Whether it's because the '90s are making a comeback or now, more than ever, consumer makeup toes the line every so closely to pro makeup brands, blue makeup for every part of your face is now a thing. Since shades of blue makeup can sometimes give us beauty butterflies, we talked to MAC Cosmetics senior artist Jane McKay (who keys looks for runway shows all over the globe) on how to navigate this daring blue beauty trend with style and sass for the day-to-day.
Rock a blue smoky eye
Gone are the days of just a black smoky eye. If coppers and plums are equally interchangeable, there’s no reason shades of blue can’t also be used for a contemporary look. I loved the appearance of the dewy, bluish-grey eye look as seen at Sonia Rykiel, says McKay. Get this look by framing the eye with a gel liner and then smudge it all over the eyelid, concentrating most of the product on the lash line and outer corners. Finish with a liquid blue eyeliner stippled with your finger and a coat of mascara.
Try it: Clinique Lid Pop in Surf Pop, $17, MAC Cosmetics Fluidity Fluidline Pen in Indelibly Blue, $24 and SEPHORA COLLECTION Colorful Shadow & Liner in My Boyfriend’s Jeans, $18