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The case for bright blue makeup

The case for bright blue makeup

Maximalist or minimalist? A little color or all the color? Nighttime drama or everyday ease? Whatever your beauty preferences, a few deft moves are all it takes to transform your look from soft to strong… without requiring a radical revamp of your makeup bag. Here, as photographed by Zoey Grossman, makeup artist Patrick Ta demonstrates how blue eye makeup can work for on-duty refinement or off-duty cool. One hue, two looks—and, we hope, plenty of beauty inspiration for your every moment and mood.

Rosie wears Petar Petrov “Karen” turtleneck top in beige; Sablyn “Victoria” silk pants in blizzard; Manolo Blahnik “PVC Scolto” sandals in white leather; Loewe “Shield” earrings in gold; Spinelli Kilcollin “Mercury” ring in sterling silver, 18K rose gold, and 18K solid gold. All but earrings available at FWRD.

OFF DUTY

The attitude: relaxed. The makeup: polished with a twist. Soft fabrics, luminous skin, and a flash of blue make this look worth a second (and third) glance. “Brighter colors don’t always have to be loud,” Rosie says. “Even a statement shade can read ‘classic’ if you show just a hint."

MAKEUP

EYES

Following the shape of Rosie’s eye and blending up from the lash line, Ta applied Shiseido Kajal InkArtist liner in Gunjo Blue.

SKIN

A glowing complexion starts with well-moisturized skin. Ta applied La Mer The Renewal Oil followed by The Moisturizing Soft Cream. (“Make sure you apply all over the skin to add intense hydration,” he notes.) He then applied La Mer The Eye Balm Intense under the eyes. Next, for a fresh and dewy look, Ta applied La Mer The Soft Fluid foundation (in shade Buff 23) using a dense brush. “I then went in with a damp Beautyblender to ensure full, blended coverage for a nice, natural finish,” he says.

To highlight, he applied La Mer The Concealer (go two shades lighter than the foundation!) under eyes. Then, using a fluffy blending brush as well as a Beautyblender, he gently pressed the product into RHW’s skin. A light, strategic dusting of La Mer The Powder minimized the risk of shine while allowing skin to remain dewy.

LIPS

La Mer The Lip Balm—that’s all.

CHEEKS

Using a fluffy duo fiber brush, Ta brought color to RHW’s cheeks using Shiseido Minimalist Whipped Powder blush in Sonoya. Tom Ford Beauty Shade & Illuminate Cheeks in Scintillate provided radiance; the Dior Backstage Glow Face Palette on top set it in place. To define cheeks, Ta used the Rosie for Autograph Starstruck contour stick, blending it out with a dense contour brush and buffing it into the skin using a Beautyblender.

Rosie wears T By Alexander Wang leather top in black; Proenza Schouler crepe trousers in black and earrings; Manolo Blahnik sandals as before. All available at FWRD.

ON DUTY

The hair comes down; the silk is swapped for leather. Now, the simpler blue eye from earlier is bolstered by iridescent hues of smoky green and sapphire. “For a bolder beauty statement, you don’t always need to start from the beginning,” says RHW. Here, Ta used only three additional products to create a darker, moodier vibe.

MAKEUP

EYES

Using the same Shiseido eyeliner, Ta extended the color into the crease of Rosie’s eyelid. He then blended it outward, and along the outer corners of the eyes, with a clean crease brush for “a blown-out effect.”

To add richness to this base color, he used the deep turquoise and ocean blue shades of the Huda Beauty Sapphire Obsessions palette. “I used a flat packing eyeshadow brush to ensure full payoff of the colors,” he says. A bit of light buffing with an under-eye blending brush ensured that the colors came together smoothly.

LIPS

To keep attention on the eye makeup, Ta gave lips the subtle treatment: a bit of La Mer lip balm mixed with Rosie for Autograph Lip Glossy in Supermodel Smile for a hint of color.

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For a bolder beauty statement, you don't always need to start from the beginning.

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Photographed by Zoey Grossman. Makeup: Patrick Ta. Hair: Bryce Scarlett. Stylist: Melissa Espinoza.

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