One of the best things about makeup is that it enhances your natural beauty, allowing you to accentuate your features, especially your eyes. Different eye shapes require different techniques, and today we’re talking all about almond eye makeup hacks to make your eyes pop. The right makeup techniques will help your eyes look wider and brighter, and enhance your overall features. Check out the best way to flatter almond shaped eyes and most importantly, have fun with your makeup!
What Are Almond Eyes?
If you have almond shaped eyes, you can see a visible crease in your eyelid and your iris touches both the top and bottom of your eyelid. Almond eyes have a smaller eyelid and are longer in width than they are round (just like an almond nut). This eye shape tapers to a point by the tear duct and outer eye, and the inner and outer eye are in line with each other, helping them to appear naturally elongated. The outer corners of almond eyes lift upwards and outwards with a feline effect. Almond-shaped eyes are considered one of the most versatile eye shapes, allowing for a wide range of makeup looks.
10 Almond Eye Makeup Hacks
1. Go For a Cat Eye
Almond-shaped eyes are perfect for cat eye looks. Use a liquid or gel eyeliner such as the Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner to create a subtle or dramatic feline wing, depending on your preference. Use a dark black shade to up the drama.
2. Bold Brows
Adding bold brows to your makeup look is a fun way to play up almond eyes. It’s a gorgeous way to frame your eyes, whether you have naturally fluffy brows, or use a pencil or brow gel to create oomph and fullness. Another brow trick? Apply a light, shimmery eyeshadow or highlighter just below your eyebrows to lift and accentuate your brow bone.
3. Apply Light Eyeshadow Underneath to Emphasize Your Eye Shape
Heavy eyeliner on the lower lash line can make almond eyes look smaller. Instead, use a softer eyeshadow to define the lower lash line. Use a soft, bright colour and add more exaggeration to the outer corners of the eye to instantly emphasize the almond shape.
4. How to Do Makeup for Almond Eye Shape + How to Get to Know Your Face | Rachel OCool
This tutorial is packed with tips and hacks for makeup for almond eyes. She also helps you figure out what eye shape you have and what the eye shapes are. Using lines, shapes, highlights and shadows, she shows you how to enhance the symmetry of almond eyes, as well as how to amp up the lifted look. She uses products including the Makeup by Mario Master Mattes Palette, the Maybelline Drama Gel Liner and the Maybelline Falsies Mascara.
5. Highlight the Inner Corners
Apply a light, shimmery eyeshadow to the inner corners of your eyes to brighten them up and make them appear more open and awake. A minimal makeup look with a hint of sparkle at the inner corners of the eye will add the perfect amount of brightness.
6. Emphasize Your Crease
Play up the natural crease of your eyelids. Use a medium-toned eyeshadow shade and apply it to your crease. This adds dimension and depth to your eyes, making them appear more defined. You can also try a cut crease, which can really accentuate almond-shaped eyes. A cut crease is defined by a sharp line of shadow above the fold of the eyelid. The distinct line cuts at the crease to add extra depth and contouring around the lid.
7. Use Mascara to Your Advantage
Focus on applying more mascara to the outer lashes, rather than the inner lashes. This accentuates the almond shape of your eye and creates a balanced look. Use a lash primer such as the CoverGirl Lash Blast Eyelash Primer, which works with smudge and clump-free mascara to create length and volume you’ll love!
8. My Signature Winged Eyeliner: Enhancing Almond Eye Shapes for Beginners | Christine Le
This beginner-friendly tutorial is the only thing you need if you want to do winged liner on almond eyes. You’ll learn her two favourite methods and you can use either liquid liner, a pencil, or a powder. The first method is super easy and foolproof using powder, and method two is her signature winged look with liquid liner. Follow her tips for a flawless wing every time!
9. Create a Sultry Smokey Eye
Almond eyes look particularly stunning with a sultry smokey eye. Accentuate the almond shape by creating a flattering V shape with blended smokey eyeshadow. Use a palette such as the Urban Decay Naked collection that has a range of earth tones. And make sure to use a great brush to blend your shadow out.
10. Use a Nude Liner on the Bottom Waterline
Nude liner is always flattering and will make your eyes appear larger and brighter. Place a bit of nude liner along the bottom waterline for a wide-eye effect that will make your eyes pop. Darker liner can make the eyes appear smaller, so add a nude liner into your regular rotation.
If you have almond eyes, we hope you love these hacks and products to accentuate your look!
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