Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Eye shapes!

Hello beauties!

Have you checked out the new "about" page? The awesome pictures of me are by Liani, and I absolutely love them. It's great when you have a best friend who can take pictures right?


Do you know your eye shape? I have large almond eyes, and my lids droop at the outer corner. Because I know this, I can apply makeup to suit my eyes best. Today, we're going to figure out your eye shape, and I'll give you tips on what to do to make them look purdy. OK? OK.

Before I officially start, I just want to remind you that there is no set shapes here, just as it was with the face and body shapes. Most of us are combinations between the basic shapes, so don't panic if you don't fall into one category! I just told you in the previous paragraph that I've got combination shape eyes!! :P

 First up is Almond shape eyes. This is the "perfect" shape and is the easiest to makeup. You can get away with almost anything.

Wide set eyes. Your eyes are simply wider apart, and to correct this you want to focus on darker colour eyeshadows. Don't highlight the inner corners of the eyes, as this will make them seem farther apart.

Close set eyes are the opposite. You want to create the illusion that your eyes are further apart, so highlighting the inner corners is a must. You can also wing out your darker shadow at the outer corners, as this will 'pull' the eyes apart.

People with small eyes should avoid dark eyeshadow. Pastels and frosty colours on the lid will look great, and open up the eyes. You can invest in a white, cream or peach eyeliner, and apply that to the waterline. Don't put any dark shades in the waterline, as this will just make your eyes seem smaller.

Protruding eyes stand out, and a good example is the blue eye in the first column, second row of the picture. You can get away with wearing really dark eyeshadows, but it would be a good idea to stay away from shimmery ones, as the reflecting light will give the illusion of bulging. Use a matt, medium darkness shade on the eyelid, and an even darker shade in the crease, and wing it out a bit. You can line your waterline too, and this will help the illusion of deeper set eyes.

Deep set eyes, are the opposite. Because you want to bring out the eyes, you want to use lighter shadows, and shimmery shadows are great too. Apply a light shade on the entire eyelid, and under the brow bone. Use a dark shadow, just above your crease, to create the illusion of a deeper crease. If you don't have a crease, take your makeup brush and lightly push just above the eyeball. Where it goes 'in' is where your crease is, and you can shade there.

Round eyes should be elongated. You can do this by using a dark shade in the crease, and winging it out at the outer corners. Also bring some of the colour about a third of the way in, underneath the eye at the outer corner. You can line the waterline about the same distance, but not all the way, as this will make the eyes seem smaller.

Narrow almond eyes should be widened. Light to medium shades can be applied on the eyelid, and the darker colour in the crease can be brought more upward on the brow bone. A highlight in the inner corner works great here.

If you have hooded eyes,, you want to create depth. As I said before, if you don't know where your crease should be, press lightly with the makeup brush, and you'll find it. You just have a larger upper eye area, and a smaller, hidden almost, eyelid. Use deep, muted shades, and use a very dark colour to create the crease.

Drooping lids are common. A lot of people refer to them as come to bed eyes... I should know, since I have them! You should avoid too much colout on the bottom lid, as in, don't bring it too far down. And the crease can be 'lifted' by wining out the shadow at the outer corner. A highlight in the inner corner will work great too.

I really hope you enjoyed this!

Stay beautiful,


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