Determine Your Eye Shape for Perfect Eye Makeup

Determine Your Eye Shape for Perfect Eye Makeup

When it comes to eye makeup, especially eyeshadow, the shape of the eyes is everything. The right eyeshadow can make eyes look big, brilliant and alluring, while the wrong eyeshadow can make them look dull, small and unwelcoming.


But even before a woman considers eyeshadow, she needs to consider the shape of her eyes. Here’s how to tell the shape:

Hooded Eyes

Theses eyes have lids that look heavy and partly closed.

Wide-Set Eyes

If a woman isn’t sure whether or not her eyes are wide-set, she should measure one of her eyes. If the space between her eyes is larger than the width of the eye, her eyes are wide-set.

Close-Set Eyes

Conversely, the difference between close-set eyes is lecithin the width of the person’s eye.

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Prominent Eyes

These people have full eyes and eyelids that look like they extend out from the face.

Deep-Set Eyes

These eyes are set deep into their sockets, which makes the brow bone seem prominent.

Almond Shaped Eyes

This is self-explanatory, but if a person isn’t sure, they should look straight into a mirror. If part of their iris is covered by their eyelid, they have almond shaped eyes.

Downturned Eyes

This means the outer corners of the eyes turn slightly downward. Though they can make a woman look a bit wistful, these types of eyes belonged to some of the most beautiful women in history, like Marilyn Monroe. The opposite, of course, are upturned eyes.

Monolid Eyes

These eyes have eyelids that don’t have a crease.

How To Apply Eyeshadow
The purpose of eyeshadow is to shape the lid by reducing the look of what the wearer doesn’t want seen and to bring forward what she does want seen and to define and open up the eyes. Basically, applying eyeshadow is the same for all eyes with minor adjustments. There are three key ingredients:

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• The Highlight
Everything that is highlighted will become more prominent. A highlight with a matte finish makes the look more subtle than eyeshadow with a dramatic shimmer. The highlight is applied to the brow bone and the eyelid, but not all the way from the lash line to the brow, since this is unflattering. Add some to the inside corner of the lower lash line to make the eye look larger.

• The Midtone
The midtone is the most important shade. It’s deeper than the highlight but lighter that the contour shade and is important in defining the crease of the eye. Ideally, the midtone is closer to the wearer’s skin tone and has a matte finish. It is applied from the outside corner of the eyelid and moved along the crease of the eyelid all the way to the inside corner.

• The Contour
The contour shade is the deepest color and is used to reshape the eyelid and define the eye, sometimes dramatically. Because of this, there are more contour shades than highlight or midtone shades. To apply, brush across the top lash line from the outside corner toward the inside corner. Blend it in with the eyeliner with a brush. Then, bring the color up to the outer portion of the eyelid crease, and blend it inward to make a gradation of color. The outer corner of the eye should be the darkest and the color should lighten as it’s moved toward the center of the eyelid. To be really dramatic, apply several layers of color.

Tips for Different Eyes
Wide-set eyes should look like they’re a bit closer together than they are, so the inside hollows of the eye next to the bridge of the nose should be darkened.

Close-set eyes have the opposite problem, so the inside corners of the eyes need to be kept light, which will make the eyes seem farther apart. Darker shades should be concentrated on the outside corners.

Eyeshadow for deep-set eyes should bring the eyes forward while de-emphasizing the brow bone. It is best to avoid dark eyeshadows, which make the eyes seem even deeper than they are.

Downturned eyes need to be turned up just a little, and it’s easy to do. Don’t allow the colors of the eyeshadow to meet at the outer corner of the eye. It gives the eye a bit of a visual lift.

Learning how to bring out the best in the eyes is fun, and some people have turned it into a money-spinning art form. A woman should feel free to experiment until she’s found the colors and shades that are best for her.

The Best Lipsticks You Need This Holiday Season

The Best Lipsticks You Need This Holiday Season

Pucker up! Lips can make or a break an entire look and with the holiday season steadily approaching, it wouldn’t be fair for your lips if they weren’t dressed in the hottest holiday shades. From nudes to reds to even blues and from mattes to satin finishes, this list covers all the grounds for the best lipsticks you will need this holiday season!



Pink And Nude Shades

With so many nude shades to choose from, how will you ever decide?! Darker nudes that lean more toward a pinkish color are definitely trending this winter season, mainly because anyone can pull them off. Whether you prefer a matte lip or a glossy shine, we’ve got you covered with the hottest color to pair with your holiday ensemble. These colors are great for your everyday look too, so feel free to buy more than one!

1) NYX Lip Lingerie In Embellishment


2) MAC Matte Lipstick in Whirl


3) MAC Lipstick in Velvet Teddy


4) NYX Matte Lip Cream in London


Red Shades


Don’t be afraid to mix up your classic red shades and try something a little more fun this holiday season. A deep red is great for darker skin tones and a bright red will pop against fair skin! And hey, why not play with some might just end up loving it!

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5) NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Cherry Skies


6) Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in American Doll


7) E.L.F. Moisturizing Lipstick in Orange Dream

Purple Shades

Purple lips are totally trending this year. Anything out of the ordinary is definitely welcomed and purple lipstick is giving ordinary colors a run for their money. Try a purple shade for a night out with the ladies on the weekend. It will be sure to add some pizzazz to your outfit, and you might just have all eyes on you (or your lips!)

8) Milani Metallic Lip Cream in Raving Matte


9) NYX Matte Lip Cream in Transylvania


Brown Shades

I think it’s safe to say Kylie Jenner brought the brown lips back. While popular in the 90s, shades of brown seemed to disappear within the last decade, but now they’re back and better than ever! Try a matte brown lip and you probably won’t be disappointed. This dark color is perfect for the winter and anyone can pull it off!

10) Milani Matte Lip Cream in Covet


Blue Shades

We all know Kat Von D Liquid Lipsticks give you some of the best matte pouts in the game. But if you tend to be a daredevil, give blue a try. Blue is definitely not the most popular color or the easiest to work with, but if you like it, who cares? Show off your unique side and don’t be afraid to stand out from the crowd with this killer shade.

11) Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Echo


12) Lime Crime Peerless Lipstick Collection in Denim


Do you have any lip colors in mind that could be some of the best lipsticks this holiday season? Feel free to share in the comments below!