Make-Up Is Ready For The Blues

Y2K Blue Is Hot RN

At the recent 2021 shows with shades of vibrant teal, matte turquoise and shimmering azure blue adorning not just eyes, but lips too. Blue shadow was a 90s red-carpet staple for actors like Reese Witherspoon, J.Lo and Jennifer Aniston, but now you’ll spot graphic-blue colour blocking and rich pigments also making big news. “There is definitely a desire in beauty to wear less make-up, but with more interesting shade choices, hence why a wash of fresh colour is becoming more desirable than heavily structured neutrals,” director of make-up artistry at MAC Terry Barber tells Vogue.

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Is Blue Eyeshadow back?

Yes, yes it is. “Blue eyeshadow is one of the shades undergoing a renaissance, and it’s being reinvented as something flattering and chic, rather than the kitsch, clownish image it might have had in the past,” Terry explains. Try something bolder by doing as Lancôme did for Bridgerton’s Nicola Coughlan at the BAFTAs and go all out shimmering navy.

Get the Look

Make-up artist Neil Young used Hypnôse Palette in Bleu Hypnôtique and Ombré Hypnôse Stylo in Bleu Nuit on Nicola to create her maximalist look. If that seems like too much of a statement, then you have two other options that will tap into the trend with less visual power – the one is to opt for a more watery shimmer, much like our 90s counterparts did back in the day. It’s a softer look, but still fun and flattering. The other is to channel your inner Gigi Hadid and simply use the bold hue as a graphic sweep of liner, paired with a nude face and lashings of mascara. We are ready.


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October 3, 2021

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October 3, 2021

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July 27, 2022

Love a blue liner!

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