Sunday, October 13, 2013

Makeup For Your Eye Shape

Hey, guys! So, I recently did a whole post on different eye shapes and how to identify your own eye shape. If you haven't checked that out yet, then just click here and read away! If you've already read the previous post, then keep on reading for tips and techniques to enhance your particular eye shape. 

ALMOND EYES: You are super lucky if you have almond eyes! It basically means that almost any technique and makeup look will look good on you. When applying eyeliner, follow the natural contour of your eye, dragging it from the inside corner all the way to the outside corner to accentuate your natural eye shape. You can also play up colored eye shadows on your lids. 

DEEP SET EYES: The thing you want to achieve with deep set eyes is to make them pop. You want to keep your color palette light, mostly concentrating the light color on your lid. Try not to use a really shimmery color for your brow bone highlight as it can accentuate your deep set eyes even more, making them look more receding. Line your eyes as close to the lash line as possible to give the illusion of thicker, longer lashes.


WIDE SET EYES: With this kind of eye shape, you want to give the illusion of your eyes being closer together. Like almond eyes, you can almost get away with anything. Emphasize the inner corners by applying a lighter color to make your eyes look closer together. 

MONOLID EYES: Since monolid eyes barely have any crease, your number one priority should be to create a crease for yourself by contouring your eyes. Blend a light brown or grey color into your outer corner, following the natural line of your crease. This will give you a more defined crease. You can also get away with applying really thick eyeliner to give your eyes a more fuller effect. 

CLOSE SET EYES: People with close set eyes might want to make their eyes look further apart. To achieve this, you can do "cat eye" makeup. This will elongate your eyes and make them look further apart. To do this, apply lighter colors to your inner corners and gradually use darker colors as you work your way to the outer corners. 

HOODED EYES: Use lighter colors on your eyelid and keep darker colors in and above the crease, giving the illusion of more lid space. Avoid highlighting your brow bone too much as it will just accentuate your hooded eyes. Soft smokey eyes also look amazing on this eye shape.

DOWNTURNED EYES: Downturned eyes are also known as "droopy" eyes. Winged eyeliner looks the best on downturned eyes, as it gives an instant uplifting affect. When applying eyeshadow to the lid, remember to blend the outer corner upwards. 

UPTURNED EYES: Upturned eyes are so gorgeous, they can pull off almost any look! Just don't do a really dramatic winged eye since your eyes are already so lifted that adding an even more uplifting effect will just make them look way too prominent. 

PROTRUDING EYES: Dramatic eye makeup does wonders for protruding eyes. Since these eyes are already so prominent, you want to give the illusion of smaller eyes. You can put on darker eyeliner both above and below your eyes to make them look smaller. 

So, there you have it folks! A few makeup tips you can use to enhance or contour your eyes. All eye shapes are incredibly beautiful and this post was not meant to offend anyone. It's just to help you figure out what type of makeup you can do to compliment your eyes. You don't need to follow these tips to a T if you don't like 'em. Do what you want and what you feel looks best on you. 

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  1. Interesting post! I have never really figured out what my eye shape really is! All I know is that it's not hooded, monolid or almond! :(


    Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

    1. Well, your eyes can be two shapes as well, so maybe that's why it's difficult for you to figure it out. x

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