Do you have relatively small eyes? You could have hooded eyes or monolid eyes and eye makeup is often a sore point in your beauty regime. Stressful as that sounds, there are a few tips and tricks that you could use to work your way around this problem. We completely understand how frustrating it might be to find an eye makeup look that is actually visible on your small eyes, and so these tips might help you broaden your choices.
When applying eye makeup, make sure to keep your eyes open so that you know how it will look. With small eyes, the lid space is less and often gets covered in the crease. Keeping your eyes open will show you how your eyeshadow appears and even how fine or thick your liner needs to be for the effect you are trying to achieve.
Since you are working with less lid space, using a single colour will pop much better than using multiple hues from different colour families to shade the lids. You can choose a bold colour and create a gradiant effect using lighter and darker shades of the same colour.
Cut Above The Crease
You may be familiar with the cut crease trend. Some of you may have already tried it and realized it doesn’t work for your eye shape. Even trends like floating eyeliner Where the liner is required to be applied in the crease don’t work well for small eyes because the makeup is covered into the fold of skin. If you want to rock this look, do this eye makeup look with your eyes open. Draw the line above and along your crease (instead of directly on it) when your eye is open and you will see how it works like a dream.
Smokey eye makeup is a great choice for small eyes as it makes your eyes look bigger. Just apply dark brown kohl to the upper and lower lash lines and soften it with an angled brush. Your lashes will look thick and your eyes will look more pronounced and wider. Add some highlighter to the inner corners for a little twinkle.
Go against the traditional and wear bold colors you would otherwise wear on your lids, on your lower lash line. Some small eye shapes tend to have more space on the lower lash lines and this will use that space wisely. Just do not forget to use kajal or kohl in your water line or else the eye makeup colours won’t have a well-finished effect and will make you look sallow.
Use a super volume-boosting mascara and stay away from the fake lashes. Unless you absolutely have to wear falsies, try the individual pieces instead of full lashes. Falsies tend to look heavier on smaller eyes and will cover up your eye makeup.