11 "Something Blue" Makeup Ideas for Your Big Day
Adding a little "something blue" to your wedding day is tradition, but that doesn't always mean a blue sash, garter belt, or piece of jewelry with a blue stone. The tradition actually stems from an Old English rhyming poem stating, "Something olde, Something new, Something borrowed, Something blue, A sixpence in your shoe" to outline the various items an English bride would keep on her body on her wedding day. It's just so much easier and more modern to incorporate something blue into your flawless makeup routine though, whether it be a chic navy eyeliner, powder blue nail polish, or even the softest blue shimmer for the crease of your eyelids. Your dash of blue doesn't need to be an electric pop of anything bold of bright (although it easily could be), because incorporating blue into your beauty game can be elegant, understated, and just enough to play up all the most romantic cues of your hair, dress, and loving guests.
butter LONDON's Patent Shine Nail Lacquer in Candy Floss
Try a clean, long-wear nail polish in a soft powder blue hue like butter LONDON's Patent Shine Nail Lacquer in Candy Floss. The formula is 8-free so you won't feel weird about harmful chemicals sitting on your nail beds, and you'll be left with gel-like shine for up to 10 days.
Butter London "Candy Floss" Nail Polish, $18, butterlondon.com.
VMV Hypoallergenics Two True Hues Eyeshadow Duo in Sea & Sky
You can opt for a bold and beautiful blue eye shadow, or try using a pale blue to lightly trace the lower eyelids and make brown or hazel eyes really pop. VMV Hypoallergencis Two True Hues Eyeshadow Due in Sea & Sky is a gentle, dye-free forumla that offers buildable color so it's versatile enough to be used for either a day or night wedding, and fun to pack for your honeymoon, too. Titanium dioxide and iron oxide pigments also help protect against sun damage.
VMV Hypoallergenics "Two True Hues in Sea & Sky" Eyeshadow, $40, vmvhypoallergenics.com.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Creme Color in Ocean
This opaque, matte gel cream eyeshadow is a versatile waterproof formula that will let you cry all the tears of joy without ruining your makeup. It can be used as either a liner or a shadow, and is easily buildable so you can select the level of color delivery that best suits your look. If you're wondering, yes, this stuff was built to stand up to humidity so you can add this to your destination wedding beauty bag.
Anastasia Beverly Hills "Waterproof Crème Color in Ocean" Eye Shadow and Eyeliner, $18, anastasiabeverlyhills.com.
Sara Happ Midnight Blueberry Gift Set
The Sara Happ Midnight Blueberry exfoliating lip scrub and lip slip isn't exactly makeup you would wear on the dancefloor, but lip exfoliation is so key to having the perfectly kissable pout on your way to the altar. The scrub offers a pop of delish blueberry sweetness before you layer on your favorite liner, stain, or stick.
Sara Happ "Midnight Blueberry Gift Set" Lip Scrub and Lip Slip, $40, sarahapp.com.
NYX Cosmetics Vivid Brights Liners
It's your day, so you can get wild and sassy with your eyes if you want to (and why not?). NYX Cosmetics Vivid Brights Liners are affordable, easy to use, and can go on light in just the corners of your eyes or create a mood-enhancing bright statement as a thicker full eye liner.
NYX Cosmetics "Vivid Brights Liner in Vivid Sapphire" Eye Liner, $7, nyxcosmetics.com.
It Cosmetics Complexion Perfection Airbrush Makeup Sponge
You're going to need the perfect little sponge tool to blend all your concealer, foundation, contour, and highlight anyway, right? Right, so why not make your wonder-blender an eye-popping blue? It totally counts.
It Cosmetics "Complexion Perfection Airbrush Makeup" Sponge, $24, itcosmetics.com.
The Body Shop Blue Moon Shimmer Cubes
This small palette goes a long way and can be used wet or dry to give dimension and shimmer to any sparkle-loving bride. The crease-resistant formula offers blue, gray, and whitish shades that are perfect for layering and even using as a soft skin highlighter in a pinch.
The Body Shop "Blue Moon Shimmer Cubes" Eyeshadow, $22, thebodyshop.com.
Diorshow Mascara in Blue 258
Sometimes a deep navy lash is just what the doctor ordered, and Dior's iconic mascara delivers just that in Blue 258. It's enriched with microfibers so your lashes give their best in photos all day and night without giving them a second thought.
Dior "Diorshow" Mascara, $28.50, sephora.com.
Votre Vu Le Joli Crayo Soft Eye Liner in Marine
This waterproof liner is a French classic, perfect for the croissants-and-espresso type bride who wants a reliably budge-proof blue. The hue itself is a somewhat unique hybrid of a very deep teal and navy blue, making it a perfect accent for deep, dark eyes or even paler green, yellow, or blue-toned lookers. The two-sided pencil offers a crayon at one end and a smudger at the other, so you can even blend your way to the perfect beach-worthy shadow.
Votre Vu "Le Joli Crayo in Marine" Eye Liner, $23, votrevu.com.
Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Eyeshadow in Mediterranean
This oil-free powder is crease-free and has a slight shimmer that combines your desire for a chic, carefree wedding look that's still glam. It's vitamin-enriched, too.
Elizabeth Arden "Beautiful Color Eye Shadow in Mediterranean" Eye Shadow, $18.50, elizabetharden.com.
Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow in Blast of Blue
Offering 24 hours of wear, this marbled masterpiece is everything you've ever wanted in a somewhat mysterious eye product. Why is it so mysterious? Because it's neither a powder nor a cream, yet somehow manages to glide on in the smoothest possible way. There's a multi-dimensional affect thanks to the second pigment, which offers deep drama and impact. Consider your nighttime reception look in the bag with this super sultry shadow-meets-liner. Apply it with dry fingers or the brush of your choice.
Giorgio Armani "Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow in Blast of Blue" Eyeshadow, $35, giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com.