Winter Blues: Mix Blue Into Your Makeup Routine
It's time to ditch the notion that blue eyeshadow is too 80's. Blue eyeshadow is the perfect complement to the icy, winter weather and really makes brown eyes pop! The cool hue is coming back in style with celebs like Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, Estelle and Ciara all sporting the trend. Let this guide steer you to the blue side and help you rock royal lids this winter.
Try out this icy, cool color from NYX for only $5. Blues really complement warm tones. Dab this shadow on the lid with a shadow brush for a fashionable look.
Maybelline Color Tattoo - Tenacious Teal
Achieve a standout look with this creamy, silky shadow from Maybelline. Color tattoo's are notorious for being long-wearing, pigmented and affordable. For only $6.99, grab your blue-toned gel shadow. For added intensity, layer another blue shadow on top.
Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream 20 Intense Blue
Similar to the Maybelline Color Tattoo, Make Up For Ever's Aqua creams are long lasting cream-based shadows. If you're looking for a highly pigmented, waterproof formula, look no further than Make Up For Ever Aqua Creams. Aqua Creams come in 22 vibrant shades for $23 each.
Tip: Use a stiff synthetic brush to create a winged shadow look that will stay all day.
MAC Electric Eel
Be bold in this striking cool-toned shadow. MAC is notorious for quality shadows, and this blendable color is no exception for $15. Electric Eel is a satin, bright blue shade with a shimmery finish. If a blue lid is too much, try swiping it in the crease for a bold accent to your look.
Tip: Pair your shadow with black cream winged liner for a Vixen-approved look.
Urban Decay 24/7 Liquid Liner - Radium
If blue eyeshadows are a bit too bold for your taste, work some blue into your routine by lining your eyes with Urban Decay's 24/7 waterproof liquid liner in Radium. These liners are available in a rainbow of colors and give you a lot of bang for your buck ($19).
Once you apply the liner, it won't move, making it perfect for locking that blue into place. The ultra-fine brush allows for additional control.
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil - Pacific
NYX jumbo eye pencils are great multipurpose tools at an unbeatable price. For just $4.50, get a blendable cream shadow, a colorful eye liner or a sticky eye shadow base. Allow any shadow you apply on top to dazzle by laying down a foundation of NYX jumbo pencil, or wear it alone as a liner or shadow. Try out this light blue shimmery shade for a subtle pop of color.
Make Up Forever Aqua Shadow Pencil - Matte Navy Blue
Bright colors aren't the only way to add blue into your makeup, try out Make Up For Ever's Aqua Shadow pencil in a matte navy blue formula. This dark blue can be smudged out for a smokey look or blended onto the lid for a subtle pop of blue. The jumbo stick allows for quick application of color and promises to be waterproof and creaseproof for $20.
MAC Hi-Def Cyan Loose Pigment
Shake this glittery loose pigment onto your lids for a chic, icy look this winter. Loose pigments can be used for a multitude of reasons for just $22. Try out this shimmery hue as a liner, a shadow or a highlight.
Vixen Tip: Use with a dampened brush or lash adhesive glue for an intense look.
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara - Royal Blue
For a unique pop of blue, give your boring black mascara a rest and opt for a royal blue. If you want a subtle hint of blue, try out this mascara on its own for $5.19. If you really want the color to pop, prep your lashes with a white primer, then swipe on a few coats of blue mascara.