22 October 2018Last updated

Blue crush

With marine colours reigning supreme on the catwalks this season, it’s a good time to dive into oceanic make-up

1 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
  • Yves Saint Laurent Volupte Sheer Candy Glossy Balm Crystal Color in Frosted Mint, Dh169, Paris Gallery.

    Source:Stefan Lindeque/ANM

Frankie says: “It may look like a blue lip balm, but this little gem goes on clear. It’s the perfect way to nourish lips and keep them nude and natural while rocking colourful eyes and nails.”


Clockwise from top left:

Sephora Waterproof Shadow and Liner in Blue Night, Dh79

Make Up For Ever Star Powder in 960, Dh105, Paris Gallery

Givenchy Ombre Couture in Kaki Brocart, Dh115, Paris Gallery

Sephora Waterproof Velvet Eyeshadow in Turquoise Waves, Dh72

Estee Lauder Double Wear Gel Eyeliner in Extreme Emerald, Dh140, Paris Gallery

Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream Waterproof Cream Colour in 22, Dh115, Paris Gallery 

Frankie says: “Brown is a mix of all the primary colours so, if you’re a brown-eyed girl, bright blue will really make your peepers pop. For blue-eyed beauties, a lighter or silvery blue will enhance your eye colour without detracting from it. For green-eyed glamazons, opt for a blue with a purple undertone to create a dramatic contrast to your eye colour.”

Eye pencils

Clockwise from top left:

Make Up For Ever Aqua Lines in 18, Dh110, Paris Gallery

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Mint Snow, Dh117, Harvey Nichols

Urban Decay Waterproof 24/7 Liner in Graffiti, Dh94, Sephora

Max Factor 2-in-1 Gel Shadow and Liner in 10, Dh41, Boots

Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal in Bright Blue, Dh26, Boots

Max Factor Excess Intensity Eyeliner in 02, Dh48, Boots

Lancome Khol Waterproof in Curacao, Dh120, Paris Gallery

SmashBox 3D Eyeliner in Neptune, Dh120, Paris Gallery

Make Up For Ever Kohl Pencil in 3k, Dh90, Paris Gallery

Make Up For Ever Waterproof Pencil in 8E, Dh100, Paris Gallery

Urban Decay Waterproof 24/7 Liner in Deviant, Dh94, Sephora 

Frankie says: “Eyeliners are the perfect way to add a pop of colour to your look without having to commit to a bold eyeshadow. Apply along your top lash line for a classic cat flick, sea-style. Alternatively, for a brighter take on the smoky look, apply under the eye and use your fingers to smudge the colour.”

Nail colours

Clockwise from top left:

Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Bel-Argus, Dh125, Paris Gallery

Dior Vernis Couture Colour Nail Lacquer in Carre Bleu, Dh129, Paris Gallery

YSL La Laque Couture in Bleu Galuchat, Dh124, Paris Gallery

Nail Polish in Midnight Mystery, Dh29, H&M

OPI Nail Lacquer in Wharf! Wharf! Wharf! Dh49, Sephora

Sephora Nail Lacquer 5 Day Shine, Dh33

“When it comes to nails, be bold with your blue,” says Frankie. “And don’t worry about matching your nails to your outfit - whether you paint your talons turquoise, or opt for a deeper hue, this season’s hottest nail colour will turn any outfit into a style statement.”


By Frankie Rozwadowska