It can be difficult to tailor your makeup to your face or eye shape when you’re not really sure what that shape is. To make life easier, we came up with four tips to help you determine your match.
The tutorials feature basic looks, but you can swap colours, add fake lashes or layer the mascara for a more dramatic, glam style. Once you master these looks, you’ll be set for every occasion – and every day.
Shape one – Monolid/hooded
Both of these shapes have little to no visible crease. Monolids have more lid space, whereas hooded shapes have less lid space but a more pronounced brow.
- Sweep a pale-coloured shadow across the lid. This will act as a base.
- Choose a shimmery-medium shade. Apply from the lash line up to the middle (where a crease might be).
- Define the upper lash line with a darker kohl pencil. Using a similar coloured shadow, go over the pencil and blend.
Shape two – Downturned
If you have downturned eyes, the outer corners of your eyes may droop slightly. It may be subtle, or more noticeable (Katie Holmes is a great example).
- Across the lid and brow bone, apply a pearly shimmer to pull the attention up toward the brow.
- Next, sweep a medium-matte shade on the lash line. Using a lighter matte shade, tap colour onto the outer corner and blend upward.
- With a dark liner, line your lid. Start at the inner corner across to the outer corner and finish with a ladylike flick.
Shape three – Almond
This is the most common shape. Almond eyes tend to be elongated and the outer corners will appear slightly upswept.
- Starting at the lash line, sweep a pale shadow up to the brow bone.
- Apply a medium shade along the upper lash line to add dimension
- Finish the look by tight-lining the upper and lower lash lines with a pencil.
Shape four – Round
Have people ever told you how big your eyes are? Then this is your shape. You will probably have more white space around the pupils, so you won’t need as much makeup to look awake.
- Dust the lid with a nude shadow to balance any redness.
- Using a liquid liner, draw a thin line as close to the lashes as possible. Repeat on the lower lash line if you want extra drama.
- With a nude kohl pencil, gently colour the waterline. This will exaggerate the whites of your eyes, making them seem even brighter.