Dramatic Makeup Made Easy

Dramatic makeup is easy, considering you can never over do it. The more makeup, the more dramatic you look, which is exactly what we’re going for. Many bold makeup looks are taken into consideration, with an extra dramatic factor of course. Here we make dramatic makeup made easy for all of those drama queens out there!

Big, Twiggy Eyelashes

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Go big or go home, right? When achieving a dramatic makeup look, you don’t want to be afraid to make your eyelashes exaggerated. Add a few coats of mascara on your upper and lower lash to make them appear darker and fuller. If your lashes need some extra love, add some falsies. Then, using a fine-tipped liquid liner, sketch small “ticks” on your lower lash line. This instantly makes your eyes look bigger, and you’ll be rocking a Twiggy vibe into your look.

Thick, Long Eyeliner

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We’re talking next-level cat-eye. Don’t worry about making your line too thick on top, because the thicker the eyeliner, the better! This works best with a black, liquid eyeliner. Once you form a thick line, it’s time to extend the line. Draw the line past the inner corner of your eyes for a more dramatic effect. You can even add a matching line underneath your lashes! For a more dramatic effect, try different colored eyeliners.

Dark, Smokey Eyeshadow

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Besides a load of eyeliner and mascara, you’re going to need to add some dramatic eyeshadow. To achieve this, we suggest going with dark and smokey colors. Try a coal black eye, which will stand out with some dewy highlighted cheekbones. Or, add in some metallics for a mixed-metal effect. Blend silver into gold and create a sexy smokey eye. The different layers of metallic shadow into a darker matte shade adds depth. Not to mention, the shimmery shadows in your crease and lid will make your eyes brighter!

Bold, Defined Brows

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What’s a dramatic eye without dramatic eyebrows? Grab every single brow product you have for this one. Start by lining the top and bottom of your eyebrows with an eyebrow pencil, shading in lightly in the middle. Once you have a defined shape down, it’s time to fill them in. Use your fav eyebrow shadow or pomade to fill in every white space you see. Finally, perfect the shape and definition by going over your brows with a brow mascara.

Dramatic Makeup Lips

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Besides dramatic eyes, you have to give your lips some drama, too. Easily create dramatic lips by using a bold color. Start by outlining your lips a little outside your natural lip line to create a fuller look. Then, fill them in with a color that is close to your lip liner shade. We suggest reds, blacks, and browns to really make your lips standout and finish your dramatic look!

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Gina Gargiulo

Marketing Assistant

Gina Gargiulo is an aspiring writer and alumni of the Fashion Institute of Technology. She enjoys that she can take her life-long passions of fashion and beauty and combine it with another love of hers, writing. She has many high dreams she's determined to achieve, while hoping to influence others along the way.

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