Eyes: Different Eye Makeup Styles

by Sanjeev on October 5, 2010 · 46 comments

natural eye makeup look

natural eye makeup look

Types of Eye Makeup Looks

This article comes from my ignorance. After months of seeing Rati do one eye makeup look after another, I actually decided to do some research and find out exactly how many types of eye makeup looks there were. I also wanted to find out if the females on IMBB were doing eye makeup looks with some plan in their heads or just as a random stuff they read/ saw somewhere. As for me, my list of eye makeup looks was very small. So I decided to make a category list of all the eye makeup looks. This is for you ladies!

Broadly speaking you can classify all the eye makeup looks into two types- those for daily wear and those for special occasions. The looks can also be classified as eye makeup looks which can be worn during the day and the eye makeup looks which can be worn during the evening. Eye makeup looks can also be classified by whether bright colors are used or dark colors are used. So here goes my list:

1. Natural Eye Makeup Look (daily wear)

Mostly used during the day. neutral colors, skin tone eye shadows, makeup done to a minimum characterizes this look. The aim is to have natural looking beautiful eyes without drawing attention to them.

2. Dramatic eye makeup look

To be used during the evening as it draws attention to the eyes. Used to make eyes the center of attention. Bold eyeliner, bold colors, rest of the makeup kept to a minimal. There are two looks in this category-

smoky eye makeup look

smoky eye makeup look

  • Smoky eye makeup look (daily wear)
  • Fantasy eyes makeup look (special occasions)- Dramatic eyes for parties, dances, photo shoots or other occasions. Can have celebrity eyes makeup, glitter makeup, cat eyes makeup (winged eyeliner) and more..
fantasy eye makeup looks

fantasy eye makeup looks

3. Emo makeup look (Special occasions)

In Emo (a musical and fashion style) makeup, eyes are to be made the center of attention. Lots of eyeliner, dark eyeshadows, thick coats of dark mascara, pale and sunken faces with dark eye makeup. Rest of the makeup should be kept minimal. Remember that the look should convey the shy, sensitive and touchy feel.

emo eye makeup look

emo eye makeup look

4. Retro or Gothic Eye Makeup

pale skin, dark eye makeup and dark-colored lips. Keeping the face pale and the lips dark is the key.

gothic eye makeup looks

gothic eye makeup looks

{ 35 comments… read them below or add one }

jomol October 5, 2010 at 8:21 am

Oops….yeh aanath article kiska hai???? :snicker: :snicker:

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Rati October 5, 2010 at 8:57 am

:beatup: :beatup: :beatup: :teeth: :teeth: :teeth:

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Sanjeev October 5, 2010 at 8:59 am

Mera hai :-( I forgot to change the default author’s name :-((

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Smita T October 5, 2010 at 11:32 am

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: anaath article :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

so tell us sanjeev… what fantasy make up would u like to see rati in :-P

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Sanjeev October 5, 2010 at 1:20 pm

Very easy to answer- one that is less expensive :-P :-P

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Rati October 5, 2010 at 1:55 pm

:smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:

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Smita T October 5, 2010 at 3:16 pm

boooo !!!
all men think alike !!

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neha October 5, 2010 at 1:48 pm

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
what the h

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neha October 5, 2010 at 1:50 pm

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: Jomol

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jomol October 5, 2010 at 8:23 am

Looks like poutmati hijacked someone’s article :eek: :eek: :eek: :zombiekiller: :zombiekiller:

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calicoaster October 5, 2010 at 8:34 am
Rati October 5, 2010 at 8:57 am

he he :P

This is so for you. :P

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ik October 5, 2010 at 9:08 am

:vampire: :vampire: :vampire: :vampire: :vampire: :vampire: :fighterf: :fighterf: :fighterf: :fighterf: :fighterf: :fighterf: :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien:

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calicoaster October 5, 2010 at 9:08 am

Yeah…so many different styles and all so gothic looking!! :-| :-| :-| …Me liking it! :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin:

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ik October 5, 2010 at 9:24 am

louuuuu the J Lo look!!!:D:D

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Rati October 5, 2010 at 9:29 am

see see ogre, do you see the vampire’s gravatar? :tremble: :tremble:

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calicoaster October 5, 2010 at 9:34 am

:-P… With posts like this..you are giving me new new ideas!!

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ik October 5, 2010 at 9:45 am

OOhhhh yeah!! now i do!! i thought she was looking so hot at first.. nowww i knowww vampirreee!!!! :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble:

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calicoaster October 5, 2010 at 9:50 am

he he..it is a cold cold look!! :tremble: :tremble:

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Rati October 5, 2010 at 9:36 am

:weep: :tremble: Now you’d scare us with your eyes as well. :pain:

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calicoaster October 5, 2010 at 9:39 am

These are all gothic eyes…I wonder why no one wants to work on angel eyes!! O:-)

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Rati October 5, 2010 at 9:43 am

Angel eyes?? that would be very pretty I think..Okayy :-/ :-/

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Mrunmayee October 5, 2010 at 9:55 am

Nice!!! Would love to do those “fantasy” makeup looks…

But where would i wear it???? Anybody wants to host a Halloween party?

Rati?? Vampire?? Ogre??

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Rati October 5, 2010 at 10:07 am

yeah we are hosting a halloween part on IMBB. WOuld be announcing it officially. :D :D :D

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neha October 5, 2010 at 1:51 pm

wowwowowowow!really?
waiting

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Deb October 5, 2010 at 10:46 am

Cool article :yes: :yes: :yes:

why did the gothic lady went bananas on her eyebrow? :weep: :weep

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Rati October 5, 2010 at 1:58 pm

hawww!! that look is by francos Nars.. :X-P:

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Jonna October 5, 2010 at 12:13 pm

Great post!! Love those make up looks x

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Rati October 5, 2010 at 12:16 pm

Hi Jonna,

Come and have a session with Estee Lauder’s makeup artist Mr. Blair Patterson

http://makeupandbeauty.com/a-2-hour-beauty-session-with-mr-blair-patterson/

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Samyukta October 5, 2010 at 2:13 pm

love JLo’s smokey eye look… have an article on creating smokey eyes as well plz…

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butterfly October 5, 2010 at 3:13 pm

i loved the jlo look n the emo makeup look.. btw me is BIG BIG eye makeup fan :yes:

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Insiya October 5, 2010 at 11:08 pm

the fantasy eye makeup look is soo photoshopped !!
the last 2 on the right most corner would be super difficult to create !!

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shreya July 17, 2011 at 10:39 am
Rati October 5, 2010 at 10:08 am

Sharpen your pencil. there is no other way to create thin lines. :)

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neha October 5, 2010 at 1:53 pm

:snicker:

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