If blue eye makeup gives you major ’80s flashbacks to the era of Madonna and electric colour tones, you might be surprised to hear that there is a modern way to wear colour on your eyes—and it can look amazing! The key with most of these looks is keeping the rest of your makeup simple: Bright, mesmerizing eyes don’t need any competition. From soft washes of colourful shadow to non-black mascara, here are four ways to make colourful eye makeup work for you (in a distinctly 2016 way).
1. A WASH OF COLOUR
Tap into your artistic side and beautify your lids with a subtle wash of pastel reminiscent of watercolour paint. For an ultra-modern effect, skip the mascara to let your colourful lids do the talking.
2. THE COLOURFUL SMOKEY EYE
Reinvent your classic smokey eye by using various shades of purple (or azure or green) instead of traditional neutral shades. If you’re feeling especially daring, pair with a bold lip for a night out on the town.
3. RAINBOW MASCARA
Similar to the rainbow brow trend we previously told you about, try emphasizing your lashes with a splash of colour like teal, plum or chartreuse. For a super-trendy look, keep the colour on your lower lashes only and use your usual black mascara on your upper lashes.
4. VIBRANT EYELINER
Switch things up by trading your typical black eyeliner for an eye-catching hue like violet or cobalt blue. Emphasize your upper and lower lash lines and keep the rest of your face clean (i.e. no smudgy eye shadow or bright lipstick).