Almond-shaped eyes are both stunning and alluring. Long considered the “ideal” eye shape, they are feminine and can pull off almost any makeup look. Knowing the shape of your eyes will guide how you design and apply your eyeshadow and liner. With the right techniques and styles, you can really enhance your eyes to look more alive and enchanting.
How do you know if you have them? Take out a mirror and gaze into your own eyes. You will see a visible crease when looking at your lids. You will also notice that the iris of your eyes touches white on both the top and bottom. The outer corners of your eyes will also turn slightly upward.
Like I mentioned above, almond-eyes look great with so many looks. Here are just a few to get you started. I recommend playing around and trying them all. You can also get creative and combine them. Have fun!
Use a Light Color on The Bottom Water-line
This is a super simple way to bring a vibrant energy to your face and brighten up your whole look. I’m obsessed. Adding a light-colored liner to your bottom waterlines really helps to open up your eyes, make them look bigger, and give your face a sparkle of light. White is always a great option, and totally on trend for 2022. This look also is amazing with light colors like light blue, pale purple, peach, etc. Experiment with it and see what you really love.
This is a much more daring and dramatic look! You can wing your eyeshadow out with precision and sharp lines (it helps to use tape to get those fine edges) or for a more gentle look, you can softly brush the eyeshadow outwards and blend.
The Classic Cat-eye
MEOW! The classic cat-eye is both retro and romantic. The placement and shape of your eyeliner is key to making your eyes look larger instead of smaller. To do this, and really accentuate the almond shape, keep the line thin the first 2/3 of the eye. Then you can really add some weight by thickening the line and making a semi-dramatic wing. Follow the natural crease you get from winking for a more subtle wing. Something else the look above does, which is beautiful, is to add shadow under the eye. This combo is amazing!
Cut The Crease!
This look can be super subtle or dramatic depending on the colors you use or the contrast between them. This is one of the techniques I enjoy experimenting with the most because there is a lot of room for creativity. The look above uses a solid eyeshadow in a bright color that is distinct from the natural skin tone. If you are looking to create a precise and expertly refined line, use tape! To create a more blended look, use more natural tones or colors with slightly different hues. You can also play around with texture to create this look by contrasting glitters or metallics with matte shadows. Really, there are so many possibilities when you cut the crease.
Brighten the Inner Corners
This is one of my absolute all-time favorite things to do with my eyeshadow. It is difficult for me not to do this in every single look that I put together. Adding a light color to the inner corner of your eye creates magic, unlike any other makeup trick. It not only opens the eye but also helps to make you look more awake. Who doesn’t want that? My go-to is usually a pink shimmer but it also looks great in matte as seen above. As long as the color is light, your eyes will look bright. Yes, I rhymed.