Every woman has different shaped eyes. Some have large eyes, some have small, some have round eyes, some have longer oriental eyes. Knowing how to do the right eye makeup for your eye shape helps you accentuate your eyes. You don’t have to change them – makeup should aim to accentuate and enhance what you already have, not change how you look.
Here are some tips for accentuating different eye shapes, as recommended by Her World magazine.
Large Eyes: Wear a darker shade on the lids and extend it to the crease. Then use a light shimmer under the brow to highlight the area.
Deep-set Eyes: A light colour on the lids and under the brow works wonders. Follow with a medium colour in the crease and emphasise the corners with more shadow.
Wide-set Eyes: Use darker colours on the inner corners of the eyes.
Hooded Eyes: Apply light colours on the lid, then use a darker colour from the centre of the lid to the outer corners and blend.
Round Eyes: Use a darker shade all around the eyelid and extend it to the outer corners for a more elongated look
Oriental Eyes: Highlight under the brow and use a light shadow on the inner half of the eyelid, with a darker shade on the outer half.
Small Eyes: Limit the use of eyeshadow and eye liner. Apply a light colour to the lids and a darker colour to the crease.
Personally, I don’t subscribe to the last one for small eyes. I think using eyeshadow and eyeliner works wonders for small eyes as it draws attention to the eyes, which is what you want to do.
These are just general guides, not must follows. Just do whatever works for you and so long as you look beautiful, who cares what rules you follow?