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Every shade of blue has rocked the runways for a while. Sure Marsala—a curious blend of plum meets wine—may be the new Pantone color of the year but blue is clearly the hottest and most wearable hue this winter. Of course you could don a pair of blue jeans or pull out your favorite denim jacket but there’s nothing like blue liner, shadow or nail polish to up the glamor stakes. Most gals are a bit wary of wearing cobalt blue liner and shadow at first, but I’ll show you how to wear the hue with confidence. It’s such a great way to light up your face. The best part! It works on all eye colors and skin tones.
Eye Liner
The easiest way to sport blue is a quick flick of blue liner. Opting for blue liner instead of boring ol’ black can add an interesting element to your look. Jewel toned sapphire blue and deep rich navy blue shades are very flattering to the Indian complexion. And if you feel daring, opt for a vibrant electric blue!
Recommendations:
Maybelline Hyper Glossy Electrics Eyeliner in Electro Shock
Lakme Absolute Gel Addict Eyeliner in Deep Sea -
L'Oreal Paris Superliner Gelmatic Eyeliner in Blue Force
Eye Shadow
This 1980s trend has made a comeback and how! Perfect for the girl who wants to graduate from eyeliner to something more obvious. Sapphire and midnight blue eye shadows look fabulously festive and work beautifully with brown and black eyes. A smoky blue eye paired with a nude pink lip is a modern take on the classic smoky eye-nude lip combination, and this can be a great look for your next outing!
Need more? Turquoise hues set off wheatish skin tones while dusky complexions rock bold midnight or cobalt blues.
Recommendations:
Max factor Smoky Eye Effect Eye Shadow in Blue Tempest
Revlon Colorstay 16 Hour Eye Shadow in Luscious
Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Stick 24H Water Proof in Blamed Blue
L’Oreal Paris Infallible Monos Eye Shadow in All Night Blue
Lakme Absolute Drama Stylist Eye Shadow Duos in Blue Shadow
Nail Polish
If you don’t feel comfortable with blue hues on your face, you can at least experiment with blue nail polishes! There’s a wide range of colors to choose from. Take your pick of pastel baby blues, sparkling sky blues, vibrant cerulean, trendy denims, matte navy…the list is as endless as the deep blue sea! My personal pick for this season is a rich navy color.
Recommendations:
Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer (In 40 shades) in Denim Dash, Ladies Night, Blueberry Ice
Revlon Nail Art Shiny Matte Nail Enamel in Pinstripe
Lakme Absolute Gel Stylist Nail Polish in Blue Royale
By Ankita Chaturvedi, beauty blogger and author of Corallista.com, a one stop destination for beauty reviews, looks and tutorials.
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