Like snowflakes, no two eyes are alike. This means that no two ladies can be expected to wear their makeup the same way.
Though cosmetic companies are raking it in with their eye color enhancing eye shadows, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t a few techniques you need to use to really make the most of your eye shape.
Typically, there are three common eye shapes; almond, oval and round. Each is beautiful in its own right, but when strongly defined they can really enhance that beauty.
Luckily for you, I’ve got some great tips that are shape specific so listen up ladies!
Commonly characterized by the upswept corner, most ladies want to increase the depth of their eyes. Angelina Jolie is a master at this. Experiment with eyeliner across the upper lid and neutral colors lining the under eye. Use various shades on the upper and lower lid.
To make almond eyes appear larger, use liner on the outer portion of the top lid only. If you want them to appear rounder, stop the liner before the outer corner of the eye or use a more smoky effect in that area.
Round eyes often appear quite large and open; bug-eyed if you will. To elongate them à la Katy Perry, extend darker liner beyond the outer corners. Sweep a medium shade across the lid up to the crease of the eyelid and extend the shade slightly upwards toward the brow bone. Sweep the shade down towards the lower lid to complete this elongated look.
If you have oval eyes, learn how to rock them like Jessica Alba by giving them height. Start from the outer corner of the eye with a thin line and gradually thicken it towards the middle. Reduce to a fine line as you near the inside corners of your eyes.
Highlight those Peepers
From wide-set eyes, to oh-so-close I’ve got a few more tips to help you make the most of your natural shape.
If you have droopy doe-eyes like the late Mrs. Cruise (Katie Holmes) the key is to pull the eye up. You can do this by creating an oval shape from the inner corner to the out. Use a medium shade and sweep it up to the edge of the brow. Finish it off with a dense patch of shadow slightly above the outer crease, extending it until the brow. With just a little hint of liner on the lower lash your eyes will pop!
For sunken close-set eyes like SJP you really need to line your eyes from all across the upper lid and outer to mid of your lower lid. Once complete, sweep a medium shade eye shadow and extend it up to the crease as you go. This will pull the eyes up and out creating a fuller, wider appearance.
I’ve got one last look to send you wide-eyed beauties on your way. Highlight the central portion of your eye on the upper lid. Sweep a medium shadow from the inner corner, out and up to the brow bone. Use a very thin liner on both the upper and lower lids to really pull your eyes together.
No matter what the shape, no matter what the size there is a way to maximize the beauty of your eye. Master a style and make it your own!
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