These 21 Stunning Eye Makeup Looks Live in My Head Rent-Free

Of all the adages currently swirling in the beauty industry, none ring truer than this one: It’s all about the eyes. Not only are the eyes virtually the only feature visible while wearing face masks, but they also pop the most on video calls, signaling to our loved ones and co-workers that we haven’t completely given up on life. For these reasons and a plethora of others, you might be toying with the idea of upping your eye makeup game. If that’s the case, then there’s a specific hue you’ve likely been ignoring that you need to start paying attention to right away: blue. No, I haven’t lost my mind. Let me explain.

I’m a child of the ’90s, so I distinctly remember the tragic, frosty blue eye-shadow looks that, unfortunately, dominated that era. But believe me—the blue eye-shadow game has evolved in a major way since then. From soft flushes of pigment to shimmery finishes in colors from deep navy to aquamarine, blue eye shadow is the move, and all your faves agree. Don’t believe me? Keep scrolling for 21 of the best blue eye-shadow looks responsible for my current obsession. By the end, I promise you’ll be adding some blue eye makeup to your cart.

The overdrawn cat eye is a moment on its own, but the addition of that glittery blue eye shadow sends this look into another dimension.

Sometimes, all you need is a monochrome wash of deep blue to create a whole vibe.

This satiny blue look is too good.

For a quick and saturated hit of color that requires minimal skill and even less effort, opt for a silky liquid eye shadow like this one by Kosas.

This shimmery blue-infused smoky eye is the stuff of dreams.

David Bowie would be proud of this one.

WWW’s December cover girl is serving! This look has so much depth.

Greenish blue for the win.

To pull off a look like this, you’ll need all the pigment you can get. Reach for an eye shadow that packs a punch, like this L’Oréal option. Hint: It’s a great dupe of a way more expensive cult favorite.

This glistening look is giving me mermaid vibes, and I love it.

There’s nothing like a bold wing, but it looks even better in this bold teal color.

A royal blue cat eye drawn over a wash of baby blue eye shadow? Say less.

This maximalist eye shadow might only work on the runway, but it’s still so dreamy.

I never knew I needed blue eyeliner until today.

Get the look just right with this creamy pencil eyeliner—it’s the exact one Priscilla used. 

This smoked-out sky blue is too pretty for words.

The only thing I love more than the Twiggy-esque eyeliner and lashes is the blue gradient situation on her lids.

Oh, how I love this iridescent effect.

You can’t go wrong with a graphic cut crease. 

Just wow.

Sarah called out this palette as the secret sauce to this dreamy look.

I don’t ever want to hear anyone say eye makeup isn’t art.

Seriously, just look at this!

Go off, Barbie.

Everything about this is just perfect.

Not only is this eyeliner highly pigmented, but it also glides on like butter.  Up next, I’m Locally Famous for My Eyeliner Skills—Here’s Everything I Do to Get It Right