To all the almond-eyed ladies out there—wow, do you have it made.
Ultra-feminine and classically beautiful, Your Cleopatra-esque lids are an extremely desired eye shape. “Ideally, most women want to make their eyes appear almond shaped,” says MAC Senior Artist John Stapleton says. “Most techniques in makeup are employed to achieve this exact eye shape.”
To accentuate your covetable eye shape even more, line your upper and lower lash lines and go as bold as you dare—jet-black liquid liners are an almond-eyed gal’s best friend.
Josie Maran Magic Marker Argan Liquid Eye Liner in Ink, $22
Our favorite narrow-eyed beauties: Carey Mulligan, Ellen Pompeo, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sandra Oh, Kirsten Dunst, Jessica Biel and Taylor Swift
In our opinion, narrow eyes don’t get enough props—there’s something so mysterious and sexy about them. Yep, gals with narrow eyes are the ones who keep us on our toes.
MAC Senior Artist John Stapleton suggests avoiding heavy, dark shadow and liner, which can overpower narrow eyes and close them up too much. Stick with light, iridescent shadows instead.
Stila Eye Shadow in Poppy, Cloud, Kitten or Shell, $18 each
Our favorite round-eyed beauties: Zooey Deschanel and Twiggy
When it comes to eye shapes, round is feminine and versatile—you can try out a lot of different makeup looks on round eyes.
Round eyes look very youthful, and you can exaggerate your eyes’ girly fullness by shading all around the perimeter with a smoky eyeshadow.
It’s also easy to make them appear more almond-shaped. The trick? Apply liner around the perimeter of the eye, and then extend the liner out to create a beautiful almond shape, says MAC senior artist John Stapelton.
If you have small, round eyes and want them to appear bigger, use the same technique with light or frosty liner shades to really open up the eyes.
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Bourbon, $18
Our favorite hooded-eyed beauties: Lucy Liu and Blake Lively
Hooded lids—very common among Asian ancestry, but seen in every ethnicity—require some clever makeup mastery.
With this eye shape, a piece of skin folds over the lower part of the eyelid, so dark shadows are best to make the lid stand out. No wonder bold makeup looks amazing on this type of eye.
“A hooded lid looks amazing with a smoky eye,” says MAC Senior Artist John Stapleton. “Pump up that lash line and line inside on the inner rims of the eyes.”
Liquid liner on the upper lids will stay put and won’t smear all over the folds of your sexy hooded eyes.
NYX Super Fat Eye Marker in Carbon Black, $10
Our favorite deep-eyed beauties: Katie Couric, Jennifer Aniston, Kristen Stewart, Keira Knightley, Iman, Kate Middleton, Tina Fey, Melina Karakaredes, Lea Michele
Applying makeup to deep-set lids can be a bit tricky—you want to enhance them without making your eyes look sunken.
The trick? Stick to light satiny shades on the lids, which will open up the eyes and make them appear bigger and brighter. It’s also important to avoid dark colors in the crease, says MAC Senior Artist John Stapleton, which intensify the deep-set nature and created the dreaded sunken look.
Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio in Boudoir or Opera, $33 each
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