WHEN IT’S TIME TO CHOOSE, DON’T LET YOUR EYELINER HUES GIVE YOU THE BLUES
meaning to be mean, but with all that blue eyeliner, Agnetha Fältskog from Abba looked like a bit of a loser in the Winner Takes It All film clip, but maybe that was the point – it being a break-up song and all.
That said, I am about to make-up big time with blue eyeliner after seeing images from the Chanel haute couture show, above, which was staged at Paris’ Grand Palais, or rather, in an aeroplane – one of the halls was transformed into the interior of an A380 for the event.
Of course it helps that the eyeliner on the Chanel runway was navy and winged rather than electric blue and goopy like Agnetha’s. There is a time and a place for the latter and that was the ’80s. While bright blue eyeliner pops up in collections periodically, unless you’re a wide-eyed pretty young thing (read teenager) it’s just plain old ageing to anyone else – and who wants to look like a throwback?
The right shade of blue eyeliner is easier to wear than black – which can also be ageing. Blue will brighten the eye, particularly if you are a browneyed girl.
As a guideline, the darker your eye colour the darker your blue eyeliner should be. Blondes might want to try a medium grey-blue. And this applies to all shades of blue eyeliner: never match it to your outfit.
Which is not to say you can’t wear blue make-up and blue clothes at the same time, because as the Chanel show, which was all about (154 shades of) blue showed, there are many hues to choose from. Including a pearly light blue in the form of Le Vernis Sky Line. My hot tip is that it will be the musthave nail polish for winter when it arrives on counter in July.
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