Celebrities like January Jones, Nicole Kidman and Nicole Ritchie were quick to emulate the Spring 2013 blue eyeshadow trend from the NYFW runways — but not everyone got it right. Wearing blue eyeshadow takes a bit of finesse, color know-how and application expertise. If you don’t combine the right shading of blue colors, you can end up looking like a flashback to the 1980’s.
The 2013 blue eyeshadow trend looks best on most as a blue, smokey eye. Dark, smoldering blues look sultry blended at the upper and lower lash line with a platinum silver as the base color for the lid and brow bone.
We love the way January Jones blended a daring cobalt color around her eyes and intensified the look with black eyeliner. Nicole Ritchie seemed to get it wrong with her choice of blue. Instead of looking sexy and smoldering, her eyeshadow makes her look matronly and dated.
To get January’s look, try Younblood pressed eyeshadow in ‘Sapphire’ around the lash lines. It’s a deep royal blue with a metallic sheen. Youngblood eyeshadow in ‘Platinum’ can be used to create a shimmering look for the base and brow bone. For a brighter pop of color, you can also blend in a little ‘Azurite’ by Youngblood. This is a shimmery teal blue color. **Youngblood Cosmetics are available at Lorraine’s House of Styles.