June 20, 2024


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Eyeshadow looks: fun, fresh, and flirty looks to try

Eyeshadow looks have the power to make or break your overall beauty vibe. Whether you have hours to get ready for a big event or just a few minutes to apply a natural eye, eyeshadow is a fun way to experiment with current color innovations as well as making a nod to the latest makeup trends. From barely-there, no-makeup makeup to the most dramatic smokey eye, the possibilities are endless.

To showcase the best eyeshadow looks of the moment, we curated a list of the best, most flattering combinations that work across the board, regardless of occasion or time of day. Not only are these looks are easy to recreate and pair with the rest of your makeup products (even if that’s just a swipe of the best mascara or the best cream blush), but we’ve also included our fave eyeshadow palettes and shade suggestions to help you achieve a fabulous overall look, to bring out whenever you need a playful seasonal refresh.

Best eyeshadow looks

1. Barely-there eyeshadow

eyeshadow looks carey mulligan

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As far as easy makeup looks go, this takes the cake. The “barely there” makeup look, as seen here on Carey Mulligan, allows you to appear like you woke up with rested eyes, a clear complexion, and well-moisturized—albeit barely tinted—lips. As far as eyeshadow looks go, the effort here is super minimal: All it entails is a sweep of nude shadow on the lid, with a darker neutral tracing the crease of the eyeball.