Eye Makeup Tips For Different Eye Shapes (Part 2)
Different eye shapes require different makeup techniques to be used in order to look their best. Part 1 included deep set, wide set, close set and small eyes, so let’s take a look at the other eye shapes that are out there and how makeup can be properly applied to give you that beautiful look you have always wanted.
Hooded eyes tend to have the eyelid concealed by a “hood” of skin that hangs over top of it. The goal here is to highlight the brow bone so as to make it appear more prominent, and lining the eyes to help add some shape and definition. Start off by using a light eyeshadow color on the brow bone and in the inner corner of the eye. Then, take a medium to dark shade of eye shadow, and apply it right to the crease and to the hooded area of the eye. With your eye liner, draw a very thin line right along the top of the lash line, and smudge it with your finger or with a Q-Tip (line the upper lash line only). Apply some black mascara to the upper eye lashes (do not apply it to the lower lashes) and your eyes should appear more open and have more shape.
Most women with oriental eyes struggle with trying to add some depth to their eyes, as oriental eyes tend to have little to no eyelid space. If you want to increase the depth of your eyes, choose a deep shade of eyeshadow and apply it all over the eyelid area and right to the crease. Apply eyeliner right to where the eyelashes meet your lash line to further help open it up. Curl your eyelashes and apply a layer of mascara to your upper and lower eyelashes.
To help reduce the appearance of bulging or protruding eyes, take your eye liner and draw a thick line right across the entire upper lash line with either a brown or black pencil. Choose a medium or dark eye shadow and apply it in the crease area.
TIP: The darker the eyeshadow you choose, the more of a receding appearance you will have, so those with only a moderate bulging-eye appearance should choose a medium shade of eyeshadow.
Finish off the look by applying mascara to both the upper and lower eyelashes.
Those with almond shaped eyes have the most common type of eye shape. This type of eye shape allows for the most creativity, so play around and see what sort of “look” you like best. You can even try out some of the makeup tips and tricks provided in this article and see if it works for you.
Large eyes are the most sought-after and enviable eye shape of them all! The only advice that can be given to those with large eyes is to not play them up TOO much, otherwise they will be overpowering. Try to focus on using warm tones of eyeshadow and keep the mascara soft. This may mean switching to a dark brown mascara rather than using a black mascara.