Remember neon leg warmers, bright blue eyes, and high side ponytails? These trends are back, with a little less hairspray and a lot more toned down. We've been seeing blue eye shadow pop up on the runway and on some of our favorite celebs, which made us wonder is blue shadow here to stay? According to Jason Garner, national trainer and spokesperson of DuWop Cosmetics it sure is, but with some refreshing upgrades. Check out his tips below on what to do, and most importantly not to do to wear the updated version of this trend.
Latoya Jackson's Messy, Faded Blue Eyes: FAIL
We are happy to report that after scanning through dozens of celebrity photos, not many were guilty of doing the blue eye shadow trend terribly wrong. But sadly we can't say the same for Layota Jackson, who showed up to an event wearing blue eye shadow that looked like it was still on from the night before.
Though it's obvious there is just too much makeup going on here with contrasting hues, Garner says the reason this look doesn't work is because of the shade of the shadow working against her skin tone. "If you have dark skin you need a shadow that is rich in pigment (try DuWop Eyecatchers Eye Shadow in Blue, $22). Paler shades will end up fading into your skin tone. Pair a midnight blue with a lighter mosaic shimmer to get a multi-dimensional look."
Another (obvious) don't for this shade? "Don't take your shadow any higher than the crease," Garner says. "Apply it as close to the lash line as you can and smudge slightly upwards."
NEXT: See which celeb's blue eyes we are pining for.