Here’s a handy guide on how to do eyeliner for your particular eye shape! It will make all the difference in the way you look!
If eyeliner would be a one-size fits all, we wouldn’t need a guide on how to do eyeliner for every eye shape, n’est pas? This key piece of eye makeup is really based on what looks best for your eye shape.
So, if you’ve been wondering where you are going wrong with your eye makeup, it may have something to do with how you apply your eyeliner!
How To Do Eyeliner For Every Eye Shape: Almond Eyes
This eye shape is the easiest to apply makeup to. Experiment with any eyeliner style that tickles your fancy. Double-flick, the Winehouse, cat eye, slept-in smudge and soft-smoke. The only advice we can give here, is read the tips below if your eyes are almond-shaped but closed-set, or narrow-set as this could place some limitations on what eyeliner looks best for your eye shape.
How To Do Eyeliner For Every Eye Shape: Hooded Eyes
If you can’t see the crease of your eyelid then you have hooded eyes. For hooded eyes, the first thing you gotta do, is apply primer to your eye. No smudges or smears allowed! Now, for the liner. Apply a think line between the roots of the lashes starting on the outer corner. Open your eyes and flick but stop at the fold. With one finger, pull gently outwards and upwards and continue drawing the wing past the fold. Apply a non-smudge mascara to extend your lashes as long lashes will make all the difference in the world. Voila!
Want a fast cat-eye? Think upside down and forget the upper lid! Many of the most beautiful Hollywood stars have hooded eyes and look divine. So should you!
How To Do Eyeliner For Every Eye Shape: Wide Set Eyes
Some prefer wide-set eyes, while other wish they could minimize the space between their eyes for a more balanced look. With a very dark color liner, commence drawing your line from the inner corner outwards. Forget flicks or cat eyes. The emphasis (and thicker eyeliner) should be in the area close to the bridge of your nose to give the illusion of closer-set eyes.
How To Do Eyeliner For Every Eye Shape: Close Set Eyes
Eyeliner is really helpful to define close set eyes. You never want to line all the way around your eyes. You want to focus your eyeliner on the outer half of your eyes so that you can make them seem as if they are set farther apart. You can do skinny or thick eyeliner, but a cat eye is very flattering to close set eyes.
How To Do Eyeliner For Every Eye Shape: Round Eyes
Your eyes are large and beautiful. To make them look more oval, apply liner to the upper las line thickening at the center. You may think that this seems counter-intuitive but it works. Keep the lining as close as you can to your lash line.
How To Do Eyeliner For Every Eye Shape: Protruding or Bulging Eyes
The goal here is to make them look more almond-like. So, when applying your eyeliner on your upper lid, make sure to touch the waterline. Avoid the cat eye or any thin outer flick and opt for a thick winged eyeliner look. It will make them look divine!
How To Do Eyeliner For Every Eye Shape: Small Eyes
The trick here is to make them larger. Arm yourself with light-colored liners and apply to the waterline and top lash lines. Rock white-liner on your lower lash line. For extra definition, swipe a thin line on your top lash line and then on the outer corner of your bottom lash line for a subtle cat eye. Or make the eyeliner thick at the outer corners and only one third from the outer corner for the lower lid.
How To Do Eyeliner For Every Eye Shape: Upturned Eyes
The dropped flick liner is a great way to do eyeliner for upturned eyes. Especially if your goal is to add more symmetry to them. Outline your eye along the top lid, but drop the liner at the outer corner of your eyes. If you prefer the winged look, do a small wing at the end of your eyes and to open them up, try some white eyeliner un your lower lid.
There’s one very important tip to line upturned eyes: always go with a very thin line of eyeliner, or only line the outer half of your eyes to make them look more open.
How To Do Eyeliner For Every Eye Shape: Downturned Eyes
The trick with downturned eyes is to avoid anything that makes them slope downwards towards your cheekbones. Give them a lift with a thicker line and an extended 45 degree angle upward flick on your outer upper lid. If you are in a rush, line the outer half of your lower lid and draw an out and up flick.
How To Do Eyeliner For Every Eye Shape: Monolid Eyes
Monolid eyes need definition and dimension. Dark matter liner on the upper lash line will help you achieve this. Always go thin on your lower lash line. For a more dramatic look, diffuse the liner upwards.
Eyeliner is a great way to really make your eyes pop and your makeup stand out! Don’t be intimidated by the eyeliner. Practice does make perfect and you can’t fake it until you make it when it comes to eyeliner!
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