A Blue State Of Mind
Each season embraces a variety of different colour ways and, for SS16, it’s all about bold blues. Maybe it’s a sign that we can expect constant blue skies this summer – here’s hoping!
And, when it came to showcasing this infectious, head-turning look, the fashion world’s most influential and prestigious designers were quick to show us how it’s done.
From Missoni and Chanel, to DVF and Philip Lim, bold blues made a big appearance on some of the world’s hottest runway shows. The beauty of this trend is that there aren’t any strict rules to follow - simply wear it, embrace it, and inject as much chaos into your look as possible!
So here’s how you can achieve one of this season’s key trends and ensure that you are summer ready.
Paint pots are the way forward
Paint pots are great for achieving statement looks that will make you stand out from the crowd. Allowing you to exercise your creativity, they’re available in a wide range of colours, meaning you can create exciting designs.
For inspiration, check out Issy Myake’s SS16 Collection where she gave us a lesson in how to achieve beautiful blue eye accents that turned heads for all the right reasons!
Smoked out blue
The fail-safe smokey eye is another trend that’s set to be huge for SS16. Let’s face it, it’s never really left our radar, right?
But, as we approach the summer months, your colour of choice when sporting this iconic trend should always be blue. And if you have blue eyes, you’ll be pleased to hear that a smokey blue eye will really make your eyes pop.
To create this eye-popping look, invest in a colour crayon – they’re great for achieving vibrant, stand out finishes, and are super easy to use too! Simply apply to your eyelid and blend around your eyelid’s natural crease, using a good quality blending brush.
And, if you really want to achieve a high impact look, why not sprinkle some blue shimmer pigments over the top of your eyelid? MAC stocks some great colours that will certainly allow you to exercise your creativity - remember, it’s all about having fun!
The lined eye
Finally, to achieve a high definition look, you can never go wrong with a lined eye.
Blue eyeliner is set to be huge for SS16 and this accessible trend is perfect if you want to achieve an understated electric blue eye with minimal hassle.
To really make your eyes stand out, simply pick out your favourite shade of blue and line your waterline and lash line.