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Wondering if you have deep-set eyes? The thought may have crossed your mind if you’ve noticed that your eyes look small after applying eyeshadow. As the name suggests, deep-set eyes are set into the skull, which causes the brow bone to look more prominent. In turn, since your eyes are set further back, your brow bone can overshadow your eyes and lids. If you aren’t well-versed in the right techniques, this can make doing eye makeup for deep-set eyes a struggle. But there’s no need to fret. You can bring out those beautiful deep-set eyes—and it isn’t nearly as challenging as you might expect. Keep reading to learn if you really do have a deep-set eye shape and find an easy tutorial on makeup for deep-set eyes.
Finding out your eye shape can be a bit complex, especially since there are so many common shapes. Luckily, 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 it sounds like you have deep-set eyes. If you’re still a bit unsure of your eye shape, read our article, How to Determine Your Eye Shape In 2 Easy Steps, for more guidance.
When it comes to pulling together an eye makeup look for deep-set eyes, it’s all about technique. See, different eye shapes require subtle tweaks in application to get the most out of every makeup look. And we’re sure that you want to show off your crafty makeup skills. If you have deep-set eyes, you may want to pass on makeup tips from your besties with close-set or downturned eyes—what works for you won’t be the same. Here’s how to apply eye makeup that will flatter your shape.
No matter what eye shape you’re working with, the key to making your eye makeup look go the distance is to use an eye makeup primer. This helps to create an even base for seamless application and allows your eyeshadow shades to really pop. Dab a small amount of eye makeup primer onto your lids, or if you’re all out, feel free to use a dot of foundation or concealer.
The best way to make your deep-set eyes pop is to brighten up your eye area. Set the stage by using the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche La Palette Nude and apply the lightest shade to the contour of your eye. Follow up with one of the medium brown shadows as a neutral base and be sure to blend until even.
Now it’s time to add some dimension to your beautiful eyes. Using a darker brown shadow from the same palette, blend the color into your crease and onto the outer corner of your eye. Build the color as you go for an even blend.
Adding a shimmer 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. Reach for the L’Oréal Paris Brilliant Eyes Shimmer Liquid Eye Shadow Makeup in Rose Gem and dab a bit on the outer corner of your eyelid. Using a small makeup brush, blend the shade out toward the middle of the lid. The idea is to give the dark brown eyeshadow and the shimmer shade a seamless transition in color.
Using the lightest shadow again, highlight your brow bone for a subtle gradient.
No eye makeup look is complete without a few coats of mascara. And when it comes to your eyes, lengthened lashes will go a long way in giving your eyes a bigger and brighter look. Brush on a few coats of the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous X Fiber Mascara in Blackest Black to instantly build volume and extreme length.
Congratulations, you can now apply eye makeup to deep-set eyes like a real pro! And since your eye makeup struggles are officially old news, it may be time to focus on switching up your eye makeup look for the new year. Read our article, Best Eye Makeup and Eye Shadow Trends for 2020, to get some inspiration.
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