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How To Do Makeup For Wide Set Eyes

Make the most of your eye shape.
January 18, 2018

The most important part of creating your unique beauty look is, well, you! While you can master the steps to the hottest eyeshadow looks or the most fashionable lipstick trends, no makeup look is one size fits all. Every face is different and just as you should tailor your brows to your face shape, getting your best eye makeup look depends on your eye shape. If you have wide set eyes, then you may want a look that accents your natural shape while helping to visually minimize the space between them. All it takes is a few changes to your makeup application to make a world of difference for your entire face. Keep reading for an everyday makeup routine for wide set eyes.

How to Determine If You Have Wide Set Eyes

Being able to identify your eye shape is the key to unlocking a world of face makeup masterpieces. You can determine if you have wide set eyes with this quick trick: Grab a measuring tape or ruler, and take note of how much distance there is between your eyes. Write down that number, then measure the width of one of your eyes. If the second number is smaller than the first, it’s safe to say you have wide set eyes. 

How to Perfect Your Makeup For Wide Set Eyes

To help accent your facial features and get the perfect makeup look we’ve put together our best beauty tips into a makeup tutorial for your gorgeous wide set eyes.

Step #1: Prime Your Eyes

Before you can start with pretty eyeshadows and eyeliner, you need to prime your eyes. Dot a small amount of eye makeup primer onto your eyelids and beneath your brows, then blend out with your finger.

Step #2: Start With A Dark Eyeshadow

The trick to applying eyeshadow to wide set eyes is to just reverse what you would typically do. Rather than applying a light, shimmery shade to the inner half of your eyelids, go dark. Press a dark eyeshadow, like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Noir Cest Noir, into your lid, focusing the shadow toward the inner corner of your eyes.

Step #3: Highlight The Outer Corner

You may be used to highlighting around your tear duct, but that trick can make your eyes seem even further apart. Instead, apply a highlighter like the L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Shimmerista Highlighting Powder to the outer corner of your eyes instead of the inner corner. Once you’re done, don’t move on just yet. Be sure to blend the highlighter into the darker eye shadow first.

Step #4: Line The Inner Half Of Your Eyes

You may be used to lining all the way around your eyes but wide set eyes are actually better suited to lining just the inner halves. Use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof Pencil Eyeliner to define the inner halves of your eyes along the top and bottom lash lines.

Step #5: Apply Mascara

While mascara isn’t part of the makeup illusion, it’s still a must. Apply a coat or two of the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Washable Mascara to give your lashes a boost of volume and length and finish your eye look.

Step #6: Extend Brows Inwards

By drawing your eyebrows closer together, you can visually eliminate the distance between the eyes. That means instead of plucking in between your brows, start filling them in at the front. Try the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Definer Waterproof Eyebrow Mechanical Pencil for a soft yet full look.

Next: How to Make Your Eyes Look Bigger with Makeup

Written and Photographed By: Lauren Paige Richeson

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