The magic “haze” will help to enlarge the eyes, and narrow, raise the outer corners or hide the overhanging eyelid. How to achieve different effects, read our article
Before changing the makeup of the eye structure, check whether they really deviate from a harmonious shape. At each point, we give the rules for determining the features of the eyes and options for their harmonization with “smoky” makeup.
Close-set eye makeup
How to determine? Rathe distance between the eyes is less than the length of one eye.
How to Smokey: Don’t darken the inner corners of your eyes. Apply light shadows with a luminous texture to this area, and gradually blend dark shadows only from the beginning of the lash line. Make the darkest, most intense accent on the outer corners of the eyes and fade towards the temples. This will visually “place” the eyes from each other and make their fit more harmonious.
Makeup for far-set eyes
How to determine? The distance between the eyes is greater than the length of one eye.
How to do smoky: dark shadows and leash should be applied from the very beginning of the eye, without putting a big light accent on the inner corner. If you plan to paint over the inner eyelid with a dark pencil, start from the very beginning of the eye, darkening the mucous membrane in the inner corner.
If you want to achieve an even closer effect, blend with a fluffy brush the intermediate color that you use in the crease of the eyelid, also in the inner part of the eye from above under the brow.
Don’t blend too much from the outer corner of the eye towards the temple. Complete the darkening within the crease of the upper eyelid.
Eye makeup with drooping eyelids
How to determine? The movable eyelid is not visible when the eyes are open, or its height occupies less than one third of the space between the ciliary contour and the eyebrow.
How to make a smoky: Apply a dark shade to the moving eyelid, and blend the intermediate color along the orbital line, hiding unnecessary volume. Achieve soft, natural blending without clear boundaries, then the smoky makeup will perfectly hide the overhanging eyelid.
Eye makeup with “lowered” corners
How to determine? The outer corner of the eye is below the inner corner.
How to make a smokey: when carrying the eyeshadow to the crease of the eyelid, shade them in a diagonal direction, pulling the shape of the eyes towards the temples. Do not darken the outer corner at the bottom so as not to “lower” it even further. Instead, leave the lower lid clean, or paint over it completely with shadow.
Round Eye Makeup
How to determine? The height of the eye is more than half its length.
How to Smokey: Do not blend the eyeshadow wide over the crease of the upper eyelid. Pull them out more towards the temple, and paint over the mucous membrane with a black pencil, which will significantly narrow the eyes.
Makeup for narrow eyes
How to determine? Eye height less than half its length.
How to make a smokey: carefully work out the orbital line with shadows in intermediate colors, rounding out the shape of the eye. Accentuate the inner eyelid with a beige or light pink pencil for a more open look.