By now, you already know denim is a wardrobe staple. Easily taken from day to night, jeans, denim jackets, and jean miniskirts will never go out of style. But what about adding denim-based shades to your arsenal of beauty products?
While it may seem extreme, deliberately inspired denim hues are popping up in the form of eyeliners, lipsticks, and nail polishes. And here’s why they work: Light and dark washes of blue are almost universally flattering. Think of denim-inspired beauty as a new neutral—if you’re not feeling a full-on black cat eye, a dark blue one can give the same dramatic effect, without all the darkness. Similarly, nothing looks chicer than a baby-blue polish to match your favorite pair of summer cutoffs.
In the gallery above, shop five denim beauty products that will truly make you believe in adding the fabric to your look head to toe.
When it comes to unique shades, Lime Crime is a go-to. So it's no surprise that the cult-worthy label has a denim-hued lipstick. It may seem daunting, but celebs such as Rihanna and Kylie Jenner have rocked dark-blue lipstick in surprisingly chic ways. The darkness of the shade makes it seem less cartoonish, and the Perlees formula adds a gorgeous pearlized finish.
Lime Crime Perlees Matte Pearl Lipstick in Denim, $18; at Lime Crime
Not only does Nails inc's denim-inspired polish look like your favorite pair of jeans—it dries to a textured, slightly soft and grainy texture to mirror the texture too. There's a slight hint of gritty sheen, and the color is the perfect indigo.
Nails inc Bermondsey Denim Effect Nail Polish, £15.00; at Nails inc
Inspired by the constant question of "What's the perfect lipstick shade to wear with jeans?" Lipstick Queen founder Poppy created this slightly blue-toned nude shade. The formula is sheer and light—a great option for every day, just like denim itself.
Lipstick Queen Jean Queen Lipstick, $22; at Lipstick Queen
This inky navy shade has a subtle sheen and functions as an alternative to classic black liners, which can get boring quickly. For an extra ounce of drama, try pairing the liner with a coordinating colored mascara.
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Liner in Denim Ink, $26; at Bobbi Brown
Topshop's jeans are so well loved that the British It-brand is releasing an arsenal of six different denim-inspired shades of nail polish to match. coordinating your colors, from baby blue to white and dark navy, has never looked cooler.
Topshop Denim Nail Varnish, available later this spring; at Topshop