Thursday, May 2, 2013

My Eye Shape - Slightly Hooded Outer Crease

My eyes are not fully hooded, I have a couple creases that can get a little bunched up and I lose a lot of lid space/room between my crease and brows, but I do have a decent amount of visible lid space. What I find most tricky though is a slightly downturned outer corner with the crease folding down a bit more beyond the corner of my eye.


This combined with a slightly rounded shape, I have always had trouble creating a winged liner that makes sense. The desire, of course, is to lift the wing up but the elongated crease/downturn/round shape conspire against me.



Here you can see a bit of the folds happening and how they extend past where the corner of my eye is.


One way I do a winged liner is to not bring the wing up but straight out. It gives a little more of a sleepy effect, but I don't think it's too droopy. Also you can see here what I mean about my creases getting bunched up. If I've been raising my eyebrows a bunch to work on my makeup or the like sometimes they get a little stuck but once everything relaxes it'll come down to the one heavier crease seen in the bare eye picture.


I start by drawing straight out from my lashline in a thin line. I then just slowly add a little thickness and a point in the wingtip until it "makes sense" when seen with my eyes open. Getting the right thickness on the visible lid area really depends on the shape of your eye. If mine is too thick, it will partially be covered by my crease and that starts to look very strange.




A bit of this wing will still be covered on my right eye which has a fold further out past the corner of my eye, but it's not giving a curly appearance that can happen when angled upward more. Doing any sort of winged out liner is always something I'm working on finding the best method for me.

Products used:
  • shu uemura hard formula brow pencil in Seal Brown
  • L'Oreal Infallible shadow in Amber Rush
  • Revlon ColorStay Liquid Eye Pen in Blackest Black
  • Jordana Best Lash Extreme Volumizing Mascara - top lashes
  • Maybelline Great Lash in Dark Brown - bottom lashes

1 comment:

  1. Thank you very much for posting this. I have similar eye shape like you and I thought it would never be possible for me to use eye liner. All the tutorials on the internet were for different eye shapes. I will definitely try it now. Thanks!

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