15 Dramatic Eye Makeup Looks to Die For

15 Dramatic Eye Makeup Looks to Die For
15 Start slideshow

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.

0 Thoughts?
1 of 15

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

Photo: Pinterest

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

Photo: Pinterest

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

Photo: Pinterest

A coal black eye looks gorgeous with dewy highlighted cheekbones.

Photo: Pinned by Debby Beynsberger via Chic Studios

Photo: Pinterest

Here's one great way to wear metallics: Blend silver into gold for a stunning "mixed metals" effect.

Photo: Pinned by Samuela Wilson

Photo: Pinterest

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

Photo: Pinterest

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

Photo: Pinterest

A quintessential sexy smoky eye is even more sultry with thick liner on the lower lash line.

Photo: Pinned by Roopali Gupta via Indulgy

Photo: Pinterest

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

Photo: Pinterest

Work layers of a metallic taupe shadow into a darker matte shade for depth.

Photo: Pinned by Rebeka M via Who What Wear

Photo: Pinterest

Take a classic cat eye to new heights with an extreme wing and bold brows.

Photo: Pinned by Theano Lechnou via Tumblr

Photo: Pinterest

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

Photo: Pinterest

A well-blended black and gold eye looks positively regal.

Photo: Pinned by Erika Holden via EyesMakeupIdeas

Photo: Pinterest

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

Photo: Pinterest

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

Photo: Pinterest

Next slideshow starts in 10s

21 Bloggers With the Best Tattoos

21 Bloggers With the Best