Eye Makeup for Different Eye Shapes


Every woman is unique and beautiful. At the same time, there’s no woman lacking any defects of appearance. As for the face, the defects can be easily corrected with makeup and finally appear as advantages. Every woman should know, how to apply makeup so that it would emphasize her natural beauty and make her more attractive and at the same time would hide defects. Depending on the shape of your eyes choose different colors and ways of applying eye makeup. I will tell you how.

Beautiful Woman with Beautiful Eye Makeup

Eye Makeup for Deep Set Eyes

Eye Makeup for Deep Set Eyes

If you have deep set eyes, choose light and nacreous tints of eyeshadows, it would help to make your eyes appear visually bigger. Apply light eyeshadows on your eyelid from the inner corner of your eye to the outer and a bit further. Light colors should be applied in the middle of the lid, and darker colors – on and just above the socket line. Blend the darker shade up and out.

Eye Makeup for Wide Set Eyes

Eye Makeup for Wide Set Eyes

You can visually reduce the range between your eyes if you apply a darker tint of eyeshadows from the outer corner of your eye to the middle of the eyelid. Apply a lighter eye shadow from the middle of your eyelid to the inner corner of your eye. Blend in different shades in the middle of the eyelid.

Eye Makeup for Close Set Eyes

Eye Makeup for Close Set Eyes

Close set eyes are those narrower than one eye width. Apply some corrector on the inner corners of both eyes. Using an eyeliner draw a very thin line with along the upper eyelashes so that it becomes thicker near the outer corner of your eyes. Apply a very thin layer of light eye-shadows from the inner corner of your eyes to the middle of your eyelid. Then apply eyeshadows of darker tints starting from the middle of your eyelid to the outer corner. Blend the colors in the middle of the eyelids. Use more mascara on the outer corners.

Eye Makeup for Down Turned Eyes

Eye Makeup for Down Turned Eyes

If you want to make down turned eyes more beautiful, it’s important to shade eye shadow up and out. Apply eyeliner close to the upper lash line and then blend in the shadow along the socket line in the outer two thirds of the eyes. In order to visually lift the eyes, apply dense mascara.

Eye Makeup for Asian Eyes

Eye Makeup for Asian Eyes

If you have Asian eyes, apply light eyeshadows on your eyelids. Use a pencil to make a thick smoky line along upper eyelashes (the line should be thick enough to be seen well when your eyes are open). Under the lower eyelashes draw a thinner line. In order to make your eyes visually wider apply brown eyeshadow on your eyebrows. Cover your eyelashes with two or three layers of dense mascara.

Eye Makeup for Those Wearing Spectacles

If the frame of your spectacles is bright, it is not necessary to add color with eyeshadows. It is better to pay attention to your eyelashes and put the accent on them. If you usually prefer brown mascara, try a black one. To give you eyelashes more volume and make them fluffy, use a dense mascara and apply it from the roots to the tips. Those wearing tortoise or horn-rimmed spectacles should find time and correct the shape of eyebrows and color them if it is necessary. It’s important that your eyebrows and eyes determine your face, but not the spectacles.

The Secret of Big Eyes

Shadows of dark shades make your eyes visually smaller, deep set, while light tints, on the contrary, make them appear bigger, “open them wider”. If you want to create the effect of big, beautiful eyes, choose light eyeshadows. Apply eyeshadows after the application of eye pencil or any other kind of eyeliner: it would make your look softer and dreamy. If you want to make your look more dramatic, apply eyeliner after the application of eye-shadows. Then curl your eyelashes, it would add them shape. Then finish your eye make-up with a layer of mascara. In order to add more volume to your eyelashes and to make them appear bigger use a dense mascara. Never line the inner edge of the lower eyelashes, it would make your eyes visually smaller.

The Secret of Big Eyes


  1. Eye is major and sensitive part of our life. We have to follow precautions while applying eye makeup. We use different techniques depending on eye sight. This post gave excellent eye makeup methods for natural beauty.

  2. Oh, great. I win for having eyes in the Best of the Worst category:
    Close together, deep set, down-turned at the corners, muddy green-brown.
    AND I don’t even have decent eyebrows – they’re thinning to the point of being non-existent.

    Is there a very creative genius makeup artist can come up with the right eye makeup regimen for me? Thanks!

  3. What a great article! Well-written, and covering everything. I’ve definitely got your site bookmarked so I can come back and read more!

  4. So did I miss the section on making small eyes look bigger…? Coz I don’t even think that’s listed and it’s a major problem I have. I know how to line, curl & mascara the top lashes (only) to open the eye & make them look bigger, is there anything I’m missing that might help make small eyes look bigger?

  5. i wish to learn more on the beauty tips of eye makeup.This is because i have faced problem in my eye makeup .Please do help me.


  6. i have been studying make-up arts for the past months in an academy i go to..and u actually summerized allll the details i learned there!! thx alot…n i love the make up on the girl here..her sking color rymes very well with all the make up…whats the foundation u used here??

  7. I am 36 yrs and have big brown eyes, my problem is that my upper eye lids have lost the crease and have no depth. my eyelids are appear puffy

  8. Hi, Claudia, try darker shadow shades and use dark eyeliner for the upper lids. You can apply the eyeliner just close to the lash line, starting from the inner corner. Always use black mascara, as it can “hide” the puffiness. As a rule, dark colors make things and body parts visually smaller.

    Also, drink less water and eat less salt, as these two ingredients often contribute to eye puffiness and swellings.

  9. Hey Danita you and I are in the exact same boat when it comes to eye shape. Mine are a blah green color though not too muddy and my eyebrows aren’t thin..in fact I think they may be a little too thick but I laughed when I read your post because I was thinking the same thing. Oh well, we’ll be the very very best of the worst!

  10. I have Asian eyes. I didn’t know that the lighter shades help your eyes look bigger. I always use darker shade because I thought it would make my eye bigger… I will try to use lighter shades and see how it looks! Thanks!!

  11. i need some tips for bridal makup. bqz my marriage com soon/. plz give me some tips for beauty face. and beauty body espicaly thanks

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