3 Ways to Amp Up Your Bold Eye Makeup Looks

by Chinea Rodriguez

Bold Eye Makeup Looks


As the world shifts and countries are easing lockdown restrictions, we’re adjusting to the new norms. Many of us are working from home conducting meetings all day via zoom or facetime or venturing out for work and errands, adhering to social distancing rules, equipped with masks as face coverings have become necessities. With so much change occurring, we rely heavily on whatever normalcy we can count on. The small things become everything, whether it’s celebrating little victories or dedicating ourselves to an elaborate self-care routine that works for you. 


Makeup can be as meditative as our skincare or self-care routines and with our faces obscured by masks, we’re considering new ways to be creative and expressive with our makeup. With our lips hidden behind masks, our go-to lipsticks aren’t out of the question but they’re a bit more difficult to pull off so all the focus is on our eyes. This leaves little room to experiment with lip colors, blushes, and any other makeup that may fall under our face covering, now may be an opportune time to experiment with our eye makeup. 


Try a new, bold eye makeup look

We’re considering a few standout looks that won’t be overshadowed by masks and will make wearing them look a little less bland. Your everyday cat-eye just won’t do so we’ve rounded up a few ways to amp up your eye makeup and a few looks to try, from subtle washes of color to neon liner. Keep reading to see our suggestions. 


#1 Trade Cat-Eye for Graphic Liner or Color Liner

We all love a good cat-eye, the classic liner pairs well with just about everything and can be subtle or dramatic. Instead of a subtle flick consider bolder, graphic shapes like extending the wing or adding another line above the crease or skip the cat-eye altogether and add a line just at the crease. 

For an even bolder look, swap out black liner for more vibrant colors. White liner, like this one from Suva Beauty that cutcreaser uses, is a great alternative, that isn’t too dramatic. If you’re really ready to change up your look, neon liners are the ones for you to try, Anastasia Beverly Hills and Suva Beauty. If neon is a bit out there for your taste, NYX’s Vivid Brights liner comes in vibrant and subtle shades. 


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#2 Trade Neutral Shadows for Bold Washes of Color

For day time, your eyeshadow, if you wear any at all, tends to be a bit more neutral with maybe a few hints of shimmer. An easy and chic upgrade to your everyday eyeshadow is swapping the neutral tones you usually use for one shade. This look works for both bold pigmented shades and sheer washes of color. Prime your lids, press the shadow onto the lid and blend out at the crease for a watercolor look. You can achieve this look with eyeshadows you already or cream and liquid shadows like Glossier’s Skywash


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#3 Trade Lash Extensions for False Lashes 

With salon services suspended and limited, false lashes are the best alternative to lash extensions, lifting, or tinting. While they’re often used as a finishing touch to your eye look, they can also be the look. When it comes to lashes we have plenty of options from natural length to dramatic. For those trying out lashes for the first time, half-lashes like these from Battington Lashes are your best option for subtle length and easy application. If you’ve mastered lash application, you can move on to full strip lashes, like the drugstore staple Ardell Demi-Wispies or their slightly less dramatic Natural Lashes.



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