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.
Have you stopped to consider that this might be because you are not picking the right eyeliner style for your eye shape? Knowing what works for your eye shape can make your eyes look bigger, brighter and take years off your face. 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.
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 opens up hooded eyes and draws attention to the outer corner, making it appear longer. Start by shaping the outer wing tip where your eyelid's hood starts and extend it slightly beyond the crease. Work your way inward, applying your liner in thin, short strokes as this will give you better control over the width and shape of the liner. Going above the crease will make sure the liner is seen and not eaten up by the hooded lid.
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?
Doe-like and beautiful, almond shaped eyes are symmetrical and have a slightly uplifted outer corner.
The good news is, most winged eyeliner styles look beautiful on almond shaped eyes, especially the classic cat eye. Start by drawing a thin line on the inner corner of the upper lid and build the thickness as you get to the outer corner. Make a slightly raised wing at the outer corner and that's it!
Deep set eyes
Creating a winged line for deep set eyes depends on the size of your eyes. If you have small eyes, then a thin horizontal line very close to your lash line looks best. If you have large eyes, then you’ve got more lid area to work with. Add more width in the outer corners by going for a much bigger wing.
Monolid eyes are very similar to hooded eyes because lack lid space for applying makeup.
A very dramatic winged line looks the best on people with monolids. Using a soft kohl pencil, outline your upper lid and then smudge the outline upwards to create a slightly smoky eye. For a more classic look, apply eyeliner from the tear duct, extending the wing outwards at an upward angle.
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