Spring ’14′s best eye makeup look has taken a turn towards the sky and sea with a resurgence of blue hued shadow, liner and even mascara. NOTE: This is not your mother’s baby blue eyeshadow. Instead, it’s a turn towards a darker blue palette, like navy, indigo, cobalt and even an enviable sheer indigo—and stars like Beyonce, Emmy Rossum and Emma Stone are all trying this look on for size.
For a modern take on this classic color, try a highly pigmented cobalt shadow or liner boldly making a statement on the trend. Or stick with a reverse ombre, starting with navy liner and moving up over the entire eyelid blending to a sheer finish just before the eyebrow. A softer look will include choosing a sheer gray-toned blue which will highlight most any eye color, looking of-the-moment without going over the top. Or just throw caution to the wind and create a mermaid-ish holographic smokey eye with shimmering aqua, green or violet-toned blue shadows.
The look also played double duty as liner and highly pigmented eyelid stain at both Marc Jacobs and Marc by Marc Jacobs S/S 14 catwalk, and also seen at the Badgley Mischka S/S 14 presentation and Miu Miu S/S 14—all in preparation for hitting your own cosmetics case this season. So what are you waiting for?
Oh sailor! As evidenced on the New York Fashion Week runways of Thakoon (who peppered there’s with glittery gold) and Jason Wu (who kept his rich and classic), and witnessed adorning the pretty peepers of Emmy Rossum and Jessica Alba, navy is the eye hue to do this fall.
From sparkle-infused to a simple matte, shadowing the eye (or manicure for that matter) in the classic blue shade is all the rage in the realm of makeup — bonus points for layering your lashes in a matching mascara.
Navy has the ability to sit just north of the smokey eye on the shadow spectrum, infusing the typically dramatic black/brown trend with a little extra gem-toned oomph — so put aside your aversion to colored eyeshadow and boldly go where your cosmetics case hasn’t gone before. Seriously, everyone is doing it. Why shouldn’t you?read more