The Ultimate Guide to Makeup

Ever wondered how models look their best? Craved to be like one of those gorgeous celebs? Well, now you can! The Ultimate Guide to Makeup is a mash-up of lots of different makeup advice taken from experts to create one handy manual that no woman should ever be caught dead without. Discover everything from your face shape to your perfect hairstyle using this handy little guide!


3. Finding your Eyes

Like the face, your eye shape is crucial. It can help you decide what type of eye makeup to use, what type to avoid, and how to pick out makeup that compliments the shape of your eyes. Some eyes are a mixture of a few, or some are very unique, so they may not follow the chart below.  (extracts from 



Deep set eyes - Deep set eyes are large and set deeper into the skull, creating the illusion of a more prominent brow bone. Jeffrey suggests brightening up the natural shadowing by dusting on a beige or warm metallic hue on the lid (think peach!) and highlighting under your arches with an illuminating crayon. Because the ends of your lashes likely graze your lids, be sure to apply waterproof mascara to prevent smudges. 


Hooded eye - Hooded eyes feature an extra layer of skin that droops over the crease, causing the lid to appear smaller. "To draw the focus upward, diffuse darker shadow over and out past the crease," says Jeffrey. Tightline the top waterline to intensify and enlarge your eye shape, and thicken the lash base, which also can disappear under the lid fold. 


Protruding/prominent eyes - Protruding eyes create the appearance of projected lids in the eye socket area. Luckily, the bulge gives you plenty of lid space to play with! "To keep the lid from overpowering your look, blend darker tones all over your eye,” says Jeffrey. “Because dark tones recede space and size, smoky eyes work great with this eye shape!" Apply thick liner along your upper lash line to further diminish some of the space.  


Downturned eyes - Downturned eyes have a slight dropping on the outer corners. This is the perfect shape for creating a sexy cat's eye shape. "Apply a liquid liner along the top lid and extend outward and upward at a 45 degree angle," says Jeffrey. This effect will create symmetry and add va-va-voom! 


Close-set eyes - Close set eyes are less than one eyeball width apart. "Creating the illusion of more space is simply a matter of using light eye shadows in the inner corners," says Jeffrey. Try frosty white or sparkling nude hues. "Dab extra mascara or add individual lashes to the outer corner to pull the focus outward." 


Wide-set eyes - Wide set eyes are more than one eyeball width apart. To bring your peepers closer together, "Rim your top and bottom lash line with a black liner as close to the inner tear duct as possible," says Jeffrey. Use a mascara comb to swipe all of your tiny lashes from mid eye to nose.  


Almond shaped: The major characteristic of the almond shaped eyes is their upswept corner like those of cats. This type of eye is common in white people (Asians have a slightly different eye shape that appears similar to almond-shaped eyes) and they usually take the shape of the almond fruit, as the name implies.  


Asian eyes - This eye shape is very similar to the almond shape except that it's longer, thinner and curves upwards more, like a cat's. Not all Asian people have this type of eye, but this is the typical sort of shape associated with Asian people. 

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