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Blue Eye Makeup Is The Surprising Trend For Spring, So Here's How You Should Wear It

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While orange lipstick is taking the cake when it comes to the ultimate lip color trend this season, it seems like we're missing something. Yes, springtime should be filled with pastels and white and all that bright goodness -- but the transition from the dark days of winter can't be that easy.

Vampy purple lipstick is cool and so is a black manicure -- but what if your eyes were set in the middle of a cascading waterfall of eyeshadow? Well, don't dwell on the "what ifs" and act, because bold blues are sneaking into our routines, even in the event of warm weather and good times.

If you don't believe us, check out the evidence we've dug up below.

Here's what you need to know about wearing blue eye makeup.

Make your eyes pop and mysterious at the same time.

emmy navy eyes

A reverse ombré eye that's created with a navy liner can be so glamorous. It also gives this romantic, hazy vibe that makes us "drunk in love." Make sure to keep your blues in the same family, no need to go from midnight hues to sky-high shades.

Try This: Wet n Wild Color Icon Eye Shadow Collection in Blue Had Me at Hello, $5

Speaking of "Drunk In Love," get inspiration from Beyonce's intensely-pigmented lids.

mine beyonce blue

Blue by itself is great, but when paired with metallic colors you can really fulfill your mermaid makeup dreams. Like Bey, create a holographic smokey eye with shimmering violets and greens -- while it might sound like you're creating a scene straight out of your teenage years, this look will definitely enhance your eyes with a creamy, satin finish.

Try This: Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream Waterproof Cream Color in Intense Blue, $23

Cobalt eyeliner is as electric as it sounds.

navy liner

Want to know how to transform your day-to-night look without much effort? Try cobalt eyeliner. Draw on a thin line to add some color to your everyday ensemble, or try applying sharp wings to your lids for added dimension on a night out.

Try This:L'Oreal Colour Riche Eyeliner in Cobalt, $8.95

Don't forget about the lashes!

joan smalls lashes

Okay, okay so you might think swiping on a coat of ultramarine mascara might be scary, and you're not alone. BUT, Joan Smalls' cool blue lashes amazingly blend with her liner, which makes the mascara a little subtle but still in-your-face beautiful.

Try This: Almay Intense I-Color Volume Mascara in Sapphire, $8

If you're still terrified or want a hint of blue, go for a translucent shadow.

emma stone transluscent

This isn't a call for an '80s powder baby blue, because we wouldn't recommend that for you. Blending is the key to this diaphanous look -- try a grayish-navy and brush the shadow upward and out until it fades seamlessly ontop your skin, keeping the true pigment closer to the lash line.

Try This: Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow Single, $4

If you still aren't convinced that sleek, blue eye makeup isn't the way to go this spring, tell us which colors you're wearing this season and we'll definitely investigate.

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