What Type of Eye Makeup Should you Doing?
April 13, 2015
Life would be pretty sweet if one makeup how-to worked for everyone, but we know that we’re all unique in so many ways.While there’s no hard and fast rules when it comes to liner, like any other cosmetic, certain types can suit different people better than others. Ever envied your friends black rimmed eyes but wonder why it doesn’t quite hit the mark when you try to replicate it? You might not be choosing the most flattering way to apply. Check out our guide and find out how to do eye makeup that suits you.
If you have almond eyes they will look like the humble almond nut. When you look straight ahead, your iris disappears into your upper and lower eyelids. Considering you have “perfect” proportions, any eye technique will work for you. You can go nuts with winged liner to complement the wonderful curves of your eyes. If you want to use a regular pencil liner, draw a thin line for small eyes, but go a bit thicker for bigger eyes.
Close Set Eyes
If you look at the gap between your eyes, could you fit another eye there? If not you have close set eyes. Use light colors on the inner corners, and extend the outer corners using dark colors. When applying liner only do the outer corners, try not to go all the way to your tear duct. Also try using mascara on the outer part of your lash line.
Deep Set Eyes
Your eyes are set deep into your skull, so when you open your eyes, the space between the lashes and brown bone recedes. Apply light colors on the mobile lid, with a deeper color on and just above the socket line, blending up and out. Avoid drawing a thick line on your top lash line as this may cause your eyes to look more sunken.
If you notice that your eyelid droops down over the crease when your eyes are open, you’re the proud owner of hooded lids. Use matte colors in medium to dark and keep eye makeup simple. When using liner start by thickening your lash base by applying liner between the roots of your lashes and be sure to apply your liner thicker at the outer corner of your eye.
If your eyes have a slight drop at the outer corner of the eye, then you have down turned eyes. The focus for this eye shape, is to shade “up and out.” Apply liner to the upper lash line and blend shadow along the socket line in the outer 2/3 of the eyes. Curling lashes and applying mascara can also help to “lift” the eyes.