As seen on the SS14 catwalks from the likes of Marc Jacobs to Miu Miu, and even David Koma, blue eye makeup is making quite a comeback.
Set to be the shade of the summer, this one-time eighties trend has had a serious make-over and is now looking more sophisticated than ever.
From a subtle slick of turquoise eyeliner, to cobalt blue mascara – there are plenty of ways to try this tricky trend, and we’ve rounded up a few of our must-have products to get you started…
Barry M Dazzle Dust in Petrol Black
This little Dazzle Dust pot is ideal for creating a long-lasting, party ready look. Build the colour gently, starting from the outside, blending across the lid until you reach your preferred shade.
Not only is this a bargain at under a fiver, but it’s compact size means it’s great for popping in your bag, too. Perfect for any last minute touch ups.
Nars Eyeliner Stylo in Atlantic
Eyeliners can be a great tool for adding a touch of colour which is both subtle whilst still making a bold statement. This deep-blue, Nars liner in Atlantic is easy to apply thanks to its pen-like design – ideal for creating a sleek 60’s flick.
Keep it simple and sweep a tiny amount along the upper lid for a flash of colour. Or why not try under the eye too, for a bold but beautiful look?
Topshop Atlantis Eyeshadow palette
Opt for a palette if you’re looking for a more varied selection of shades. This one from Topshop is our favourite as not only does it include two stunning blue hues, but it also features a white – ideal for blending – and a smoky, charcoal shade.
It also comes with a handy wand, making application a breeze.
Dior Addict It-Lash Mascara in It-Blue
Let’s not forget about mascara. A makeup bag must-have and the finishing touch for any blue-eye look – this daring one from Dior is our favourite.Not only will this lengthen the lashes and provide some much-needed volume, this vivid hue will create larger-than-life lashes, worthy of any party or festival.
Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Cream Colour in Blue 215
For a more glamorous look, why not try a cream based shadow?
This one from Shiseido is the perfect choice. The powdery-blue hue is not too heavy, but is definitely eye-catching. While the creamy consistency guarantees a smooth, satin-like finish that will look effortlessly chic with any LBD.
Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for Eyes in Massive Midnight
Clinique’s best-selling Chubby Stick is not just for lips – we’re big fans of the eye tint, too. This Massive Midnight shade is a lovely light colour that’s ideal for quick application, thanks to it’s jumbo size.
The creamy, lightweight consistency is perfect for blending, but is also packed full of Vitamin E that’s not only soothing, but long-lasting. Guaranteed to keep your make-up in place all day.
Illamasqua Powder Eye Shadow in Imagine
This powder-blue, matte shadow will create, a lovely summer-ready feel without being too dramatic. Apply a light dusting over the corner of the lids and finish the look with a slick of black liner and a subtle peach blush.
Laura Mercier Crème Eye Liner in Cobalt
Less is not always more, and this cobalt blue eye-gel from Laura Mercier proves it.
A great alternative to fail-safe black, this creamy waterproof liner will create the perfect 60’s flick with a twist. Use a fine brush to apply, and carefully line the upper lid, paying attention to the natural curve of the eye.
Remember to keep the rest of your look natural, just add a slick of black mascara and you’re good to go.
Revlon Photo Ready Kajal Intense Eye Liner in Blue Nile
Nothing beats a pencil liner for precision, and this dual one from Revlon is our top pick. Featuring two contrasting shades, each can be worn individually, or why not go all out and blend the two together?
The pretty pastel hue is great for using in the inner corner of the eye – a quick and clever solution to dark, tired eyes. While the petrol-blue shade is so wearable, we think it will be your makeup bag must-have for months to come.
Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour Sapphire
Who needs makeup brushes when you have a multifunctional makeup stick that blends, smudges and neatly sits in all the right places. Longwearing and silky soft, layer the caviar stick for a rich dramatic look or even an eyeliner or simply gently swipe for a watercolour washed effect.