All About Eyes
How to get the best look, with the least amount of effort.
The mystery of where to place your eyeshadow is about to be revealed, using these simple guidelines, you can discover what eye shape you have, and where to best place your make-up.
Things to look for to discover your eye shape:
How much the mobile lid is exposed when the eye is open
How much space is between the lash line and brow
How far the eyes sit back, or protrude from the socket
Firmness of the skin on the lid
How far the eyes are spaced apart
So we’re on the same page, below is a diagram showing the areas referred to throughout this article and the names used. Here is a list of typical eye shapes, however nature is a wonderful thing and you may find you have elements of more than one.
Simply combine the knowledge together and make those beautiful eyes shine!
Close set eyes
If your eyes are spaced less than one eye width apart (this is the length of one eye from your inner corner to outer corner), you have close set eyes.
You can create distance between them by using light colours on the inside of the eye and extending the eye shape with darker colours to the outside. Use your Organic Mineral Eyeliner only on the outside of the lash line and curling your lashes will add extra pop and extension.
Wide set eyes
As you may have guessed, wide set eyes are more than one eye space apart. To give the illusion that they are closer, start with a lighter colour across the lid applied with the base brush.
Draw the eyes together by blending a darker colour from the outer edge of the eye through the crease right to the inside corner with the blending brush (you can really get a dramatic effect by increasing the dark shade on the inside corner, but this can be a little bold for some - try a mid tone shadow if unsure). Try not to extend the darker shade past the outside corner, this will help bring your eyes closer.
Use your Organic Mineral Eyeliner from the inner corner of the lash line to the outer side of the eye. Concentrate on making sure you get a good coverage of Magic Mineral Mascara on your inner lashes. Filling your eyebrows in if they are also wide set is a great way to bring the look together.
Down turned eyes
Think up and out to turn down turned eyes up. Darker colours should be blended through the crease on the outer two thirds of the eye with the blending brush to create a lift. Use a thin liner close to the lashes on the upper lid.
Curling lashes and an abundance of Magic Mineral Mascara will help to create upward movement. Also, try the Organic Mineral Eyeliner on the bottom waterline to help define the eye shape.
If your eyes sit forward in the socket, this is a protruding eye, and can often dominate your face.
Make them appear further back by using darker colours. Apply a deep colour over entire lid with the base brush and up into the crease, blending out softly towards the outer side with the blending brush.
Bring your brows forward with a highlighter on the brow bone to emphasize, and use a thicker liner on the top lid to make it appear smaller, extending the colour underneath the eye as well.
Lashings of lashes will help on the top lid, so curl and reapply your Magic Mineral Mascara.
If your eyelid isn’t completely visible when the eye is open, you have a hooded eye. It is important to make the eyes pop with a colour that suits, and define the eye to bring it forward.
Put a light colour across (such as one of the Natural Eye Pallete Trio) the lid with the base brush. Create a false crease with a darker colour, this means applying a contouring shadow with the blending brush through the crease, but higher than usual so the colour is still seen while the eye is open.
Use a very fine liner on the upper lid and on the underside of the eye is a great way to enlarge the eyes. To add a little colour to a hooded eye, apply it to the underside of the lashes, as it is always visible.
Layers of the Magic Mineral Mascara will help open the eyes too.
Elongate round eyes by applying a light shade all over with the base brush.
With the blending brush work a darker colour through the crease and up on the outer side of the eye to give extension.
Use dark liner on the outer two thirds of the eye, top and bottom, getting thicker towards the outer edge. Layers of Mineral Mascara will help but only on the top lashes.
You have what is considered the ‘perfect’ eye shape! The almond shape can wear any style of makeup, so go crazy ladies!
So, we hope that this helps to clarify a few tips and tricks on how to get the very best from your eye shape, but remember, experimentation is the best way to learn, so enjoy.