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How to Wear Blue Eye Shadow and Look Cool, Not Crazy

As demonstrated by French makeup artist and professional Cool Girl, Violette.

Beauty tutorials are big on YouTube — a search for "makeup tutorial" and "hair tutorial" yields more than five million videos. In this weekly series, we put a mix of popular and under-the-radar tutorials to the test and show you what's best.

Step one to making bold cobalt-blue eye shadow look cool? Be French makeup artist and professional Cool Girl, Violette. If that isn't possible, another option is to follow her video tutorial. In it, she breaks down the super-simple steps to wearing vibrant blue eyeshadow in a non-cheesy way (while sipping a glass of wine in a cute New York City bistro, of course).

In the video, Violette uses a combination of products from RMS, MAC, Glossier and Dior. The shadow itself is a draw-on stick formula from MAC, which she traces quickly over each eyelid and then blends out with her fingers in what she describes as "kind of a cat-eye shape."

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Photo: Violette_Fr/YouTube

Photo: Violette_Fr/YouTube

"Makeup can be a fashion piece on your face, like the way you'd wear a hat or necklaces, and you just have to keep the rest pretty simple and always look fresh," says Violette.

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