Like red lipstick and pearl necklace, blue eye shadow is also a classic symbol of beauty. The children will paint blue eyeshadows for the dolls, and the Disney princesses and female villains will also have blue eyeshadows. Literary creators and filmmakers use it in stories, and it is the finishing touch to the theme of transvesting.
Like any beautiful symbol, blue eye shadow has always played an important role in the development of popular culture. It contains a playful attitude and a mockery of dressing up. The blue eyelids immediately evoke the literary images that make us remember: Andy Warhol’s screen-printed Monroe portrait (the dreams of Monroe’s exaggerated blue eyeshadows do not exist in the prototype photos); Isabella Rossellini in Blue Velvet (blue velvet) as a fetish nightclub singer; David Bowie’s Life on Mars; Who Framed Roger Rabbit (who framed the rabbit Roger) Jessica Rabbit.
Pat McGrath, the long-time i-D beauty director, has used blue eye shadow several times on i-D’s sensational cover. Pat’s makeup is pushing the modern resurgence of blue.
The following pictures are classics selected from the recent blue eye shadows, hoping to give you the urge to try.