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Blue Eye Shadow Reboot

My Aunt Yetta swears by blue eyeshadow. She still wears the dated hue with pride. But, like all good things, it has come back into style.

The blue hue was a staple at various Fashion Weeks this year. New York seemed to host the most aqua accented adorned models. Monique Lhuillier, Jeremy Scott and Jenny Packham all revamped the look with their own mixes. (I am feeling very Geraldo today.) The trend will also resurface again in the spring.

Scott’s models achieved the look by blending MAC Cosmetics eye shadows like Freshwater, Espresso and Goldmine together to make a gorgeous blue/smokey eye hybrid. (See image on the left.) Lhuillier’s gals went with a simpler version that faded below the brow bone and was accented with a light pop of yellow on the inner corner of the eye. (See image on the right.) Perhaps Monique’s look would be better suited for a night out or a time for statement making, but the looks don’t trip my typical association of blue shadow and hookers.

A couple of rules to remember:

*Pick one feature to highlight – eyes or lips. Make a statement out of both and that statement will be ‘Tammy Fae Baker is my idol!’

*If you aren’t going to blend in another hue with blue, keep the application light a sparse and line those lids.

*Always opt for matte finish. Anything with an frost finish will look dated and crazy.

*If you want to tone it down, smudge black liner over just your lid then apply your blue shadow.

If you are fair skinned think about a bronzed cheek bone. Pair it with a natural or nude lip. If you are still wary, keep the color contained below the crease. Enjoy!

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