Mid-Week Beauty Masterclass: Corrective Make-up {Part IIIb - Eyes}

Good afternoon beauties! To catch up from last week's post, here are the rest of the eye shapes that are most commonly encountered and which are the best ways to apply make-up in order to portray them to their full advantage.

Deep Set Eyes: in this case, the eyes are deep set into the socket and therefore, the crease is not really naturally defined so we have to cater for that to make the eyes appear larger.
~ eyebrows have to be shaped in an arched fashion and always highlight this area to open up the eyes.
~ glittery/shimmery eyeshadow can be used all over the lid and create the crease with a dark eyeshadow. Take care to blend the crease eyeshadow and highlighter.
~ apply eyeliner to the outer corners and finish off with several coats of mascara.

Down-turned eyes: as you can see from the above picture, such an eye shape is characterized by a sad look imparted to the eyes due to the fact the eyes are lower at the outer corner than they are at the inner corner.  Thereby, the aim here is to 'lift' the outer corner.
~ have the brows shaped in an arch and highlight with a shimmery highlighter.
~ apply a pale eyeshadow to the inner 1/3 of the eye and on the rest of the lid, apply a darker eyeshadow.
~ apply mascara on the upper lashes only.

Narrow eyes: these are typified by a lot of space between the eyes themselves and the brows.
~ eyeshadow should be applied as follows: light in the center; medium shades in the inner corner and darker shades in the outer corner. Careful not to extend it more than the natural shape of the eyes.
~ apply a matte eyeshadow in the are between the brows and the eyes and highlight just under the arch of the brows.
~ use an eyelash curler to make the eyes appear wider and apply 3 - 4 coats of mascara.

Oriental eyes: these are basically the opposite of down-turned eyes shaped-wise.
~ make the crease appear more defined by using a medium coloured eyeshadow and apply a matte colour in the area over the crease to emphasize it and give the eyes a more rounded shape.
~ eyeliner is to be applied to the lower lash line and emphasize it with eyeshadow.  Finish with several coats of mascara on both upper and lower lashes.

So that's the end of the Corrective Make-Up Series ladies! Try out the different techniques discussed according to your own needs and let me know if they work for you!

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