8 Ways to Rock Dramatic Eye Makeup at Your Wedding

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Calling all bold-eyed brides! Are you on the hunt for a new eye makeup trend that will make you stand out on your big day? We have just the looks for you. Bright, bold and completely on-trend, these high-brow statement looks are sure to turn heads (like you wouldn’t be doing that already anyways!). From new colors and updated lines to monochromatic looks, we can see more than a few of you rocking these dramatic eye makeup looks at your wedding. Dare to try them? Read on!

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All-around Color

As seen at the Diane Von Furstenberg Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear show, makeup artists are taking it to the next level by extending eyeshadow all around the eye, like this blue and green version. Though these shades may feel a bit like The Little Mermaid, we’re all about dialing this trend down, and using more muted shades. Think light shades of pink or gold-shimmered neutrals.

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Bronze Bride

From lids to lips, we’re loving this all bronze look that screams summer bride. By carrying the same colors throughout the face, the result is a stunningly sun-kissed look. The bronze colors on the eyes are so modern and we can see our brown-eyed girls looking pretty spectacular.

Mod-ern Lashes

60’s fan? This looks for you! Wispy lashes are so dainty, and this look is subtly daring. We’re loving the pale hues on the eyelids which let the lashes get the fame here. So, if you’re looking to channel Twiggy, we’re happy to report that you’ll be totally on-trend this season.

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One of the more standard looks here is the smoky-eye. When paired with a red lip, the result has the classic Old Hollywood glamour look. Chic, but not without drama. Plus, a smoky-eye can be done with so many different colors (we’ve even seen purple!), making this one of the more versatile looks for brides seeking drama.

White Liner

You can go as dramatic or natural with white eye liner as you want. White eye liner on your lids will look edgy and modern, while lining underneath will make your eyes seriously POP in the most gorgeous way ever.

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Via Kissable Complexions


The expertly shaded hues of lilac on this look turn up the drama factor. Pastels, for good reason, have been a mainstay in bridal looks for many a year and we happen to love the idea of trading in pink for a great lilac lid. Liner and mascara really help to accentuate the eye color.

Shimmer Shadow

Not quite a trend, but more of a go-to for brides who want the dramatic look on the eyes without tons of shading like with a smoky-eye. The clean, neat look of this eyeliner and shadow are so glam, we absolutely love it.


We’re partial to an overly-dramatic line a la Adele, but subtle works just as well! Accompanying the liner with light shadow and mascara really helps to make the eyes look larger, and when paired with a subtle lip, the eyes really standout.

Via Exquisite Girl

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