For a long time blue eye shadow was classified as beauty mission impossible. Pretty much taboo, the effect was most often used as the absurd "before" photo in a much-needed makeover. Yet, let's not forget that there were two decades (the ‘60s and ‘70s) in which the hue was oh-so-groovy.
But we'd be lying if we said we weren't skeptical of this trend. So we turned to Lopez and Kardashian's makeup artist Mary Phillips. In just a few quick tips she helped us overcome our FOBES (fear of blue eye shadow).
Tone It Down: "Have neutrals around to diffuse when you're blending—brown, tan, or even gray. The neutral will offset the brightness of the blue," suggests Phillips. "Also, use in moderation, don't get too much product on the brush, start soft and you can build your way up. A little bit goes a long way when you're doing a blue."
True Colors: "Keep your cheeks and lips on the lighter side. Redheads should stick with peachy/coral hues; blondes should think shades of sheer pink; and brunettes should reach for neutral tones, light pinks, or mauves," says Mary. "Oh, and don't match your eye shadow to your eye color, it can make the statement look washed out, and make your skin not as vibrant and look dull."
Shop To It: Check out Mary Phillips's top product picks.