Azul Accents

  • 13th April 2013

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…’

 

Marilyn Andy Warhol
Kate Moss Rimmel

 

Aqua eyes sparkled on the runways this spring

 

Dior Aqua Sparkly Eyes
Dior Aqua Sparkly Eyes

 

Stylists, designers and trendsetters are looking to Warhol for inspiration

 

Aqua Eyes Warhol
Aqua Eyes Elle Magazine

Photo Courtesy of: Elle

 

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!

 

Vogue India

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue India

 

 

2.) The Floating Stroke

A single swift, clean line…

 

Floating Stroke

Photo Courtesy of: Elle Thailand

Floating Stroke

Photo Courtesy of: Elle Thailand

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

Vogue Thailand

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Thailand

Vogue Thailand

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Thailand

 

 

 

We’re seeing the brightest blue paired beautifully with coppery/orange tones.

 

Calvin Klein One Street Edition

Calvin Klein One Street Edition

 

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.

Step 1

Step 1: Photo Courtesy of Elle UK

 

Using an eyeshadow in the same color, sweep across the lid

 

Step 2

Step 2: Photo Courtesy of Elle UK

 

Blend under the lower lash line

 

Step 3

Step 3: Photo Courtesy of Elle UK

 

Voila!

Voila! Photo Courtesy of: Elle UK

 

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.

 

Lancome Khol in Love in Jade Crush

Photo Courtesy of: Marie Claire

 

 

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!”

 

 


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