BACK TO BLUE
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Blue eye shadow is making a comeback!
This color can be deceptively difficult to wear because it can often look grannyish or teenagery. Avoid any shade with glitter. I'm not talking about a nice sheen or shimmer, but glitter where you see little specks of gold or silver in the product.
Blue, regardless of the shade, is a statement color, so unless its for a very special occasion, paired with a gown and fancy hairdo, stick to one shade. When in doubt, navy is the most universally flattering. Apply it close to the lashline and blend it up fading it into the crease. Or just keep it at the lashline, slightly smudged like eyeliner. If navy is either too dark or too dull for you, royal blue—my favorite shade since childhood—is gorgeous. It's not too dark or too light and has great impact. Apply it on the lower lid, blending with some white at the corners so its not too heavy and brightens the eye. Keep the rest of the face soft and simple. If you choose royal blue, don't go metallic or shimmery—unless its for evening.
Looking for some more sophistication? Blue-grey is a great option. It's the blue trend in a business suit. Now be careful here because if worn wrong or with the wrong colors, this shade can make you look like grandma! With blue-gray, use a luminescent foundation so the gray doesn't suck the color out of your complexion and wear neutral, fleshy/nude blush and lipstick. Sweep the blue-gray on the lid, darkening it in the outer V area. Highlight the inner corners of the eye with a sheer white shadow, and use a navy blue eyeliner. [Tip: Navy eyeliner plays up the white in your eye better than black so you'll look more awake.]
Whatever shade you choose, its important to be aware of this: Blue pigments are expensive so many makeup companies with scrimp on them. It's important to use high quality eye shadow when using blue. If the department stores are too expensive for you, I have found Loreal HIP and Covergirl to be the best drug store bets. G'luck ladies!