When you’re sitting ogling the pictures of the celebrities in the magazines, we hope you remember that they weren’t born knowing how to apply that makeup. In many cases, they didn’t apply it…more often than not, a trained makeup artist can be credited. Sometimes, the makeup application is so adept, you don’t even notice it might be correcting a flaw or imbalance of features. Kim Kardashian and Keira Knightley? They are wearing makeup for deep set eyes! That’s the point of makeup, after all, isn’t it? But those of us not in the public eye can definitely learn from celebrity makeup tips, especially from those celebrities with similar eye shapes as us. If you’ve got deep set brown eyes, we’ve got the best makeup for deep set eyes tricks and tips for you!
- Light on the lids – One of the best rules of thumb to remember is that dark colors recede, light colors bring forward. If you’ve already got deep set optics, the last thing you want to do is make them appear even deeper! To bring forward the look of your eye, keep your lids as light as possible. Maybe even consider a fun light metallic eyeshadow!
- Medium shade on inner third of lid – You might find that deep set eyes also appear to be wider apart than average. To correct this, and without adding any unnecessary darkness to the area, apply a medium shade on the inner third of your lid. Avoid bringing that color into the tear duct area, though.
- Dark shadow only on outer corners – This technique is most often seen in best Megan Fox eye makeup and the like. Bypassing the lid, sweep a dark shadow along the upper lash line, into the outer corner, and half way through the crease. You can blend the shadow up, slightly over the crease. With the light shade on the lid and the dark shade above it, the eye will look as if it is being brought forward in your face. This is a perfect example… one of the classic celebrities’ makeup for deep set eyes tricks! (Tip: blues, purples, and bronzes look fabulous on your brown eyes!)
- Lashes, lashes, and more lashes! – When you think Kim Kardashian eye makeup, you think dramatic…and eyelash extensions! Kim is well known for wearing individual false eyelashes A.K.A. eyelash extensions made of mink, on “Keeping Up With The Kardashians”. You may not want to go so overly dramatic as Kim, but big, long eyelashes (that curl out beyond the eye bone) help to further the illusion of a non-deep set eye. Minki Lashes authentic cruelty-free strip and partial lashes are your best option for natural looking false eyelashes vs any other conventional human hair eyelashes or cheap synthetics. Because your brown eyes already attract attention in the middle of the eyelid because of their natural shape, wearing slightly shiny and obviously fake looking falsies will only attract more attention to that part. Real mink fur is the only material on the market today that virtually perfectly imitates the tapered tips of human eyelashes. And thanks to the fur’s natural shine vs overly noticeable glossy finish of all other eyelash materials, authentic mink eyelashes by Minki will add Kim K- worthy drama to your makeup for deep set eyes in a natural non synthetic way. Now you, too, can use one of the Hollywood celebrities’ best tricks but without the Beverly Hills price tag!
- Play up a smokey eye – No matter what your eye shape, there is a smokey eye make up technique out there to fit it. When all else fails, fall back on a smokey eye. The light-on-the-lid, dark-in-the-crease-and-outer-corner perfectly camouflages your deep set eye. Keira Knightley often sports this style!
- Don’t forget highlight! – Remember the rule from tip #1? (Oh, come on…it was only 5 tricks ago! You should remember!) Light colors bring forward. You have already got the shadow working to bring forward the look of your lid, so by adding a thin line of highlight under your brow and in your inner tear duct, you can complete the perfect makeup for deep set eyes. The result? An eye that is in balance…and all people will see is beautiful!
Our differences make us unique, not “flawed.” You have deep set eyes? So what! You just have to learn some tricks on how to wear eyeshadow and our specific best techniques in your makeup for deep set eyes, that’s all. You don’t have to be perfect or flawless in order to look beautiful!