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There are different ways of putting on eye makeup, depending on the skin tone, dress and the occasion. But did you know that there are also different ways of putting on eye makeup depending on the shape of your eyes? Here are suggestions on how to apply makeup based on your eye shape.

Almond Eyes

Almond eyes have long been considered popular – many heroines in novels have been described to have perfect almond-shaped eyes. If your eyes are oval-shaped with slightly upturned outer corners then consider yourself as one of the lucky ones possessing almond-shaped eyes. Your eyes are symmetrical and will look good with any makeup (lucky you!). For newbies, you can try basic neutral shades like brown, and into your crease, apply a darker shade to give your eyes a smoky look. Once you get the hang of it you can experiment with different shades.

Monolid eyes

Monolid eyes do not have a crease on the eyelid. This is very common for people of East Asian ethnicity. The classic winged liner is very easy to apply – you can never go wrong with it. Just apply nude eyeshadow over your eyelids and blend well. Then draw a thin line following your lash line. End it at the outer corner of your eyes with a slightly thick wing. The upturned “wings” make your eyes look perky and gives an illusion that it’s bigger and wider.

Round Eyes

Round eyes have long been romanticized by authors and associated with innocence since most children have beautiful round-shaped eyes. How do you know if you have round eyes? If your whole iris are visible, then you have beautiful, round shaped eyes. And what’s the best makeup for someone with round eyes? Hint – NOT smoky eyes. Instead, use light eye shadow across your lids. Then line the upper corner of your lids, extending out and up to elongate it a little.

Upturned eyes

Upturned eyes are basically almond eyes tilted up at a steeper angle, giving them a feline look. The best makeup for upturned eyes? Apply a light shade to the inner half of your upper lids. Then choose a darker shade, apply it to the outer half of your lids. Don’t forget to blend, blend, blend!

Downturned eyes

Sometimes called sad eyes, the outer corners of the eyes drop down, giving the illusion of sadness. If you want to make your eyes look more alive and perky – using light, natural colors to brighten and open up your eyes, then applying wings to the outer corner of the eyes using a liner will do the trick.