Once upon a time Black women were told that blue makeup didn’t suit them. We were told that blue eyeshadow, red lipstick, pink blush, and other vibrant colors didn’t look good on our dark skin.
Then one day Black women decided that they would choose what makeup colors they could wear, no one else would make the choice for them them. And we discovered that all those colors, including an array of blue hues, look dazzling on melanin-rich skin. In fact, blue is especially complementary for brown skin tones.
This year’s Pantone color of the year, Classic Blue, looks elegant and bewitching in eyeshadow, dramatic mascara, lipstick, and hair. These celebrities and beauty lovers below got that memo, and show the many ways that Classic Blue can be incorporated into any beauty look.