40 Summer Eye Makeup Looks That We Can't Stop Staring At

Janell M. Hickman
Jun, 03, 2016 6:06 PM UTC

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.

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Blend several shade of purple together for a big night out. Don't forget a finishing touch of volumizing mascara.

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The creator of the "Pretty Girl Rock" stuns in a smoky purple eye.

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Complement your rich, cocoa skin with pop of silver and a nude lip.

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We love this risky-but-perfect execution of a silvery-white smoky eye (who knew?!)

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"The Real" co-host looks almost doll-like with mod makeup and out-to-there lashes.

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Frosty white shadow has never looked better. A touch of black liner makes it super modern.

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Aduba channels the bronze goddess she is with a mix of pinks and golds.

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Pink can be a great alternative base instead of brown or beige.

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Mrs. Smith puts the emphasis on her hazel eyes with a glam green shadow.

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Not one to be afraid to take a risk, Solange matches her shadow to her ensemble.

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Complement your colors by mixing in everyday hues like chocolate brown to tone it down.

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This ageless beauty keep it simple with a slight touch of green.

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Not ready to commit to a full shadow? A swipe of hunter green underneath your waterline does the trick.

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Nicki may have undergone a make-under since this picture was captured, but we're still fans!

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Nail your evening look with a smoky brown eye and subtle touches of peach.

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A juicy glossy lip is the perfect complement to a Dreamsicle-inspired eye.

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Feminine pink meets unexpected orange on one of Bravo's biggest personalities.

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Don't be afraid to test out a risk-taking combo like orange shadow with a deep berry lip.

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Sweet kisses, micro-bangs, and a touch of pink shadow is right on trend.

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The original queen of R&B is definitely breaking a few hearts on (and off) the red carpet.

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Play up your features like Tinashae by treating gold like a new neutral.

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This former "Dreamgirl" expertly contrasted her shadow with a matte coral lip.

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A touch of smoke will light your entire look on fire!

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Listen, this gorgeous look could conquer an empire—or at least land Grace a beauty contract!

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: Red and gold goes well beyond the holiday—it's a seasonless pair

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Channel a supermodel glow with golden shadow to accentuate your eyes.

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The supermodel and mom proves we could totally rock this at the beach (if we wanted)

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Beauvais is another ageless beauty who knows how to work in any color.

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Another winning look by Brooks with a beige-aqua combo we can't wait to copy.

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Really make your eyes pop with a subtle brown-to-blue ombré option.

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The reigning queen of reality TV gives just enough of a hint of aqua.

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Amandla's funky style commands a bold beauty look like this.

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Dabble in electric hues like "Scandal's" leading lady for an unforgettable look.

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Pastels don't look dated when paired with fresh bronze skin and glossy lips.

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Take your standard cateye to new levels with a swipe of electric blue.

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The catwalk queen shows us how to wear red in a sophisticated way.

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Why not match your lipstick to your eyeshadow like Ora?

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How can we forget this super edgy look from the style chameleon herself?