10 Eye Makeup Ideas You Can Recreate

A great eye makeup look can take your whole face from boring to breathtaking, but it can be difficult to find time to go to the salon and have someone apply it. Luckily, you don’t need any expensive equipment or professional skills to put together an eye makeup look that makes you look like you’ve been professionally made up! Here are 10 eye makeup ideas you can recreate on your own at home.

1) Retro Eye Makeup

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Use a little gel or cream eyeliner to create a strong cat-eye shape. Then, using liquid eyeliner, add a thick line along your lash line. Use a clean brush and smudge out any harsh lines for extra effect. And finally, curl your lashes and apply two coats of mascara. Finish it off with an eyebrow pencil to make sure you’re looking like an old-school starlet!

2) Gold Eye Shadow

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This shade is a great way to highlight your eyes, and it’s very simple to use. To get started, apply a small amount of eye shadow primer onto your eyelids and then dust gold eye shadow over top. Blend until you’ve achieved your desired look. Gold eye shadow works well on its own or when paired with other shades like brown, pink, or white.

3) Vibrant Colored Eye Shadows

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Wearing vibrant colored eye shadows can instantly brighten up your eyes. If you want to try out an eye makeup look that isn’t too out there, try wearing a blue eye shadow. It will help bring out your naturally beautiful brown eyes and make them pop. The best part about colored eye shadows is they are less harsh on your skin than other types of makeup such as eyeliner or mascara.

4) Brown, Black, & Grey Eyes

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Because these shades are at opposite ends of a color wheel, they work beautifully together. Apply a light brown shadow to your entire lid and blend well with a medium-sized eyeshadow brush. Pat on black pencil liner onto your upper lash line, but be sure to smudge it out so you don’t have harsh lines. The line underneath your eyes with black gel liner or liquid and blend carefully upwards so you have smoky effects on your upper and lower eyelids.

5) Cool Blue Eyes

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The perfect eye makeup color is always going to be a personal choice, but it’s hard to beat cool blue eyes. Eye shadow colors that are similar to sapphires or aquamarines complement these types of irises really well, so try using a shade like cyan (the same hue as your iris) or try a true sapphire shade with some shimmer in it. If you have darker blue eyes, you can use shades like cobalt and royal blues.

6) Warm-Colored Eyes

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Choose light, medium, or dark brown eye shadow, which has warm undertones. Apply to your upper eyelid first and then blend on your lower lid. Use eyeliner in a dark shade of brown along your top lashes. Finish with mascara for definition (the warmer color tones really stand out against black mascara). Remember that it’s always better to apply multiple thin layers of mascara than one thick coat. A thick coat will clump together and look almost unnatural. Don’t forget to curl your lashes!

7) Leaf Green Eye Makeup

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If you want to create a natural eye look that’s still pretty and flattering, try using leaf green eyeshadow. Apply it from lash line to crease in a softening patting motion. This will help make your eyes look bigger and more open.

8) Smokey Eyes That are Not Too Over the Top

When it comes to eye makeup, I am a fan of keeping things simple. If you want to get an intense smokey eye look but don’t want it to be over-the-top and gaudy, use these steps. To create an entirely new look with your eyeliner, all you need is one or two colors and some blending skills! It’s easier than you think! Here are ten ideas to get you started on getting a great smokey eye at home.

9) Sunset Eye Makeup

While we think of sunset eye makeup as being slightly more natural than a vibrant look, it’s still worth mentioning. This type of eye makeup is perfect for everyday wear and looks great even on fair skin tones. It will make your eyes pop, but not in an obvious way. Plus, there are endless variations to choose from when it comes to sunset makeup. If you have blue eyes or naturally light brown or green eyes, try using colors like navy and black to bring out those colors even more!

10) Rose Gold Eyes

The color rose gold has been everywhere in fashion and beauty over recent years. Now it’s reached your eyes, with a range of liquid and cream products that turn your irises into an opulent shade of copper-gold.


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