Now that all the focus is on eye makeup, eyeliners are getting a lot of attention these days. That said, eyeliners are perfect for creating a little drama, even on the days when you’re wearing the simplest of makeup. But perfecting your eyeliner is pretty much a daunting challenge in the makeup world. It requires patience and practice. Plus, you’ve got to find out which style is right for your eye shape! Of course, there are no hard and fast rules and you can try any trend and styles irrespective of your eye shape. But, if you are looking for tricks and tips to make your hooded eyes look bigger or your downturned eyes look more awake, then you have come to the right place.
To help you find the way out, we’ve put together a quick guide of eyeliner styles that works for your eye shape. Give it a try and see the difference!
Eye Shape: Almond Eyes
You have almond-shaped eyes when you have a clear crease in your eyelid and your iris meets the white on both the top and bottom of your eyelid. The corners can be raised slightly, much like the corners of an almond. Hence the name ‘Almond’.
Eyeliner Style: Classic Cat Eye Liner
Traditionally, a classic winged eyeliner emphasises the shape of your eyes, making them look fresh and beautiful. Use the Maybelline New York Hyper Liquid Liner and start from the middle, stick as close to your lash line as you can, and when you get to the end, drag the line down. Simple!
Of course, don’t be afraid to try this look with your favourite colour, be it brown, blue or green. You’re going to love it!
Eye Shape: Hooded Eyes
One way to tell if you have hooded eyes is when your skin appears to be folding from your brow bone to the top of your lash line. The crease of the eye is not visible with this shape when your eyes are open.
Eyeliner Style: Basic Winged Eyeliner
Since your eyelid is hooded, you can make the line thick as a thin line will disappear as soon as you open your eyes. Start with the first style, and when you get to the end, simply wing your liner out. Use the Sugar Graphic Jam 36 Hr Eyeliner in Blackest Black to create the look.
Eye Shape: Downturned Eyes
As the name suggests, downturned eyes tend to point downward at the outer corners towards the direction of your cheekbones.
Eyeliner Style: Pin-Up Eyeliner
This style is similar to a cat’s eye. All you have to do is to stretch the line past the outer corner of your eye and draw it up a little. The SUGAR Kohl Of Honour Intense Kajal will give you the exact finish you need to create this look.
Eye Shape: Close Set Eyes
With a close eye, the inner corners of your eyes are closer to each other, meaning they have less distance between them, which makes your eyes look smaller.
Eyeliner Style: Double-Winged Liner
A double-winged eyeliner will create an illusion of bigger eyes. First, draw a double line and make sure the second wing comes from below the first. Make sure it has the same thickness so that it doesn’t look odd. Try using the Maybelline Line Tattoo High Impact Eyeliner to achieve this look.
Eyeliner Style: Dramatic Winged Liner
For the monolid eye shape, it’s all about making the eyeliner dramatic. Nudge the liner as you reach the outer edges and be sure to exaggerate the wing too (give it a good flick!) This will give your eyes a good shape and definition. Lakme Eyeconic Kajal Black is your best bet to create the drama.
Eyeliner Style: Egyptian Eyeliner
For round eyes, all you have to do is to elongate them into a more exotic shape. Use SUGAR Eye Told You So Smudgeproof Eyeliner and line the upper lash line and play with a long, extended wing or a smudge in both the upper and lower lines on the outside corners.
Expert Tips To Swoosh It Like A Pro!
1. Don’t tug your eyes, always start from the middle of the lid instead
2. Don’t line the lower lash line when you have smaller eyes, this makes the eyes look even smaller. The key? Line only half of the lower lash line and blend!
3. Use a setting powder to set your liner which helps it last longer and gives a perfect, matte look
With these tips and tricks, now you’ll be able to wear the type of eyeliner that’ll bring out your best features!