Making Those Peepers Pop Part 2

Published January 27, 2016 by smartin9

Hey everyone ! Okay  now we know the shape of our eyes. Now we get to the fun part ….makeup. In the last post we talked about the distinguishing features of each shape. Here I’m going to give you some of my tips to make those features stand out. I would like to state again that these are things I’ve learned over the years and  found to work best for me. Makeup is different for everyone. Do what makes you feel beautiful. In the end that’s all that matters.

Monolid Eyes

Apply eyeliner to the outer third of the crease. Eyeshadow will work as well, but not as intensely. Blend away any harsh lines. This will give the illusion of a doublelid.

Blend, blend, blend. You want your eyeshadow to have a smooth gradient.

Use a blending brush , not a pencil brush, to define the outer third of your eyelid. Do not take it into the ” crease “.. You don’t want to have harsh lines or look over done.

Use a gel liner to tightline your upper lash line. This will open and define the eye. Create a small wing on the outer corner for some oomph.

Highlight the inner corner to brighten the eye.

Almond Eyes

If you have almond eyes you’re in luck . You can create any shape you want with eyeliner and eyeshadow. No matter what you do it will look great.

To define the eye tightline the upper lash line , sweep a light color over the lid only., slight  contour the outer third of the crease and outer V with a medium shade. Remember to blend

Hooded Eyes

Sweep a champagne shade over lids toward the brow bone.

Illuminate the inner corners with a shimmery vanilla shade.

Line the inner third of the lower lash line with the same vanilla shade as in the corners. This will give you the appearance  of being wide awake, even if you aren’t.

Deep Set Eyes

As with any makeup look start by priming your eyelids.

To brighten and cover those lovely dark circles that are the standard for this eye type; use a brightening concealer. Always use your ring finger to blend out under eye makeup. It is the weakest finger and won’t tug or pat too roughly on delicate skin.


Curl those lovely lashes and apply mascara to widen the eye.

Wide Set Eyes

Line lashes all the way around. This will appear to bring the eyes closer together.

Apply light colors on the outer part of the eye and darker colors on the inner eye.

Make sure to blend out any harsh line. Blend upward to the brow bone only on the inner corner only.

Close Set Eyes

The goal of using makeup on close set eyes is to make them look wider and bright. The first step to achieving this is to widen the arch of your eyebrows. Because eyebrows literally frame the eye any changes made to them has a dramatic effect on your entire eye look.

Be sure to use a light shade  in the inner part of the eye. It doesn’t have to be shimmery unless that’s the look you want. Using a lighter shade here will give the illusion  of more space between the eyes.

Always use a darker shade on the outer portion of the eye to add definition.

Apply eyeliner only half way across botht lids. Lining all around will make theye seem even smaller than it is.


Downturned Eyes

The goal for downturned eyes is to make them appear angled upward at the outer corner. To do this you want to accentuate the outer corners of the eyes.

Downturned eyes are the perfect candidate for a cat eye. Winging the liner up and out brings the corners of the eyes up.

Apply an intense wash of color to the upper and lower lids. This will accentuate the eye perfectly.

If you love false lashes downturned eyes are the best. The thicker and longer they appear the better.

Upturned Eyes

These are the perfect candidates for smoky eyes. They are a lot like almond shaped eyes in thay you can’t really go wrong.

To enhance the shape even more by applying a light color in the inner eye and a medium color on the outer corner and blend in the crease.

Smudge out the lower lash lined to soften your look.

That’s all for now everyone. I hope you find this useful. Thank you so much for taking the time to stop in and read this post. See you all soon ! 🙂








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