20 Taylor Swift Makeup Moments That Are Iconic in Any Era

20 Taylor Swift Makeup Moments That Are Iconic in Any Era

Close up of Taylor Swift in blue eyeshadow, a red lip, and winged liner

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Whether she’s selling out stadiums worldwide for her Eras Tour or simply out and about with friends, Taylor Swift has all eyes on her. Whether you’re a dedicated “Swiftie” or have recently started familiarizing yourself with the singer-songwriter, you’ve likely noticed that when it comes to her makeup, Swift has some classic looks on rotation that never go out of style—often featuring her signature cat-eye liner and bold red lip.

Ahead, we've put together a gallery of some of Swift's most iconic makeup looks for you to bookmark for current and future inspiration.

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Bold and Graphic

Taylor Swift with a bold red lip and cat-eye makeup at the 2023 Grammy Awards

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Graphic eyeliner and bold lips are something Taylor wears best, and over the years, we’ve seen her return to this classic combo for special events. The liner applied to the top and bottom lash line, the shimmering accent in the inner corners of the eyes, and a perfectly red pout prove why this look is just so good for any special occasion.

02 of 20

Soft Girl Era

Taylor Swift wears soft pink eyeshadow and rose lipstick

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Soft, pink shadow applied to the eyelids with lipstick to match brings an ethereal vibe to Swift’s makeup look—perfectly paired with the floral embellished dress. The cheeks, which have a light flush, give her a healthy complexion—a look that’s never a bad idea. For naturally flushed skin, try applying Blancos Tinted Cheek Oil in Flush ($68) for a pinch of color that lasts through the day.

03 of 20

Cat (Eye) Woman

Taylor Swift with cat-eye makeup and a nude glossy lip

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Taylor has worn and re-invented the classic cat-eye look over the years, and we love her twist on the staple. This liner sweeping upward at the corners of the eyes brings some extra drama and flair.

04 of 20

Bold Lip Service

Taylor Swift with a red-orange lip at the 2019 VMAs

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Swift’s signature bold lip—this time in a head-turning orange-red shade—never disappoints. When wearing bolder lipstick hues, shape the lips with a similar color lip liner first, apply your lipstick, then go in with the lip liner again for some final shaping and long-lasting color. Looking for vibrant orange-red lipstick? Try MAC Cosmetics’ Matte Lipstick in Lady Danger ($23).

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Bejeweled Lids

Taylor Swift wears red lipstick and winged eyeliner look with diamond accents

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Leave it to one of the most famous pop performers to rock some show-stopping eye makeup looks. This bejeweled eye look is just one of the many reasons we love Taylor’s makeup style.

06 of 20

Lover—of Eye Makeup

Taylor Swift at the 2022 Euro VMAs with metallic eye makeup


Here, silver-toned metallic, shimmering shadow graces Swift’s lids, pairing perfectly with her nude, glossy lips. The look is balanced, with most of the focus on the eyes. Black liner and a few coats of mascara bring it all together harmoniously.

07 of 20

Smoky Chic

Taylor Swift wears black smoky eyeliner with nude lipstick

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A touch of smoky shadow and liner enhance Swift’s eyes, defining the shape and popping her blue tones beautifully. Creamy, nude lipstick with a touch of shine is the ideal accent for a more dramatic eye. We love everything about this look.

08 of 20

Touch of Bronze

Taylor Swift with bronze shadow on her lower lash line

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A touch of metallic bronze shadow underneath the bottom lash line is a small detail that makes a big impact, especially when paired with her signature liner and bold lips. This is a creative way to switch up your eye look without taking unnecessary risks. For an easy-to-apply metallic eyeshadow, try Surratt Beauty’s Souffle Eyeshadow in Ciel Dore ($48).

09 of 20

Bold, Graphic Lines

Taylor Swift with a graphic eyeliner look and sleek hair

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Who can forget this bold liner moment? It’s certainly one to add to your mood board when seeking a glamorous and chic graphic liner look. Here, the liner is applied all around the shape of the eye in a bold cat eye shape, a delightful departure from Swift’s usual makeup looks.

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Pastel Blues

Taylor Swift wears pastel blue eyeshadow with black eyeliner and bold red lipstick

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Pastel blue eyeshadow, bold liquid liner, bright red lips— What else could you ask for? The elements all come together for the perfect red carpet look.

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Lavender Haze

Taylor Swift with makeup in shades of pink and lavender, wearing a lavender dress

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Vivid lavender, violet, and pink tones create a bright makeup moment. Add a voluminous set of false lashes, and you get one stunning look. We wouldn’t change a thing.

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No Bad Blood

Taylor Swift wears dark crimson lipstick and white iridescent eyeshadow

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A deep crimson blood-red lip is something we often don’t see on Swift, but we absolutely love it. The tiniest bit of iridescent shimmer is applied in the inner corners of the eyes while the skin is sculpted, glowing, and healthy.

13 of 20

Glowing Goddess

Taylor Swift wears fluffy false eyelashes and light pink lipstick

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Flushed, glowing skin with fluffy false lashes and a defined pink lip is a lovely take any time of year. Swift’s signature liner can be found on the top lash line paired with light champagne eyeshadow.

14 of 20

Lined and Defined

Taylor Swift with defined eyes and glossy lips

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Always playing up her best features, Swift is the queen of enhancing her eyes. Here, they’re lined and defined (as are her eyebrows). Light and glossy lips keep the eyes as the focus.

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Classic Wing

Taylor Swift wears thick black eyeliner with bright pink lipstick

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Thick winged liner enhances Swift’s eyes and brings a slight ’60s vibe to her makeup look. With bright pink fuschia lips and light pink blush, this makeup look will never go out of style.

16 of 20

Bright-Eyed Beauty

Taylor Swift wears silver eyeshadow with black eyeliner and bright raspberry lipstick

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A touch of shimmering silver shadow on the lids paired with winged liner enhances the eyes by brightening them up. Raspberry pink lips and highlighted skin are the ideal counterparts to the eye makeup; the lipstick color is the perfect choice to wear with these shadow hues.

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Gilded Rose Gold

Taylor Swift wears sparkling rose gold eyeshadow and pink lipstick

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Rose gold metallic shadow on the lids with clean skin and a medium-toned rose lipstick give just enough fun to this understated look. A thin black line is applied on the upper lash line to add some definition, and brows are lightly drawn and shaped at the arches.

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Mod-Girl Matte

Taylor Swift wears thick black eyeliner with matte eyeshadow and nude lipstick

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Bringing in a mod twist, this makeup look shows how matte eyeshadow with winged eyeliner is always a winning combination. The liner is applied in a wing shape that extends straight out toward the edges, and a pink matte lipstick plays into the matte textures used on the eyes. Genius.

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Classic Hit

Taylor Swift wears black liquid eyeliner with matte nude lipstick

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Matte skin and lips with a classic winged liner create a soft glam look that can be worn any time, day or night.

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Natural Beauty

Taylor Swift with natural makeup and a sleek blonde bob haircut

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This natural skin and lip look with defined eyes is a signature of Swift's, but not to be confused with being monotonous—she knows a classic when she sees it and wears it all too well.

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