We all have our little flaws, it’s completely normal and in my opinion it adds to the appearance . But it’s ok to correct them with a little bit of make-up, nothing wrong with that! The most important aspect of make-up is understanding your face and how to work with that.It’s all about balancing things out and there is a certain logic to it (which is not always easy to see). Today I’m showing you how I correct my eye shape. Now ‘correct’ is a big word because I actually did it without really thinking it through in the past, but you know how some things seems to work better with your face? And you kind of stick to that because it looks ‘right’? Now I know there are lots and lots of different eye shapes, but since there is a certain logic to this I hope you’ll like it anyway .
So let’s start analysing my eye shape. First of all, my eyes look quite close to each other. Because of the studio lightning (curse you!) it looks not that apparent, but in real life my eyes look quite close set. So I always adjust my eye make-up on that because I don’t want to make it look even more closer to each other.
Second of all, my eyes on the upper part go very straight down (this sounds more dramatic than it is, lol). But they look a bit ‘droopy’. It’s actually hard to show on photo, but trust me, the line goes down. That’s why eye liner is my best friend, if I don’t use it, it tends to look a bit ‘off’. Now before anyone goes ‘aaaw Teri, your eyes are totally fine’, it’s ok, I want to help people with this, I don’t mind my flaws at all. It’s not about being perfect, it’s about being you! So let me show you what I do to flatter my eyes in the best way!
So this is just the basics, you can use any shade you want, it’s about the idea behind it. To prevent my eyes looking even more closer to each other I always use a lighter and a darker eyeshadow on my eyelid. You can use more, but I always use at least two shades. Here I used a medium brown all over the lid and a darker shade in the outer corners of the eye lid. You want to create some space here, so the accent is on the outer corners of your eyes, not the inner!
After applying the eye shadows I focus on the eye liner. You don’t need eye liner, a dark eyeshadow or pencil is good too. What we want is to create a bit of an illision of a thicker outer corner lash line. So when you line your eyes, it’s really important for this kind of eye shape to keep it thin until the middle of the eye. After that you can thicken it up so you correct the ‘droopy’ eye line.
Now the end of the eye liner is really important. Basically you have to extend the line of your lower lash line and go from there. If I don’t do this, my eyes look a bit like droopy puppy eyes, lol. It actually accentuates the droopyness. Also another important detail is to not go too low with the eye liner, again it will make your eyes look more droopy, we want to lift it all up! As for the lower lash line, don’t line all the way, your eyes will look close set, so line half way or a bit further. As for the inner corners of your eyes, highlight them and let them shine! It gives a very fresh look and you will appear more wide eyed.
Last step is lashes. I always curl them and apply mascara. If you are going for falsies, try to go for an accent lash or lashes with the accent on the outer corners. This will all add to the wider eyed look.
And that’s it, not that hard right? We didn’t have to use any higher science for this, just a bit of logic. The eyes look more balanced just using these few guide lines. You can mix it up a bit with some other shades and all that, just experiment! Now I’m not saying that this is the only way to do your eyes when you have eyes like me, it’s one of the options and it’s easy. I like to play around too, ‘break’ the rules a bit and do whatever I feel like doing, but I do find that this is one of the simple ways to do my eye make-up.
I really hope you liked it, I might do one for the face shape as well, or maybe another type of eye if I can snatch myself a willing volunteer (looks at boyfriend)!