The way you figure out if you have wide set eyes is if you take the length of the eye and try to fit it in the middle of both eyes if you have extra space than you have wide set eyes. Wide Set eyes this is for sure one of the eye shapes you would NOT want to do the Cat eye. Bring as much dark color into the inner corner. You really want to layer in that inner corner. Usually you would put the accent color in to the iris the middle of the pupil. With the wide set eyes you want to pull in in farther than that. I have a friend that has wide set eyes and seeing without her makeup is strange because I hardly ever see her without it 🙂 I hate to say that. But when she applies it the right way it works and looks FABULOUSLY!!! I chose this picture because her makeup is not doing her any favors. She needs to pull that color farther over and has too much highlight or not enough midtone.
Close set eyes are figured if you can’t fit the length in between both your eyes than you have close set eyes. Alright so I am using celebrities because I want you to see that just because you have one doesn’t mean you should be upset or think it is the wrong one. At first I thought mine was a negative, but I really have found I love playing with my own specific colors and applications. When you have close set eyes. The one thing you for sure don’t want to do is have a really dark accent and pull it super far into the other eye. The more you pull it in the closer they appear. So the accent color you want to make sure you leave it just on the outside and you can for sure do that cat eye look. That would specifically work really great with this eye shape. So think about that. You can wing it out. This is the one eye shape that if you want to go outside of the line of the corner to your eye brow you can. It won’t be a bad thing. So remember that. When choosing how to make it look more dramatic. Instead of pulling it farther in push it out a little bit.
Check back for the Beautiful eye series in Mastering Makeup Mondays. I loved learning from International Makeup Artist Robert Jones and one of the first things I really tried to master was how to apply eye makeup for specific eye shapes. Today we will focus on the basic or sometimes people will refer to it as a standard eye. Either way you don’t have to tweek your eye shadow to make your eye look any way this is the ideal eye shape, or the eye shape most people want to make their eyes look like. A lot of people really forget the middle color the midtone it is usually the most boring of the three. But it makes the biggest difference! Highlight color should be skin colored or a shade or two lighter. The midtone is usually a shade of brown this shad is usually matte.
It makes a HUGE difference in a lot of eye shapes. It gives depth to your eye. You will be surprised how much more sophisticated your makeup looks when you use all three correctly. The accent color frames the outer part of your eye and if you choose the right color it can emphasis the color your eye as well. If you remember the blog post I did about choosing colors Go opposite of the color wheel if you want to make your eyes pop! Now that is not to say someone with blue eyes can’t wear blue but if you want to POP your blue eyes you shouldn’t 🙂 I just say don’t do it on a regular day basis 🙂 Hope you love my series. Check out for the next 5 or 6 weeks! Hope you enjoy if you have any questions please feel free to let me know!
I have always been a little nervous to do RED lips. I have tried a couple times but never liked it, and never felt like it looked good. This last year I either became brave enough to wear red lips or found the right color. I think that it is a little bit of both. The key is finding the right tone and the right shade. If you are ivory/beige skin color you are usually better to do brighter not super dark. Also if you have thinner lips you don’t want to do dark. It will make your lips look even thinner. Depending on your PH level in your skin the color of your lips might change the pigmentation of your lipstick. If you tend to change your lipstick more pink or orange you are higher or lower on the PH level. You need to balance it out before you put the red on so it doesn’t change. Make sure you do a lip liner that is more orange if you go pink. And if you go more orange you should go more pink. Then you can put the red on and it won’t change the color so much if at all. I found my absolute favorite. Watch my clip if you want to know the best way to apply red lipstick!! LOVE it. I learned how to apply red lipstick from Robert Jones here is Robert doing a red lip at a photo shoot at Paisley Studios Click Here So here is a question When is your favorite time to wear a red lip? Do you like to wear a red dress or outfit, or do you like to wear something black, gray, or white? Is it ok to wear red when you have a red lip? Let me hear what you think. I know what I think 🙂