Eye shape and perfect eyeliner

Know your eye shape and the best eyeliner style for you in this 3 minutes read

The eyes tell more than words could ever say! I read it somewhere and I couldn’t agree more. And especially now, when half of our face is already covered with the mask, it is our eyes that are getting all the attention. That’s the only part of the face that’s unaffected. So why not learn a little bit about them today.

People are getting more adventurous with their eye makeup looks, bright, mismatch, and bold looks are trending among influencers with masks on their faces. But to get that perfect eye make, it is very important to know your eye shape and basis that you should know what will be best for you. Go ahead and find the shape of your eye and the best-suited eyeliner for your eyes in this article.

Six main type of eye shapes

  • Round
  • Monolid
  • Hooded
  • downturned
  • Upturned
  • Almond 
Types of eye shape

Round Eyes

How to know if you round shapes eyes

You can see the white around the top or bottom of your iris if you have round eyes. They are usually large, prominence, and the inner and outer corners are rounded and not pulled inward or outward.

Celebrities with round eyes

Eyeliner for round eyes

You would want to make your eyes look elongated along the width to create a balance and to do that you can try cat-eye or the winged eyeliner. You can also experiment by lining the outer two-thirds of the top or from about where your iris starts and bottom lash lines and joining them at the outer corner. Try using eyeliner in the waterline to close up some of the white space.

Monolid eyes

How to know if you have monolid eye shape

This type of eye shape is most common in Asian women. They have a less apparent crease and less space above the eye.

Celebrities with monolid eye shape

Eyeliner for monolid eyes

Start off with a thin line at the inner corner and make it thicker as you go along. You can play around with various winged and car eyeliner styles to create more definition to the sockets of the eyes using a soft eyeliner pencil if you have monolid eyes. You can also go bold with colorful and dramatic smokey under eyes and in the waterline. You can also use shimmer, light-reflective eye shadows in the inner corner of the eye and dark matte eye shadow on the brow bone to create dimensions.

Hooded eyes

 How to know if you have hooded eye shape

Hooded eyes are very similar to, and sometimes confused with, monolids because both lack lid space to apply makeup on. Your eyelids are covered up by skin on the brow bone with a deep-set crease if you have hooded eyes. When hooded eyes are open, the eyelid isn’t generally visible and retracts into the crease. 

Celebrities with Hooded eyes

Eyeliner for hooded eyes

Since the makeup is effectively hidden when hooded eyes are open, it is, therefore, hard to pull off certain eye make up. The aim should be to make your eyes look bigger with eyeliner. Hence you should avoid thin eyeliner looks and go for thicker eyeliners in your upper lash line and outer corner of the eyes. Use matte eye shadow to your entire eyelid to balance. You can also go for a cat-eye with a thigh elongated wing to give shape and definition. You can create an illusion of a crease by creating a cut crease using makeup. Also, remember to not apply eyeliner to the eyelid, but instead apply eyeliner to the upper waterline to open up your eyes.

Downturned eyes

How to know if you have downturned eye shape

If the outer corners of your eyes are lower than the inner corner, you have downturned eyes. They are also known as a “descending eyelid,” downturned eyes feature an upper lid that dips to meet the lower lash line.

Celebrities with downturned eyes

Eyeliner for downturned eyes

You should try to create a look that can make the downturned eyes lifted and open. Use eyeliner to create an upward flick towards the tail of the eyebrow. Cat eyes are the best one for this type of eye. You don’t need to do anything on the lower lash line, just focus on your upper lash line. Start below the highest point of your arch, and then think up and outwards. A slight upward flick of the liner at the outer corners will open up downturned eyes

Upturned eyes

How to know if you have Upturned eye shape

This is the most common type of eye shape and is the opposite of downturned eyes. Upturned eyes have outer corners that turn upward and are higher than the inner corner. They are oval in shape and have a natural upward lift at the outer edges. They are also known as cat eyes and the bottom lash line of upturned eyes curves.

Celebrities with upturned eyes

Eyeliner for upturned eyes

Use eyeliner to even out your eye’s upper and lower proportions, so they look like they’re the same size. Use a thin line of eyeliner at the upper and lower lash line but do not extend the liner past the outer eye. Create symmetry by focusing liner on the bottom outer corners of your eyes.

Almond eyes

How to know if you have almond eye shape

As the name suggests, Almond-shaped eyes have a smaller eyelid and are longer in width than they are round — just like an almond. The outer part of the cornea is generally hidden under the top and bottom lids. When you look straight ahead, your iris disappears into your upper and lower eyelids. There is also an apparent crease.

Celebrities with Almond eye shape

Eyeliner for almond shaped eyes

Every eyeliner style is flattering on almond eye shape. They are very well-proportioned and symmetrical. Apply eyeliner to the upper and lower lash line and emphasize your shape with thicker liner on the bottom lash line. Apply the same shadow you used on the eyelids to just below the eyeliner on the lower lash line. Or to play up and enhance the shape, start with a very thin line in the inner corners, and then build the thickness once you reach the outer part of your eye. You can either stop there or add a slight wing at the end.

Extra tip: Line your waterline at the base of your lower lashes with a nude liner to make your smaller eyes look big. You can get any one of these depending on your choice.

Eye shape and best eye liner style

I hope you like this article. Let me know in the comments or here what do you think about this article. Also, check out my older posts on beauty here.

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