We all know that we should choose our clothes according to our body shape. But did you know that we should also choose our eye makeup depending on our eye shape? Think about it… makes so much sense!
A look that looks amazing on your friend might not be great for you. If you want a look that emphasizes your gorgeous beautiful eyes, it’s essential to know your eye shape first.
Now there are six main eye shapes: Monolid, Upturned, Downturned, Hooded, Round & Almond.
How do you figure your eye shape? Read on…. Ask yourself these simple questions:
1) Do you have a crease?
‘Crease’ is the indentation (or a line) right at the top of your lids.
If you answer no, then you have monolid eyes.
2) If you were to put a pencil across your eye, does the outer corner of the eye look like its lifting up or pulling down?
If it’s lifting up, you have upturned eyes;
If it’s pulling down, you have downturned eyes.
If your eyes don’t really pull either ways, then ask yourself…
3) Is your crease visible?
If no, your eyes are hooded;
If yes, take a really close look at your eyes…
4) Can you see the whites of your eyes framing your iris (coloured part of the eye) fully when your eyes are opened normally?
If yes, then you have round eyes;
If no, then you have almond eyes
Now that you know your eye shape, let’s see how you can best accentuate them.
- Monolid eyes – Sweep a light shade across the entire lid. To create an illusion of a crease, apply a medium shade above the lid & contour. Line the upper lashline with a dark matte shade to accentuate & define the eyes.
Create definition & dimension
- Upturned eyes (perfect for smoky eye look)– Enhance the lid surface by applying a light shade on the inner half & a medium shade on the outer half of the eye. Line the outer corner of the upper & lower lash line with a darker shade.
Emphasize upward lift & enhance symmetry
- Downturned eyes (perfect for Cat eye look) – The idea is to lift the eyes up with strategic shadowing. Sweep a light shade across the lid & inner corners. Apply a darker shade on the outer corner to lift it up. Line only the outer part of the upper lashline & add mascara.
Accentuate & shape the outer corner of the eye
- Hooded eyes – Sweep a light shade across the entire lid. Blend a medium shade to the crease, diffusing upwards. Line the upper lash line with a dark matt shade blending upwards.
Enhance visible eyelid space
- Round eyes – Sweep a light shade across the lid upto the crease. Apply a medium shade to the outer corner of the upper & lower lash line. Using a dark shade, line upper lash line extending out & up at the corner to elongate the width of the eye.
Elongate the width to maximize the shape
- Almond eyes (Most versatile shape for any look you want to achieve) – Sweep a light shade across the entire lid. To add depth & make eyes pop, apply a medium shade to the outer corner. Using a dark shade, line the upper & lower lashes.
Increase depth & intensity
These are some of the most basic looks you can achieve. Of course there are many more techniques to highlight your eyes!
Drop in a comment for any queries.