Liu Wen, new face of Estée Lauder, at Derek Lam F/W 2010

I know a lot of women cringe at the mention of a blue eyeshadow. I know: it can be oh-so-wrong! Like Joan Cusack in Working Girl wrong! But when done tastefully, it can also be oh-so-pretty. Take, for example, the blue eyelids at Derek Lam F/W 2010, masterfully done by Estée Lauder’s Creative Makeup Director, Tom Pecheux. Using his own invention, the “Blue Dahlia” eyeshadow palette, Pecheaux used a darker blue on the inner corner of the eye and blended into a lighter blue all the way to the brow. The bottom lid is lined with beige, and the lips finished with a copper-y “Crystal Beige” lipstick. I think this look is amazing and ethereal.

Sigrid Agren backstage at Derek Lam F/W 2010
Estée Lauder “Blue Dahlia” ($47.50 at Holt Renfrew and The Bay)

Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eye Pencil in “Midnight Blue” ($22 CAD at Holt Renfrew and The Bay)

Read more on the blue eyeshadow comeback on Elle.com.