There are so many things to love about Moonrise Kingdom, the hilarious new film directed by Wes Anderson. But the thing that really stood out to me, besides the witty dialogue and amazing cast, is the blue eye shadow worn throughout the entire movie by Suzy Bishop, one of the lead characters.
Suzy, played by actress Kara Hayward, is a troubled twelve-year-old girl who has a habit of going “berserk” on people when she gets really mad. I won’t go into specifics because I don’t want to spoil it for you, but let’s just say the girl has a violent streak. To escape her dismal home and school life, she decides to run away with her quirky pen-pal/boyfriend and chaos ensues. Although Suzy’s life is kind of a mess, her makeup looks great–she wears bright blue eye shadow in almost every scene. The film is set in 1965 so the shadow looks really retro, kind of like something Diana Ross and the Surpremes would have worn.
I wish I had a better photo of Suzy’s lids, but you’re gonna go see the movie anyway, right? You MUST. It’s so good. And when you do, you just might be inspired to give blue eye shadow a try. I know I am! I found some pretty blue options that’ll help you copy Suzy’s look. They’re a bit brighter than hers, but I think that makes them more 2012. Check ‘em out:
Yves Saint Laurent Ombres 5 Lumières – 5 Colour Harmony For Eyes in 5 Riviera ($58)
Maybelline EyeStudio Color Tattoo 24 Hour Cream Gel Shadow in Tenacious Teal ($6.99)
NARS Duo Cream Eye Shadow in Burn It Blue ($34)
Do you like these colors? Think you’ll experiment with blue shadow soon? And if you’ve seen Moonrise Sunshine, let me know what you thought in the comments section. I can’t get the movie outta my head!