When it comes to having your make-up, we all have our tag line which is to ensure that our eyes look brighter and more awake. It is important to know your eye shape and finding out the most flattering colours for your lids. Knowing how to apply eye shadow and linear will help you better translate techniques to fit your face. Here are the secret for each specific eye shape:
ROUND EYE: Having round eyes start by applying eyeliner from the inner corners of your eyes all the way to the outside ending in a straight line or small cat eye. Then highlight below the brow bone and the inner corners of your eye with a light eye shadow. Blend the eye shadow from the outside, going towards the middle of the eyes in order to give more shape to your lid.
ALMOND SHAPED EYES: It’s not surprising that Beyonce has the ideal eye shape. IF you have almond eyes, you should use the round eyes application techniques.
DOWNTURNED EYES: In downturned eyes, most especially your eyeliner will play the most important part that is, start by using your eye shadow to highlight and shade the same way you use for a round or almond shaped eye the difference is your eyeliner and it should be much heavier. After applying the eye shadow and your liner starting at inner corners and moving all the way outside. The secret is to give it a curve up at the end like a cat eye.
DEEP SET EYES: For deep set eyes, use the same techniques as you would use for round eyes, but apply the dark eye shadow very lightly. If you want to modulate the highlighted parts of the eyes to give the illusion of roundness, but don’t overpower it with dark eye shadow.
CLOSED SET EYES: Start by highlighting below your brow bone and inner lid the same as you would for round eyes, the little different is that is the base eye shadow. Use a lighter colour and shade a little bit then, take the darker color and shade from the outside on top of the crease to give it more contrast. Make sure you start your eyeliner at the middle of the lid and extend it out further than your eyes in a straight line.
HOODED EYES: They don’t need much highlighting, all you just need to do is to start with your light shadow only on the inner corners of the eyes. Apply a good amount of medium color and also apply heavy dark shade around the crease to give an illusion of a rounder eyes and extend your eyeliner more in order to balance or satisfy the look.
MONOLID EYES: It goes straight from the brow to the eyes with no crease it is similar to hooded eyes, if you want to apply eye shadow to make the eyes appear bigger and brighter. First of all, increase the highlighting in the inner corners of your eye, take your medium color and go above the crease from the outside of your eye creating a round shape, the dark shade should be used in the same way very lightly to define the shape, when applying liner, keep a steady hand and do a very thin line that gets a bit thicker on the outside.
PROTRUDING EYES: In protruding eyes you don’t need any highlighting on the inner corner of your eye, all you need to do is to apply it lightly under the brow bone like the hooded eye, you should heavily shade with your medium colour. Most importantly, apply heavy eyeliner from the inner corners of your eye to the outside with just a straight line.