Eye makeup

The right makeup to enhance your eye shape

We all want the sexy defined eyes that draw you in. Like those of red carpet celebrities and models from the latest makeup ad. Sans Photoshop, how do you achieve the best look for your eye shape?

What eye shape are you?

Eyes, like people they are attached to, come in a million different shapes and sizes. With the right use of makeup, we can enhance them in any way we please. No matter what shape your eyes come in you can you can make them pop with the right makeup.

Small eyes: if you have small eyes chances are you want them to appear bigger. A big mistake lots of woman make is that they line the eye with dark colors, thinking this will make them look more defined.  The result is the opposite; that much black around your eye actually makes them look smaller. Instead, use white eyeliner inside your waterline and lower lid. Take a small brush and softly apply your eyeshadow just underneath the lash line. Use an eye pencil or apply the same color on the upper lid as well creating a soft eyeliner effect. To finish it off add a light shimmer on the inner corner of the eyes. Don’t forget mascara or even fake lashes, as eyelashes really open up your eye! Celebrity example: Taylor Swift

Wide-set eyes: in order to make your eyes appear closer together firstly extend the eyebrow inwards with filling it in with some brow definer. Use your crease color and apply it on the inside of the eye. Blend it outwards you eye socket. For a dramatic look apply to the inner lower lid as well. Finish it off with blending in a lighter complementary shade on the outer eye corner.  Now you can use eyeliner to can create an optical illusion with actually elongating your line in towards the inner corner of your eyes thus making them look closer together. Celebrity example: Kate Moss.

Close-set eyes: this time you do the opposite. Apply your dark eyeshadow on the outer corner of the eye, extending the eye into a cat shape. You can use the same color or a medium tone for your eye socket.  Don’t bring your eye socket shade in further than 2/3 of the length of the eye. On the inner corner of the eye apply a light highlight shade. You can use shimmer as well. Now you can use your eyeliner to draw on a playful cat eye to the outer courier of the eyes. Celebrity example: Jennifer Aniston.

Deep-set eyes: for people with a very prominent eyebrow bone it is necessary to bring the eye forward. This is done best with the use of a shimmer eyeshadow on the upper lid. Shimmer reflects light and pulls things forward. Add some shimmer on the lower lid as well. Now apply a crease color. If your natural socket is less visible blend the socket color upwards towards your brow bone to create an illusion. Apply the darkest color to the corner of your eyes thus focusing attention on your beautiful eye shape instead. Celebrity example: Kiera Knightley.


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