Your Guide to Different Types of Eye Shapes and How to Reshape Them
Being unhappy with your facial features can deeply affect your self-confidence. How many times have you found yourself avoiding social events because you weren’t happy with your eyes?
With the right eye shape guide, you will be able painlessly and quickly reshape your eyes. Depending on the shape you have, there are two basic eye-shaping techniques: either enlarging or shrinking your eyes.
To learn more about the types of eye shapes, and how to go about reshaping your eyes, keep reading our guide below.
Hooded eyes are a beautiful eye shape that appears as if the eyelid hoods over the crease of the eye. Droopy eyelids, deep-set eyes, and a wider space between the eyebrow and eye socket characterized them. To reshape hooded eyes, it’s important to start by using an eye primer to keep makeup in place.
Eye shadow should then be applied using neutral shades to emphasize and uplift the eye area while also creating more definition. It should draw the eyeliner on the lash line to give the eyes more definition, and it can blend some light eyeshadow into the crease of the eye to help them appear bigger. Finally, use mascara, beginning at the base of the lash line and working your way up.
These techniques help draw attention to the eye, making it appear deeper and more defined. Read about hooded eyelids on this link; with these steps, you can successfully reshape hooded eyes for an accentuated look.
Almond eyes are known for being the idealized eye shape, and they’re incredibly versatile. Almond eyes can be a combination of any eye shape, but they’re primarily identified as having an upwardly curved outer edge. To enhance almond eyes, use glitter, bright eyeliners, and mascara.
Those with rounder eyes can use brown or black eyeliner on the outer corners of their eyes to make them appear more almond-shaped. For those who want to minimize their almond eyes, try a lighter color on the outer corners of the eyes. Make sure to blend outward and to the corners of the eyes.
Apply a medium-to-dark shade on the outer corner of the eyelid and a light shade on the inner corner. Use eyeliner to define the eyes, starting the line at the outer corner and pulling it slightly upward and inward. Finish off the look with mascara to darken the lashes and create a more dramatic effect.
Those with a longer eye shape can balance it out by using darker eyeliner on the upper lash line. Finish the look off with a warm or natural color on the lower lash line to increase the almond-like shape.
Deep-set eyes feature a much more recessed appearance. They have a hooded shape with a large orbital bone that appears to be hollowed out. Due to the lack of fat and skin around them, they tend to look darker and can appear sunken.
They need options that make the eyes appear more open and elongate the face overall. Go for a softer look by applying light colors on the inner corner of the eye, or focus the darker colors on the outer corner. You can also use eyeliner to draw a thin line connecting the eye and the brow bone, creating a contrast.
These eyes can be difficult to work with, as the natural shadowing and deeper set shape are hard to alter. A good way to counteract the deep-set eye look is by using light-reflective eyeshadows and highlighters, such as silvery whites and creamy pinks, to enhance the natural shape.
The strategic use of darker shades to the outer corners and upper lash lines, which will help to push the eyes up and out, should follow this, giving the appearance of a more uplifted eye.
With the right eye makeup and concealing techniques, deep-set eyes can look just as great as any other eye shape.
For those with monolid eyes, the lack of a crease or fold along the eyelid can be aesthetically challenging at times. To reshape them, it is important to use special eye makeup look techniques. We can use eyeliner to give the illusion of a fold along the lash line by creating a thin, extended line along the lid or even adding a thicker line, although this can sometimes look over the top.
A light eyeshadow tone applied to both the lid and the crease of the eye can help to define the upper lid. Additionally, to create further volume, try using the mascara from the roots to the tips of the lashes. False eyelashes are also great for lifting the eyes and creating more emphasis on the browbone area.
By experimenting with different tones and looks, we can create a unique, beautiful monolid eye shape.
Round eyes are easily recognizable because of their signature circle shape. However, they can appear wider if structured correctly. To transform them, you should start by using a thin kohl eyeliner to outline your eyes.
Begin by starting with the eyeliner in the center of the eye and flicking it outwards towards the end of the brow, pointing it towards where to ear would meet the hairline. Shadowing can be used to accentuate the shadow under the eyes, drawing attention to the crease in the lid.
Create an upward ‘V’ at the outer corner for a cat-eye effect. Then you can blend a neutral matte shadow on your eyelid and add a darker shade at the outer corners to create an illusion of depth. Add a few coats of mascara to your lashes to give them a lengthy appearance.
Lastly, use a shimmery or glittery shadow to highlight the inner corner of your eyes to create brightness and lift. With the right makeup look techniques, your round eyes will be amazingly glamorous!
Types of Eye Shapes You Need to Know
Overall, there are many different techniques on how to reshape different types of eye shapes. Experiment with different products to find the perfect combination of brows, liner, mascara, and eyeshadow for your eye shape, and be creative with your look!
For tips on reshaping your eyes, consult a beauty professional and find the perfect look for you.
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