Wide-set eyes may be a beauty ideal, but there are women who would like to minimize the space for a more balanced look. Simply adjust your eye makeup technique to create the illusion of wider or closer set eyes.
Maximize the size and space between eyes:
- Shadow. Apply a light eye shadow over lower lid and inner corner with your base shadow brush (to bring the lid forward and give the illusion of more space), then add a deeper shadow into the outer third of the eye crease with the duo-fiber eye brush (which accentuates the orbital bone creating the semblance of a larger eye area). Try quicksand (1) and caramel mocha (2) from the Modern Natural Palette.
- Liner. Apply upper and lower lash lines with grey eyeliner then soften the line with your accent brush. Liner should be darkest and thickest at the outer corner of eye and fade away into the inner corner. Try Gosh Velvet Touch Eye Liner (3).
- Brow. Extend the tail of brow with a soft brow liner and keep the head of brows soft by brushing thru with your lash-brow groomer. Try YBF Automatic Eye Pencil in Universal Taupe (4).
Minimize size and space between eyes:
- Shadow. Sweep a medium shade like caramel mocha (2) across the lower lid with your base shadow brush, blending in toward the bridge of nose.
- Liner. Apply dark eyeliner (3) evenly across upper and lower lash till they meet in the corner of eye. The dark shadows will recede the area and give the illusion of a shorter, smaller space.
- Brow. To bring your eyes closer together, extend brow subtly toward the center of face with a soft taupe liner (4).