Eyes come in a variety of different sizes, colors, and shapes. Although most people focus on the color as determining how attractive one’s eyes are, the shape also plays a big role in that determination. You may not know all the names of the different shapes, but you know when you see someone with attractive and youthful eyes. If you are interested in how to make your eyes look almond shaped, or make your eyes look more symmetrical, Taban MD offers almond eye surgery to achieve these results. Luckily, there are other ways than just surgery to achieve this look, and applying eyeliner is one of the most non-invasive ways to do this. Below are some of the different shapes, and how to accentuate them.
First and foremost, you may be wondering what “almond eye” refers to. Essentially, almond eyes mean your eyes are pointed at the corner and get rounder near the middle, removing any white from the top or bottom of the iris, and your upper and lower eyelid covers the iris. This is one of the more symmetrical eye shapes and is one of the most sought after. Because of its symmetry, many different eyeliner techniques and looks accentuate it. You want to use eyeliner with a thick consistency, and use the outline of your natural eye shape to apply, building thickness as you go. Since this is a shape many people strive towards, you may want to look into almond eye surgery to achieve this appearance permanently.
Unlike almond eyes, downturned eyes are pretty self-explanatory: the outer corners of your eyes are further down than the inner corners. With this style, you will want to use thinner eyeliner, accentuating brighter colors. The trick to this one is to have the eyeliner on the outer edges lift slightly upward toward your temples to counteract the drop in the shape. Cosmopolitan also suggests that you “leave your lower lash line bare, so it doesn’t compete with the liner on top.”
Another perfectly descriptive eye shape is the wide set eye, which is when you have more space between your eyes than most. If the space between the inner corners of your eyes is larger than one of your eyes, you may want to try this technique. Concentrate the bulk of your eyeliner color at the inner corners, getting less dense as you move outward. You want the focus of your eyes to be drawn inward to mitigate the feeling of space between them.
This is the most common type of eye shape because most people’s faces are not completely symmetrical. This ultimately means that one eye is bigger than the other. Apply a thicker amount of eyeliner to the outer corner of your smaller eye to help balance out the size differential. It is also suggested to use a lighter color since you don’t want the asymmetry to be highlighted.
Big Eyes and Small Eyes
If your eyes take up the larger portion of your face compared to other facial features, you can experiment with more unconventional eyeliner techniques and styles. The point is to accentuate your eye shape, and not try and hide it. On the other side of that, if your eyes are smaller than most of your facial features, you are a perfect candidate to pull out the gold eyeliner. Lighter colors with a metallic hue will brighten up your eyes and help them become the shining part of your face.
Almond Eye Surgery
Everyone has different eye shapes and some people may even have a combination of these traits. We are all unique and beautiful in our own way, but some people may prefer to have an almond-shaped eye instead of their natural eye shape. You now know how to make your eyes look almond shaped using eyeliner, but if you are looking for a more permanent solution, contact Taban MD today to schedule a consultation for almond eye surgery.
Kristen is the CEO of Peare Media, a strategic PR & Management Firm based out of Los Angeles, California.