We love hearing from our panel of beauty pros about the latest and greatest beauty tricks. Today, we're lucky enough to hear from Los Angeles-based makeup pro Emily Oliver on the best blue eye shadow shades for your skin tone.
While blue shadow used to be synonymous with tacky ’80s makeup, it’s now considered the chicest color on the block, as per recent runway shows in Paris and Milan! Blue is officially back in style, and I’m here to guide you in finding the perfect shade for your skin’s undertones as the final part of our color series. Most skin tones come in three sub-categories. Whether you are have a light, medium or deep complexion, you will fall into neutral or beige, pink/red, and golden or olive undertones. Here are your best blues for the season based on these specific undertones!
For the neutral and/or beige beauties, opt for a jewel-toned blue with major richness and depth. If you pride yourself on being quite the makeup experimenter, try the Lancôme Color Design in Sapphire Lace. Pro Tip: Pack shadow on with a flat brush, and blend outward using a separate (clean) fluffy blender brush.
Those with rosy or pink undertones are usually best complemented by sky blue and midnight blue shades. I can’t get enough of the Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Peace, which boasts a turquoise shimmer, and Evidence, a deep navy blue shimmer shadow. Wear them separately or together for a more dynamic eye!
When discussing olive and/or golden skin tones, I opt for a blue that, when blended, has a royal or purple depth to it. My red carpet and photo shoot favorite is the Giorgio Armani Eye Tint in Minuit. This waterproof, liquid shadow makes for a great primer, eyeliner (when used with an angled brush) or shadow! Pro Tip: This eye tint blends beautifully within the first 30 seconds of application, so apply it on one eye and blend it out right away before you move onto the second eye.
Blue used to be “dated,” but now it is DARING! So make sure to rock it out this season, and enjoy!