When it comes to the 90’s, the first thing that comes to mind is the image of iconic 90’s supermodels with a dramatic blue eye makeup in smudged intensities. There’s no wonder this dose of catwalk glamour is making a dramatic comeback this summer on Tiktok.
The 1990’s makeup look is all about enhancing your natural features with an added pop of colour. From minimal makeup paired with a dramatic red lip and skinny eyebrows to spider lashes, there are staples of makeup from the 90’s that are still iconic today – especially the blue eye makeup look. Carrying over from 80’s inspired trends, blue eyeshadow has always been a look, but it’s the 1990’s style that is the most iconic with a mixture of shades from dark blue hues with grey undertones, to a solid, colour-blocked blue.
The blue eye makeup look we’re covering is all about blending blue and brown eyeshadow with no harsh lines. Despite this being an all-blue look, you do not need a blue makeup palette. You can achieve the look using the below Illamasqua must-haves:
- ELEMENTAL ARTISTRY PALETTE – 12 smokey eye-approved shades in our renowned highly-pigmented formula perfect for creating subtle undertones for the iconic blue eye makeup look.
- COLOURING EYE PENCIL – In the shade Debonaire. This eyeliner gives pencil-point definition with smooth-gliding application and a colour-intense finish.
- ILLUSTRATOR PEN – Create a sharp eyeliner look with an ultra-precise pen application.
- MASQUARA RAVEN – Our best-selling, ultra-glossy and volumising mascara in a jet-black finish.
STEP ONE: CREATE A SHADOW
The first step when creating an easy blue eye makeup look is to use shade Perdita from our Elemental Artistry Palette with the Small Eyeshadow Brush. Lightly apply along the brow bone and blend across. Using the same palette, use shade Lear in the crease, and blend outwards. Create a C shape swirling in circular motions to create a subtle brown undertone. Repeat this on the other eye.
Apply the remaining eyeshadow along the lower lash line.