20 Ridiculously Sexy Eye Makeup Looks

Rachel Krause
20 Ridiculously Sexy Eye Makeup Looks
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We’re all for dramatic red lips, seductively highlighted collarbones, cleavage-baring dresses, and skirts slit up to here, but sometimes all you need to add amp up a little bit of sex appeal is a lot of eyeshadow. Turn up the heat with one of these 20 stunning sexy eye makeup looks—they’re guaranteed to be a hit.

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Yes, yes, yes: there's nothing not to love about this smoldering bronze smoky eye, complete with dense, well-groomed brows, subtle contouring, and the perfect neutral lip.

Photo: via Next Management

Can't make up your mind between a blacked-out smoky eye and a feline-eyed flick? There's nothing stopping you from combining the two into one majorly dramatic look.

Photo: via Harper's Bazaar

Now that's a cat eye. Pro tip: if you want crazy defined, retro-inspired contrast, use a white or light beige shadow on the rest of the lid to make your black liner pop.

Photo: via David Oldham

Clumpy-on-purpose lashes, complete with smudges, are actually happening right now. If you're down to experiment, try pairing the look with plenty of blush and bronzer and a pale pink lip.

Photo: via Beauty Is Boring

When a basic cat eye just won't do, give this graphic version the old college try... with plenty of eye makeup remover on hand, to be safe.

Photo: via Jonas Jensen/Elle Denmark

If there's one makeup look that works on absolutely everyone, it's a well-groomed brow, a sultry cat eye, full lashes, and a naked or natural lip.

Pinned by Victoria Bulanova

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Gorgeous glimmery gold shadow looks especially pretty on blue eyes paired with lush lashes and a pale pink lip color—it's just this side of innocent.

Pinned by Britt Beazley via Tumblr

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Bronze and black shadows are a foolproof combination when blended into a smoky eye, with a clean, polished brow to complete the look.

Pinned by Aninha Rodrigues

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Eye makeup doesn't have to be dramatic to be sexy: Try tight lining both the top and bottom waterlines with black or brown, then loading on the lengthening mascara for a simple look that really pops.

Pinned by Dreena Marie via Sortrashion

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Put a twist on the classic cat eye by extending it way past the outer corners and blending a bit of a metallic beige shadow on top for dimension. A touch of pearly shimmer in the inner corners brightens up the whole look.

Pinned by Tristan Nash via MAC Cosmetics

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If you're going to go all the way, then go all the way. Don't be afraid to pair a deep ruby red lip with a super-smoky eye—just take care to keep your lines clean and well-defined.

Pinned by Morgana Randol via Flickr

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If your blending skills are up to snuff, try a more advanced, multi-tonal metallic smoky eye like this one.

Pinned by Visage Laboratories via Fashion-isha

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A retro graphic eye look with shadow placed above the lid at the crease rather than on it creates depth and creates the illusion of bigger eyes.

Pinned by Delsie Bertram

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This thick classic cat with a super-fine flick screams "bombshell."

Pinned by Hana Munay via Melissa Dobbs

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A deep-toned neutral shadow in the crease of the eye with a lighter shadow placed on the lid helps to contour the eye but doesn't look obviously makeup-y. It's subtle, so go right ahead and pair it with a pop of color on your lips.

Pinned by Chiara Bergamaschi

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Sexy eye makeup can be as simple as clean groomed brows and a sheer layer of taupe shadow. What makes it especially sexy is what it's worn with—in this case, a deep purple lip stain is crazy flattering.

Pinned by Sophia Gu via Nasty Gal

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This look is definitely dramatic, but you can get a similar effect by placing brown or grey shadow on the upper lid and lining the lower lash line with a similar color, blending as you go along. Be sure to clean up afterward with makeup remover to avoid the dreaded raccoon eye.

Pinned by Bai Sorayda Bagundang via Cosmopolitan

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This updated take on a cat eye features a line that extends straight outward rather than up for an unexpected effect.

Pinned by Byrdie

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Heavy black liner on top doesn't have to look overdone: With defined but clean brows and natural lashes, it's perfectly retro.

Pinned by Jenny Sue Makeup via Patty Garwick Dover

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Feeling adventurous? Try blending a smoky dark shadow into your bottom lash line and leaving the top bare, or blending in just a touch of a colored shadow for contrast.

Pinned by Marina Stolyar via Listal

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