The amount of makeup tutorials, talented artists, and glam looks online never fail to amaze us. From spectacular shadows to goth lips, we cannot stop staring at these alternative makeup looks we love. Even if you’re more of a natural, understated makeup fan, these looks will definitely catch your eye.
We’ve gone down a multitude of online rabbit-holes to discover the coolest, most unconventional makeup looks out there. Sure, you might not be willing to go quite as bold as some of the beauties below, but you can still draw inspiration from these alternative looks.
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Alternative Makeup Looks That Are Dazzling Us On Instagram
This goth-inspired alternative makeup look might be a little too alternative for most, but you have to admit that it is beyond cool.
We cannot stop staring at this gorgeous bold, red lip, eye, and earring trio.
A String of Pearls
This artist created a remarkable pearl look inspired by jewelry given to her by her mother when she turned 18. We love a makeup look with a sentimental story.
Shimmer and Shine
We could get lost in the magic of these eyelids that are reminiscent of a gorgeous sunset over the sea.
We can’t help but think of Bowie when we look at this awesome makeover.
How sweet is this beauty’s whimsical eye makeup game?
Vampire Shadow Slayer
How tempted are you to try this absolutely perfect goth makeup look?
It’s remarkable how these vibrant shadows make this model’s eyes pop off the page.
We are loving this red and gold eye paired with a bold, black lipstick. She is absolutely crushing the alt makeup look.
We can’t imagine the patience and precision it took to perfectly place the stars on top of this goddess.
Vision in Pink
There is nothing like adorning your face in diamonds to make a statement.
We’re pretty sure we couldn’t make this shadow art look quite as effortless, but a girl can dream.
Caught in the Web
Ever consider adding a little drama to your makeup glam routine? Maybe a perfect liner web or two!
We love how this alt makeup is both understated and bold at the same time.
If you’re looking to get your glam on, a little red glitter + lipstick duo will certainly spice things up.
Katie Nave is a freelance writer, producer, and mama living in Brooklyn, New York. Driven by her passion for storytelling, she is always seeking opportunities to elevate people who are working to better the world around them.