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.

Normani's Disco Cat Eye

Normani Blue Eyeshadow



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.

Kerry's Soft Blue Fluff

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

January's Icy Blue Lids

This satiny blue look is too good.

Pro tip:

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.

Joan's Blue Smoky Eye

Joan Smalls Blue Eyeshadow



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

Lily's '70s Glam

Lily Collins Blue Eyeshadow



David Bowie would be proud of this one.

Taylour's Fade to Blue

Taylour Paige Blue Eyeshadow



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

Taylor's Aqua Moment

Taylor Hill Blue Eyeshadow



Greenish blue for the win.

Pro tip:

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.

Chloe's Celestial Blue Cut Crease

Chloe Moretz Blue Eyeshadow



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

Serayah's Exaggerated Teal Wing

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

Elsa's Blue-on-Blue Look

Elsa Hosk Blue Eyeshadow



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

Jasmine's Cobalt Racoon Eyes

Jasmine Sanders Blue Eyeshadow



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

Priscilla's Electric-Blue Streak

Proscilla Ono Blue Eyeshadow



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. 

Julia's Sky Blue Haze

Julia Garner Blue Eyeshadow



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

Dua Lipa's Bright Blue Mod Look

Dua Lipa  Blue Eyeshadow



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

Lucy's Glittering Abalone Eyes 

Lucy Hale Blue Eyeshadow



Oh, how I love this iridescent effect.

Emma's Sapphire Cut Crease

Emma Chamberlain Blue Eyeshadow



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

Sarah's Blue-Gray Blur

Sarah Nocio Blue Eyeshadow



Just wow.

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

Nawel's Multi-Tonal Mosaic

Nawel Mouhammad Blue Eyeshadow



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

Aude-Julie's Graphic Eye

Aude-Julie Alingué Blue Eyeshadow



Seriously, just look at this!

Barbie's Nod to Cleopatra

Go off, Barbie.

Lizzo's Turquoise Bolt

Everything about this is just perfect.