Wednesday, February 15, 2017

How to Find Your Eye Shape, and Learning the Techniques For it


So it’s that time of the week again…Wednesday Weekly Beauty Posts, and today, as well as the next few Wednesdays, is going to be all about eyes! It’s going to be a lot of information so grab a pen and take note, and let’s get started.

Step 1 - How to Find Your Eye Shape
  • Put your hair up and away from your face
  • Look straight into your mirror at arm’s length… Are they Round? Almond? Oval? Small? Big?

 Once you figured that out we can move on to the next step

Step 2 - Where Does Your Eyes Sit According to Position
  • Average
  • Deep set
  • Wide-set
  • Close set
  • Down Turned
  • Hooded
  • Protruding/Prominent

Try and find the closest match from the picture chart below
Eye Shape Chart

Eye Techniques for Different(All) Eyes Shapes
Most makeup artists try to achieve the look of larger, almond shaped eyes. So not ever makeup look you see on most models faces will look “good “on everybody, but now that you know your eye shape, and type you can now recreate the look you love and make it look even better for your eyes.

Quick Tips: 
  1. Lighter eyeshadow enlarges and brings the eye forward vs. Darker eyeshadow recedes the eyes.
  2. If your eyes are on the smaller end of the scale, stick to lighter eyeshadow. If it’s on the larger end, wear deeper shades.  If your eyes are deep set, use lighter shades to prevent making them appear smaller and closing them in. and if you have protruding eyes and you want to minimize them, use darker shadow around them.
Step 3 - Eye Techniques for Eyes Shapes

Eye Diagram
Eye Makeup Placement Chart

Considered to have "perfect" proportions, any eye technique will work.

Average: Apply contour along the lash line, then along crease for a V-shape. Blend the application. Create a wedge at the outer corner using an accent color. Line upper and lower lashes.

Down Turned Set: The focus for this eye shape is to shade "Up and out". apply liner close to the upper lash line and blend shadow along the socket line in the outer 2/3 of the eyes. curling lashes and applying mascara can also to "lift" the eyes.

Wide Set: The emphasis is on the inside half of the eye above the crease. Apply contour shade along lash line from the inner corner out, and then back along the crease to inner corner. Add an accent color in a small wedge at the outer corner, being careful not to extend beyond the edge. Line upper lashes from corner to corner, adding a little lift to the outside. Line lower lashes and gently smudge.

Close Set: The emphasis is on the out half of the eye. Apply contour shade along the lash line and in along crease, starting above the outer edge of the iris, extending beyond outside corner and up. Blend the application.
Make a large wedge at outer corner with the accent color. Line upper lashes from the inner corner, or past outer corner of the eye. Emphasize mascara application on outer lashes.

Deep Set: The key is to lessen the shadows on the inner corner and make the brow bone area look less recessed. Apply more base color at the inner corner of the lid. Apply contour shade out along the lash line and in along the crease, stopping just above the inner edge of the iris. Add a little more color under lower lashes from inside edge of iris to outer corner. Add accent color lightly along the crease, blending well. Line upper lashes from inner corner to just past the outer corner, lower lashes from the outer corner into just below the pupil, gently smudging.

Protruding/Prominent Lids: The key is to contour below the crease to draw attention away from how much lid is exposed and to emphasize the upper lash line. Add contour shade over the entire eyelid, blending carefully. Apply accent color along lash line from inner corner to slightly past outer corner, then in below crease instead of along it. Line upper lashes from the inner corner out, with the line getting thicker at the outer corner. Line lower lashes, then gently smudge upper and lower line application.

Hooded Lids: The key is to use color to make it seem as though more of the lid is showing. Apply contour shade on the lid from corner to corner, extending slightly above crease, and under lower lashes, working from outside corner to inner edge of iris. Apply accent color close to lash line above the center of the pupil and blend outward. Line upper lashes corner to corner, lower lashes from outside corner to the inside of iris. (Keep Makeup simple and use matte colors in medium to dark shades)

Common Eyeshadow Looks

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