The Complete Guide to Where to Put Your Eye Makeup

Finally, an easy way to decode those complicated tutorials.

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Eyeliner, eye shadow, blending brushes — oh my! Learning to use eye
makeup is no easy task, even for seasoned beauty buffs. If you have a
tough time decoding all those tricky makeup tutorials, I have an easy
guide to each part of the eye so you know where all those eyeliners,
mascaras, eye shadows, etc. should go:

Brow Bone/Highlight

If you want your brows to "pop" and open up your eye area, you can add a matte or shimmery pale eye shadow directly under the brow.

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Lid

Typically, your main shade or shades of eye shadow go on your eyelid,
but you can get creative with your eyeliner here, as well. Some people
have a lot of space here, while others have very little — it varies from
person to person.

Related: 10 Cheap Eyeshadow Buys!

Crease

Between your brow bone and eyelid, applying a darker shade of
eyeshadow here, right along your eye socket, adds dimension to your eye.
Tip: If you have hooded eyes, play with different placements for crease
shadow, opening your eyes after each test to see which placement makes
your crease shadow visible.

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Outer V

The outermost corner of the eye where eyeliner or deeper shades of
eyeshadow are typically applied in a "V" shape, though you can blend
your makeup into a "C" shape for a softer effect.

Upper Lashline

Right along and above the edges of your upper eyelid where your
eyelashes begin, you can define your eye with eyeliner or eye shadow, or
even simply mascara.

Waterline

The inner rim of the eye, the waterline can be host to dark eyeliner to add a smoky look or pale nude eyeliner to make the eye look wider and more awake.

Lower Lashline

Just below the waterline, your lower lashline is where liner and shadow can be applied to define the eyes.

Tear Duct

This is the inner corner of the eye, and where you can add a little pale or shimmery shadow here to open things up.

Related: "5 Eyeliner Pens I've Used and Loved" by Cosmo Editor @nandinibhalla

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