How to Apply Blue Eyeshadow: 8 Trending Tips & Tutorials

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How to Apply Blue Eyeshadow: 8 Trending Tips & Tutorials | There’s no denying it - blue eyeshadow is making a comeback, and we are here for it! Celebs like Selena Gomez, Dua Lipa, and Kendall Jenner have been donning blue-toned makeup, and TikTok girlies are adding their own twist. With so many shades of blue to choose from, this look works for blue, green, and brown eyes. Click for a list of blue eyeshadow Dos and Don'ts, 5 blue eyeshadow application tips, and 3 step-by-step tutorials!

There’s no denying it- blue eyeshadow is making a comeback, and although it can feel a little intimidating, the perfect blue shadow technique can take your everyday and nighttime looks to the next level. Celebs from Selena Gomez to Dua Lipa to Kendall Jenner have been donning blue-toned makeup, and the Tiktok girlies have been adding their own twists to the bold eye trend. If you’ve been loving the look just as much as us, here’s how to apply blue eyeshadow with tips and tutorials from around the web!

5 Blue Eye Shadow Dos and Don’ts

    1. Do: Let blue be the star of the show. Steer clear of red lips and dark blush. Pair it with nude or baby pink lip gloss and a fresh pop of pink or peach blush on the cheeks.
    2. Do: Pair it with other blue eye makeup. Blue eyeliner and blue mascara pair particularly well with blue shadow.
    3. Do: Dip your toes in. Instead of starting with a full lid of blue, begin with a soft blue eyeliner or muted blue shade in the crease. This will gradually introduce the colour without feeling too overpowering.
    4. Don’t: Wear it all the way up to your brow bone. Blue shadow generally works best when it’s not swept over the entire lid. This can make it look dated and clown-like. Keep it around your crease, under your eyes, or blended out in a smokey eye look.
  1. Don’t: Be afraid to play around. Blue eyeshadow is fun and there are so many shades and variations, from matte to shimmer to metallic- experiment to find your favourite blue eyeshadow looks!

How to Apply Blue Eyeshadow: 5 Tips

1. Apply a Lid Primer
Apply a lid primer first and foremost and wait for it to dry. A primer will ensure your eyeshadow goes on smoother and lasts longer, not to mention, it will make the colour pop. It grips both your lid and makeup, ensuring your gorgeous blue shadow won’t budge.

2. Blend, Blend, Blend
Blue eyeshadow can come across quite harsh if it’s not properly blended. Blending helps create a more natural, muted look that’s soft and fresh. Blending will also help tone down the brightness of the shadow, which is key for bright, saturated blues.

3. Add Blue to Your Lower Lash Line
Swipe a bit of blue shadow over your lower lash line. Make sure to blend it and keep it light to allow your eyes to pop. Lining your lower lashes with shadow creates softer definition than you’d get with a typical liner, which is ideal when you’re using a colour like blue.

4. Create a Blue Smokey Eye
A dark blue smokey eye is sultry and stunning, plus it’s a nice switch up from the usual browns and greys. Blend your chosen shades of blue to create an effortless smokey eye. It’s the perfect nighttime eye look!

5. Use an Eyeshadow Stick
Using a creamy, blendable shadow stick allows you to build colour and have more control over application (due to its gripping power). They’re super easy to use and great if you’re strapped for time. Once you’ve applied the shadow stick, blend it out with a brush to create a softer, diffused look.

How to Apply Blue Eyeshadow: 3 Tutorials

1. How to Wear BLUE | Makeup Tutorial | elanna pecherle 

This is the perfect example of how to wear blue makeup for everyday. It’s a super wearable look that adds a touch of blue if you’re feeling a pop of colour. She uses the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Pencil in ‘Chaos’ and blends it out with a brush to create her shadow look. She also uses the same product to create a wing. She teaches you tips for how to ‘lift’ your face with concealer placement (she uses the Too Faced Born This Way Concealer) and uses a bubblegum pink blush to add a pretty, feminine touch to the look.

2. Would You Wear Denim Eyeshadow? | Alexandra Anele 

If you want a more intense blue eyeshadow look, this one’s for you! She uses the e.l.f. X American Eagle Denim Haze Eyeshadow Palette, which was limited edition, but you can use any blue eyeshadow palette with similar shades (we like the Colourpop Blue Moon Palette). She also uses products including the e.l.f. Eyelid Primer to set her lids, a navy eyeliner, and the Clio Kill Lash Superproof Mascara. She shows you how to properly blend to create this denim-inspired look. Pair it with a glossy lip for a truly stand-out style.

3. Blue Glam Makeup Tutorial | KathleenLights 

This is the perfect blue eyeshadow look for a night out! It’s a gorgeous sapphire look that’s bold yet pretty all at once. Follow her in-depth step-by-step tutorial to recreate this gorgeous blue glam. Along with your choice of blue eyeshadows, she uses products like the Maybelline Super Stay 24-Hour Skin Tint, the Tower 28 Intensive Rescue Serum, and the Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Light Wand in ‘Pillow Talk’.

Ready to hop on the blue eyeshadow trend? Use these tips and tutorials to create blue eye looks that seriously stun.

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