There are few icons who give every aspiring little girl as much to look up to as Mary Kom does. The only woman to become World Amateur Boxing Champion for a record 6 times and the only woman to have won a medal in all the 7 World Championships, Mary Kom shows no signs of slowing down just yet.
She was featured on the cover of Femina, and she donned a very different avatar than her usual boxing clothes and gloves. She was seen in different shades of denim and very subtle makeup that highlighted her eyes and kept everything else understated.
What had us floored was the easy yet striking eye makeup she was seen wearing. She has a monolid eye and the makeup subtly highlighted and complemented her features.
So for all you girls out there who have gorgeous monolid eyes, here are a few tips to keep in mind when you do your eyes...
- Try and tightline
- Choose water-proof, liquid eye liner
- Use one eyeshadow
- Mascara magic
- Avoid defining the outer ‘V’ crease
- Get glossy
- Smoky eye
Try and tightline
Skip the eye liner altogether and tightline your eyes with a kajal stick. This is a quick and easy way to define your eyes.
Choose water-proof, liquid eye liner
Use a water-proof liquid liner as this will make sure it does not smudge through the day and also gives you precision when you apply. Experiment with different liner thicknesses to see what suits you the best, and extend it to form a winged liner.
Use one eyeshadow
Skip those multi-coloured eyeshadow tutorials you see on Instagram and stick to one eyeshadow when you have a monolid. Sweep it all across your eye lid and extend it above your crease. This makes sure that the eyeshadow colour is seen clearly.
An easy way to open up your eyes is by curling your lashes and then applying a volumising, lengthening mascara. For special occasions, bring out the falsies to add drama.
Avoid defining the outer ‘V’ crease
Normal eyeshadow mapping does not work on monolids. So avoid defining the outer ‘V’ of your crease and instead opt for a vertical eyeshadow gradient. Confused by what this means? Well, it means you apply a dark shade of eyeshadow closest to the upper lash line and go on using lighter shades as you move up towards your eye brow. Stop when you have just extended the eyeshadow just above your crease line.
Sweep a little glossy eyeshadow or even a creamy lipstick all over your eye lid. This works very well as a subtle eye look.
There is no need to shy away from a smoky eye. Just sweep a creamy eyeshadow all over your eyelid and blend out the edges to soften them. Set it with a powdery eyeshadow in a similar colour to avoid it settling into the crease. Sweep the powder eyeshadow along the lower lash line for extra definition.