For something so commonly reviled, blue eyeshadow has had quite the life span. Twiggy rocked a robin's egg blue in the '60s, and then we saw an explosion of ceruleans right on through to the early '90s. But, despite its apparent lasting popularity, there's a reason blue eyeshadow has such a bad reputation: a monochromatic, icy blue hue powdered on your entire lid can make your eyes look flat and dull, not to mention the fact that it's not really that flattering of a shade.
But that doesn't mean all blues are out — it's just a matter of mixing up a range of options and adding dimension. Introduce some dark in the crease for depth, and if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, try a metallic cobalt blue for an intense holographic effect (à la this futuristic eye makeup from Prabal Gurung).
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