I still remember the first time I put on a fur, hung a cigarette out the side of my mouth, clipped my bangs to the side and drew thick kohl rings around my eyes which I then smudged into smokey clouds. It was “The Margot Tenenbaum“; a look adopted by many a teenage girl as the 90s ticked into the millennial era, and which still defines a generation of unenthused young women snug in the familiar and comfortable throes of identity crisis. Now, eleven years later, eleven years older, I am once again enraptured by the dramatic eye make-up of a Wes Anderson heroine, but this time it’s the eyes of a child — Kara Hayward’s Suzy Bishop in Moonrise Kingdom — that have me running into M.A.C. in search of the perfect shadow.

Yep, blue eyeshadow is back, and somehow Moonrise Kingdom has taken an oft-regrettable makeup choice and made it the most covetable style of the year. I’m not quite sure if makeup can we worn irreverently, but it feels like that’s how that vibrant turquoise is sitting on Hayward’s little lids; like it doesn’t really care if it’s there or not, and will probably quip something sardonic at you, if it had the ability to quip. Perhaps I have reached a new low, personifying makeup in my troubling unreality, but it’s an Anderson-esque quality, non?

In celebration of this new obsession (expect to see me strutting the streets of New York blue-lidded and possibly looking more “working gal” than wry, Anderson, too-cool-for-school, babe), I’ve put together some of the boldest blues that have ever painted the eyes of some of Hollywood’s more dazzling babes…