Blue eyeliner is one of those beautiful yet intimidating makeup trends: we love the color, but apply it incorrectly and you end up looking like an unfortunate ’80s throwback.
Well, banish the memories of your childhood dance classes: blue liner is officially black and more beautiful than ever. At the premiere of Sicario, Emily Blunt wore this completely beautiful ocean-blue eye look that is every bit as chic and sophisticated as she is—so we went straight to the source to find out
Makeup artist Jenn Streicher created this sexy, modern look using Votre Vu Le Joli Crayon Soft Eyeliner in Marine ($23, votrevu.com). “Emily is channeling Audrey Hepburn in a beautiful blush Dior dress with a blue overlay. Because the dress has a princess vibe, we wanted to rock out her makeup a little bit,” she told us—and what better way to do that than with a smudgy, sexy blue eye look?
Marine is gorgeous gun metal blue shade, and the Votre Vu formula is long-lasting yet amazing blendable—essential if you’re using a liner instead of a shadow on your lids. Jenn applied the color directly to the lash line, then blended it out with a stiff brush to create a smoky, soft looking cat eye. This diffuses the color and creates a shape that is wonderfully modern and easy to wear.
The trick to balancing this look? Mascara—and lots of it. “I used many coats of black Diorshow Mascara ($27.50, sephora.com) on the bottom and top lashes. Emily prefers not to wear color underneath her eyes, so the mascara gives her definition there.”
The finished look is fun, sexy and just a little edgy—basically everything we want for Fall. We’re officially on Team Blue Eyeliner.
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