Regardless of the hue, colorful eyeshadow of all kinds makes an undeniable statement. Although swiping on a bold shade can feel far too daring, there are plenty of ways to dial it back just enough without losing any of the drama. Over the weekend, Lily Collins demonstrated how to wear blue eyeshadow in a way that looks just as exciting as it does tasteful — and you're going to want to give it a try immediately.
While the actor is famous for her perfectly placed, bushy brows, it seems she also knows a thing or two about vibrant eye makeup. Collins was photographed at The Art of Elysium´s Black Tie Artistic Experience in Los Angeles on Jan. 5 wearing a pop of electric blue on her lids. Her makeup artist, Fiona Stiles, used super-pigmented shadow to complement Collins' flouncy floral gown and braided coif hairstyle. But rather than filling in her entire eyelid with a royal-blue shade, Stiles used a chocolate-brown tone at the crease to diffuse the pop of color.
Proving that blue eyeshadow can be wearable no matter your hair color, this combination of brights and neutrals helped achieve the ultimate balance of dazzling sophistication. The unexpectedly soft teal paired excellently with Collins' matte, berry lipstick, flushed cheeks, and glimmering highlight.
If you're apprehensive about going blue, or you've been weary of trying colored eyeshadow all together, take notes from Collins' latest beauty look. Instead of investing in a sea of blue shades, choose one to couple with your go-to neutral like deep brown, transitional tan, or even bronzy-gold. Apply your subtle smoky eye as you normally would, then complete the look by packing on your brand new blue in the center of your lid.
Ahead, shop The Zoe Report's list of wearable blue eyeshadows in various formulas to achieve a Collins-approved statement look.