How to match makeup to the shape of the eyes: the example of Jenna Ortega, Anne Hathaway and other celebrities
People's eyes come in different shapes, which makeup artists conditionally divide into eight categories: droopy, round, almond-shaped, monolithic, raised, lowered, close-set, and wide-set. Each of them is suitable for different makeup, which helps to emphasize the advantages and mask possible asymmetry.
The editors of the fashion portal Who What Wear, together with makeup experts, have shown how to choose the right cosmetic products and what to look for when coloring your eyes.
Eyes with overhanging eyelids
The actress Blake Lively has this type of eyes, but this does not prevent her makeup artists from making beautiful makeovers.
"When applying makeup, keep your eyes open to find the natural crease. Then apply the eyeshadow just above the crease so that the color doesn't get lost. Apply eyeshadow to both the lower and upper eyelids to maintain balance," the makeup artists advised.
Women with this type of eyes should use waterproof mascara that does not remain on the skin, and also draw the lash line well.
A look like the actress Sandra Oh's is mostly characteristic of Asian women. The main task of such women is to open their eyes and make them visually larger, so dark shadows, eyeliner, or false eyelashes are welcome.
This type of eyes has access to any makeup, because the open eyelid allows you to apply shadows of any color, and also does not require a lot of product to create the effect of an "open" look.
Actress Zoe Kravitz is an example of someone with almond-shaped eyes, and her makeup artists usually limit themselves to clear arrows and basic colors.
Jenna Ortega, the star of the TV series "Venzday," has round eyes, so they often try to make them look more elongated.
"Keep the eyeshadow colors neutral on the eyelids and gradually add darker shades to the outer corner. The outer shade should resemble a side letter "V" with a point slightly tilted upward toward the temple. Eyeliner is also very suitable for round eyes, as it lengthens the shape of the eyes," the experts advised.
This category differs from the almond-shaped one in that the outer corner of the eyes is directed higher towards the temple. Women with this type are advised not to neglect makeup on the lower eyelids to add more balance.
The look of Anne Hathaway and Katy Perry is characterized by the fact that the outer corners look "sad" and slope downward. This can be corrected by adding dark shadows to the upper eyelid and drawing a hooked arrow.
The Little Mermaid star Halle Bailey is a prime example of how beauties with wide-set eyes apply makeup by drawing lines to the nose, not the temples, with shadows and arrows. This is essential to make the features look balanced.
Thanks to the professional work of singer Miley Cyrus' makeup artists, not all of her fans noticed that the star has very narrow eyes. This is corrected by the active pigment in the outer corner of her eyelids and long arrows.