5 Trending Statement Eye-Makeup Looks to Add to Your Must-Try List Right Now

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My list of "must re-create" makeup looks is longer than ever before. While some summers seem to be dominated by barely there, minimal vibes, this season has presented a steady flow of bold, creative, and colorful beauty trends.

The one that I keep noticing all over social media right now? All sorts of statement eyes — like graphic shapes drawn on with colored eyeliner, cat-eye wings, or pastel eyeshadows — paired with ultraglowy, radiant skin. It's your cue to break out all of your eye-makeup accoutrements and to amp up the illuminating highlighter.

Ahead, five of the eye trends I'm most excited to try.

Inner-Corner Pop

This look by Instagram user the_brooksbrother actually combines a few of the top trending statement eye designs — graphic eyeliner shapes, two-toned eyes, and that delightfully fun inner pop of color.

To create this multicolored eye look, Instagram user and artist the_brooksbrother used the e.l.f. Cosmetics Electric Mood x Tiana Feeling Lucky Eyeshadow Palette ($16) and the e.l.f. Cosmetics Electric Mood x Tiana Illuminating Elixir ($14).

Pastels and Shapes

Pastel eyeshadow that ruled the '80s is very much a part of 2021, and so is eyeliner art. Wear them together to create a look similar to Instagram user ___beautybysophie___'s.

Classic Cat Eye and Shimmery Shadow

Use this gorgeous look as motivation to work on perfecting your cat-eye wings. This look, created by Instagram user noelleplay, combines 'em with shimmery gold eyeshadow, fluttery eyelashes, and super-glowy skin.

Embellished Eyes

As you may have noticed during your Instagram scrolling sessions, eye makeup with gemstones and studs is having a moment. Try framing your embellished eye-makeup creation with full, groomed eyebrows. Instagram user smudgedlids used a combo of the e.l.f. Cosmetics Instant Lift Brow Pencil ($3) and e.l.f. Cosmetics Wow Brow Gel ($4) to create this look.

Reverse Cat Eye

The bottom lash line gets all the attention with the reverse cat-eye trend. Use this glowy look by lolo.lehnen as total inspiration.