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Creating Different Eye Shapes with Liner

I am excited to share with you one of my favorite amateur makeup tips! We all have unique faces and features and each and every one of us is beautiful and fabulous just the way we are! But I do enjoy changing things up and experimenting with new looks. I have discovered that I can easily change the way my eyes appear to be shaped by using different methods of eyeliner. I am not talking drastic differences here….I mean I am not all of a sudden going to look like a different ethnicity or a different person. But I have enjoyed the results I have gotten and the subtle changes they have made!

Let’s Start with the Almond Shaped Eye

Products Used: L’Oreal Paris Carbon Black Telescopic Liquid liner, L’Oreal Studio Secrets Black Shadow, L’Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes Mascara in Black Lacquer

I will be using black liners in all of these methods, but another color would work just fine!  this look is pretty easy! First, line the upper lid following the lash line from corner to corner with the liquid liner. No winged liner here! This line should be thin. Using a liner brush and the black powder eyeshadow line your lower lid directly onto your waterline from corner to corner as well. (If you are unsure what your waterline look at the lower lid in the top picture, you will see where I placed the liner) I have never successfully tackled the waterline liner until a good friend of mine, who is also a makeup artist, mentioned she ALWAYS used powder on the waterline because it absorbs liquid and stays in place. LIFE CHANGING!!!

Now for the Cat Eye or the Wide Set Eye Shape

Products Used: L’Oreal Paris Carbon Black Telescopic Liquid Liner, L’Oreal Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner in Black, L’Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes in Black Lacquer

This look is the most time consuming mainly because of the “Winged” liner on the top. Check out my previous tutorial on how to accomplish the heavy cat eye for the winged look. Otherwise, using the liquid liner line, the upper eye finishing it off with a subtle or extreme wing depending on your preference. On the lower lash, line your eye with the eye pencil about 3/4 ths of the wayin, all the way up so it connects with the winged tip. Highlight the inner corner of your bottom lid with light shade of reflective eyeshadow. And of course finish off with a great mascara!

And finally the Round/ Large Shaped Eye

Products Used: L’Oreal Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner in Black, L’Oreal Highlighting Eyeshadow, L’Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes in Black Lacquer

This is how I achieve that really large “doe eyed” look. Easy, quick and effective! Use the black pencil to line the top lid, starting thin at the inner eye and making the line thicker towards the middle. Complete the line almost to the outer corner, but stopping just shy of it. Using the same “waterline” technique from the first look, use a white or off white powder eyeshadow to line your lower lid. I used a pearly white color that came in the smokey eye palate from L’Oreal. I liked the way it looked because it shimmery so it reflected the light in my eyes very nicely.

What do ya think? Would you try some of these to create a new interesting look? If you have any questions on method or product please leave a comment! XOXO-Christie

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12 Responses to Creating Different Eye Shapes with Liner

  1. MiMi July 10, 2012 at 1:52 pm #

    LOVE that you can change the whole look with just a teeny bit different technique.

    • Christie July 10, 2012 at 8:32 pm #

      Kinda cool right!? Pretty fun depending on how I feel that day 🙂

  2. Kacie's Kloset July 10, 2012 at 3:35 pm #

    Thanks for the tips! I wish I had big eyes but maybe I can fake it with your tips 🙂

    • Christie July 10, 2012 at 8:31 pm #

      Hope you have success! 🙂

  3. Jeannie July 15, 2012 at 6:59 pm #

    These are cool little tricks.  Love the pink shadow!

    • Christie July 15, 2012 at 9:24 pm #

      Thank you! Its always fun to have stuff like this up your sleeve 🙂

  4. Laura@live-love-scrap July 16, 2012 at 10:11 am #

    Thanks for these tips! I consider myself “make-up challenged”- I never know what to do w/it, but I can do these!

  5. Cheryl@ Sew Can Do July 20, 2012 at 12:38 pm #

    Thanks for sharing this – I was just thinking I needed to look for some eyeliner tutorials and saw you’d linked this gem.  It’s now been pinned.  Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do:)

    • Christie July 20, 2012 at 3:43 pm #

      Awesome! Hope you find it useful!

  6. Stephanie July 20, 2012 at 9:32 pm #

    Great tip! I just pinned it. Also, I have had an email half-written to you girls! I’ll send it soon! 🙂 I hope you will still be interested! 🙂

  7. Christine July 22, 2012 at 12:04 pm #

    I love using eyeliner to “pick up” my droopy eyes….. I will have to try the other shapes too.


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