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Different eye shapes require different makeup techniques to look as big, bright and bewitching as possible. Whether you have deep-set, wide-set, close-set or perfectly almond eyes, consult our eye makeup guide to find the most flattering shadow and liner applications for your eye shape.

That’s why we’ve devised this handy little chart so whether you’ve got exotic Asian or dramatic deep-set eyes you can look your best.

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Technique:

  • Do:
  • » Use lighter iridescent shades on your lids to bring them out of their deep sockets and make them pop.
  • » Experiment with a darker contour shade in the crease for added drama.
  • Don't:
  • » Try a smoky eye without a highlighter shadow. Your eyes will get lost!

Technique:

  • Do:
  • » Create the illusion of width by lining only the outer half of the eye.
  • » Dab some very light shadow or liner on the inner corner of eyes right next to your nose. This will brighten them up.
  • Don't:
  • » Forget to use more mascara on the outer corners of your eye!

Technique:

  • Do:
  • » Accentuate your upswept outer corner with dark liner for a sexy cat-eye look.
  • » Apply shadows in 3 tones (neutral on brow bone, medium on lid, and dark in the crease area) to make lids appear more defined and larger.

Technique:

  • Do:
  • » Line top and bottom lids lightly, apply plenty of mascara, and curl away. Extend your liner slightly past outer corners to create a small upturn and add definition on the lower half of your eye.
  • Don't:
  • » Get too complicated. The more simple, the better as you don't want to overwhelm your eye shape.

Technique:

  • Do:
  • » Apply a deep colored liner along the entire rim of your lower lashes, inlcuding the inner corners which will inner eye corner to draw your eyes closer together visually.
  • » Place a lighter shadow over the middle of the eye to give your eye a more rounded appearance.
  • Don't:
  • » Extend eyeliner past the outer corners of your eyes.

Application style:

Try on one of the following eyeliner styles:

Application style:

Try on one of the following eyeliner styles:

Application style:

Try on one of the following eyeliner styles:

Application style:

Try on one of the following eyeliner styles:

Application style:

Try on one of the following eyeliner styles:

We recommend:

Smashbox Eye Shadow in Champagne

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e.l.f. Brightening Eye Color in Pretty n' Pink

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Nars Liquid Eyeliner in Angel Heart

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Revlon Fabulash Mascara in Blackest Black

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Bourjois Kohl & Contour in Noir Expert 01

Smashbox Eye Shadow in Champagne e.l.f. Brightening Eye Color in Pretty n’ Pink Nars Liquid Eyeliner in Angel Heart Revlon Fabulash Mascara in Blackest Black Bourjois Kohl & Contour in Noir Expert
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