Thursday, December 02, 2010

All about the eyes...

Eyes is the one part of the face most women concentrate on when doing their makeup, they know what suits them and what doesn't. There are seven different eye shapes such as close set, wide set, down slanting, deep set, prominent eyes, round eyes.

A brief description of each eye shape and how to complement them with eye makeup.

Close set- the eyes are less than one eye width apart. You can make the eyes appear slightly further apart by using a light colour in the inner corner and a darker colour in the crease. Line the outer edge of the upper eye lid to make them appear further apart.

Wide set- the eyes are more than one eye width apart. You can make the eyes appear closer together by putting a darker colour in the inner corner and a lighter colour in the outer corner and all over the lid.

Down slanting- the eye droops a little more on the outer corner of the eye. Using a darker shadow in the outer corner and blending upwards lifts the eye up, and highlight the brow bone.

Deep set- the eye has a deeper socket or is shadowed by a more prominent brow bone. Using a lighter colour in the crease and along the eyelid makes the eye appear lifted forward.

Prominent- the eye appears further out than other eye shapes. Using a dark shadow all over the lid and in the crease it creates a deeper eye socket, also highlight the brow bone to draw away the focus from the eyelid. Another thing that looks beautiful on prominent eyes is the cat eye flicks.

Round- The eyes are round and more doe like. Putting a dark shadow in the outer corner elongates the eye and highlighting the brow bone takes the attention away from the lid. Cat eye flick look absolutely amazing on round eyes as they create more of an angular shape.

Asian- Asian eyes are usually the typical almond shape but with less of a deeper socket and prominent brow bone. Using a dark shadow in the outer corner and in the crease adds depth to the eye and highlighting the brow bone give the illusion of a more prominant brow bone. Highlighting the inner corner of the eye will also open up the eye more.

In the comments below let me know what eye shape you have and how you like to complement it.
Love,
Susan.

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