Beauty Trend: The Turquoise Eye

Whenever I hear that the turquoise eye look is back in style, I cringe with horror, and think back to the 80’s. Permed hair, purple lipstick, acid washed jeans and teal, blue eyeshadow were colorful, but not flattering. It’s a Barbie doll look I’m hoping the fashion industry would just leave in the past.

However, leave it to the experts to make the turquoise eye fresh, modern and completely flattering. A solid blue shadow across the eye looks runway fabulous on a brunette, while a little blue liner on a top lid adds a gorgeous splash of color without being overbearing. Check out the looks from runways and celebrities to get a few new ideas on how to wear this pretty new trend.

Proenza Schouler was ahead of their time, showing off bold designers with even bolder blue eyeshadow last season (left). A dramatic look at Derek Lam showed models with copper lips and smoky turquoise eyeshadow (right).

Gucci highlights their resort collection with dramatic bright blue eye shadows and black, black lower liner (left).

Lovely in all shades, Scarlett Johansson poses for Dolce and Gabbana’s new ad campaign in  a updated Marilyn Monroe inspired look. (right)

A pretty turquoise eyeliner coral lipstick and clean face are the perfect summer look on Lily Donaldson (left). Perfect curled hair, porcelain skin, and blue eyeshadow with poppy red lipstick are a standout in the 50’s couture look at Christian Dior (right).

After review of these few looks, I think I can get on board with the turquoise eye again –  but the perm is going to have to stay in the 80’s.