The color crush for eyes takes a cue from pop art and aqua accents abound. Let’s look at the trend, find the right products and examine the ‘how to…’
Aqua eyes sparkled on the runways this spring
Stylists, designers and trendsetters are looking to Warhol for inspiration
A few ways to wear this trend
1.) On the lashes
For edgy, bold blue lashes try this technique dreamed up by makeup artist Pat McGrath for the Stella McCartney show, and featured in Vogue India.
Start with a good base coat of black mascara. Add a layer of clear mascara on to which you hand-paint (or dab) crushed blue shadow pigment. Gorgeous!
2.) The Floating Stroke
A single swift, clean line…
Try: Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color No. BL711; Estée Lauder Intense Kajal Eyeliner Duo No. 1; Crazy Lazy metallic eye pencil; Intense Color Super Soft Kohl Pencil Peacock Feather (Courtesy: Elle Thailand)
3.) Pair with coral and burnt orange
We’re seeing the brightest blue paired beautifully with coppery/orange tones.
4.) Boomerang Curves
Elle UK uses the Eye Crayon in Kingfisher from Top Shop Make-up to do the boldest bright blue lids. Start by drawing a line across your eye socket using a bright eye crayon.
Using an eyeshadow in the same color, sweep across the lid
Blend under the lower lash line
5.) Superquick Mermaid Eyes
This quickie comes by way of Marie Claire. Start with Garnier’s BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector, then swipe on Lancome’s Khol in Love in Jade Crush along the lash line.
Watch for the azur trend to catch-on everywhere. In talking about Turquoise, renowned jewelry designer Chan Luu says, “I love the vivid color. It makes me happy. That’s why I keep a big container of turquoise nuggets by my bed!”