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One of the hottest trends of the SS/13 shows was to paint eyes in bold blues. From Christian Dior and Fendi to Versus and Vaccarello, models’ lids were lined with brilliant blues of every hue, from dazzling peacock and vivid cobalt, to bright turquoise and head-turning teal

By Lucy Wildman
25 Jun 2013 | 05:00 pm
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THE BIG BLUE

A spectacular single stroke of 'floating' liner on the crease of the eyelid at Michael Kors was the most futuristic take on the trend. Bring the line a little lower down on the lid for a super-wearable summer look for ladies who live on planet earth.

TOO MUCH?
To trial the trend in a more traditional way, take your cues from the catwalks of
Moschino Cheap & Chic and Stella McCartney by wearing your blue eyeliner on the lower rim of your eye and smudging the colour under the lashes.

HOW TO DO IT
1. Prep your lids with a primer and neutral shadow (we love MAC Paint Pot in Mooncake) to ensure that the line will stay put without creasing or feathering.

2. Paint on top of your lash line with a thin stroke of jet-black liquid liner to define
upper lashes leaving a little gap, around 3mm, draw a slash of your chosen blue eye pencil from the inside of the lid out, squaring off the end of the line with a cotton
bud, rather than extending into a Sixties flick.

3. Set the pencil line with a little powder to stop it from moving around the eyelid
and add a smidge of highlighter in the gap between the line and the lashes for a 3D effect. 

4. Finally, curl your lashes and finish with three coats of lengthening mascara.

WHAT COLOUR

Blue eyes
Try a contrasting blue, or one shade darker than your eye colour, to bring out the blue in your eyes.

Green eyes
Aquamarines and green blues will bring out mossy and emerald peepers.

Brown eyes
Lucky you – brown-eyed girls look fabulous in almost every single shade of blue eyeliner.

Top tip
A bright blue liner is a bold style statement, so keep the rest of your face neutral, finishing off with some bronzer and a nearly nude lip.

By Lucy Wildman

By Lucy Wildman