Whether you are blessed with the mesmerizing almond eyes or a mysterious narrow gaze, the right makeup techniques can certainly make those soulful windows look bigger, brighter and more bewitching instantly.
Here’s how to maximise your peeper appeal:
IF YOU HAVE: ALMOND EYES
You lucky girl! Uber feminine and classic, your Cleopatra-esque lids are what makeup artists are trying to mimic with cosmetics.
Eye Do’s: To accentuate your highly coveted eye shape further, play up your upswept outer corner with dark liner for a sexy cat-eye look.
Choose your color palette and apply your shadows in 3 tones as classically advised – a light neutral on brow bone, medium shade on lid, and dark in the crease area and blending into the outer corner – to make your pretty peepers pop.
Try: Maybelline Master Precise liquid eyeliner
SKIN’s Favourite Almond-eyed Beauties: Mila Kunis, Emma Watson, Angelina Jolie
IF YOU HAVE: ROUND EYES
Your adorable round eyes are youthful, and highly versatile when it comes to makeup looks.
Eye Do’s: Max out your wide-eyed innocence by lining the perimeter with a dark eyeshadow or slightly smudging out an eyeliner pencil for a soft girly look (instead of a hard, sharp outline). Try winging it out on the upper lash line and only line from the outer corner to the middle of the lower lash line to create a beautiful almond-shape.
The key here is a set of curled, luxe upper and lower lashes to attain your full peeper potential.
Try: Rimmel ScandalEyes Show Off mascara for va-va-volume, fibre-added length and lash lift with its innovative ball-tip brush.
SKIN’s Favourite Doe-Eyed Beauties: Twiggy and Zooey Deschanel
IF YOU HAVE: NARROW EYES
Girls with exotic narrow eyes radiate a mysterious, sexy aura.
Eye Do’s: Avoid overwhelming and “closing up” narrow eyes with heavy makeup. For an easy no-fail look, apply a champagne or shimmery gold shadow to the base of your upper lids, blend along the inner corners and under your brow bones to illuminate your peepers.
Line the lids with a light hand, concentrating mainly in the middle of lid to create an illusion of increased width. If you have Asian monolids, you may have to play with how far up you draw the line for it to show when your eyes are open. Extend your liner ever so slightly past outer corners to create a small upturn.
Curl away, and accentuate your lashes with lighter, drier curling mascara formula or falsies to open the curtains to a bigger blink.
Try: Chanel beige-colored pencil eyeliner on your lower waterline (inner rim) to widen your real estate.
SKIN’s Favourite Narrow-Eyed Beauties: Lucy Liu, Carrie Mulligan and Taylor Swift.
IF YOU HAVE: DEEP SET EYES
Your eyes’ deep, sexy contour means natural drama.
Eye Do’s: Stick to lighter iridescent or satiny shades on the lids, which will make your eyes pop. Avoid piling on dark intense colours in the crease which can cause you a sunken, skeletonized appearance, especially with age.
Try: Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio in Opera
SKIN’s Favourite Deep-Eyed Beauties: Cameron Diaz, Kristen Stewart and Kate Middleton
– By Claudia Lin