• When worn with flawless, natural skin and bare lips, white shadow and black liquid liner read retro and glamorous without looking like a throwback. Photo: Pinned by Katia Santos via The Beauty Model
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  • Don't be afraid to use a fine-tipped liquid liner to sketch small "ticks" on your lower lash line. It instantly makes eyes look bigger and incorporates a Twiggy vibe into your look. Photo: Pinned by Alice Barnett via The Chive
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  • You can wear your liquid liner as you normally do, or you can extend the line past the inner corners of eyes for an interesting modern take. Photo: Pinned by Service Solahart Jakarta Selatan via Casar Cesar
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  • A coal black eye looks gorgeous with dewy highlighted cheekbones. Photo: Pinned by Debby Beynsberger via Chic Studios
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  • Here's one great way to wear metallics: Blend silver into gold for a stunning "mixed metals" effect. Photo: Pinned by Samuela Wilson
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  • Dramatic eye makeup needn't require more than your regular black liner and mascara. Just lay it on thick, and really coat the lashes for that spidery look. Photo: Pinned by Camille Styles via This Is Glamorous
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  • A royal blue cat eye is the only makeup you need for a super-fresh look that works all year round. Just add groomed brows and go. Photo: Pinned by Mariana Almeida via BellaSugar
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  • A quintessential sexy smoky eye is even more sultry with thick liner on the lower lash line. Photo: Pinned by Roopali Gupta via Indulgy
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  • Colorful shadow or liner, like this vibrant lavender, looks so good with radiant skin and natural lips. Photo: Pinned by LUX Beauty Boutique via Beauty Geeks
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  • Work layers of a metallic taupe shadow into a darker matte shade for depth. Photo: Pinned by Rebeka M via Who What Wear
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  • Take a classic cat eye to new heights with an extreme wing and bold brows. Photo: Pinned by Theano Lechnou via Tumblr
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  • Another gorgeous take on the cat eye: Line the outer half of the lower lid and extend it up and out to meet the top wing. Photo: Pinned by Kate Fleck via Facebook
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  • A well-blended black and gold eye looks positively regal. Photo: Pinned by Erika Holden via EyesMakeupIdeas
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  • Offset a shimmery white shadow with a grey matte shade in the crease for a look that's ethereal but not too precious. Photo: Pinned by Aaron Bradley via Into The Gloss
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  • You can never go wrong with a gorgeous set of full, fluttery lashes and a well-highlighted face. Photo: Pinned by Satu-Marja Forssell via Vogue
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15 Dramatic Eye Makeup Looks to Die For


15 Dramatic Eye Makeup Looks to Die For

Switch up your makeup look with these bold examples.

Tired of wearing the same old safe-for-work nude shadows day in and day out? Us too. Sure, the basics have their place, but every once in a while it’s fun to branch out and try something new and fabulous. We’re not saying these are all office-appropriate, but for a night out? Sign us up!

So it’s time to dress up your eyes with these show-stopping dramatic eye makeup looks. Get ready for some serious makeup inspiration.

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