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16 Colorful Eye Makeup Looks That Will Make Your Eyes Stand Out

August 21, 2020

When it comes to your eye makeup, there’s a solid chance you stick to the same old looks. We don’t blame you for always wanting to rock a natural makeup look or a classic smoky eye, but why not switch things up with a pop of color? Colorful makeup looks are on our makeup trend radar this season, and they should be on yours, too. Step out of your makeup comfort zone with the following 16 colorful eye makeup and eyeshadow looks.


We don’t know anyone who doesn’t love a beautiful sunset, which makes taking makeup inspiration from the setting sun a no-brainer. Made up of hues of red, coral, purple, and gold, this warm, colorful makeup look will let you rock vivid hues—while being totally wearable for day and night. To find out how to get the look, read our article, How to Create a Sunset Eye.


Winged eyeshadow is exactly what it sounds like—eyeshadow that’s applied to create a “wing” shape. While super sharp winged eyeliner can be challenging to master, cat eye eyeshadow requires less precision, which you’re sure to love. This is a trendy take on wearing a wash of a single colorful hue. Head over to our Easy Winged Eyeshadow Tutorial to give it a try.


Colorful eyeshadow looks don’t have to be bold. In fact, they can be soft and subtle for an equally stunning effect. Case in point: pastel eyeshadow. There are plenty of variations to this look, but we’re partial to lavender eyeshadow. Try using the L’Oréal Paris Brilliant Eyes Shimmer Liquid Eye Shadow Makeup in Amethyst Quartz to do just that, easily swiping the color on and blending it out with your finger.


Another super-easy way to add some color to your eye makeup look is with colored eyeliner. Swap your traditional black winged eyeliner for a colorful flick or opt to line your waterline with a vibrant shade. Try using the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner, which has a creamy, waterproof formula that will not only last all day, but will also create precise, intense color. Some colorful shades to consider for your eye makeup look are purple, cobalt blue, teal, and green.


Next, we have another eyeliner-focused look for your consideration. We simply couldn’t talk about colorful eye makeup without touching on color-blocked eyeliner. This trendy eye makeup look is ideal for those looking for a subtler pop of color, as the look builds on top of your standard black eyeliner instead of replacing it completely. Head over to our article, How to Do Color-Blocked Eyeliner, for a step-by-step tutorial.


Remember the colorful pastel eyeshadow look we talked about earlier? Well, it just so happens that one of the hottest eye makeup trends of the moment involves using pastel hues: watercolor eye makeup. The trend features a blend of sheer washes of color on your lids, which come together to resemble a watercolor painting. Learn all about it in our article, How to Do Artsy Watercolor Eye Makeup.


Use your colorful eyeshadow to add a pop of statement shimmer to your eye makeup. Try applying the L’Oréal Paris Brilliant Eyes Shimmer Liquid Eye Shadow Makeup in Radiant Ruby to your inner corners for the perfect colorful touch.


Green eye makeup is a makeup trend we can’t get enough of! This vibrant color comes in a variety of shades to complement your eyes, regardless of their color. From eyeliner to eye shadow, there are plenty of ways to try out this look. To name a few: L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Golden EmeraldL’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Gilded Envy, and L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil in Forest Green.


As far as color combos go, it doesn’t get much more beautiful than pink and blue eyeshadow. These contrasting shades wear beautifully together, which is why it should come as no surprise that we recommend using them together in trendy colorful eyeshadow looks. Try wearing a bright blue shade on your lid and a popping pink in your crease for a bold eye.


You can probably guess what peacock eye makeup entails—eyeshadow in shades of deep blue, purple, and green. This mix of hues creates a look that’s reminiscent of the feathers on a peacock, and it’s seriously striking. Learn all about it—including how to get the look—in our article, Peacock Eye Makeup is the Latest Colorful Makeup Trend.

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