It would be fair to say that blue eyeshadow is having a moment right now. As the beauty world continues to embrace a more-is-more approach to makeup, the former go-to shade of every '80s icon has slowly but surely begun to creep its way back into the mainstream in bold, more modern hues. And now, with Classic Blue just named as the 2020 Pantone Color of the Year, there's no question about it — blue is back.
From Charli XCX and Rico Nasty to Barbie Ferreira on- and off-screen, lids washed in strong shades of blue have been popping up in droves as of late, showing up in palette after palette from cult-favorite brands like Pat McGrath Labs and ColourPop. Unlike the thick, frosty, and crease-prone options of decades past, the blue shadows on the market today come in a ton of different textures and finishes, from creamy pigments to shimmery powders, that even the most novice makeup wearers can get into.
Still intimidated? Take comfort in the fact that, according to a statement released on Thursday by the Pantone Color Institute, Classic Blue not only instills calm and confidence but "brings a sense of peace and tranquility to the human spirit."
Check out nine of the best Classic Blue eyeshadows available right now, below.
Kosas 10-Second Eyeshadow
Kosas, 10-Second Eyeshadow in Nitrogen, $28, available at Kosas.
ColourPop Blue Moon Shadow Palette
ColourPop, Blue Moon Shadow Palette, $12, available at ColourPop.
Nars Pure Pops Single Eyeshadow
Nars, Pure Pops Single Eyeshadow in Outremer, $16, available at Nordstrom.
Pat McGrath Labs Mothership I Eyeshadow Palette
Pat McGrath Labs, Mothership I Eyeshadow Palette in Subliminal, $125, available at Sephora.
Urban Decay Eyeshadow
Urban Decay, Eyeshadow in Evidence, $20, available at UrbanDecay.
Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek, Foiled Eyeshadow in Blue My Mind, $10, available at MakeupGeek.
Tom Ford Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford, Shadow Extreme in Sapphire, $36, available at NeimanMarcus.
Stila Cosmetics Vivid & Vibrant Eye Shadow Duo
Stila Cosmetics, Vivid & Vibrant Eye Shadow Duo in Sapphire, $16, available at Dermstore.
Milani Bella Eyes A Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani, Bella Eyes A Gel Powder Eyeshadow in Cobalt, $7, available at Walmart.
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