Makeup For Small Eyes

October 9, 2009 by  
Filed under makeup lessons

You have been introduced to the different eye shapes and the examples for each on the previous post. In case you’re clueless about it, please click this link to the Different Eye Shapes.

We used Toni Gonzaga as an example for small eyes and this is a picture of her with makeup which should work for women with small eyes. There was no info on who did her makeup but I give kudos to the MUA who made her look extra fabulous:

Most women with small eyes want to achieve a bigger and more opened eyes, although I know some who would rather keep it that way.  These tips, however,  should yield a more awakened look:

  • Use undereye brighteners like YSL Touche Eclat or light concealers because dark undereye circles will recede the size of the eyes further.
  • Apply light colored eye shadows on the lids. Dark ones will make the eyes shrink even more.
  • When applying color to the lid, gradually increase height of the colored area as you move outwards or laterally.
  • Pick a medium colored eye shadow for the crease
  • Highlight the area beneath the browbone and along the inner corner of the eye
  • Line the upper lashline with a black eyeliner, extending slightly beyond the lash line
  • Line the lower waterline with white eyeliner to create the illusion of bigger white area of the eye
  • Line the outer 1/3 of the lower lashline with the black eyeliner, gradually thinning as you move inwards
  • Curl lashes and apply mascara. Don’t skip this important step. If your lashes are short, consider applying false eyelashes.
  • Check the eye brows and  shape them in a way that they are are not droopy

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7 Comments on "Makeup For Small Eyes"

  1. MyDailyBlog.Info on Sat, 10th Oct 2009 3:41 am 

    nice theme…

  2. sunmom on Sat, 10th Oct 2009 3:47 am 

    thanks! however, some terms are greek to me…i’d love to see this on video ! or a picture demo at least…

  3. MUA In Scrubs on Sat, 10th Oct 2009 7:31 pm 

    @mydailyblog: thanks for dropping by!

    @sunmom: thanks for the suggestions. as you may have noticed, i’m not big on making videos. pictures are possible once i get extra free time and models to work with, but for now these tips are freely given to those who may find it useful. these are not step by step tutorials but tips. i hope you understand. but let me refer you to a video made by makeup geek. the formula may not be exactly the same but it’s an effective technique for small eyes:

    as for eye diagrams, i’m sure you have encountered them in other beauty blogs but for reference, here’s temptalia’s illustration:

  4. flashbulb100w on Wed, 4th Nov 2009 7:23 pm 

    Thank you for these tips, especially about the use of black and white eyeliner and mascara. I didn’t know that and now I have a new technique to accentuate my small eyes.

  5. MUA In Scrubs on Wed, 4th Nov 2009 8:31 pm 

    glad to be of help :)

  6. Miami Lynn Curtis on Thu, 3rd Feb 2011 11:11 pm 

    I have really small eyes and im not asian and this really does help great work keep it up

  7. MUA In Scrubs on Tue, 8th Feb 2011 10:58 pm 

    thanks! :)

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