Look at you, with your beautiful blue eyes! But you may be struggling trying to duplicate current makeup trends on those baby blues…only to never have the look match what you are seeing in the pictures. One reason could be because your eyes are deep set, and trying to apply your best makeup for deep set eyes can sometimes be frustrating. Blue eyes can be engaging and attention-getting, but even blue eyes can be lost in the wrong makeup. What you need are some tips and tricks, which we just so happen to have for you. You also need to know what not to do with eye makeup techniques, so you can eliminate the negatives and accentuate the positives! Makeup for deep set eyes can truly let your peepers shine in brand new ways.
1. Determine – Are your eyes are truly deep set? If your brow bone sticks out over and slightly beyond your actual eye, they probably are. Place a pencil on your brow bone. If you can rest the pencil below on your cheek, with no interference from your eye area, those eyes of yours are deep set.
2. Accept – The good news is that your eye shape is actually one of the easiest shapes to play-up, because the natural shape is clearly defined. The bad news is that many different eyeliner styles do not work as makeup for deep set eyes, and certain eyeshadow colors end up making your eyes appear even smaller. You may not be able to recreate a look using exactly the standard techniques, but you will be able to recreate it, even with your deep set optics.
3. Lids – While a dark, smokey eye can be done on those with deep set eyes, the application and colors of shadow will need to be slightly different. Remember, dark colors recede, light and bright colors bring forward. So, the last thing you want to do with deep set eyes is to make them appear even deeper. Opt for light, shimmery, or colorful eyeshadow on lids instead. For blue eyes, any light peach or gold (or rust, for a pop of color) will do.
4. Placement – Makeup for deep set eyes is sometimes tricky. You can use a darker shadow to define your deep set eyes (think Kim Kardashian), but it’s best to keep its placement to just the outer corners. If you carry it up into the crease, only go about halfway in, don’t pass the pupil.
5. Eyeliner – Don’t think you can’t use eyeliner. You can! Again, try to stick to the outer half of the eye; don’t carry it past the pupil.
6. Curl – Curling your eyelashes will make a world of difference. Curled lashes open up your baby blues. (And remember, the best eyelash curlers are those that are easy and safe to use such as Panasonic heated eyelash curler!)
7. Eyelashes – False eyelashes will help to bring your eyes forward, and will make them look larger. Your choices for false lashes are endless…you can consider human hair eyelashes and silk eyelash extensions as possibilities if you are on a tight budget. However if you are looking for the crème de la crème of falsies, you must check out Minki Lashes’ luxurious collection of authentic cruelty-free Siberian mink strip and partial eyelashes. Affordable yet celebrity-worthy, these babies perfectly mimic human eyelashes thanks to their tapered tips and will quickly become one of your best makeup secrets! Remember, the more you play up your eyelashes, the less people will notice the deeper set of your optics.
8. Brows – They don’t have to be perfect, Kim Kardashian eyebrows, but well-groomed, defined brows draw attention to the overall look of the eye, not their placement.
9. Compliment – Best overall colors for blue eyes are browns, grays, golds, rust, and plum.
10. Highlight – Don’t forget a touch of very light shimmer in tear ducts and under brows!
True, the techniques for makeup for deep set eyes can be challenging. But once you understand your shape and enhance the gorgeous color, people will sit up and take notice of you and those cerulean beauties!