90s Inspired: How To Pull Off The Blue Eyeshadow Instagram Trend Without Looking Like An Awkward Teen

Sep 01, 2020
06:22 A.M.
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We have all had our experiences with blue eyeshadow, good and not so good. It was the go-to eye color for dance recitals but never explored beyond the school stage after the early 2000s.


Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash

Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash

Blue eyeshadow was considered as tacky show makeup until its sudden comeback on social media. Here are some ways you can rock this trend without looking dated.

All Over the Lid


This look is the easiest way to wear blue eyeshadow; you simply apply it all over your lid. Add a few coats of mascara, and you’re good to go.

The most challenging part about this look is finding the best swatch of blue for your skin tone. Most shades of blue are universal, so choosing won’t be a strenuous task.



Apply two shades of blue for a look that will make your eyes pop. Use a pair of blue eyeliners and mascara to achieve this look. Put the lighter blue shade on your bottom lash line to brighten your eyes for the perfect poolside party look.

Lash Line


This makeup look works well with a soft, winged base color. Apply your favorite shade of blue eyeliner to your lash line and instantly elevate your eyeshadow look. This pop of blue is best if you’re still experimenting with color.

Smokey Eye


Whip out your best brushes and get ready to blend. Smokey eye looks are not as challenging to execute as they seem. Just pay careful attention to your blending technique, and this look should be easy to pull off.

The smokey eye doesn’t require only dark shades, so don’t be afraid to play around with your options. Using a dark shadow along the lash line is also a great way to help build the look.


Adding a shade of blue to your waterline is a fun addition to your classic winged liner look. An icy blue shade works best for defining pale eye colors. Lightly sweep a grey eyeshadow on your waterline to add extra definition.