Okay, ladies, enough with the sultry dark colors and sophisticated nudes. Seeing the latest from beauty gurus, like Jaclyn Hill and Kathleen Lights, has us bursting at the seams to experiment with a color that isn’t for the light-hearted. Blue is in, and despite being a striking color on all skin tones, finding the right shade for your complexion can seem like a daunting task that’s better left untouched. However, we’re too intrigued by this season’s obsession to care. Below, we’re sharing a few of our favorite brands and gurus who will help us achieve this spring’s all-about-that-blue look.
Our go-to brands for this type of look include Makeup Geek and MAC because not only are their pigmentations worth every penny, but their single eyeshadow pans retail for $6, which isn’t bad at all considering it’s within the “higher-end” makeup spectrum! A few colors we love are Makeup Geek’s Chit Chat, Shore Thing, Dragonfly, and Hopscotch, and MAC’s Aqua, Atlantic Blue, and Electric Eel. Other great brands with excellent pigmentation that range from high-end to drugstore include Anastasia Beverly Hills, Make Up For Ever, Maybelline, and L’Oreal. If you’re truly uncertain as to what shades of blue to choose from, head over to your local Sephora, ULTA, or nearest beauty counter to find a beauty consultant who can properly advise you on the best colors for your eyes and skin tone.
Once you’ve found your shades of blue, the best way to incorporate these eyeshadows is by creating a more “blown-out” effect, as Jaclyn Hill mentions in her spring trend tutorial “Aqua Eyes,” which eliminates the usual intensive crease and definition amongst eyeshadow shades so that the overall look is more cohesive, especially when incorporating multiple shades of blue. The variety of hues will still provide a beautiful array of colors while also exuding our inner mermaid feels.
Meanwhile, the beloved Kathleen Lights will show you how to incorporate your not-so-average eyeshadows, such as in her spring makeup tutorial “Shades of Teal,” from brands you wouldn’t originally think to consider for individual eyeshadows, such as Kat Von D and Colourpop.
So go on, try it! Make it a fun girl’s night in or out, and don’t forget to thank the lovely ladies who know how to do makeup best—the ladies who will always have your back no matter what the hue.
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All About That Blue: Photo Courtesy of Jaclyn Hill