Wednesday, March 14, 2012

All About Eyes: Find Your Eye Shape

Knowing what is your eye shape is beneficial to makeup application, it gives you the advantage to know how to apply eye shadows or eyeliner to enhance or detract from your eyes. Your eyes are one of the features on your face that is very noticeable and if you know what your shape is its one step in knowing how to play it up or down. I am just going to be focusing on helping you figure out your eye shape but in upcoming posts I will also give you some tips on altering the shape of your eye with liner and eyeshadows. Also you may very well fall into more than one category of eye shape like deep-set small eyes or something like that.

To begin makeup sure your face is devoid of makeup and that your muscles are relaxed (so no tension in the brows). Stand in front of a mirror with eyes open taking not of how much space is around the eyes.

Now taking a look at your face and eyes as a whole do you notice anything in particular about your eyes that stand out?

Are your eyes very pronounced or seem to be bulging out of its socket? Are they prominently set forward and is there a lot of visible eyelid? If so then you have Prominent eyes. Some celebrities with prominent eyes are: Nicole Richie, Lala Vasquez, Octavia Spencer, Penelope Cruz

Are your eyes proportionally smaller to the rest of your face in comparison? If so you have small eyes. You may also have very little space between the brows and eyelid. Some celebrities with small eyes are: Amanda Bynes, Jessica Alba, Jennifer Hudson

Do the inner corners of your eyes have a less pronounced lid than the outer corner? When your eyes are open does the space between your lashes and brow bone seem to recede? If so you have Deep-set eyes. Some celebrities with Deep-set eyes are: Tori Amos, Taylor Swift, Cameron Diaz, Sandra Bullock, Iman

When your eyes are open are your eyelids not visible?Is the crease not readily visible? If so then you have Hooded eyes. Also with age the skin above the brow may sag and cause a hooded eye. Some celebrities with Hooded eyes are: Blake Lively, Iman Chanel, Selma Blair, Hayden Panettiere

Do you have little to no eyelid or crease? Do your eyes have a definitive lift at the outer corners? If so then you have Asian eyes. Because Asian eyes come in a wide spectrum we are going to compact them only for this post. Some celebrities with Asian eyes are: Lucy Lui, Maggie Q, Sandra Oh, Jamie Chung, Kristen Kreuk, Devon Aoki, Thandie Newton, Gabrielle Union, Moon Bloodgood, Cassandra Hepburn, Sophie Okonedo, Jenna Ushkowitz

Are your eyes literally shaped like an almond? Is one side more tapered while the other side is more rounded? If so then you have Almond eyes. Some celebrities with Almond shaped eyes are: Mila Kunis, Aishwarys Rai, Rihanna,Kate winslet, Scarlett Johanson, Gwen Stefani, Minka kelly, Jessica alba, Anne Hathaway, Zoe Saldana, Olivia wilde, Eva longoria, Leighton Meester, Kerry Washington, Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, Octavia Spencer, Penelope Cruz

Do your eyes appear very large and open looking? If so you have Round Eyes. Some celebrities with Round shaped eyes are: Christina Ricci, Zoe Deschanel, Tracee Ellis Ross, Penelope Cruz,  Ashley/Mary-Kate/ElizabethOlsen, Emmy Rossum, Demi lovato, Christina Applegate, Amy Adams, Katy Perry

One thing to keep in mind is that everyone's face is not symmetrical, so you can very well have a mix of more than one eye shape. Each eye can even have a mix of two, for example, prominent Almond eyes. Figuring out your eye shape is the first part to applying eyeshadow that will enhance or detract from your eyes. My next post will be exploring more aspects of eyes so stay tuned!

Hopefully this post helped