Eye Shadow Techniques for all Eye Shapes
By CarolB at CompleteSkinCareTherapy.com, on Fri Aug 20, 2010 10:56am PDT
Identifying the shape of your eyes will allow you to apply
specific makeup techniques to bring out their full beauty.
There are several shapes of eyes and below I have
outlined a few common shapes and
the makeup applications to enhance their natural beauty.
Almond shaped eyes
are the most common eye shape and have an upswept lift at the outer corner.
They can go from smoky eyes to a light and natural look.
For those with almond eyes it is just a matter of your
are set forward and dominate the facial features.
The goal with the proper makeup application is to minimize their appearance.
Start with darker shades of eye shadow over the entire eyelid.
Apply a lighter color, highlighter, along the brow line.
Apply eyeliner along the top lid and smudge.
Also apply a pencil line in the crease of the eye and blend.
On the lower lash line draw a line on the outer corner and smudge.
Prominent eyes do well with a smoky look and dark colors thus minimizing their appearance.
these eyes in general are spaced wide apart and have minimal eyelid space.
In order to bring the eyes forward use a light color over the eye and blend.
Towards the nose.
Apply a thick smoky line along upper eyelashes,
thick enough so that it can be seen when eyes are open.
Draw a thinner line under the lower eyelashes.
Line your eyebrows with brown eye shadow or brow pencil.
Apply two or three coats of mascara for the finished look.
with hooded eyes the natural crease in the eyelid is not apparent.
To enhance your eyes apply highlighter at the brow bone.
Apply a darker shade on the crease and hooded area.
Finally draw a very thin line along the top lashes and smudge.