Blue Eyeshadow Is Spring’s Latest Cool-Girl Shade

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We love a neutral eye look…and a smokey eye look and a colorful eye look. Truth be told, we adore any and all eyeshadow colors, but the one we’re the most obsessed right now? Blue. This calming hue was recently under a major spotlight at New York Fashion Week and was used so many times throughout the hit show Euphoria that it was near impossible not to notice. Safe to say, blue is having its “it girl” moment—and we are not mad about it one bit. And although you may be thinking that adding this pop of color is a bit much for the everyday makeup look, we’re here to tell you that you could not be more wrong.

Blue is a surprisingly versatile hue, and it goes fabulously well with every eye color around. So we’re hopping on the trend and adding any and every shade to our makeup bags as soon as possible. From deep, midnight sparkling shades to bright as the sky hues, here are ten of the best blue eyeshadows you’ll want to start dusting on your lids ASAP.

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Best Blue Eyeshadow At A Glance:

blue eyeshadow bareminerals mineralist eyeshadow palette

1. Bareminerals Mineralist Eyeshadow Palette

Best Palette

Consider this your blue shadow starter kit. With a combo of matte and shimmery shades, you can mix and match them without stepping too far out of your comfort zone.

blue eyeshadow dior mono couler couture

2. Dior Mono Couler Couture

Best Satin Eyeshadow

Yes, this pretty Robin's egg blue has a satin-y sheen finish, but it also feels just as silky on your lid. And the buildable formula allows you to achieve your desired saturation, whether it be a slight tease of color or a bold, vibrant look.

blue eyeshadow clinique chubby stick shadow tint

3. Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint

Best Shadow Pencil

Don't be intimidated by the chunkiness of this pencil. Shadow sticks are exceptionally easy to use and give you better control over where the color is placed on your lid. Just lightly rub your finger on its tip and swipe onto the desired spot, gently buffing the shadow into the skin.

blue eyeshadow victoria beckham beauty smokey eye brick
Violet Grey

4. Victoria Beckham Beauty Smokey Eye Brick

Best Eyeshadow Brick

Every now and then, there's an event that calls for a monochromatic wash of blue shadow, and this palette lets you achieve one with ease. Tip: If you're really hoping to make this blue pop, layer it on top of the nude shade on the left, which helps the cobalt hue appear more pigmented.

blue eyeshadow yves saint laurent sequin crush mono eyeshadow
Violet Grey

5. Yves Saint Laurent Sequin Crush Mono Eyeshadow

Best Sparkly Eyeshadow

A smokey eye with black and biege hues is always a hit. But a smokey eye featuring this sparkling, midnight blue shade? Show-stopping. Let it take center stage by pairing with lighter, matte pigments or go big and bold with other complementary glittering colors.

blue eyeshadow mac powder kiss soft matte eyeshadow
MAC Cosmetics

6. Mac Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow

Best Matte Shadow

We're suckers for versatility, and although we aren't exactly sure why, something about this denim color feels both dainty and bold at the same time. We especially love its feather light, creamy formula that glides seamlessly onto the lid, giving it a subtle, blurred effect.

blue eyeshadow nars duo eyeshadow in underworld
Neiman Marcus

7. Nars Duo Eyeshadow In Underworld

Best Duo Palette

How many shadows does it take to nail a monochromatic eye look? Two! Dust the lighter shade all across your lid and follow with the sky blue color on the right, blending it into your eye corners, crease and along your bottom lash line and voila! An all-blue creation that's set to stun.

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8. Curated By Hourglass 3-pan Palette

Best Refillable Palette

If you're looking to dip your toe into the blue eyeshadow waters, a refillable palette is the way to go. We love that the set above includes an opulent gold and two shimmery blues—all on the darker side—for a rich wash of color. But if by the time the pans run empty you've decided the colors aren't exactly your vibe, you can replace them with new ones of your choosing.

blue eyeshadow glossier skywash in pool

9. Glossier Skywash In Pool

Best Liquid-to-Powder

We know you might be thinking blue can't be included in a no-makeup makeup look, but this liquid-to-powder formula from Glossier begs to differ. The lighter pigment provides the quietest whisper of color on your lid, giving a barely-there, playful touch to everyday makeup that is totally appropriate for the office or meeting the boyfriend's 'rents.

tarte blue shadow

10. Tarte Rainforest Of The Sea Seaglass Eyeshadow

Best Iridescent Eyeshadow

OK, so subtlety isn't exactly your vibe—noted. If you prefer going the go-big-or-go-home route when it comes to beauty, look no further than this vibrant, iridescent shadow that promises to bring the drama.

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