Be The Ultimate Beach Babe With These Ocean-Inspired Shadows

While the average person may be day-dreaming of summer breaks full of sun and sand, relaxation, beach days, barbecues, and a tropical vacation, we fashion and beauty addicts are more likely fondly thinking of candy-colored sandals, printed maxi dresses, and the perfect summer faux-tan. And now, just in time for that aforementioned tropical vacay, I’ve got yet another seasonal trend to covet: ocean eyeshadow shades! Incorporating pops of color into your makeup routine is a fun, fresh, and daring way to get into the summer spirit and make your eyes really stand out, and turquoise, aqua, and sea-inspired hues are undoubtedly beach-festive for the season at hand.  

If you’re feeling especially adventurous, try a turquoise take on the smokey eye with a coordinating eyeshadow palette, like Armani Beauty’s lagoon-inspired Eye Palette or Guerlain’s Eyeshadow Palette in Les Aquas. If subtlety is more your style, swap your normal shimmery highlighter with a pale aquamarine like Chantecaille Shine Eye Shade Powder in Turquoise, or define lids by lining eyes with a deep turquoise shade (I like Smashbox’s Neptune or Urban Decay’s Haight) instead of your usual black liner.

– Alexandra Gambardella

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Shannon Smyth

Shannon began A Girl's Gotta Spa! beauty blog in 2005 to morph her love of beauty and in educating women on what truly works and what does not. She has been featured in Glamour, VOGUE Australia, Woman's World, Nail Pro, SHAPE and on WBRE's PA Live. She is a go-to source for social media consulting when it comes to beauty brands.

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