Best Eyeliner Techniques For Your Eye Shape

Your eyes are one of the first features people see and first impressions matter!




The way you wear your eyeliner can dramatically change up your look by enhancing your natural beauty or taking you out of your comfort zone with a full-on glamor look. Applying eyeliner in a way that flatters your unique eye shape will further accentuate your features. Here are some useful tips on how you can put on eyeliner according to your eye shape.

Almond Eyes

You have almond eyes if they are pointed at the inner corners, round in the center and tapered toward the outer end. People with almond eyes tend to also have a balanced and symmetrical eye shape. Almond eyes can pull off almost any look. The easiest way to accentuate your eyes is to follow its natural shape and trace eyeliner along your lash line before slightly smudging it out for a soft dreamy look.

Round Eyes

Lucky you! Women with round eyes have naturally bright eyes accompanied with a deep and defined crease line. To amplify your natural eye shape while balancing it out, go for an elongated eyeliner look by extending the line outward while keeping it thin at the center of your eyes to avoid adding more height which can make your eyes appear too circular.

Downturned Eyes

Downturned eyes drop lower at the outer corners. If you are unsure whether or not you have downturned eyes, imagine a horizontal line going through the center of your eyes. You have downturned eyes if the outer corners fall below this imaginary line. A subtle cat-eye is best for this type of eye shape. Flick the end of your eyeliner toward your temples to subtly lift the outer corners.

Wide-Set Eyes

Women with beautiful wide-set eyes have more space between their eyes. This space tends to be larger than the width of a single eye. Dress up wide-set eyes with an eyeliner technique that focuses on the inner corners of your top and bottom lids to reduce the space. Avoid piling on too much product on the outer corners as you want to be drawing attention inward.

Close-Set Eyes

The opposite of wide-set eyes, women with enchanting close-set eyes have less space between their eyes, usually less than the width of one eye. Start drawing your eyeliner from the middle of your upper lid and extend it outward and beyond the outer corners of your eyes. Add extra definition by dabbing on light shimmering eyeshadow on the inner corners of your eyes and brow bones.

Asymmetrical Eyes

All of our face shapes are asymmetrical to a certain extent and the same can go for our eyes! Having asymmetrical eyes can mean that one eye is larger than the other, or your eyes both have slightly different shapes. Trace an eye pencil along your upper lash line working your way from the inner to outer corners. Then on your smaller eye, apply a thicker amount of the same eyeliner to the outer corner so that it appears wider.

Big Eyes

Big eyes are larger and more prominent than other facial features. This type of eye shape can pull off many eye makeup looks so you can experiment with playful eyeliner techniques such as wearing a chic double-winged eyeliner. Flick your eyeliner outward from the upper lash line before drawing a second tail from the outer corner of your lower lash line.

Small Eyes

Small eyes are less prominent than other facial features and the gap between your upper lash line and brow bones can be narrow as well. Focus eyeliner only on the upper lash line for small eyes to avoid shrinking your eye shape. For a fun night out, use a shimmering or metallic eyeshadow to reflect light and make your eyes pop.


Women with gorgeous monolids do not have visible crease lines. To accentuate monolids, apply thin eyeliner to your upper lash line and make the line much thicker as you extend it outward to ensure that it remains visible when you open your eyes.

Hooded Eyes

Hooded eyes have less eyelid space and your upper lid tends to cover your crease when your eyes are open. If your eyeliner is too thin, it may get lost when you open your eyes, and if it is too thick, it can make your eyes appear hidden and smaller. Experiment with the right thickness that suit your look and when attempting a cat-eye, make the wing much thicker at the outer corners.

Deep- Set Eyes

Not without an air of mystery, deep-set eyes are framed with strong brow bones and are set further back in your sockets. Line your eyes as thinly as possible and keep thickness toward the outer half. Achieve dramatic definition by also lining your bottom lash line but avoid the inner corners which can make your eyes appear even deeper set.

Eyes are the windows to your soul and we cannot agree more. Eyeliner application can make or break your overall look so following these tips on how to wear eye pencil in a way that best fits your eyes will bring out your unique beauty!

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