The 7 Best Ways to Wear Blue Eyeshadow This Summer

Since masks won't be going away any time soon.

Best Ways to Wear Blue Eyeshadow
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With more and more vaccine jabs being distributed on the daily, and summer only being a few months away, it's finally starting to feel like there's a light at the end of this horrific COVID tunnel.

But the truth is, until we reach herd immunity, masks are going to be a permanent fixture in our lives — at least while we're in public. That said, it's no wonder why everyone has been playing with eyeshadow in quarantine. Since, well, it's the only thing you can actually see when the bottom half of your face is covered.

Whether or not you're a fan of color or you usually stick to neutrals, blue looks great on everyone. And believe it or not, there are ways to make the color subtle if you're someone who likes to be a little bit more conservative with your glam.

Here, we've rounded up seven different ways to wear blue eyeshadow this summer — if you're looking for a little inspiration.

Dua Lipa

Makeup artist Lisa Eldridge gave singer Dua Lipa an intergalactic eyeshadow look this past fall, which can be recreated using similar shades from Pat McGrath Labs Mothership I Eyeshadow Palette in Subliminal. Whether you're creating this look for your next video call or you're going out, finish off with a nude lip from the Lisa Eldridge lipstick collection.

Lupita Nyong'o

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Nyong'o's go-to guy Nick Barose used Dior eyeshadows to make the star's eyes take center stage. Use the luxury brand's 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette in Denim to recreate the look for yourself.

Tracee Ellis Ross

While Ross may be best known for wearing bright lipsticks, she loves doing a bright eye every once in a while, too. Recreate the look makeup artist Grace Ahn crafted for the star using Make Up For Ever's Artist Color Eye Shadow in D-206 all around the eye.

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Billy Porter

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Makeup artist and groomer Christine Nelli used Smashbox products to create Porter's unforgettable monochromatic moment at the 2020 Grammys.

Thandie Newton

Best Ways to Wear Blue Eyeshadow
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While the exact Charlotte Tilbury eyeshadow pot makeup artist Jo Strettell used on Newton has been discontinued, the brand's Luxury Palette in Super Blue is a close second. Finish off with a lengthening and volumizing mascara.


Halsey is one celeb who's not afraid to play around with color. And while there are a plethora of blue eyeshadow looks she's shared over the years, this particular finish is easy to recreate by using Shadowstick in Creature, which is from her own makeup line, about-face.

Bella Hadid

Makeup artist Sam Visser gave Hadid a subtle blue eyeshadow look by blending in a soft brown shade right below the brows, giving her a warm finish.

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