Lily Collins' Blue Eyeshadow Is So Easy To Pull Off — Here’s How To Recreate It
From neon greens to poppy pinks, celebs haven't stopped swiping vivid colors on their lids this season, offering up plenty of out-there beauty looks for you to test drive this summer. But if striking palettes (or their neutral counterparts) aren't really your thing, you'll be happy to know Lily Collins' blue eyeshadow is the perfect in-between. It's fun, subtle enough to wear in your day-to-day, and best of all, it's super simple to recreate.
On Weds., Collins attended the L.A. premiere of her latest film project, Tolkien, and her watercolor-inspired ensemble couldn't have been more perfect. The actor stunned in a two-piece outfit — which consisted of an up-cycled denim corset top, a striped disco skirt, and a sculpted brass belt — from demi-couture fashion house, RVDK Ronald van der Kem.
Though the entire look was already a standout on its own, it was Collins' makeup that really took it to another level. Celeb makeup artist, Fiona Stiles, whose client roster includes Gabrielle Union, Priyanka Chopra, and Kate Beckinsale, created the dreamiest powder-blue eye on the actor. Not only is it an understated way to get in 2019's biggest beauty trend (read: colored shadows), but it's perhaps a bit easier to pull off, too.
Luckily, you don't have to be a pro to replicate Collins' latest makeup look. All you need is an eyelid primer, a light-blue shadow, and a small brush — products you likely already have in your beauty bag or can scoop up without spending major cash.
Simply start by prepping your eyes with a primer to ensure the shadow doesn't budge or smudge. Then, evenly apply the powder on your lids using the brush, building up color as you go. To achieve Collins' look (a pastel-y blue), stick to just a few swipes. If bold, striking color is what you prefer, apply several layers.
This year's colorful makeup trend isn't for the faint of heart, but Collins' subtle take definitely is. Ahead, The Zoe Report rounded up the prettiest blue shadows to use to recreate the actor's pastel-blue eye with ease.
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Wet & Dry Silk Eye Shadow In Stone Blue
This one promises intense color payoff — and it's buildable, too. For a soft, understated hue, stick to a single swipe. For more intense color, apply the shadow with a dampened brush.
Prismatic Eye Shadow
NYX Professional Makeup
This velvety-smooth eyeshadow, which delivers high-pigment color, has a striking metallic finish. Bonus: It's just $6.
Eye Tint Liquid Eyeshadow
This liquid eyeshadow is so easy to use. Better yet, it delivers crease-proof, vibrant color that will last all day long.