Yes, you can pull off blue eyeliner! Here’s how

Pull off this bold liner — without looking like you’re stuck in the ’80s.

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Photo, Carlyle Routh. Hair & Makeup, Vanessa Jarman.

 

If you think blue eyeliner belongs in the ’80s alongside fluffy bangs, think again: Eye makeup trends for spring are heavy on the blue. To ensure your look is current (and not a Mimi Bobeck throwback), makeup artist Vanessa Jarman suggests using a matte liner. The rest is up to you, whether that involves electric blue or dark navy, a thick cat eye or a barley-there swipe. Finish with a neutral lip colour, and stick to subtle accessories.

If you want to make a statement:

Amp up the look — say, for a Friday night out — with a bright blue hue. We like Nars Eye Paint in Solomon Islands ($36).

If you’d rather play it safe:

For an office-appropriate look, go with a dark navy liner, such as L’Oréal Paris Silkissime by Infallible Eyeliner in Cobalt Blue ($12).

For more runway inspiration, check out the looks below:

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