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Easy tips to remember when dealing with different eye shapes.

posted by October 16, 2012 0 comments

Whether you’re applying make up for yourself or on your friends, here are some easy tips to remember when dealing with different eye shapes 🙂


Close Set Eyes: Eyes narrower than one eye width are regarded as close set. Use light colours on the inner corners, and extend the outer corners using dark colours. Line outer
corners, use mascara on outer corners.

Almond Eyes: Considered to have “perfect” proportions, any eye technique will work

Down Turned Eyes: The focus on this eye shape, is to shade “up and out” Apply liner closer to the upper lash line and blend shadow along the socket line in the outer 2/3 of the eyes.
Curling lashes and applying mascara can also help to life the eyes.

Deep Set Eyes: The eye is deep into the socket, with a small mobile lid. Apply light colours on the mobile lid, with a deeper colour on and just above the socket line, blending up and out.

Protruding Eyes: This eye shape has a bulge from the sock to the lash and can be difficult to work with. The best way to shade this eye is to use medium to dark matte colours as illustrated in the picture.

Hooded Eyes: A fold of skin hangs over the socket line. This happens with age. Use matte colours in medium to dark and keep make up simple.

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