When it comes to eyeliner, there isn't a shape that is going to make you look bad, but certain tricks accentuate them and can even bring symmetry to asymmetrical eyes. Rita Ora's makeup artist Kathy Jeung created six looks for six different eye shapes which you can enjoy below in one handy chart!
Asymmetrical Eyes: If one is slightly larger than the other, you'll want to use a liner technique that will help you correct and equal out both your eyes. Jeung suggests using a black kohl liner, like Rimmel London ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eye Liner in "Black," along the lashline, from the inner corner to the outer corner, increasing the width at the outer corner on the slightly uneven eye only to make it appear wider and even.
Close-Set Eyes: The key to this eye shape is creating the illusion that your eyes are wider apart than they are. First, use concealer on the inner corners to lighten and open up the eye area. Then, on the outer third part of your eye, create a "V" shape using a black liner, and then trace the shape with a jumbo liquid liner to make a thick wing, such as Rimmel London ScandalEyes Jumbo Liquid Eye Liner in "Black."
Monolids: Extend the product up the upper lid so the fold on the lower lid doesn't hide your liner. Jeung recommends using a waterproof black pencil, like Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil, along the lashline from inner to outer corner and stopping where the eye ends. You can also smudge it out at the outer corners, using a small smudger brush, like Bobbi Brown Eye Smudge Brush".
Wide Eyes: Wide eyes can handle a lot of look, so go bold. Jeung loves a really thick cat-eye on this eye shape. Using a waterproof black liner pencil, create a tiny "V" in the inner corner of your eye. Then, go over the line with a liquid liner (a waterproof, dual-sided liner with a soft kajal eyeliner on one end and ultra-black liquid liner on the other), and wing it out at the outer corner for a patent-leather look.
Small Eyes: To widen small eyes, apply a taupe shadow over the eyelid all the way up to the crease. Next, along the lashline, use a black kohl pencil. Try Chanel Le Crayon Khol Intense Eye Pencil in "Noir." Smudge it with your fingertip and top with a dark brown eye shadow, increasing the amount of shadow at the outer corners. Try Nars Matte Eyeshadow in "Coconut Grove." Along the lower lashline, repeat the black liner/brown shadow combo. Lastly, apply a light pink blush, like Benefit Cosmetics Coralista, using a fluffy eyeshadow brush to the upper outer corners of your eyelid, which instantly opens up the eye.
Almond Eyes: To accentuate almond eyes, line the inner upper and lower lashes with a waterproof kohl pencil the entire way around your eyes, then trace the outer corners of the upper and lower lashlines, smudging it with a smudged brush. Then, top it with a gunmetal gray shadow to soften it and use bronzer to accentuate the crease for a natural effect. Try MAC Cosmetics Eye Shadow in "Scene."
By Carly Cardellino
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