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Red carpets everywhere have been taken over with blue — blue eyeliner, that is! Style setters like Taylor Swift and January Jones have both worn the look lately, and I can’t help but love the glamorous results. Cobalt is a great alternative to black liner and is perfect when paired with a coordinating blue shade in your ensemble. Taylor opted for a smudged smokey eye, while January went with a bold edgy cat eye. Here is how you can get the look:
For the smokey eye, opt for a pencil or kohl formula in a deep navy or darker shade of cobalt. Trace the upper lash line with a thick line of the color, then sweep a thinner line on the bottom lashes from the outer corner to just past your pupil. Keep the inner corner free from the blue color to avoid any color melting that could make you look sallow. Next take a flat and compact shadow brush and blend out the line using small back-and-forth strokes on both lash lines to create a softer smokey look like T. Swift’s.
|Blue Liner Sapphire | Pink Lips Back to the Fuchsia|
To get a sharp cat eye like miss January Jones’, work with a bright blue liquid liner that has a flexible felt tip for precision. With your eye relaxed and just slightly open, trace the flick portion of the cat eye starting at the outermost corner of the eye and then angling up towards the edge of your brow. The longer you make this flick, the more dramatic the overall look will be. Next, trace from the midpoint of the flick back down to the center of the eye running parallel to the lash line. Finally, use the lightest pressure and place the liner tip on the inner corner of the lash line then apply slightly more pressure as you draw back and connect with your previous line in the center of the eye.
What do you guys think of Cobalt Eyes? Too 80's, or just right-for right now? I have really loved to see colored liners making a comeback, for more inspo you can revisit my Jewel Toned Liners post here.
Hope your week is treating you well! xo