From a subtle blue line showcased at Stella McCartney to a bright blue bedazzled stare at Christian Dior, this sweet/sexy/edgy shade has swiped the Spring 2013 runway in more ways than one. To get on this fun and fearless trend, scope out our favorite runway selection as well as tips on how to get the look.
Stella McCartney's Subtle Line
A queen of blue herself, Stella McCartney once again employed this happy color, albeit in a more subtle manner than in previous seasons. Lining the lower lids with bright blue hues as well as with aquamarine tones, the models looked wide awake and spring fresh. To get on this easy trend, simply line your lower lids with a rich-colored pencil in the blue family. Keep the rest of your face neutral by opting for bronze shades and shimmer in order to focus on your now bright eyes.
Christian Dior's Glam Sparkly Eyes
From minimal to over-the-top, Christian Dior's use of blue shadow was loud, glamorous and nothing but decadent. Sparkle with the same ease by looking for an intensely pigmented shade and sparkles of the same shade you can glue on yourself. Black lashes are a must in order to add definition to the blue motif.
Michael Kors' Line of Blue
A minimal use of the bright hue looked almost futuristic placed midway through the upper lid at Michael Kors. Easy to copy, simply prep your lids with a primer and a neutral shadow beforehand so that when you make your line, it will stay put without creasing.
Chanel's Ice Blue Stare
To complement the ultra-chic and sophisticated Spring 2013 collection, Chanel went the more obvious way as far as makeup is concerned. Makeup artist Peter Phillips created intense metallic eyes after being inspired by Karl's studio parquet floors. To get this dramatic eye, line your lids with an intense black shade and then spread the metallic shade over the liner and up to the brows. Finish your look with a ton of mascara and shiny pink lips.
Moschino Cheap & Chic Beach Blue
At Moschino Cheap & Chic, models showed off summery looks that were enhanced and complemented by beachy hair and makeup. To get your hands on such a beautiful trend, make sure to prep your skin with a darker-based foundation and then head for the bronzer. Once you feel almost tan, choose a bright liner that will make both your eyes and tan pop, like an electric blue or indigo. Don't skimp when lining as you want the color to stand out against your skin.
Monique Lhuillier Mermaid Blue
Aquatic inspirations abounded at Monique Lhuillier's ocean-inspired Spring 2013 collection. Just like the RTW, the beauty was modern, smart and a bit under-the-sea. Do like Ms. Lhuillier and give your evening wear a touch of blue by choosing a heavily pigmented shade that is bright and ocean-inspired like turquoise and azure. Line with a gold pencil to keep your lids and overall look glam and sophisticated.
Giorgio Armani's Sensual Graphic Eyes
At Giorgio Armani, the blue trend is rendered sexy with a soft matte grey eyeshadow and a touch of light turquoise eyeliner. Fake lashes softened the graphic shape and added sensuality. To channel this blue siren, start by prepping your skin and follow with a foundation that has a luminous matte finish. Use cover-up to get rid of any red spots and blemishes in order to keep the focus on your lids. Neutral pink lips are a must to balance the graphic eyes.
Anna Sui's Eccentric Eyes
If you are in the mood for a more dramatic take on blue, follow in Anna Sui's footsteps which showcased vibrant blue lids that were very colorful and lineal. To capture this fun, fashion-forward trend, use a bright blue cream shade that almost has the consistency of paint as it will look brighter and also last longer. Don't go easy on the liner and create graphic strokes under and over the rim — have fun with it.
Anthony Vaccarello's Aquamarine Touch
Aquamarine held its own during the Spring 2013 collections, starting with Anthony Vaccarello's girls who showed off soft lined lids that hinted of a gorgeous aquamarine hue. Perfect for day or night, this versatile and practical trend only requires a brilliant shade of aquamarine that builds upon application, depending on the intensity of the look you're trying to achieve.
Moncler's Bright and Bold Takeover
Saving the last for the most brightest and bold, let's discuss the heavy blue shades seen at Moncler Gamme Rouge. Think overdone fake lashes, heavily lined eyes, and a brilliant burst of shadow, all done in blue, and you conjure the intense beauty look seen at the show. Get in on this eccentric trend in a more accessible way by using one technique at a time. Whether it's by creating major blue lashes that you enhance by going the faux route, or an intense-hued shade you can swipe over your whole eye area, just remember that minimal and natural is not the look you are aiming for here.