Whether you’re wearing it on its own or layered with eye shadow, eyeliner is a fabulous final touch for taking your gaze to the next level. Before you go ahead and line your lids without any thought, take a look at our techniques for applying eyeliner for different eye shapes.
By now, you know that your eye shape pairs well with a variety of looks. To further enhance your upturned shape, try a classic cat-eye or wing-tip. Start thin around the inner corner, gradually getting thicker as you move towards the outer corner of your eye. Try the Superliner Perfect Slim in Intense Black to create the look—it’s a liquid liner with a flexible felt tip to help you achieve the perfect wing.
The key to making round eyes pop is emphasising the outer corners with a winged eyeliner that extends past the eyelid. We recommend starting your line at the highest peak of your eye, then working your way outwards to balance your rounded features. For the best winged eyeliner for round eyes, use the Matte Signature Eyeliner in Ink
—don’t forget to follow up with a coat of mascara
Upturned eyes look their best when the upper lid is exaggerated with eyeliner. Give a smudged eyeliner look a try, as this will lengthen your upper lid. Otherwise, opt for a bit of nude liner along your lash line and inner corners, as this will give the appearance of wide, brightened eyes. The Le Liner Signature Eye Liner in Gold Velvet is a neutral shade with intense, saturated pigments—and it’s also sweat-proof, transfer-proof and fade-proof for a full 24 hours!
Go for a lifted look by adding a little 45-degree flick at the end of your lash line. If a cat eye is slightly too dramatic for you, use a smudge brush to lightly blend out a thin line. This will add the perfect amount of definition to your upper and lower lash lines.
Have you ever heard of tightlining? This is the technique of lining your upper waterline—meaning the area inside the lash line. This lifts hooded eyes and makes them look bigger and more defined. When applying liner as close to your lash line as possible, you’ll also make your lashes appear fuller.
Applying eyeliner to hooded eyes can get tricky, due to the way your upper lid droops over your crease. Firstly, make sure to keep your eyes open when you line them, as this will avoid any smudging or transferring. This is extremely key when trying to create a thick, bold wing, which is the best liner style for hooded eyes. Trace your bottom lash line closely, beginning around the middle of the eye, for upside-down definition that looks positively radiant!
Phew—that was a lot to cover! Understanding your eye shape can open up a world of possibilities when it comes to makeup application. Whether you have hooded eyes, round eyes, or anything in between, there’s a flattering technique for everyone. Next, let us fill you in on How to Find Your Perfection Foundation Shade