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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.

So if your tax re­turn won’t fund an over­seas flight at least you can claw your way to be­ing up there with the jet-set. [email protected]­ver­tiser.com.au

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