There are a variety of different eye shapes, and each has specific makeup looks that are especially striking when worn. If you do not know your eye shape off-hand (it’s okay, I didn’t either until I researched it), go check yourself out in the mirror for a little while.
First of all, do this because you are gorgeous. Second, really think about your eyes and all of their defining characteristics. Once you have done that and identified your eye type, here are some helpful tips on liner that will enhance your natural beauty.
If you have eyes that tend to angle a bit downward at the edge, try out a wing with an especially sharp, defined edge. This will make your eye look a bit wider, making you appear more alert, and causing your eyes to shine even more than usual.
If you are interested in brightly colored eyeliner, light shades are irresistible on this eye shape.
The opposite of downturned eyes is, of course, upturned eyes. In the case that you find your eyes are angled upward, a thinner line on the top lid culminating in a thin and precise wing may be best for you.
For even more added definition, you could also consider slightly filling in your lower lash line to make your eyes pop even more.
Hooded eyes pair beautifully with darker eyeliner used on the outer corner of the eye, especially when extended into a refined wing. This will bring out the natural shape of your eye while also adding extra dimension and calling attention to your stunning eyes.
While other eye shapes on this list may benefit more from a thin line, a monolid eye type is the time to break out a thicker liner and wing combination. This allows for a great deal of freedom with both the angle and color of your eyeliner.
Those with rounded eyes will often want to create a line that adheres quite close to their upper lash line, which will go a long way to accentuate your gorgeous lashes. A thinner line could suit you better, but go with whatever look feels right for you.
In the case that you have almond-shaped eyes, then your eyes can be given an added sparkle when different colors are added into the mix. For instance, darker eyeliner on the top in a fabulous wing shape pairs wonderfully with lighter eyeliner on the bottom.
Remember that the looks that correlate with different eye shapes are only suggestions of what might suit you even better than usual, but they are by absolutely no means the only things you can try. Makeup is about experimenting and finding what is right for you, and we will delve into that even deeper later in the article. If you are not interested in certain makeup that works for your eye shape, that is perfectly fine! Try new things, and you are sure to find a new go-to look you will love.
Really, these are just guides to help inspire you and get you started. Listen to them as much or as little as you want. At the end of the day, only you know what look is right for you.