Makeup is a fun, creative outlet in part because there are no rules to follow. But to design makeup looks that highlight your distinctive features, you must have a thorough understanding of your facial structure, particularly your eyes.
Knowing your eye shape will help you improve your eye makeup skills and create looks that are incredibly flattering for your unique features. Keep reading to learn how to determine your eye shape if you’re unsure of what you have to work with; you can do it in just two easy steps.
How To Choose The Right Eye Shape
You should think about whether you have monolids, round eyes, almond-shaped eyes, downturned eyes, upturned eyes, or hooded eyes when determining which of the six common eye shapes you may have. You must ask yourself two questions in order to determine your eye shape: Do you have an eyelid crease, and if so, can you see it?
There is no need to answer the second question if you responded negatively to the first one. You have monolids if there isn’t a crease on your eyelid. To find out which of the other five eye shapes you have if you responded positively to the first question, continue reading.
If your eyelids have a noticeable crease and your iris is separated from your top and bottom eyelids by a thin band of white, you have round eyes. With the extra eyelid space that comes with having round eyes, you can create elaborate eyeshadow looks like a cut crease or a halo eye look.
If you have an obvious crease in your eyelid and, unlike people with round eyes, your iris touches both the top and bottom of your eyelid, you have an almond-shaped eye. Try achieving a deep, Smokey look to highlight your shape since Smokey eyes go well with almond eyes.
If the outer corners of your eyes incline downward, your eye shape is downturned. If you’re still having trouble, try imagining a straight line being drawn across your eye. Your eyes are actually downturned if your outer corners incline downward beneath the line.
Curl your lashes and use a curling mascara, such as L’Oréal Paris Bambi Eye Washable Mascara, Lasting Volume, to draw attention upwards to make your eyes appear more wide-open.
The outer corners of your eyes will flick upward if you have upturned eyes. Test it out using the same method you used to look for downturned eyes. You have it if your outer corners are turned upward above the line.
Try using the L’Oréal Paris Infallible to create a winged eyeliner to suit your eye shape. The Super Slim Liquid Eyeliner’s upward-angled flicks will emphasize your lifted appearance even more.
If you have a crease, even though it’s covered by a flap of skin, your eye shape is hooded. While hooded eyes frequently develop as you age and your skin starts to lose its elasticity, they can also be present at birth.
Choose a waterproof mascara like the L’Oréal Paris Air Volume Mega Mascara Waterproof, Lightweight, which adds a lot of volume to the lashes and stays in place all day, to prevent your mascara from smudging against your top eyelid.