January 29, 2015 Makeup.com TIPS & TUTORIALS

How to Choose the Right Eyeliner Technique for Round Eyes

Think you may have round eyes? Try this quick test: Look in the mirror. Can you see your entire iris? Or is it covered on the top by your eyelid? If you can see the whole circle, you’ve got round eyes. They’re nice and big — and we bet you always look wide awake! When applying eyeliner on this shape, the key is to elongate the eyes by emphasizing the outer corners.

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Good Looks

A great style for this eye shape is a winged eyeliner, because the line extending past the eyelid gives the illusion of length. Avoid accentuating the round shape too much by starting your line just after the highest peak of your eye. Create a thick flick at the outer eye corners first with an eyeliner pen, like UrbanDecay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner.

Liner Notes

Always make sure to use eyeliner to create width, which plays down roundness and makes your eyes look balanced.

Steer clear of dark colors on your bottom lashes and waterline. Use neutral shades and make sure they are lighter than the colors on your top lash and eyelid.

Round-eyed gals have plenty of eyelid space, so have fun with your eye shadow!

What’s your favorite eyeliner look for round eyes? Tell us in the comments!

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