Whether you are into smokey eyes reminiscent of rock and grunge makeup or like to keep it simple with a crisp line across your eyelid, using an eyeliner is a quick and easy way to transform any makeup look. But have you ever felt that no matter how hard you try, you can never nail the different eyeliner makeup looks that you see on the internet? Even if you are equipped with the best eyeliner, if you do not take your eye shape into consideration you probably will not get the eyeliner look you are going for. Read along this handy guide to understand the different eyeliner styles that work best for your eye shape.
1. Almond eyes
If you have oval shaped eyes that are slightly upturned at the outer corner, you have almond shaped eyes. Almond shaped eyes are symmetrical and well proportioned, so just about any eyeliner style will look flattering on your eyes. To create a fun eyeliner look, use a gel eyeliner like the Maybelline Tattoo Studio Gel Eyeliner Pencil or the Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner to create a soft and subtle smudged look. The waterproof eyeliner pencil is Maybelline’s longest wearing eyeliner that lasts up to 36 hours! And that’s not all! This coloured liner is available in six pigment-rich shades so you can dress up your eyes according to your mood. In the mood for the classic black eyeliner instead? Use the Maybelline gel liner to create intense and dramatic eye looks that will stay in place for up to 24 hours.
2. Hooded eyes
Often confused with monolids, hooded eyes have very little eyelid space visible when the eyes are open as the eyelid has a small fold that covers or hides the eye. This makes it difficult to pull off certain eyeliner looks and people with hooded eyelids should stay away from very thin eyeliner styles. If you have hooded eyes, create bold and thick lines with a sketch eyeliner like the Maybelline Line Tattoo High Impact Liner. This Maybelline Eyeliner Pen creates intense, dark black lines that that glides smoothly on your lids. The felt tip makes it easy for even absolute beginners to create high impact lines.
3. Round eyes
Probably the easiest eye shape to understand, round eyes – just like the name suggests, are big, doll like eyes that are round in shape. When applying an eyeliner on round eyes, the goal should be to elongate the width of your eyes to create a balance. Cat eyes are a great way to create the illusion of thinner and longer eyes. So use a liquid eyeliner like the Maybelline Colossal Bold Liner to add a smudge-proof and waterproof flick on the outer corner. The Colossal Bold Liner has a long handle and brush tip that makes it easy to create sharp and precise lines. You can also try the Hyper Glossy Liquid Liner if you prefer a high-shine finish that will last up to 24 hours. Not sure how a glossy, high shine eyeliner will look with the rest of your makeup? Head over to the Maybelline Virtual Try On tool to see how the eyeliner looks on you. The Virtual Try On tool lets you try on all of Maybelline’s eye, face, and lip makeup products in real time with zero commitment. To find your shade of face makeup products, use the Maybelline Foundation Finder tool.
If you prefer a matte eyeliner look, use the Maybelline Colossal Liner for creating sharp and precise matte black lines. The 0.44mm flexi tip of the eyeliner pen ensures a quick, perfect, and error free application.
Now that you know what eyeliner style works best for your eye shape, here are some quick hacks to get a perfect application every time –
1. If you are not used to liquid eyeliner just yet, line your eyes with a pencil eyeliner first and then go over it with the liquid eyeliner.
2. For faking the look of fuller lashes, use a gel eyeliner to tight line the top lashes from the underside instead of drawing a straight line on your eyelid.
3. For a precise wing liner, draw your eyeliner’s flick toward your eye in a backward direction instead of away from the eye.