OK, I admit my favorite feature on a person is their eyes. Big eyes, little eyes, dark colored eyes. light colored eyes, cat shaped eyes and rounded eyes. I love them all!
Let's jump right into the different types of eyes there are in reference to makeup and makeup application:
Small Eyes: Eyes like these can be tricky when it comes to eyeshadows and eyeliners. Placement is what will be important. NEVER use dark colored pencil eyeliner, gel eyeliner or powdered eyeliner along the upper lash line(where the upper eyelashes are) or lower lash line(where the bottom eyelashes are). Doing so would close the eyes more making them appear smaller. If your an eyeliner lover another trick you can do is place the eyeliner along the outermost corner of the eye(aka outer V) and wing it up or back. Similar to creating a cat eye. This will make the eye seem a little bigger.
Close set Eyes: Eyes like these are accentuated best when a lighter color is placed in the innermost corner of the eye(near tear duct and nose) with a darker color in the outer V. This gives the closeness of the eyes the illusion that there's more space between them. Darker colors in the innermost corner will just make your eyes seem even closer. The key here is to always brighten your eyes up, mystery is good but lets keep the darkness away from your face.
Bulging Eyes: Eyes like these can appear even bigger with light or pastel shadows on the eyelid. The key is tho definitely embrace your dark colored eyeshadows and eyeliners. The dark colors will under-emphasize the bulging of the eyes and EMPHASIZE the eye itself..
Deep set Eyes: Eyes like these give off that mysterious look. That can be difficult when it comes to choosing which eyeshadows are best. It doesn't have to be. The rule of thumb with eyes like these is to use LIGHT colors on the eyelids! Using darker colors on the eyelids will shadow the area around the eye even more.
Wide set Eyes: Eyes like these fare well with dark colored shadows and eyeliners, especially in the innermost corner. Placing it here will bring the eyes "closer" together.
Droopy Eyes: Eyes like these can work best when a winged liner look is used. When applying any eyeliner make sure its winged (drawn upwards) at the outer V. This will make the eyes seem "lifted".
Let's also discuss the different types of EYELIDS:
Mature eyelids: These lids may be wrinkled, or have some saggy skin, or even crows feet on the edges and may even be very dry making eyeshadow application difficult. The key here is to hydrate the eye using a light moisterizer or even an eye cream. Using products with Retin-A (anti-aging agent) or firming complexes is best. Matte eyeshadow colors are best they will adhere to the eye better and an eyeshadow primer should definitely be used. Steer clear of creamy eyeshadows as the uneven surface of the eyelid will make that form of shadow crease
The above diagram was provided by Google. There are many many many eye shapes. I will definitely have another post discussing more shapes and flattering eyeshadow/eyeliner applications. We will also move into eyebrow shapes, lip shapes and the shapes of faces in general and how each can affect your makeup placement. stay tuned for that. Leave and questions or comments below, rate and follow me if you like. THANKS!
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