When it comes to summertime, it’s usually our habit to pare back the makeup and go for a light, fresh base with minimal eyes and lips. But sometimes life is too short to miss out on colour, which is why this year we’re embracing the bold blue eye trend.
A colourful blue eye puts us in mind of sandy beaches and swimming pools. And who doesn’t want makeup that transports you to a better place?
The bonus is that this look takes no time at all. Simply grab Rimmel’s Magnif’Eyes Double-Ended Shadow + Liner, £6.99, in both the bronze and cobalt shades. Use the lighter finer-tipped end of the Queens of a Bronzed Age pencil to cover your eyelid and the inner corners of your eye in a light, shimmery champagne hue.
Then use the blue from the Dark Side of Blue pencil to heavily line your eyes. Start along your waterline and lower lash-line, and then apply above your upper lashes. It’s up to you how much far up your lid you want to paint – be as daring with the colour as you like!
And that’s it - your on-trend blue eye is done. But since it’s summer, we’re all about teaming it up with a bronze glow. Get yourself the Kate Sculpting Palette, £6.99, and a contouring brush to sweep the matte bronzer over your face, focusing on your temples and below your cheekbones. Follow with a swirl of blusher on the apples of your cheeks, then add the highlighter just above that, and along your brow bones, the bridge of your nose and your chin.