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How To Do Makeup For Deep Set Eyes

Enhance your deep set eyes with these tips.
December 18, 2019

If you’ve noticed that your eyes look smaller after applying eyeshadow, you might have deep set eyes. As the name suggests, deep set eyes are set into the skull, which causes the brow bone to look more prominent. Since your eyes are set further back, your brow bone can overshadow your eyes and lids. If you aren’t equipped with the best techniques, this can make doing eye makeup for deep set eyes difficult. But flattering deep set eyes with makeup is absolutely possible. Keep reading to learn if you really do have a deep set eye shape and find an easy tutorial and tips on makeup for deep set eyes.

How To Determine If You Have Deep Set Eyes

Figuring out which eye shape you have can be tricky, but there is an easy way to determine once and for all if you have deep set eyes. Pick up a mirror and look at your eyes from the side. Do you notice that your brow bone looks more prominent? Are your eyes set back further in your head? If you’ve answered yes to the previous questions, then you probably have deep set eyes. 


How To Apply Makeup On Deep Set Eyes 

When it comes to creating a flattering eye makeup look on deep set eyes, it’s all about technique. Different eye shapes require subtle tweaks in application to get the most out of every makeup look. Here’s how to apply eye makeup that will flatter your shape.

1. Prime Your Eyelids

Applying an eyeshadow primer is the first step in all vibrant, long-lasting eyeshadow looks regardless of your eye shape. It creates a smooth canvas for the rest of your makeup application. If you don’t have a primer on hand, blending a bit of concealer on your lids is a solid substitution.


2. Lay Down Your Lid Shade 

The best way to make your deep set eyes pop is to brighten up your eye area. You can do this by applying a light shadow to your eyelids and blending to make sure there are no harsh lines. The L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Matte Chill is a great matte option, and the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Endless Pearl is a gorgeous, shimmery champagne shade. 


3. Add Depth To Your Crease 

Now it’s time to add some dimension to your eyes. Using a slightly deeper shade, blend the color into your crease and onto the outer corner of your eye making sure to really diffuse the edges so it doesn’t appear harsh. 


4. Add A Pop Of Shimmer 

Adding a shimmery eyeshadow into the mix is a total game-changer for your eye shape. It helps to bring your eyes forward and, of course, adds a beautiful touch to your look. If the lighter color you began with is shimmery, you can make it pop even further by building up the color on the middle portion of your eyelid to catch the light. If you began with a matte shade, blend the shimmery color from the inner corners out toward the middle of the lid using a small makeup brush. This will brighten up your eyes and create the appearance of a more wide-open look. 


5. Apply A Curling Mascara 

No eye makeup look is complete without a few coats of mascara. And when it comes to your eyes, curled lashes will go a long way in giving your eyes a more open, brighter look. Apply a few coats of our best curling mascara一the L’Oréal Paris Bambi Eye Washable Mascara, Lasting Volume. It adds volume and definition to the lashes while holding a curl to ensure they don’t droop throughout the day. 

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