Every girl has, at one time or another, been late to work, college or a date because she was making faces at the mirror trying to perfect her eyeliner. Sound familiar? And some days, even after all the effort, your eyeliner just does not look right! It somehow throws off the symmetry of your face, or ends up making your eyes look droopy or just looks plain unflattering.

Believe it or not, the shape of your eyes has a lot to do with how the eyeliner ends up looking on you. Picking a liner that matches your eye shape will give an instantly bigger and brighter look to your eyes. To help you get it right each time, here’s a breakdown of each eye shape and the eye liner style that looks best for your specific eye shape.

 

Hooded eyes

Hooded eyes

You know you’ve got hooded eyes when the crease of your eyelid isn’t visible when your eyes are relaxed. Most girls think that applying any sort of eye makeup to this eye shape is useless, as the crease swallows up all the makeup you've applied. But, did you know it is really simple to apply winged eyeliner to hooded eyes? Winged eyeliner is the best shape as it makes your eyes appear longer. 

 

Round eyes

Round eyes

Round eyes are striking to look at and you want to give them the illusion of length with the way you draw your eye liner.

Focus only on the outer corner with round eye shapes. Start by drawing a downward angle towards the eye’s outer corner. Apply the liner inwards, in short, thin strokes and stop at the centre of your lid. Simple, isn't it? 

 

Almond eyes

Almond eyes

Doe-like and beautiful, almond shaped eyes are symmetrical and have a slightly uplifted outer corner.

The good news is that most winged eyeliner styles look beautiful on this eye shape.

 

Deep set eyes

Deep set eyes

Depending on the size of your eyes, a winged eyeliner is your best bet. For small eyes simply create a thin, horizontal line very close to your lash. But for larger eyes, you can use the same technique, but make a thicker line as per your preference.