Wink-Worthy Eye Makeup Looks

by Paula Carvajal ; Updated September 28, 2017

Mila Kunis at Spike TV's 5th annual "Guys Choice" Awards.

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Overview

From the nude eye to the under eyeliner to the smoky look, there is no shortage of wink-worthy eye makeup trends. Whether you're going for the perfect girl's luncheon look or seductive date night eye, there's a makeup trend that will make your eyes award show worthy.

La Dolce Vita Eyes

While you may not be a queen, you can still evoke the same classic sophistication as the Queen of Pop. With a simple, thick line of black eyeliner create the same romantic look reminiscent of La Dolce Vita that Madonna dons red carpet after red carpet. To intensify the look, ditch the pencil and opt for a gel liner instead.

Related: How to define eyes with eyeliner

All About the Falsies

Sometime you just have to fake it. Even Kim Kardashian, who is blessed with naturally long lashes, regularly wears falsies to intensify her come-hither eyes. Wear one strip of lashes or layer them on to really bring on the drama.

Related: How to apply fake lashes

Shimmery Eyes

Go on, get your shimmer on. This flirty eye trend can be worn day or night. Play with sparkly colors in pewter, gold, silver and bronze or opt for metallic blues or greens to add more depth to the look. The best part? The glimmer from the shadow will instantly brighten your eyes, making you look fresh and awake.

Related: How to apply shimmery shadows

Up in Smoke

You will definitely smolder with the smoky eye. Update this tried-and-trusted sexy eye trend by playing with other seductive colors. While Lea Michelle is alluring with a navy smoky eye and Nicole Richie wows with a taupe smoky eye, Mila Kunis takes the cake for her plum smoky look.

Related: How to apply purple, smoky eye shadow

Bold and Beautiful Brows

A great way to bring attention to your peepers is by creating a beautiful frame. Megan Fox's perfectly plucked and filled in eyebrows create a bold look that would even make 80s brow-bombshell, Brooke Shields, jealous.

Related: How to enhance your eyebrows

Less is More

Don't hide your eyes behind a ton of makeup. Sometimes the most wink-worthy look is a nude eye. All you need is concealer to hide those dark under eye circles, neutral eyeshadow and your favorite mascara. Take this trend from day to night by switching your lipstick from a pale pink to a deep cherry red.

Related: How to pick makeup shades

Blue Steel

Sometimes you can have it all. Mix the smoky eye trend with the shimmer trend and the color pop trend and what do you get? Blake Lively's red carpet-worthy steel blue smoky eye. If you're unsure how you feel about this trend, start by experimenting with a budget-friendly drugstore shadow.

Related: How to get Blake Lively's blue steel look

The Under Eyeliner

One of the biggest trends to date is the under eyeliner. Stars like Emma Stone, Rihanna, Jessica Szohr and Corrine Bailey Rae have all rocked the under eyeliner in shades of blue, green and pink. For a more demure way to wear this look, try a thin colored line under your eyes. To make a bolder statement, opt for a thicker, smudged line.

Related: How to get the perfect under eyeliner look

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About the Author

Paula Carvajal has been a journalist since 2007. She has worked for "Malibu Magazine," "Us Weekly" and Cambio, covering major award shows and events such as the Oscars, Golden Globes, Grammys and New York Fashion Week. Carvajal received her B.A. in communications and Spanish from Santa Clara University, as well as an M.A. from the University of Westminster.