Blue shadow and red lips used to be strictly reserved for the eccentric granny in the family - making it a no-no for any trendy youngster. But in the same way that the ugly daddy sneakers and Crocs have made a comeback, granny’s blue shadow is now one of the hottest makeup trends. 

When trendsetters like Kim Kardashian and Rihanna are doing it, you know for sure it's a big thing and you can't go wrong if you try it. 

Rihanna opts for a pale blue. (badgalriri/Instagram)

Don’t be fooled into thinking that it’s as simple as taking a blue shadow and plonking it on. It’s 2018 and there are many different ways to make that blue shadow pop.

The first rule about wearing blue eyeshadow is to bear in mind that the eyes HAVE to be the main focus. So avoid using a dark lipstick. A nude lippie works best.

Kim Kardashian keeps her lips nude. (KimKardashian/Instagram)

Unless you’re trying to create a carnival vibe blend blue shades with black, navy or black.

Matte textures offer more intense colour but if you’re looking for a bit of shimmer use a blue glitter shadow over the matte colour. 

Watch makeup vlogger Sabrina Anijs create Kim Kardasians blue eyeshadow look.