Thanks to detailed pictorials, informative Youtube how-tos and infinite Instagram feeds, makeup newbies have access to every makeup look imaginable. It's quite hard to surprise anyone or rack up likes with an ideal everyday look, it's the complex makeup designs that feature different techniques that acquire a following and will get you noticed in this digital age.
We've decided to bring our favorite elaborate eye and lip designs (feat the GlamXFam) for makeup lovers who are in touch with the latest makeup trends and are not afraid to experiment and think outside of the box. Most of these makeup looks require a lot of patience and some serious makeup skills but the final result is a literal work of art!
Let's countdown our top 12 looks with tips and ideas on how you too, can pull off these incredible looks!
This strawberry champagne makeup look is a game changer for ladies with hooded eyes or small eyelids. It's insane how graphic lines and precise angles can give the illusion of lifted, elongated and even bigger eyes! In this look, a faux cut crease demonstrates how you can fake a smaller lid area by drawing in a bigger lid to create the illusion of rounder, more lifted eyes. An upward rotated wing and falsies bring balance to the look.
This complicated and super-posh eye look is also great for hooded eyelids. You can wear it on days when you want to replace a classic smoky eye look with something more spicy. Add exotic flair with bold color combinations and embellish the look with intricate detailing such as glitter eyeliner.
Shades of romantic pink fit every occasion and there's so many ways to break up a monochrome color palette to keep the look interesting. To get this pretty in pink makeup look, swipe matte pink eyeshadow all over your eyelid and go in with a bolder shade of pink in the crease to create a cut crease look. Tightline the inner rim of the eyes to add intensity to the look and falsies are a must to add a bit of glam. Iridescent highlighter in the inner corners and the arch of the brow lift and accentuate the eyes. Skip glitter and apply holographic, crafty embellishments for the ultimate summer festival look! Applying them in layers and clusters adds a whimsical and fun charm to the look.
The next lip look will demand some serious effort and precision. It is not an easy task to apply gold glitter so neatly but nothing is impossible! This posh gold and cherry red combination looks divine, especially under the glassy, high shine coat of clear lip gloss. Different textures and finishes always amp up the glam quotient.
It's easy to use glitter to tszuj up your look but when you combine sparkly embellishments and apply in creative techniques, you've created a one-of-a-kind look! This next eye look features a ton of dreamy blue particles that instantly pop because of the black eyeliner base. Applying glitter on its own or all over the lid wouldn't have such a bold impact as applying it on a dark base. Applied on the top of the black wing and on the inner corners, the gleamy glitters catch the light and attract glances. Matte blue and purple eyeshadow keep the look well-balanced.
Well-defined cut crease makeup looks are one of the most popular amongst makeup gurus. There is something especially appealing about this eye design. To really create an impact, opt for a negative space cut crease. A negative space is anywhere that's intentionally left "blank" to create a contrasting and bold look. In this case, the lid is completely bare. Apply shadows to the crease and lower lashline to really highlight the empty space. Leave the space between the crease and upper lashline empty and neat. A gradient cut crease adds a glam element to the look.
Tired of black eyeliner? Substitute everyday eyeliner with statement eyeliner that can be worn on its own or combined with eyeshadows for a fun pop. Go for a few colorful accents in graphic prints and lines and if you're really feeling edgy, colored mascara will brighten up your look for next level drama.
Twinkly eyebrows-check, pearlescent pearls -check, criss-cross flared eyelashes - check! This next look is straight out of a fantasy and are what our ethereal makeup dreams are made of! A cotton candy color palette will instantly warm up a dull complexion while adding a bit of flair to your look. To fix the flat-back pearls in place, apply a tiny amount of eyelash glue and set the look with makeup setting spray.
Instantly block away bad vibes with this next whimsical look! Break the 3-color rule and go avant garde with rainbow adorned lids. Bold, eccentric and highly pigmented shades in vivid colors will put your mood in a tropical oasis. Keep the rest of the color palette on the face neutral to keep the focal point on the eyes.
Channel your inner Queen Nefertiti with this posh, Arabian inspired eye makeup. All eyes will be on you when you make your grand entrance with this ISSA party vibes look. Deep jewel tones and rich neutrals with gold accents give off regal feels that are fit for a queen.
Blending is key to a bright and vivid eyeshadow look. Pick the brightest eyeshadow colors at your disposal - neon yellow, orange, hot pink and purple. Use a white base to really make the colors pop and this will also allow the full intensity of the shadows to come through. For the lower waterline, choose a jewel toned shade that's not used on the eyes to really make a bold impact. Don't forget about false eyelashes - the bolder, the better!
Warm acid shades of orange are wonderfully versatile - these colors look awesome on both cool-toned pale complexions and warm bronzed skin. Adding colorful accents to your look sometimes adds just the punch you need to really make a statement. Play around with unexpected color combinations and different color placement - sometimes something that seems unusual at first, is what becomes the most strikingly beautiful look!
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