Makeup for Different Eye Shapes: How to Enhance the Natural Beauty of Your Eyes
Have you ever done your makeup and wondered why something just doesn’t look right? You can’t put your finger on it, however, whenever you look in the mirror or take a selfie, there is just something that feels weird. No matter how well-blended, vibrant, or glowy your makeup is — if it isn’t tailored to your natural features, it just won’t look good. This is especially true for eye shapes. So if you feel like you need some extra tips when it comes to your eye makeup, here are some rules that you should follow.
If you have round eye shapes, the goal is to make them appear longer and more defined. Apply a light shade of eyeshadow all over your eyelid first, then blend a deeper shade toward the center of your eyelid from the outer corner. That will give your eyes the definition and depth they need. Then, line your top lash line with eyeliner, building up the thickness toward the outside corner. Lower lash line eyeliner shouldn’t be used because it can make your eyes appear smaller.
Apply mascara just to your upper lashes, starting at the root and wriggling the wand up to the tips, to further accentuate the length of your eyes. Your lashes will appear longer and more defined after doing this.
If you have almond-shaped eyes, you are in luck because they can go with a range of makeup looks. Start by smearing a neutral makeup shade all over your eyelid to bring out the natural beauty of your almond eyes. Then, mix a darker shade from the outer corner of your eyelid toward the middle.
Apply eyeliner to your upper lash line and thicken it toward the outer corner to further highlight your almond-shaped eyes. Apply eyeliner to your lower lash line, making it thinner toward the inner corner, for a more dramatic look. To make your lashes appear longer and more defined, apply mascara to both your top and lower lashes.
If you have hooded eyes, the goal is to make your eyelids appear like they are wider apart. Apply a light shade of eyeshadow over the whole surface of your eyelids, then blend a darker shade upwards toward your brow bone in the crease. This will give the appearance of a deeper crease and a more clearly defined eyelid area.
Then, line your top lash line with eyeliner, building up the thickness toward the outside corner. Lower lash line eyeliner shouldn’t be used. But you can use some white or nude eye pencils in your waterline. Last but not least, use mascara solely on your upper lashes, moving the wand up to the tips as you go.
Deep Set Eyes
Deep-set eyes can be tricky to work with because the natural shadows of your bone structure can make it appear like you have dark circles. That’s why the base of your makeup look should be a concealer that’s one shade lighter than your foundation. Then apply light and matte eyeshadow all over your eyelid, and create additional depth with the help of a warm light brown color.
Deep-set eye shapes need all the brightness that they can get. That’s why you’ll also need a white pencil for your waterline, and a creamy highlighter pencil for your inner eye corners. Apply a soft layer of mascara, but make sure that it doesn’t smudge around your eyes.
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