Believe it or not, blue makeup is a key look for this autumn. Yes, we know there was a time when blue eyeshadow belonged to the likes of Pat Butcher and nobody worth their Jimmy Choos would be seen dead in it, but hey, we’re girls and it’s our prerogative to change our minds. And if Rihanna, Beyonce and Kristen Stewart are all sporting the look, it only seems right that we give it a go.
The great thing about this season’s blue is that pretty much anything goes. Experiment with a smouldering navy eye, a thin line of metallic blue, or a cobalt blue mani for an unexpected pop of colour. A wash of intense blue such as Korres Eyeshadow in Midnight Blue, or Lily Lolo Mineral Eye Shadow in Pixie Sparkle, across the eyelids can be as subtle or as bold as you like, by either blending and blending for a hint of blue, or layering for more intensity.
A line of blue along the top or bottom lash line is a great way of introducing yourself to the colour, again you can be as bold as you like or not. We’re completely in love with Nyx’s chunky Jumbo Eye Pencils in Cobalt and Electric Blue, both of which can also be blended with your finger into an eyeshadow. Alternatively, go for the winged eyeliner look, but instead of using black, try Barry M Metallic Liquid Eyeliner in Blue, for a sleek thin dash of colour.
When it comes to blue makeup, blue nails look amazing. Whether they’re navy, cobalt, teal or royal blue, the only thing they shouldn’t be this autumn is pale. It’s about making a statement, and if you don’t want to commit to the blue eyeshadow, then nails are the perfect alternative. Our top blue shades of the season include Priti NYC Nail Polish in Canterbeury Bells, Maybelline Color Show in Ocean Blue (the best cobalt ever), and Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint in Blue Grape.