Tips for applying eyeshadow according to your eye shape
This could be where you’ve been going wrong all these years
Adjusting the placement of your eyeshadow to suit the proportions of your eyes will ensure your end result is the most flattering for you. Check out the four variations below, choose the eye shape that best describes you, and begin fine-tuning your eye makeup look.
If your lid and under-brow are in proportion
Firstly, apply a light eyeshadow shade to the lid. Then, use a medium-tone shadow just above the crease, gradually darkening from the outer edge of the eye to bring it ‘up and out’.
If you have a small lid and small under-brow area
Apply a light tone to the entire under-brow area. Use a darker shadow on the outer third of the lid, blending gently upwards towards the outer end of the brow.
If you have a prominent lid but small under-brow
Apply a light eyeshadow to your eyelid, under-brow and crease. Next, use a darker colour on the outer third of the under-brow area, blending gently towards the outer end of the brow. To make the lid recede, apply a medium neutral shadow to the inner two-thirds of lid. Don’t apply to crease if it’s dark and sunken.
If you have a small lid and large under-brow area
Blend a light-hued shadow over the lid and under-brow section. Then apply a darker shade in the form of a half-moon just above the crease to sculpt and minimise the look of your under-brow gap. This will ‘open’ your eyes and keep them from appearing droopy.
Annie Millar is a Beauty Expert with more than 30 years experience in the Beauty Industry. Her qualifications include Life Coaching, Makeup Artistry, Beauty Therapy and Secondary Teaching. She is currently the Beauty and Lifestyle Editor for Better Homes and Gardens magazine.