-lasting look.
Available at Sephora $42*
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