7 Make Up Tips For Deep Set Eyes

By on January 11, 2014

If you’ve got deep set eyes, chances are you think your eyes tend to look shaded and dark seeing as they’re quite sunken into your face. For most girls, their eyes are the star  attraction on their face but a lot of people with deep set eyes have trouble making their eyes pop and really stand out. If this sounds like you, don’t despair. There are some easy tips and tricks you can use to really wow people with your eyes. You can still have show stopping eyes, you just need to follow this seven makeup tips to achieve them.


Step One – Start With Primer

Start with a layer of eyeshadow primer around your eyes to make sure all your hard work after this point doesn’t go to waste. It takes just a minute but will ensure your makeup stays put and looks radiant for hours and hours to come.


Step Two – Conceal Any Dark Circles

Deep set eyes will tend to gather more dark circles and creases around them opposed to eyes that are flush. If left unchecked, this can make your face look haggard and gaunt. To achieve show stopping eyes the first step you need to take is to conceal any dark circles around your eyes. To do this, rub some concealer over the dark circles and blend it until it matches your usual skin tone. Add your foundation over the top and your eyes will be instantly highlighted and free of dark circles.


Step Three – Highlight Your Eyes

If you’ve followed Step One, your eyes should already be looking brighter. To illuminate them even more use a light colored eyeshadow and sweep it across your eyelid and inner eye. Don’t be afraid of using too much, make sure your entire eyelid is covered from top to bottom with special focus on the inner edge.


Step Four – Add A Little Darkness

I know what you’re thinking, she’s contradicting herself, right? Well, yeah I guess I am but for a very good reason. You didn’t think I was going to deprive you of using dark colors full stop, did you? Add a touch of dark eye shadow to the very outer edge of your eyelid and blend it with the lighter color for a stunning two-tone look. Try to coordinate your colors and make your darker color simply a darker shade of the lighter color your chose.


Step Five – Line Those Eyes

Just because you’ve got deep set eyes doesn’t mean you have to ditch the eyeliner. Start with a thin stroke across your inner eye and gradually make it thicker as you get towards the outer edge. This is fitting with the ‘lighter on the inside and darker on the outside’ look you’re going for. To really complete the wow factor, add a flick at the corner of your eyes to really draw attention to them.


Step Six – Mascara Is Key

Whether you’ve got the biggest, brightest eyes in the world or the deepest set ones, it’s impossible to go wrong with a little mascara. Use a tone that will match your hair and coloring (brown if you’re fair and black for anything else) to really bring out your eyes. Use a mascara that adds both volume and length and, if necessary, add a second coat.


Step Seven – Lock It All In Place

And finally add a brush of powder over your face to lock all your makeup securely in place. If used with primer, together they’ll make sure your makeup looks flawless all day and all night. You don’t want all your hard work going to waste, do you? It will smooth out your skin and help to give you a radiant glow too, where’s the downside?


By this point you should be looking flawless and have beautifully big eyes that are sure to draw a few sneaky peeks. No matter how deep set your eyes are, you can still make your eyes shine. And the final tip to make your eyes sparkle no matter what? Add a smile! A genuine smile always reaches the eyes and will illuminate them in ways no makeup can. So there you have it, girls, now it’s time to try it out!


(All images sourced via Pinterest.com)

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