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Shapes of Eyes and how to enhance them with make up

There is a great amount of potential for enhancing what is unique about your eyes. It helps to identify the specific shape and setting of your eyes and to use special make up techniques to bring out their beauty. The skillful application of eye makeup is an art. It's a way to express your feeling, your mood and your sense of style. 

Wide-apart eyes

It tends to give your face an open, youthful appearance. This look can be intensified by applying the strongest eye makeup effects near the outer corner of the eye. Keep shadow uniform and within outer corners. Brush lashes straight up.

To make the eyes appear closer together, 

  • Use more intense eye shadow colours near the inner corner of the eyes. 

  • Line eyes completely - top and bottom - from inner to outer corners.

  • Apply a medium-toned shadow to lids and creases, concentrating the colour on the inner corners.

  • Use mascara generously, on both upper and lower lashes.

Close-set eyes

This eye have a dramatic, sultry look. It can be enhanced by concentrating colour near the eye's inner corners. Extend smoky shadow beyond outer corners to exaggerate them. Brush lashes out.

To make the eyes seem farther apart, 

  • Apply the most intense colour near the outer corners of the eyes.

  • Line top and bottom of eyes in any colour, but begin drawing a quarter of the way out  from the inner eye.

  • Smudge lines.

  • Dust a highlighter (or light-coloured eyeshadow) just below the outer corners of lower  lashes to call attention to the outsides of eyes.

  • Brush mascara on to upper and lower lashes.

Evenly spaced eyes  

These are about an eye's distance apart. They can be made to look special with many eye makeup looks. 


Almond eyes

These are the most common eye shape with their upswept lift at the outer corner.  These eyes calls for creativity. These eyes can be made to look deeper and more intense

Small eyes

They are proportionately smaller in comparison to the rest of the facial features. To enhance small eyes line upper and lower (never inside) eyes. Use pale, shimmery, eye shadow. Curl lashes.


To enlarge small eyes

  • Apply a medium-toned shadow (such as soft grey or blue) to the crease.

  • Use a soft-coloured liner (try taupe) on the top and bottom lash lines, extending the top line across the entire lash line and the bottom line from just under the iris to the outer  corner.

  • Sweep black mascara on upper lashes.

  • Apply light shadow on the eyelids.

  • Apply more intense shades in the creases.

  • Add lift to the outer corners

Prominent eyes

These eyes which set far forward in the face tend to dominate the facial features. The eyelids are too pronounced. Medium to deep shades of shadow on the lids help to minimize their appearance. Liners applied to the lash bases from corner to corner gives prominent eyes a smoldering and mysterious look. 

Hooded eyes

These eyes are set so the natural crease in the eyelid is not readily seen. Highlighting the brow bone and lining the lash base gives hooded eyes an alluring shape. 


To enhance hooded eyes

  • Apply a medium to dark shadow on the crease and hooded area.

  • Sweep a lighter shadow on the brow bone and on the inside corner of the eye.

  • Draw a very thin line along the top lash line (to keep the eye looking open) and smudge
    with a cotton swab.

  • Apply black mascara to upper lashes.

  • Line upper lash-line only. Gradually soften shadow as you approach the brow.


Deep-set eyes

This seem to recede, need to be brought forward.  The eyelid crease is set back so the area from the base of  lashes to brow bone seems hidden. To enhance the deep-set eyes line upper and lower lids (never just upper). Choose light shadows -pale pink, peach or beige- of eye shadow. More intense shading on the brow bone also gives the eyes prominence. 


Oriental eyes  

These eyes have a distinctive lift at the corner and have very little lid. The depth of the eyes can increase by deep shades of eye shadow and the dimension can be increased by applying eyeliner as close as possible to the lash base.

 To Enhance Bulging eyes : 

  • Draw a fairly thick line all the way across the top lash line with a brown or black pencil.

  • Apply a medium to dark shadow on the lid and in the crease. (As on the body, dark colour makes the features recede.)

  • Finish with a coat of black mascara on both upper and lower lashes.


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