The Big Blue

Forget about the blue eyeliner, look at that skin, would you?

Forget about the blue eyeliner, look at that skin, would you? Photo: Getty

I’ve interviewed enough make-up artists backstage at Australian Fashion Week to know that the majority of runway looks are created purely to be admired rather than copied. Except that the latest wave of blue-toned looks, spotted at Versus, Altuzarra, Christian Dior and Monique Lhuillier, have proven to be as flattering as they are practical.

Make-up artist Elsa Morgan says keeping the colour minimal is key to pulling off the look. If nudes are your go-to, you can take baby steps starting with a pastel-blue or teal nail polish. Then, once you’ve got your sea legs, you owe it to yourself to try a pop of blue on the eyes.

“Instead of wearing a full wash of eye shadow, opt for a clean sweep of navy pencil along the top lash line or try smudging a cobalt or turquoise shadow along the bottom water line,” says Morgan.

Once the eyes are done, you can afford to keep the rest of your make-up relatively simple. Moving on from spring’s pink blush and lip combo, Morgan suggests you finish the look with bronzer dusted along the cheeks and temples, paired with a clear lip-balm to keep the blue
from looking too Dynasty.


Try: MAC Eye Pencil in Indigo, $29.

From SundayLife