Blue is one of the stand-out shades of the summer resort look. We asked Kiekie Stanners, M.A.C Cosmetics' senior artist for her advice on how to wear it.

"An easy way to wear blue is by applying liner to the top lashline," she says. "The hint of colour close to the lashes brings out your eye colour, yet isn't too over-the-top for day-to-day wear.

"Creating a navy-hued smoky eye also works on all skin tones and eye colours, and adds a sophistication to an evening eye makeup. The key is to make sure the blue is off-set against a neutral mid-tone colour to blend the edges out with, so it softly fades into the natural skin tone to create a flattering effect.

"Apply the blue with a shading brush over the eyelid only, then blend the mid-tone edges out through the crease."


1. M.A.C. Eyes Times Nine: Navy Palette, $80

2. YSL Couture Metallics Eyeshadow in Wet Blue, $57

3. Clinique Lid Pop in Surf, $42

4. M.A.C Pro Longwear Fluidline in Waveline, $40

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Michael Ashton, celebrity makeup and hair stylist

I'm all about my clients' eyes being the focus, so my makeup kit is overflowing with eyeliner pencils, pens and gels. My absolute go-to for creating the perfect feline flick is the Marc Jacobs Beauty Magic Marc'er, which has a super-fine tip for precision application and a waterproof formula that ensures it lasts and always looks red carpet-ready.