Saturday, July 14, 2012

Close-Set Eyes

Close-Set eyes have the opposite problem that Wide-Set eyes do. They appear to be closer together, meaning the width across the bridge of the nose is less than the width of one eye. 

Celebrities with Close-Set Eyes are: Rachel Bilson, Miley Cyrus, Nicole Kidman, Anna Paquin, Hilary Duff, Kate Winslet

Tips and tricks for making Close-Set eyes appear farther apart

1. When applying eye shadow to the lids you want to place the lighter color on the inner corners and the darker colors on the middle to outer part of your lids. A light shadow on the inner corners will make the open up the eye while the darker color on the outer part of the lid will draw attention to it. 

2. Make sure to extend the shadows past where the eye ends which will give it the illusion that the eye is being pulled outwards towards the hairline. The more you extend it the more it looks to be pulled outwards.

3. When applying eyeliner make sure to keep the line thinner on the inner portion of the eye and gradually build it to be thicker on the outside portion of the lid. Also extending your eye liner (think cat eye) will make your eyes look like they are being pulled outwards giving the illusion that your eyes are more symmetrical.

4. Lashes are another good way to achieve the wider set eyes. Using a pair of demi lashes which go on the middle to outside corner of the eye will make the lashes thicker there thus bringing more attention to it. Also individual lashes are a good alternative to building up thickness to the outside corner of the lids.

Thanks for reading and have a Beauty-Full day! 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Wide-Set Eyes

It's been a couple of months since my last post but fear not for I have returned to update it. In all seriousness I have decided to get back into the swing of posting on here since I have not been consistent. 

So to kick things off I have decided to expand on my last post on eye shape and do some tutorials for each one. To begin I have chosen wide-set eyes.

Wide-Set Eyes are characterized by appearing far apart on the face. If the space across the bridge of your nose (in between both eyes) is wider than the actual with of one eye then it is considered Wide-Set. Normally wide-set eyes give a person the appearance of looking more youthful. Often times models have wide-set eyes as it is preferred since they appear younger and with makeup can be made to look more mature if needed. Some Celebrities that have side-set eyes are: Rihanna, Brandy, Amanda Seyfried, Zoe Saldana, Kate Moss

When applying makeup you should always take into account different elements, like eye and face shape. 

Tips on making this eye shape appear closer together

1. When placing shadows onto the lid place the darker shadow towards the inner corner. That helps make the eyes appear closer together versus using a lighter shadow which will only open up the eye and make it appear wider apart. 

2. In terms of how far one should blend out the shadow, do not extent the shadow too far from the outside corner of the eye. Anything that extends past your actual eye will give the illusion that the eyes are being pulled towards the outside of the face which will further extend your eyes. Keep the shadow close to where your eye ends. A smokey eye for this eye shape needs to be reworked differently. 

Posted below is a tutorial that I recently did on my sister who happens to have wide-set eyes. She wanted a colorful look to go out. I did put an inner corner highlight but only because she asked, otherwise I wouldn't. Either way I did not extend her eye shadow farther than her eyes and concentrated it towards the inner part. I shall be posting another video up soon of a reworked smokey eye for this eye shape so stay tuned!

Thanks for reading and have a Beauty-full day!