The eyes and eye shapes are the main feature in the face and one that we tend to notice right from the get-go in someone else. This physical characteristic can be similar but often not the same, not even between members of the same family.
The eyes are often praised and something to be proud of by many; whether it’s color or shape, eyes are said to be the windows to the soul and possess a somewhat mysterious depth, but that’s for another post.
Did you know that there are not just a couple but several eye shapes? There are at least eight, and here we’ll tell you all about it.
The shape of the eyes is critical in defining the frame of your entire face and can say a lot about someone. Just think about Asians; by looking into their eye shape, you can assume their race already.
Learning about your eye shape will enable you to accentuate them the right way and find the best possible tips and tricks to make them pop even with little makeup.
What Are The Different Types of Eye Shapes?
Check out some of the most known eye shapes.
Almond-shaped eyes are longer in width than they are round and have a minor eyelid, just like the shape of an almond! This eye shape is often described as flawless among eye shapes. Why do you ask? Because when it comes to proportion, almond eyes are unbeatable.
Round eyes are by default large, prominent and look like their name implies, circular. An unmistakable characteristic of round eyes is that they give the illusion of being more open than other types.
The cornea of round eyes is surrounded by white all the way around. The inner and outer corners of round eyes are rounded and not pulled inward or outward. Most children are often described as having round eyes, which is why round eyes are linked to youthfulness.
The monolid eye shape is easy to identify; it is found mainly on Asian women with a less apparent crease. Since the monolid eye is naturally slender than other eye shapes, these tend to show age faster.
People with protruding eyes are those whose eyeballs seem to stick out of the eye socket, giving them a more prominent and bold gaze, almost like having a surprising look on the face.
You have a downturned eye shape when the outer corners of downturned eyes are lower than the inner corner. In other words, you have a descending eyelid. Downturned eyes are linked to sexy-looking women. Unfortunately, this eye shape will quickly show signs of aging, such as crow’s feet.
With upturned eyes, you will find that the outer corner is higher than the inner one. What I am saying is the opposite of downturned eyes and gives the person an exotic aspect.
Close Set Eyes
When talking about close-set eyes, it’s more about the location or placement of the eyes, if you will, rather than its shape. As the name implies, close-set eyes will be situated closer to the bridge of the nose and closer to one another. A person with close-set eyes has an intense gaze.
Wide-set eyes are the exact opposite of close-set eyes. You’ll find that wideset eyes have a significant gap between them. This shape is linked to kind people and is often described as mystical.
Which Is The Best Eye Shape?
All eye shapes are just great in their way but know that there is also quite possible to be in-between eye shapes. It’s a common occurrence to find almond-shaped eyes that are a bit rounder than others.
So, the question is not which is the best eye shape somewhat which is yours and what you can do with it.
Now, most people express they wish to have almond-shaped eyes because they are associated with natural beauty and sensuality.
How Do You Know Your Eye Shape?
There are tests and polls you can take to know your specific eye shape. You can also ask a professional makeup artist or determine your eye shape by simple analysis on your own.
How To Apply Eye Makeup Depending On Eye Shapes
Once you have figured out your eye shape, it will make all the sense to apply your makeup and beauty products accordingly. You can search for the best tips that will suit your specific eye shape to look your absolute best all the time.
Experts recommend putting light color on the lid and a darker color in the outer half/crease of the eye to accentuate its shape. You can try nearly everything on almond eyes, apply eye shadow across the eyelids, apply eyeliner to the upper and lower lash line. Apply shadow to just below the eyeliner on the lower lash line. Don’t forget about mascara. You can also opt for making the eyeliner thicker on the lower lid to make the shape stand out.
Round eyes are super adaptable and can wear liner and shadows in most colors. Experts recommend using eyeliner in the waterline to close up some of the white space. Just be mindful of your lashes, applying mascara only to top lashes.
Since the monolid eye is one in which no eyelid is visible, applying eyeliner can be tricky. You may want to use tape to help make the lid bigger. Having a monolid eye means you will have less space above the eye, but that doesn’t mean you can’t apply a color or even a smokey effect under the eye and in the waterline.
Since protruding eyes seem more extensive and round than usual, try to elongate the look by using eyeshadow. What is essential here is that you don’t bring the eye shadow too low on the lower lash-line. Instead, you are looking to make it as close to the lash line as possible and even to the waterline.
For downturned eyes is all about balance. Makeup wise you are looking to lift the outer corners with liner and shadows while also extending them to create a lifted outer corner appearance.
This eye shape is suitable for cat eyes and false eyelashes.
Create uniformity by focusing liner on the bottom outer corners of the eyes. You can also extend eyeliner on the upper lash line to highlight the eye shape.
Close Set Eyes
When working with close-set eyes, you’ll want to make your eyes appear wider; to do this, you can apply three or four eye shadow colors working your way from the inner corner outward.
Wide-set eyes look simply fantastic with dark eye shadow and highlighting the outer corner instead of the inner corner.