In the world of makeup, there are six basic forms of eye to work with. Each shape of the eye has corresponding techniques to improve their beauty. If you already know how to work with eye makeup, then it's good! For those who are lost, our eye makeup application guide and eye shape chart may be useful for you!
How to create eye shapes using makeup
1. Round eyes
For women with the shape of a round eye, you can apply eyeliner from the inner corners of the eyes that come out. The edge of the line can be straight or a small cat's eye, whichever you prefer. It is important to highlight the eyebrows and apply a light eye shadow on the inner corners of the eye. After highlighting, add a medium-colored eye shadow over the lid to add contrast. Finish with a darker shade of eyeshadow applied along the fold. Be sure to merge from the outside to the center of the eye.
Take a look at the infographics below the eye shapes and determine which shape of the eye you have:
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2. Close your eyes
If you have close eyes, highlight the eyebrow bone and the inner eyelids to make them more prominent. Then, apply a medium-tone eye shadow on the rest of the eyelids that extends just a little on the outer corners. Construct on the color using a darker shade starting from the corner outside the fold. Finish the shape of the eye with an eyeliner. Start drawing at the center of the eyelid and create a straight line up to the outer corner.
3. Wide-angle eyes
Women with wide eyes do not have to worry about eye makeup because this shape of the eye is incredibly easy to work with. There are only key points you need to remember. For example, shaping your bridge nose really improves the overall appearance of your eye makeup. Doing this balances the area between your eyes. Secondly, avoid the sparkling eye shadow because this emphasizes the space. Third, use a darker one shadow in the inner corners of your eyes to make them look closer. Fourthly, slightly extend the eyebrows to the inner corners. This can make your eyes closer. Finally, when making a cat's eye, keep the jacket short but more vertical.
4. Deep eyes
Applying eye makeup on sunken eyes is practically the same used for round eyes. For this shape of the eye, you have to go slowly on the dark eye shadow. Apply it gently because you want to highlight the eyes and create the appearance of a round shape of the eye.
5. Eyes of almond
If you have almond eyes, then you're a lucky woman! Almond eyes are the most symmetrical shape of all eyes. It means you can put less effort into achieving eye symmetry which is actually the goal of eye makeup. You can experiment with different looks because it's hard to go wrong with this pair of eyes. If you want a guide, the round eye makeup technique is a great start.
6. Hooded eyes
The hooded eyes make the eyes smaller because of the extra layer of skin that covers the fold. Focus on making your eyes look rounder instead of highlighting. In the inside corner of your eyes, apply a light eye shadow. Then use a slightly darker shade on the hooded part of the eyelids. Apply a dark eye shadow on the fold. Use an eyeliner to finish the look and do not forget to trace the line a little later in the outer corners.
7. Protruding eyes or prominent eyes
Applying makeup to bulging eyes can be a bit tricky because you do not want your eyes to look too bright or awake. The key to this look is to keep the minimum. Just apply a naked eye shadow on the entire lid to stifle the redness and shadows. Always choose an opaque shade on a brighter one. For eyeliner, a narrowing is the best way to go. You can also apply the eyeliner on the underside of the palette to balance the swelling of the eyes. Another good tip is to make the eyes brighter by applying a flesh-colored eyes pencil along the waterline. Always go slowly with mascara and falsehoods.
8. Eyes facing down
For the eyes turned down, follow the technique for the round eyes. The difference is that you have to go heavier on the eyeliner. After applying the eye shadow, draw the eyeliner from the inside corner of the eye and extend it to the bottom. The winged looks and cat's eyes are great for lifting the eyes. Curling lashes and applying mascara also adds an extra touch.
9. Monolid Eyes
Small and single-minded eyes are very common among Asian women. If you have this form of eye, it is important that you learn to make your eyes look bigger and brighter. Highlight the inner corners of the eyes up to the central eyelids. Then, apply a darker, preferably medium-colored eyeshadow, in the outer corner of the top of the fold. This makes the eyes more rounded. To define the shape, use a darker eyeshadow slightly, but do not apply it beyond the central eyelids. Sure, use your best friends: eyeliner and mascara. Draw a thin line but go more often to the outer corners.
Discover more makeup tips for different eye shapes in this NewBeauty Magazine video:
In the makeup world, beautiful eyes become more beautiful. Work on your eye makeup game and see the difference! First of all, it is important to know the shape of the eyes and face. So, continue to practice eye makeup that's perfect for you. Mastering eye makeup will not happen overnight, but as long as you keep doing it, you'll be an eye makeup professional in no time!
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Editor's Note: This post was originally published on March 30, 2017 and has been updated for quality and relevance.