Believe it or not, the Fourth of July is upon us, which means a full weekend of sun-drenched pool, beach and BBQ parties. In the spirit of the holiday, you’re likely obsessing over which red, white and blue ensemble you’re going to wear for the firework celebrations, but let’s not forget, there’s an easier way to give your look a patriotic pick-me-up and it stars with the eyes.
Blue eye makeup: it’s a trend we’ve referenced quite a bit already this season, and for good reason! The look, once linked solely to the image of tacky ’80s prom makeup, has since experienced a high fashion revival of sorts, popping up on the lids of a number of famous model faces both on and off the runway. From navy eye shadows, to electric liners and cobalt mascaras, the models have tried (and perfected we might add) nearly every variation of the trend that we can think of, providing no shortage of beautiful blue eye looks to copy at home. And now, with Independence Day just around the corner, we couldn’t think of a more appropriate occasion to finally give our kohl pencils a rest and test out any one of these Fourth of July-ready looks. Below, we’ve rounded up three of the easiest, model-approved ways to wear blue eye makeup just in time for the long holiday weekend ahead. Score our editors’ tips and product picks after the jump!