Ever noticed that the same winged liner that looks great on your friend is terrible on you? This is all down to differences in eye shape and knowing the technique and look that works for you.
Check out the 9 techniques for your eye shape...
1. Small Eyes
You will generally know if you have small eyes by comparing their size to the size of your nose and mouth. The key rule for flattering smaller eyes is never to apply eyeliner on our bottom lash line. This will close your eyes in and make them appear even smaller. Instead, use a white colored eyeliner along your bottom lash line and work a black pencil liner right into your lashes along the top line to add definition.
You can tell if you have monolid eyes because the lid doesn’t crease, and you will have a flatter brow bone. The monolid shape is perfect for playing around with graphic eyeliner looks like cat eyes and smoky eyes because you have the lid space to carry it off.
3. Close-Set Eyes
If you could not fit another eye in the gap between your eyes then you probably have close-set eyes. Your aim should be to direct the focus on the outer corners of your eyes to promote the illusion that they are further apart. Do this by applying liner thinner at the inner corner and thicker towards the outer edge. Never line all the way into your inner tear duct as this will have the opposite effect.
4. Wide-Set Eyes
If the middle space between your eyes could fit more than one eye then you probably have wide-set eyes. Your aim here should be to bring your eyes closer together and pull the focus to the center of your face. Do this by lining right up to your inner tear ducts and avoiding any winged or overdrawn looks at the outer corner.
5. Prominent Eyes
If you have prominent eyes, they come out from the socket and have a large amount of visible lid even when wide open. To stop your eyes looking bulgey, use a thick swipe of liquid eyeliner along your top lash line and avoid overshadowing your brow bone.
6. Deep Set Eyes
Deep-set eyes are the opposite of prominent eyes, as they are generally set into your skull and under a more prominent brow bone. Use the thinnest of lines on the outer corner of your top lid and never smudge your liner.
7. Round Eyes
If your eyes are large and quite wide then you probably have round eyes. Women with round eyes often make the mistake of lining their top and bottom lids, which does nothing but accentuate the roundness and results in a constant look of bewilderment. Draw a medium weighted line of liquid eyeliner across your top lash from the middle of your iris and flick out a little at the corners. This elongates your eyes and gives them a cat like appeal.
8. Almond Eyes
This one is pretty self-explanatory – if your eyes are shaped like almonds then you probably have almond shaped eyes. Almond eyes are narrower and longer than other eye shapes and look great when played up with a smoky shadow and a thin swipe of liner along the top and bottom waterline to accentuate their curves.
9. Big Eyes
As with small eyes, you can tell if you have big eyes by comparing their size to the size of your nose and mouth. If they are proportionally larger than your other features, you probably have big eyes and are a very lucky girl because almost all eyeliner suits you! Play around and see what you like, as there are no hard and fast rules for you.