As much as I enjoy discovering new fashion trends, when it comes to makeup, I am not exactly the first one to embrace all the wild and wicked trends out there. I know what looks good on me and in everyday life, I'd rather look polished than adventurous.
So when I saw blue eye makeup on the runway this season, my initial reaction was: "Funky, but definitively not for me!" While the electric blue seen at Marc Jacobs looked fierce, it also reminded me of the flamboyant disco era with its dramatic makeup. I just couldn't picture myself wearing striking blue eye liner or even eyeshadow without looking slightly clownish.
But when I discovered Pupa's shocking blue Vamp! Eyeshadow and Professional Line eyeliner, I couldn't resist the urge to try these bold and brilliantly pigmented shades.
After a few playful sessions, I am happy to report that I am no longer afraid of electric blue eye makeup. The key to making this trend wearable is to keep it subtle, quite subtle. I think a fine line on the upper lashline or the inner waterline can both look sexy and sophisticated paired with peachy or nude lips. I have enjoyed seeing this tutorial on how to master the eyeliner technique using Pupa's Professional Line Eyeliner with its ultra-fine marker applicator. It's not as difficult as it appears to play with such vibrant hues once you learn all the little tricks.
Now guess who is going to rock electric blue eye makeup on the first hot summer night?
Photo credit for the last picture: Pupa Milano