How to Wear Blue Eyeshadow (For Black Women)

We’ve been told for years that blue eyeshadow is “not for us.” Granted, blue can be a pretty pronounced hue when it comes to makeup, but there are several ways that Black women can wear the shade without looking gaudy or just plain silly. Don’t believe the myth, ladies. Just follow these tips for wearing the best blue eyeshadow for your skin tone so you can look your best, day or night.

Blue Eyeshadow for Black Women

Lighter-skinned women look great with blue eyeshadow that has tinges of lavender or purple. This is because many women with butter, vanilla, or goldenrod skin have cool undertones, and other shades on the cool side of the color wheel, including purple, look great against light skin. Pastel blue eyeshadow or purple-blue eyeshadow is appropriate for the workplace (especially if you wear a nude lip), and you can add primer, more shadow, and black liner all around your eye for a pretty night-time look.

Blue Eyeshadow 1

1. Blue Eyeshadow #72, about $19 from Makeup Forever
2. Kiddie Pool Eyeshadow, about $17 from Urban Decay

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  1. Shukura
    April 11, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    I love that someone is telling black women what we can wear, and not what we can’t ! Fab!

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