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Make it blue

Make it blue

Used in the wrong way, blue can come across as cold and icy. But used correctly and the sky's the limit - and not just sky blue! Think Turquoise, baby and powder hues. Emanuel Ungaro and Elie Saab in Paris and Holly Fulton in London all rocked sapphire shades on their Spring/Summer 15 catwalk, proving what a hit this look is.

"For Spring Summer colours go for blue. Those gorgeous turquoise, baby blues, midnight blue," Bourjois make-up artist Attracta Courtney told Cover Media.

"Blue is a big trend when it comes to eyes, even with mascara as well."

Ciaté have recently added to their nail collection with amazing make-up pieces. Try the Skinny Shadow Stick in Charmed, for a turquoise eye. Or if you want a frostier feel, give the Cooling Shadow Stick in Ski Bunny a go.

Illamasqua have also gone blue this spring time with the new To Be Alive collection, comprising of products dedicated to the blue colour trend. Included is a four-colour intense eye shadow palette, with varying shades of blue.

If blue eyes are a bit too much like 80s or stage make-up for you, then why not add a bit of red to the paint pot and try a more purple shade.

Matthew Williamson's London show and Derek Lam in New York both thought purple was perfect for the sunnier months.

"Or try violets and plums," Attracta advised. "Some people are scared of them but on blue and brown eyes they're really just fun, playful colours for summer."

And on application tips, Attracta says it's more about imperfection than being too groomed when it comes to the colour trend.

"It's more like being a painter with your finger tips, smoothing it over rather than precision," she said.

We really like Urban Decay's new eyeshadow shade Backfire, which includes the Pigment Infusion System. MAC has also hit the trend with its new A Novel Romance line, especially with Electric Cool Eye Shadow in Highly Charged. Gosh's Xtreme Liquid Gel Eye Liner in 007 Lavender and Bourjois' Contour Clubbing Eyeliner in Purple Night will give you a more subtle take on the trend.

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