Eye makeup looks accentuate the eyes, and take your look from drab to fab in an instant. 2020 may have been an indoor kinda year for all of us, owing to the pandemic, but as life is slowly going back to the new normal, our celebrations are taking a new turn too. From Zoom parties to socially-distanced clubbing, we are going out and about, albeit slowly. And with us all masked mostly, eye makeup looks are the highlight of our look.

There are a lot of eye makeup looks to draw inspiration from. You can play and create so many eye makeup looks to up your makeup game. So, we’ve rounded top 10 eye makeup looks that are so worth trying this season. So whether it’s a wedding you’ll be attending or a party you’ll be hosting, these eye makeup looks are bound to take your glam factor several notches higher.

Are you ready for this ride of glamorised glances? So are we. Let’s start and find out which eye makeup looks are ruling the rooster this time.


1. Sizzling smokey eye

Sizzling smokey eye

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Smokey eye is one of the most classic eye makeup looks that flatter mostly every eye shape. The best part? There’s no one way to create a smokey eye. You can play around with eyeshadow colour and texture depending on the occasion and look you’re going for. This shimmer smokey eye makeup look, in particular, is perfect for a party or wedding. Highlight the inner corner of your eyes and pack on thick falsies to open up your peepers. Go ahead and define the brows to frame your face and keep the rest of your makeup muted to let your eyes do all the talking.


2. Midnight hues

Midnight hues

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Who said smokey eye can only be pulled off using blacks and browns? Switch to colours like indigo or midnight blue and see the magic unfold. Swipe on a pink-toned eyeshadow over your entire lids and then pack on a shimmer blue shade on the lower lid and blend well. Apply the same colour on your lower lash line for that smokey effect. You can also swap your eyeshadow for a blue eyeliner pencil to amp up the intensity. The result is going to be the same, gorgeous.


3. Red hot

Red hot

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Red-eye makeup? An absolute no. Or is it? We often go bold on our lips with red, but have we ever thought of creating red eye makeup looks? After all, why should red be limited to the lips? This eye makeup look created with stunning red shimmers that can totally make heads turn when you don those hues. Apply red eyeshadow slightly above the crease and swipe on some brown eyeshadow on the inner and outer corner of the eyes. Pack a shimmery red shade on the centre of the lids and top it off with golden glitter for a halo effect. Draw an eyeliner and pack on falsies to amp up the drama on this one.


4. Mermaid eyes

Mermaid eyes

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We’re absolutely loving the colour play here. Play around with textures — mattes and shimmers — to create this stunning look. Don’t apply eyeliner on the upper lash line, but do go ahead and line your waterline with an eccentric blue eyeliner to take things a notch higher. If you’re bold enough to try this look, make sure to prep your eyes using an eye primer to ensure your masterpiece lasts throughout the day. Swipe on matte nude lipstick, and you’re ready to slay.


5. Black smoke

Black smoke

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Another version of the classic brown and black smokey eye, this one is darker, deeper, and has a more gothic vibe to it. The reason being, this is probably one of the only eye makeup looks that is created using only one colour — black. To create this intense look, simply swipe on a kohl pencil all over your lid. Blend it out using a nude or brown eyeshadow to soften the edges. Pack on black eyeshadow on the kohl to intensify the colour and keep the eye makeup look from smudging. Apply the kohl on your lower lash line and blend it out using the same brown eyeshadow for a smokey effect.


6. Mismatched eyeshadow

Mismatched eyeshadow

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Feeling a little experimental? This is the perfect look to play with. All you need to do is place different eyeshadows on each eye to recreate this fun, albeit OTT look. You can go ahead and play with this eye makeup look by blurring out the shadows for a winged effect or colour blocking two colours onto one eyelid; the options are endless.


7. Softly bronzed

Softly bronzed

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When Deepika Padukone flaunts it with panache, you have to go in sync with the fact that this indeed is the eye makeup that is in-vogue. Yep, this is one of the hottest eye makeup looks that you can flaunt. This can glam up your entire makeup in the best way possible, with the smokey effect and soft bronze shadow adding the required edge to it. This time when you attend a party, virtual or otherwise, make sure you add a shine to your eye makeup, just like Deepika here.


8. Colour blocking

Colour blocking

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Colour blocking is one of the most dope eye makeup looks out there. Instead of colour blocking your eyeshadows, take a cue from Australian beauty blogger Rowi Singh, and colour-block your eyeshadow and eyeliner. You can play around with vibrant neon colours like Rowi or even opt for more basic pairings like black and white. No one’s going to pass by you without catching a second glance, wanna bet?


9. Two-toned eyeliner

Two-toned eyeliner

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Bored of sporting the same black eyeliner? Glam it up with a dash of glitter. This eye makeup look is super easy to recreate, yet looks super edgy. Use a gold glitter eyeliner and swipe it on your upper lash line, but don’t just stop there. Go ahead and line the edges using black eyeliner for added drama.


10. The 70s disco eye makeup

The 70s disco eye makeup

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Makeup looks from the 70s and 80s made a come back last year and continue to reign supreme even today. And why not. These looks are edgy, bold and statement-worthy — perfect for experimental beauty enthusiasts out there. We love how this look, in particular, combines so many eye makeup looks into one. The 70s silver lids paired with a floating liner and spider lashes (which is very much in vogue RN) has our heart.