If you have prominent eyelids, you’re probably used to people telling you that your eyes look tired, or that they’re too heavy. But don’t worry—there are ways to combat these issues! Here are a few tips on how to get the most out of your makeup routine with prominent lids:
- Make sure you’re using the right brushes and products for your eye shape. This means using soft brushes and loose powders instead of stiff ones, as well as cream and gel liners instead of pencils.
- Try not to use too much eyeliner and mascara, as these tend to accentuate the size of your lids. Instead, focus on using liner around the outer corner of each eye (but not going all the way across) and mascara only on the bottom lashes.
- Apply concealer under the eyes so that it covers any dark circles or redness caused by blood vessels being visible through the skin there; this will help make your eyes look less tired overall!
Makeup for prominent eyelids
Some refer to this shape as “bulging,” but it is merely that the lid is pronounced with a relatively deep socket. The biggest tell of the difference between protruding and deep-set eyes is that crease. If they’re bulging, the crease will be more of a line or a fold. If your eyes are inside the socket, the crease will be deep. You can see that on celebrities like Nicole Ritchie and Emmy Rossum
If you have prominent shaped eyelids, you know how hard it is to put on the right amount of eye makeup because even the smallest amount of makeup could make your eyes look “overdone.” However, with the right makeup combinations, you can make your prominent shape eyelids attractively stand-out. So, if you have prominent shaped eyes and need a little help, I am here to share with you a fundamental way to apply eyeshadow on your big and gorgeous prominent shaped eyes.
Here are some tips:
- When it comes to eyeshadow, try to use neutral matte color shadows that help you fade your eyelids and make them appear smaller. Top off the look with eyeliner and mascara.
- If you apply light to the lid and dark in the crease will only enhance the shape – remember light brings forward and dark recedes. For this shape, you will love your results if you apply a medium to dark tone on the lid only, with a lighter tone in the crease.
In this diagram, I am showing you how to apply the eyeshadow using a neutral color pallet; however, you can use any combination of colors that look good with your eye color, as long as you follow the diagram using light, medium and dark shades in that color pallet of your choice.
Prominent Shaped Eyes
Here are the steps:
- Apply a medium eyeshadow color and create a ”<” shape in the outer corner of the eye.Make sure the shape is not too extended, if so, use some foundation with sponge to soften it.
- Then use another medium or a dark eyeshadow color all over the upper eye lid to just below the brow bone.
- Apply a lighter eyeshadow color below the brow.
- Now it is time to blend eye shadow colors.You can achieve this by making small circular motions with a fluffy eyeshadow brush. Make sure you concentrate the blending where the two colors meet. This way, you blend the edges without blending away the intensity of the eyeshadow.For a soft, natural look, blend the edges where the two colors meet until you don’t see a solid color line. If you want more of a dramatic look, don’t blend as much
- Time to line the eyes with an eye pencil.Line the upper eyelid from the inner corner of the eye to the outer corner. Keep the line as close as possible to the lash line.My trick to achieve this is, slightly lift your closed lid and try to draw a line with the eye pencil tip into the eyelashes. It is as if you are coloring the roots of the lashes. By doing this, you are drawing the fine line at the base of your eyelashes; you will not get that blank space from the base of your lashes and the drawn line on your lid. Thicken outer corner liner and slightly fade upwards. You can blend this down with a cotton swab or a small eyeshadow brush. This extends eyes outwards.Line under lower lashes ½ way, starting from outer eye corner working to the center. To give more a dramatic look, you can line inside the waterline.Smudge the pencil line to a shadow for a smokey effect. You can also apply a little eyeshadow of the same color as the pencil liner, on top of the smudged liner.
- These are optional stepsCurl your lashes with an eyelash curlerApply false lashesApply mascara
Those are the basic steps to apply eyeshadow on round eyes. You see , it is not so intimidating applying eyeshadow on round eyes. However, if you still have question about your round eyes or any other makeup application inquires, then book a Virtual Makeup Lesson with me in the comfort of our own home. I offer several different makeup lessons from which to choose. My classes will not be like watching a YouTube video or seeing an Instagram post of an influencer showing everyone how to do a “Cookie-Cutter” makeup application. They are fun, and each class is designed for you alone. No two are the same because no two people are. I look forward to seeing you in one of my classes.