7 Inspired Ways to Master the Bright Blue Eyeshadow Look

Beauty is more playful than ever these days—anything goes! The latest color trend we're crushing on? Bright blue eyeshadows.

Gone are the days of neutral smokey eyes—fall and winter are all about experimenting with striking shades and playing with shadow techniques and saturation. Whether you're a newbie to blue hues or a seasoned pro, we've rounded up seven ways you can start wearing the blue eyeshadow trend tonight.

Smoked-Out Liner

Test out the blue eyeshadow trend with a bold, smoked-out liner. We like the smoked-out look because 1. it's easier to achieve—perfectly even cat eyes are tricky and overrated, and 2. it let's you play with bright color without committing to a super saturated statement look.


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Rainbow Bold Brights

While blue can make brown and hazel eyes really pop, it can do the opposite for blue- and green-eyed gals. A good trick to make any eyeshadow color work is to wear them all together. The rainbow eye look is so fun, and we even did a tutorial on the trend here. 

 

Paired With Purple

If rainbow sounds a bit intimidating, try adding some purple into the mix. Blue and purple complement each other so well, and it takes down the blue eyeshadow's intensity.


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Modern Disco

For a playful, modern take on disco makeup, reach for blues with silvery, gunmetal undertones. We're obsessed with the '70s look and feel of this—perfect as we head into holiday party season.


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Intense Drop Shadow

Never forget the power of a good drop eyeshadow moment. Easily one of the simplest looks to execute; all you need is a flat brush and some blue eyeshadow, and pop!


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'60s Pale Blue

Reminiscent of Bridget Bardot, pale blue eyeshadow has a distinctly '60s-meets-French flare. We love this flirty makeup look paired with a très chic beret and a cozy knit.


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Smoked-Out Cobalt

If you're itching for an iconic moment, make like Kim Kardashian West and drench your lids in a pungent shade of cobalt blue. Just make sure you have an amazing shadow primer on first, like Smashbox 24 Hour Shadow Primer, to ensure you don't get blue all over you.

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