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Consider Your Eye Shape:
Makeup Tips for Wide, Narrow, Deep, Lidded & Asian Eyes


All women have face and body shapes a little different from their friends, with their lips, cheeks and even eyes look different from person to person. While there is a wealth of beauty information on how to dress specific body types or what colors of makeup go best with various hair and eye colors, many fashion and cosmetics experts fail to provide tips on how to use eye makeup to match your eye shape.

  • For Wide Set Eyes
    If your eyes are wide set, you’ll be able to look at photos of many celebrities and models to get inspiration for eye makeup. However, to get a basic flattering look, apply a deep shadow shade from the inner corner of your eye lid to the middle of the lid. After doing this, apply a lighter shade from the middle of the lid to the outer corner. Be sure to blend, so it becomes very hard to tell where one shade meets the other. If your eyes are small, but still wide set, you can create a movie star look by using silver eye shadow from the inner corner to the edge of the lid. Then, use dark eyeliner on the top and bottom lashes, creating an almost cat-like look.

     

  • For Narrow Set Eyes
    Those with narrow set eyes almost always want their eyes to appear a bit wider than they are. You can accomplish this goal by using a pale eye shadow shade from the inner corner of the eye lid to the middle of the lid. Choose a tint that will accentuate and complement your eye color, as well. Then, apply a deeper shade of eye color from the middle of the lid to the outer corner. You can also highlight the eyelid crease with the darker color and add black mascara, for a dramatic and prominent nighttime look.

     

  • For Deep Set Eyes
    Those with deep set eyes or those with hooded eyes of normal width, often find it a bit aggravating to try to enjoy eye shadow. However, you can make your eyes look less deep set with a little eye color, regardless what size they are. Simply use pale and shimmery shades to help enhance your eyes. You can use the same shade from the inner corner of your eye to the just beyond the outer corner.

     

  • For Heavy Lidded Eyes
    The first thing you should do when you have heavy lids or eyelids that bulge is to make sure your eyebrows are groomed well at all times. Then, apply a light shimmery eye shadow from the lash line to the crease. The sparkle of the shimmer will give your eyes an instant lift. Then you can use a shadow in a medium tint to create a “v” shape on your lid, from the outside in. This will automatically make your eyelids look elongated.

     

  • For Asian Eyes
    Those with oval or slant eyes are often of Asian descent. While their eye shapes are absolutely stunning, they are often left wondering how to use eye shadow to highlight their top lids. To do this effectively, those with Asian or non-rounded eyes should create a thick, smoky line on their top lashes and a thinner line under the bottom lashes. The thicker top line should be so thick, it can be seen when the eye is open.

     



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