Saturday, March 30, 2013

Enhance your Eye Shape

They say that the eyes are the windows to the soul. Adding some beautiful curtains to those beautiful "windows" we have can boost confidence and can help others see our inner beauty shine through. At Barbizon of Akron, we know that inner beauty is much more important than the outer, but why not have both? Continue reading to get tips on how to apply eye liner for your specific eye shape!

Round Eyes: If your eyes are incredibly round, apply eyeliner to the top and bottom lashlines. Leave out the inner corners of your eyes. By leaving the corners open and dragging the liner through to the outside corners of the eyes, you are creating an illusion of elongated eyes. Think of Zooey Deschanel or Katy Perry.

Almond Eyes: With almond eyes, you can pull off just about any line. To create something more exotic, try a thick upper line with
the flared cat effect. Thick lashes also help accentuate the lashline. Beyonce and Angelina Jolie both rock almond eyes.

Small Eyes: If your eyes are small, try to go light on eyeliner. Neutral colors with some mascara would work best. Using darker colors will give the illusions of even smaller eyes, so try to avoid it. At times where you need to wear dark liner, keep it thin and as close to the lashline as possible. If you can, while wearing a dark liner, try to also line the upper and lower water lines with a white eyeliner which can additionally help to open the eyes up. Taylor Swift knows how to pull off having small eyes!

Big Eyes: To make eyes appear smaller, use a thick eyeliner. You can line the tops and bottoms from corner to corner and still look great. If eyes are large and round, experiment with a cat eye to add a little flare. Avoid white eye liner! Think of Mila Kunis and Anne Hathaway.

Wide-Set Eyes: If your eyes are wide-set, the illusion you will want to create is of the eyes being pulled in. Line the inside corners of yours eyes with a dark liner. Avoid white liner in that area as well as any light eye shadows. By highlighting the space between your eyes, you will make them appear even further apart. Jessica Alba and Brandy both have wide-set eyes.

Close-Set Eyes: For close-set eyes, you will basically be doing the opposite of wide-set. Line the outside corners of your eyes with a dark liner and highlight the inside corners with a white eyeliner, light
eyeshadow or both. By lining the outer corners, you are drawing the eyes towards to outside of your face and by highlighting the inner corners, you are creating the illusion of even more space between the eyes. Sarah Jessica Parker and Jennifer Aniston have eyes that are close-set.

There are so many different ways to where eyeliner and we hope that you'll give these a try! Even if one of these looks doesn't apply to you, it's still fun to see how applying liner in different ways can cause your eyes to look one way or another! Makeup isn't all business, have some fun with it too. Shine on, Barbizon of Akron!