How to Determine Your Eye Shape

In order to dress your best, you first need to learn how to recognize what your body shape is. The same holds true for your make up. Just like there are many body shapes, there are many eye shapes which truly dictate the best makeup application techniques for facial balance and symmetry. Answering a few key questions will help you determine your eye shape so you can play to their strengths.

 Are your eyes on the small or prominent side? Do your eyelids have a crease?



Smaller (Monolid) Eyes

Smaller eyes without a crease (sometimes referred to as monolid) are a beautiful and agreeable canvas for a variety of eye shadow application techniques.


Bigger, More Prominent Eyes

Round, prominent eyes tend to give the appearance of youth and often become the dominant feature of the face they grace. When applying shadow, opt for matte with the lightest shade being slightly deeper than your own skin tone.


Are the creases of your eyelid recessed or is the crease hidden beneath the lid?



Hooded Eyes

Some of the most sultry celebrities have hooded eyes, where the skin of the eyelid folds over the crease.


Deep Set

Deep set eyes are more recessed into the eye sockets and really pop with a light color all over the eyelid, like beiges and warm metallic hues.


Are your eyes close together or further apart?

To determine whether your eyes are wide-set or close-set, gauge the space between your eyes. If the space is smaller than the width of one eye, they are close-set. If wider than one eye width, you have wide-set eyes.


Do the corners of your eyes extend upward or downward?


Draw an imaginary straight line across your eyes and the bridge of your nose – does the outer corner of your eye extend upward or downward? If upward, you have upturned eyes. If downward, your eyes are downturned.


When your eyes are opened, can you see the whites?


If your eyes are neither upturned nor downturned, imagine holding up an almond to them. You may have a very versatile almond eye shape – the shape most eye shadow techniques regardless of eye shape attempt to achieve.


Now that you know your eye shape, learn what you can do with your Artistry products to maximize the beauty of your eyes and face! Learn here what eyeliner and application techniques complement your eye shape best.

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