13 Blue Makeup Products to Try This Season

Ready to dive into the blue?

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Photograph by Toan Trinh

There’s a common misconception that blue makeup is garish and costume-y, reserved for ’80s-themed fetes and children breaking into their mother’s cosmetics. But designers were singing the beauty blues on the runway this year—from painterly smudges of cyan at Missoni to subtle, cobalt-lined eyes at Jonathan Saunders—and we’re embracing the stylish side of this bold hue. Try a swipe of blue mascara, or change up your smoky eye with metallic navy for an alluring evening look.

1. Nars “Dual-Intensity” eye shadow in Cressida, $29, Nordstrom.

2. Sephora Collection “Colorful” eye shadow in Blue Lagoon, $10, Sephora.

3. Make Up For Ever “Artist Shadow” eye shadow in Night Blue, $21, Sephora.

4. Bobbi Brown metallic eye shadow in Lapis, $25, Neiman Marcus.

5. Urban Decay “24/7” glide-on eye pencil in Chaos, $20, Macy’s.

6. Laura Mercier “Baked Eye Colour” in Lagoon, $25, Bluemercury.

7. Kat Von D “Metal Crush” eye shadow in Paranoid, $21, Sephora.

8. Make Up For Ever “Artist Shadow” eye shadow in Electric Blue, $21, Sephora.

9. Urban Decay eye shadow in Haight, $19, Macy’s.

10. Nars matte eyeshadow in Outremer, $25, Nordstrom.

11. “They’re Real!” lengthening mascara in Beyond Blue, $24, Benefit.

12. Make Up For Ever “Artist Shadow” eye shadow in Celestial Blue, $21, Sephora.

13. “Enamored” nail lacquer in Blue Velvet, $18, Marc Jacobs.