Eyeliners are like clothes, one size never fits all (Seriously, if you find an article of clothing that claims to be ‘one size fits all’, put it back on the rack and retreat. Those pieces of clothing are usually always poorly made and made with terrible fabrics. RUN!) And, like clothing, one should apply eyeliner in a fashion that will best go with his/her eye shape. By knowing the right type of eyeliner and the right application process for your eye, you’re able to enhance the features you want, while at the same time downplaying the features better left alone.
By knowing the right type of eyeliner and the right application process for your eye, you’re able to enhance the features you want, while at the same time downplaying the features better left alone.
Take for example my hooded eyes. Because I have hooded eyes, I want to play up the outer corners of my eyes in an upward angle to make them appear as though they have shape, while leaving the bottom line untouched, otherwise my eyes will have the illusion of droopiness.
Almond eyes are absolutely perfect for winged eyeliner, think Adele type of winged eyeliners. Winged eyeliner helps to open up the eye and almost give the illusion of a double eyelid, something that most people with almond eyes do not have. Also, because of their shape, almond eyes can easily rock eyeliner that fully encircles the eyes, meaning both upper and bottom can be traced.
For those of you with round eyes, consider yourself lucky. Round eyes can pretty much pull off any style of eyeliner. Whether it’s charcoal eyeliner along the bottom lid or liquid eyeliner along the top lid, round eyes have a gift of pulling it off. The only important thing to look out for is the thickness of the eyeliner. If you have round eyes, it’s best to always apply a very thin line of eyeliner, or else you have a tendency to look like a sunken eye racoon.
Not as nice sounding as ‘almond eyes’, but protruding eyes can also have their moment in the sun of the eyeliner gods. The tricky thing about protruding eyes is that they are usually quite large and round. Because of their shape, it’s especially hard for them to pull off dark colors without looking like a black eye. However, this can be helped with the use of a little liquid eyeliner. Starting from the center, never the inner corner, work your way out to the outer corner of the eye and create a subtle wing. By doing this, you are pulling your eyes out, while still keeping their envious size.