Wink-Worthy Eye Makeup Looks

by Paula Carvajal


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

Madonna at the screening of

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.

All About the Falsies

Kim Kardashian at the grand opening of Kardashian Khaos at the Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

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.

Shimmery Eyes

Michelle Williams at the 2011 AFI FEST

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.

Up in Smoke

Mila Kunis at the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's 50th Anniversary Gala in Beverly Hills.

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.

Bold and Beautiful Brows

Megan Fox at the Vertu Constellation Launch Party in Moscow, Russia.

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.

Less is More

AnnaLynne McCord at the 26th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards at NYU Skirball Center in New York City.

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.

Blue Steel

Blake Lively at the Museum of Modern Art's 4th Annual Film benefit

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.

The Under Eyeliner

Corinne Bailey Rae backstage at the Tommy Hilfiger Spring 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

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.

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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.