20 Britney Spears’ Eye Makeup Looks That Are Completely Intoxicating

Though they may favor cosmetic experimentation, celebrities often settle on a signature look after years on the red carpet. Case in point, Britney Spears' beauty routine has been honed to a science over the course of the singer's 17 years in the public eye. She may be revered for such pop anthems as "Baby One More Time" and "Toxic," but Spears' smokey eye and lush lashes are just as enduring a symbol. From a jewel tone wash of cream shadow across the lid to a classic charcoal smokey eye, here are Britney Spears' 20 best eye makeup looks.

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The Brunette Smokey Eye

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After tinting her locks what amounted to a beautifully rich chestnut hue, Spears opted for a corresponding smokey eye accented with mahogany pencil and shimmering mauve shadow.

The Taupe Smokey Eye

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Shades of taupe, rose gold, and mocha contoured Spears’ lids.

The Bronze Wash Look

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A combination of iridescent bronze shadow and blended brown pencil enhanced Spears’ platinum blonde curls.

The Charcoal Smokey Eye

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Though her expression suggested terror, Spears’ charcoal-rimmed eyes hinted at a come-hither look.

The Bambi Lash Look

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A jaunty menswear-style hat playfully provided contrast against Spears’ voluminous lashes.

The Aqua Eye

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A seafoam-hued eye partnered with a bubblegum pink lip reads more 13 Going On 30 than “Gimme More,” but nevertheless, the pastel shadow itself is beautiful.

The Emerald Contour Eye

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An ever-intrepid Spears chose to color-match her eyeshadow to an emerald-hued frock. While the dress itself is less than extraordinary, Spears’ shadow allowed her brown eyes to take center stage.

The Plum Blended Eye

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Varying shades of plum gave Spears’ gaze an ultra-feminine angle.

The Natural Eye

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With minimal shadow and little mascara to speak of, Spears appeared youthful and fresh-faced for the camera.

The Violet Lined Look

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Though Spears’ canine companion arguably stole attention, it was the singer’s violet and silver shadow that truly sparkled on the red carpet.

The Ombre Eye


Though her hair remained as blonde as ever, Spears took the ombre trend for a test drive with her eye makeup to great effect.

The Golden Undertone Eye

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After adding a reddish rinse to her deep brunette locks, Spears played up her peepers with black and gold eyeshadow for a truly impactful look.

The Inner Corner Highlight Eye

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Instead of layering heavy shadows, Spears opted for especially full lashes with a vitalizing dash of highlighter at the inner corners of her eyes.

The Straight-Up Smokey Eye

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When in doubt, demonstrate your loyalty to a simple ebony smokey eye. As Spears demonstrates, the look is striking and unimpeachable.

The Soft-Focus Eye

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Spears made good use of her blending brush in creating this romantic, soft-focus eye.

The Silver Haze Eye

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A fringe of lashes and a light dusting of silver shadow enhanced Spears’ then-chaste image — even if her hat was cause for concern.

The Champagne Highlighted Eye

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Though Spears’ relationship with Justin Timberlake undoubtably contributed to a healthy glow, the performer’s champagne-hued eyeshadow certainly intensified the facade.

The Waterlined Eye

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Spears’ stare achieved increased intensity when the chanteuse chose to pop black eyeliner in her waterline.

The Peachy Keen Eye

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Instead of settling for her customary smokey eye, Spears selected a beautifully demure wash of peach shadow across her lids, accented by a dash of gold liner.

The Tiger Eye

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More dramatic than a simple smokey eye yet not as retro as a traditional cat eye, Spears’ remarkable tiger eye was achieved by pulling black shadow to a point just beyond the outer corner of her eyes.