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Protruding (Bette Davis) eyes

 

(Eyes that appear to bulge forward from socket area)

 

1) Do not use bright colors because they will make the eye appear more prominent. Use a subtle matte shade instead. Apply a medium shade from lashline to brow. Line upper lashes with darkest shade and smudge line into lashes, softening hard lines and creating a soft shadow. Apply darkest shade over entire eyelid. Apply a lightest shade below brow to for highlights and blend
2) Use liner sparingly if at all
3) Apply two coats of mascara

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Round eyes

 

(Eyes are almost as high as they are wide)

 

1) Apply medium shade from lashline to brow. To eliminate roundness, apply a medium to dark shade on lower lashes. Start at the outer one-third of the eye and extend color diagonally upward. Blend
2)Line upper lashes. Extend past outer corner of eye in an upward slant. Line lower lashes and blend
3) Apply mascara to upper and lower lashes. Apply a second coat to outer op and bottom lashes

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Small eyes

 

(Eyes appear too small in relation to other features)

 

1) Apply lightest shade from lashline to brow. Choose a shade slightly lighter than your natural skin tone. Apply medium shade in crease, blending outward and upward to brow bone. Add darkest shade for contour at the outer third of the crease
2) Concentrate liner at the outer third of your upper lid. Blend up and out to extend the line, so contour shadow and liner are blended together
3) Apply two coats of mascara to upper and lower lashes.
Hint:  Thinner eyebrows also help open up the entire eye area

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Wide set eyes

 

(Space between eyes is wider than one eye, bridge of nose is usually wide)

 

1) Apply lightest shade from lashline to brow. Apply darkest at the inner third of eye, being darkest at the lashline and blending away at brow. Highlight the area from the eyebrow arch with the lightest shade tapering to nothing at the outer ends of the brows 
2) Line entire upper and lower lashes. Line should be thicker toward the inner corner, giving the illusion they are closer together
3) Apply mascara. Add a second coat to inner lashes to draw emphasis away from the outer corners of the eyes

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