Blue Eyeliner is Trending—But Make Sure It's This Shade

No matter your skintone, this hue will add a bright pop to your beauty look.

The Unexpected Flick of Color to Add to Your Makeup Bag
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Every morning, we're faced with the same dilemma: spend an extra 15 minutes curled up in our warm bed or face the cold bathroom tiles to put some effort into our makeup. Nine times out of ten, we choose the former, and our beauty routine is taking a hit. That is until we discovered the perfect bright pop of blue to get us out of our winter slump. 

Applying royal blue liner is just as simple as your go-to black. The only difference is your choice in shade, a preference that will leave you looking bright and awake, even on the dreariest of days.

While blue eyeshadow has a stigma tied to bad '80s fashion, we're thrilled to see a modern take in liner (including two other versions of blue to try: a playful aqua shade and a polished navy hue) making a comeback and ruling red carpets. One of its many chic fans is Jessica Alba, who chose to use the color as the main focus of her look, matching her leopard-print blazer and keeping the rest of her makeup neutral.

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Joan Smalls is summoning us with her eyes. The model opted to brighten up her brown peepers by placing the saturated pigment on both her top and bottom waterline. To draw even more attention to her visage, she coated her lashes in cobalt mascara, as well.

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Love a cat eye? Take a tip from Lily Collins and trade your black liner for this pop of color for an ultra-cool look.

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Just because you're doing a statement eye doesn't mean you have to give up lipstick. Lupita Nyong'o proved this to be true with a bold eye and red lip combo. After all, primary colors—red, blue and yellow—play well together!

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Are you ready to trade in your basic black for this eye-catching hue? We've picked out a liquid, gel and pencil formula in this fun cobalt color to spice up your lids. (You can thank us later!)

 Stila Cosmetics Cobalt Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner, $20, at Stila Cosmetics; Laura Mercier Cobalt Crème Eye Liner, $23, at Sephora; Rimmel London Bright Blue Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Liner, $8, at asos.com
Stila Cosmetics Cobalt Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner, $20, at Stila Cosmetics; Laura Mercier Cobalt Crème Eye Liner, $23, at Sephora; Rimmel London Bright Blue Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Liner, $8, at asos.com
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