DIFFERENT EYE SHAPES
Determining your natural eye shape is just as important as finding the most flattering colours for your lids. Knowing how to apply eye shadow and liner will help you better translate trends and techniques to fit your face. Have you ever bothered to ask yourself what type of eye shape you have? Or why are some people’s eye shapes different from others? We tried to answer these few questions by explaining various eye shapes for easy clarification. You can start by holding to a mirror, read and determine yours yourself.
ALMOND/ ROUND EYES
If you can effortlessly pull off winged eyeliner, chances are you’ve got almond eyes. If you have almond shaped eyes, then you’re in luck. You have a shape that’s been linked to a standard of beauty for centuries. How do you know if you have almond shaped eyes? If you look straight into a mirror and you’re able to see the entire iris of your eyes, then you have round eyes. If part of your iris disappears under your lids, then you have almond shaped eyes. Lots of people have characteristics of other shapes and almond or round shaped eyes.
When you look at your upper eyelid and the eyelid does not have a crease with a less defined eye brow, you have "monolid" eyes. Note that the eyelid crease does not need to be visible to be counted. True "monolid" eyes completely lack a crease.
The "monolid" counts as a basic eye shape definition. With your eyes wide open, ask yourself if the crease of your eyelid is visible or hidden. If the crease is hidden underneath the upper part of your lid or your brow bone, you have a "hooded" eye shape.
Hooded eyes feature an extra layer of skin that droops over the crease, causing the lid to appear smaller. To draw the focus upward, diffuse darker shadow over and out past the crease;tight line the top waterline to intensify and enlarge your eye shape, and thicken the lash base, which also can disappear under the lid fold.
DEEP SET EYES
Deep set eyes are large and set deeper into the skull, creating the illusion of a more prominent brow bone. Most individuals do not need to take depth into consideration when determining the position of their eyes. Deep set eyes appear as though they are tucked further back into the socket, causing the upper eye lid to appear short and small.
Protruding eyes create the appearance of projected lids in the eye socket area. Luckily, the bulge gives you plenty of lid space to play with! Smoky eyes work great with this eye shape. Apply thick liner along your upper lash line to further diminish some of the space.
The upturned eye takes the form of a classic almond shape, with a natural lift at the outer corner. The lower lid has more emphasis and looks longer than the top lid. To even out the upper and lower proportions, apply dark shadow or pencil along the outer lower corner to bring down the lifted effect.
Downturned eyes have a slight dropping on the outer corners. This is the perfect shape for creating a sexy cat’s eye shape. Apply a liquid liner along the top lid and extend outward and upward at a 45 degree angle to create a symmetry effect.
CLOSE SET EYES
Close set eyes are less than one eyeball width apart. You can create an illusion of more space by using a light shade of eye shadow. Dab extra mascara or add individual lashes to the outer corner to pull the focus outward.
WIDE SET EYES
Wide set eyes are more than one eyeball width apart. To bring your peepers closer together, rim your top and bottom lash line with a black liner as close to the inner tear duct as possible. Use a mascara comb to swipe all of your tiny lashes from mid eye to nose.
BY; OKOYE CHIZZY