Hilary Duff teaches us exactly how to pull off this '00s eyeliner trend for summer—without looking tacky

Pastel blues are joining lavender hues in the 2023 summer style palette

Hilary Duff pictured wearing a pink dress as she attends the 2023 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 12, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California/ in a blue template
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While we know beauty trends like Sofia Richie's 'Gentle' makeup and 'Red Wine' makeup are current faves on TikTok, Hilary Duff's icy blue eyeliner is another statement look to keep on your radar this summer...

Appearing on the cover of Shape magazine, Hilary rocked a pastel blue, winged eyeliner—a classic Y2K beauty look—while keeping the rest of her makeup very natural and cloud skin-like. This meant her eyeliner really popped while still being very wearable.

And luckily for us, her makeup artist has shared exactly which of the best eyeliners is behind her baby blue look, so we can replicate it!

Hilary Duff's blue liner

For any lovers of this look, Kelsey Deenihan Fisher, the MUA behind this look shared that Hilary was wearing Colourpop's Crème Gel Liner in the shade 'Crystal Crush.'


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Hilary is wearing this liner in the shade 'Crystal Crush' in her Shape cover shoot. Formula-wise, this liner is super pigmented, waterproof and delivers 18-hour wear with no smudging! 

Fisher then paired the statement eye with a minimal, nude look, complete with a warm blush and bronzer and a soft, peachy lip (P.S. Hilary was also wearing Armani's Luminous Silk foundation!). The pastel shade, therefore, grabs your attention and we must say, the shade really complements Hilary's hazel brown eyes.

While icy blue has already had a revival in the spring fashion trends—along with lavender fashion—clearly, the iconic 00s hue is spreading to our beauty looks for summer.

Colored eyeliners in general have been having a major moment, take Hailey Bieber's yellow eyeliner for instance, but clearly blue eye looks are set to make a big comeback this season.

How to recreate Hilary Duff's blue liner look

As for recreating Hilary's look Itself, all you need to do is to select a bright blue shade (whether that's a gel liner, pencil or eyeshadow) and follow the line of your eyelid, from the inner corner, out to the edge, before giving it a tiny flick outwards—to create that iconic cat-eye shape. 

If you're an eyeliner beginner, this might take a little practice but luckily, Hilary's look is quite straightforward. Also, you'd be surprised how handy a cue tip can be for carving out that mini wing!

Then just apply mascara, and keep the rest of your makeup fairly minimal, so that your eyes are the focal point.

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.