A summer filled with clear blue skies is on the horizon so what better time to break the mould and make a new season style statement by embracing blue in your beauty palette. Gone are the overdone electric blue eyes of the Eighties, this spring blues are fresh, light and brilliantly striking. Take a look at our pick of the very best blue beauty buys and get ready to start experimenting.
Sure to become as much a style staple as your favourite pair of jeans:
MAC Eye Kohl – Blooz
Perfect for making blue eyes pop, MAC’s intense Blooz kohl glides onto your eye lids leaving behind a subtle shimmer that won’t look out of place by the beach or in the clubs. Strike out with a solid ring around top and bottom of the lid or stay on the safe side by smudging your kohl up and across the lid.
MAC Eye Kohl (£14) is available from Debenhams.
Bourjois Smokey Eyes Trio – Blue Jeans
Make smokey eyes simple with this stunning, long lasting, blending kit from Bourjois. Build up colour with a rich dark navy, indigo and frosted blue, each with a finely crushed soft texture making it effortlessly easy to blend. Make a dramatic entrance by using the frosted blue across the lid, before working the navy into the inner corners and across the eye liner edge before blending the indigo in between to unite the two extremes.
Bourjois Smoky Eyes Trio (£7.99) is available from Boots.
See sparks fly with these striking electric and futursitic blue products:
Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour – Lagoon
Take a dip into the ocean with Laura Mercier’s deep turquoise eyeshadow. The specially baked technology means colour glides onto the lid with ease and stays put all day. Apply with a dry brush for a light, pastel look or crank up the volume using a slightly damp applicator.
Laura Mercier Baked Eyeshadow (£18.50) is available from House of Fraser.
Barry M Robot Blue Lipstick
Strictly for the fearless, Barry M’s shocking electric blue lipstick is sure to make you stand out from the crowd. Packed full of natural moistures the colour is easy to apply and won’t chap lips even after hours of wear.
Barry M Lip Paint (£4.49) is available from Boots.
Collection 2000 Extreme Coloured Lengthening Mascara – Blue
Shocking blue in the tube this lash separating mascara is surprisingly subtle on your lashes. Ideal for those bored of basic black lashes, a touch of blue opens up your eyes and makes the whites of you eyes look extra bright and clear. Perfect for a night on the town or to bring out baby blue eyes.
Collection 2000 Extreme Coloured Lengthening Mascara (£2.99) is available from Boots.
Dreamy Seaside Blues
Wonderfully wearable with a soft shimmer, these power blue products make blue a beauty must-have:
Essie Coat Azure Nail Polish
If you shy away from bright blue eyes then be bold on your nails with Essie’s ocean blue Coat Azure polish. Conjure up images of crystal blue seas and the golden beaches of the French Riviera with this intense long-lasting colour.
Essie Coat Azure nail polish (£8.50) is available from Beauty Bay.
L’Oreal Glam Shine Fresh Lipgloss in Aqua Curacao
L’Oreal’s new Glam Shine Fresh lipgloss in Aqua Curacao is a subtle take on seaside blue giving just a gentle wash of colour. The range also has other lovely, fresh and on-trend cocktail colours including yellow and orange.
L’Oreal Glam Shine Fresh Lipglosses (£7.65) are available from Boots (mid-May).
By Verity Hogan