40 Summer Eye Makeup Looks That We Can't Stop Staring At
Pretty in Purple: Kelly Rowland
When it comes to eye makeup, here's our mantra—the brighter the better. No matter how light or dark your skin tone, there's no reason to shy away from bold, saturated hues. We promise, it won't distract just attract (attention that is!) These incredible, refreshingly unexpected 40 looks will get you inspired to try something new perhaps even beyond summer.
Kelly Rowland certainly knows how to make a red carpet beauty statement.
Pretty in Purple: Tashiana Washington
Blend several shade of purple together for a big night out. Don't forget a finishing touch of volumizing mascara.
Pretty in Purple: Keri Hilson
The creator of the "Pretty Girl Rock" stuns in a smoky purple eye.
Silver Siren: Justine Skye
Complement your rich, cocoa skin with pop of silver and a nude lip.
Silver Siren: Zoë Kravitz
We love this risky-but-perfect execution of a silvery-white smoky eye (who knew?!)
Silver Siren: Adrienne Bailon
"The Real" co-host looks almost doll-like with mod makeup and out-to-there lashes.
Silver Siren: Kelis
Frosty white shadow has never looked better. A touch of black liner makes it super modern.
Tickled Pink: Uzo Aduba
Aduba channels the bronze goddess she is with a mix of pinks and golds.
Tickled Pink: Wendy Raquel Robinson
Pink can be a great alternative base instead of brown or beige.
Jennifer Lopez, 47
Aside from being in optimal shape from dancing and working out, J.Lo also credits getting sleep to keeping her youthful. “I try to always to get as much sleep as I can so that I can start the day well rested and do my morning meditation and affirmations.”
Green Light: Jada Pinkett-Smith
Mrs. Smith puts the emphasis on her hazel eyes with a glam green shadow.
Green Light: Solange
Not one to be afraid to take a risk, Solange matches her shadow to her ensemble.
Green Light: Gabourey Sidibe
Complement your colors by mixing in everyday hues like chocolate brown to tone it down.
Green Light: Sanaa Lathan
This ageless beauty keep it simple with a slight touch of green.
Green Light: Leona Lewis
Not ready to commit to a full shadow? A swipe of hunter green underneath your waterline does the trick.
Green Light: Nicki Minaj
Nicki may have undergone a make-under since this picture was captured, but we're still fans!
Clockwork Orange: Tia Mowry-Hardrict
Nail your evening look with a smoky brown eye and subtle touches of peach.
Clockwork Orange: Lupita Nyong'o
A juicy glossy lip is the perfect complement to a Dreamsicle-inspired eye.
Clockwork Orange: Porsha Williams
Feminine pink meets unexpected orange on one of Bravo's biggest personalities.
Clockwork Orange: Kat Graham
Don't be afraid to test out a risk-taking combo like orange shadow with a deep berry lip.
Gold Standard: Selita Ebanks
Sweet kisses, micro-bangs, and a touch of pink shadow is right on trend.
Gold Standard: Toni Braxton
The original queen of R&B is definitely breaking a few hearts on (and off) the red carpet.
Gold Standard: Tinashe
Play up your features like Tinashae by treating gold like a new neutral.
Gold Standard: Jennifer Hudson
This former "Dreamgirl" expertly contrasted her shadow with a matte coral lip.
Gold Standard: Tika Sumpter
A touch of smoke will light your entire look on fire!
Gold Standard: Grace Gealey
Listen, this gorgeous look could conquer an empire—or at least land Grace a beauty contract!
Gold Standard: Naturi Naughton
: Red and gold goes well beyond the holiday—it's a seasonless pair
Gold Standard: Jessica White
Channel a supermodel glow with golden shadow to accentuate your eyes.
Blue Note: Jourdan Dunn
The supermodel and mom proves we could totally rock this at the beach (if we wanted)
Blue Note: Garcelle Beauvais
Beauvais is another ageless beauty who knows how to work in any color.
Blue Note: Danielle Brooks
Another winning look by Brooks with a beige-aqua combo we can't wait to copy.
Blue Note: Regina Hall
Really make your eyes pop with a subtle brown-to-blue ombré option.
Blue Note: Nene Leakes
The reigning queen of reality TV gives just enough of a hint of aqua.
Blue Note: Amandla Stenberg
Amandla's funky style commands a bold beauty look like this.
Blue Note: Kerry Washington
Dabble in electric hues like "Scandal's" leading lady for an unforgettable look.
Blue Note: Keyshia Cole
Pastels don't look dated when paired with fresh bronze skin and glossy lips.
Blue Note: Willow Smith
Take your standard cateye to new levels with a swipe of electric blue.
Red Hot: Joan Smalls
The catwalk queen shows us how to wear red in a sophisticated way.
Red Hot: Rita Ora
Why not match your lipstick to your eyeshadow like Ora?
Red Hot: Rihanna
How can we forget this super edgy look from the style chameleon herself?