How to apply eyeliner for your eye shape
A simple mistake when applying eyeliner can make or break your makeup look. No matter how amazing your eye makeup may be – it is not complete without eyeliner. But the real question is, do you know how to apply it to complement your rye shape? E.g applying eyeliner for almond small eyes isn’t the same as applying for hooded eyes. Below is a quick guide on how to apply eyeliner for different eye shapes.
Eyeliner for big eyes
Big eyes are bigger than your other facial features like nose and lips. Since your eyes are already noticeable, the eyeliner you apply should highlight your eyes. To emphasize your eyes, ditch the black eyeliner and go for soft brown eyeliner. Avoid using white or peach eyeliner on your waterline – they will make them look even bigger. When you outline both the top and bottom lash line your eyes will look smaller.
If your eyes and big, round and doll like, make a small wing on the outer corner to try the foxy eyeliner look, elongating your eyes.
How to create the foxy eye look
- Use brown eye-shadow for the crease going upward and outwards to your temples.
- Apply a beige colored eye-shadow all around the eyelid and follow the shape of the crease.
- Use gel eyeliner in bold brown to the outer corner of your yes.
- Draw a small wing towards the outer corner an elongated look.
- Use liquid eyeliner and add more drama on the outer wing and now you’re ready to rock the foxy liner.
If you have big eyes, you can experiment with a lot of unique eyeliners like fishtail liner or the double wing.
Eyeliner for small eyes
Small eyes are eyes that tend to be way smaller than the other features on your face. They are mostly elongated and narrow-ish. When applying eyeliner on small eyes the goal is to make them appear large and round. To make them look big, use a white, peach or beige liner on your lash waterline. Avoid applying black eyeliner because it will make the eyes look smaller. To create an illusion of round eyes apply a thick line and taper it to the outer corners.
Eyeliner for hooded eyes
Hooded eyes are eyes that a part of their eyelid folds over the natural eye crease – making it hard to see the crease when your eyes are open.
When applying eyeliner, create thick lines close to the lash line. Eyeliner on hooded eyes tends to smudge or fade so easily it is recommended to use waterproof gel eyeliner. They are perfect for hooded eyes because they last long and do not smudge. They are also oil free and can create bold, dramatic lines easily.
Eyeliner for almond eyes
If the top edges of your iris are covered when you look straight ahead, then you have almond eyes. They’re usually confused with round eyes but they are narrower towards the corner. Below are ways you can apply eyeliner for almond eyes;
- Use intense liquid liner along your lash line in a thin line.
- Start at the inner corner and increase the thickness as you move to the outer corner.
- When you reach the edge, create a thin upward flick to intensify the eyeliner.