Almond eyes are well proportional and symmetrical eye shape; this makes them one of the easiest eye shapes to experiment with. There are many eye makeup looks that will flatter and enhance almond eyes so knowing the right techniques and tricks is highly important and required. In this tutorial, we are going to be discussing how you can naturally enhance your almond eyes with these simple steps.
- What You Need
Choosing the right products for eye makeup should be your priority as this can make a world of difference. Below are basic products you need to get that perfect natural eye makeup for your almond eyes.
- Eye primer
- Eye shadow palette
- Eye makeup brushes
- An eyeliner
- A mascara
- Prime your Eyelids
A bad way to start eye makeup is to forget to prep the base. Ensure your entire eyelid is well cleaned prior to the application of an eye primer, apply two to three dots of eye primer that is a shade lighter than your skin color on your lids and under your eyes, gently rub it in and allow it to properly dry. This will prevent your makeup from smearing just a few hours into its application and also create a smooth base for your makeup.
- Apply Concealer
Concealer would help in covering any discoloration, dark circle, black spots or unevenness around the eyes. Dab in a small quantity of concealer on your lid and blend it in properly with your index finger. It also allows eye shadow to stay better on the skin. Also, ensure it is a shade lighter than your skin tone.
- Select a Neutral Eye Shadow
Since you are creating a natural eye makeup look, it’s important to play safe with colors as you wouldn’t want a color that is too bold or sharp. A subtle, neutral color like medium brown, beige, taupe or nude will create that minimalist look you want.
- Use a light shade eye shadow from your selected shadow palette as a base by applying it across your eyelid; this will help emphasize the natural contour of your eyes thereby adding more depth and definition.
- Apply a mid-tone shade from your palette along your upper lash line to your crease line; this will look like you are creating a slanting v-shape along the outer corner of the eye. Doing this will help in elongating and enhancing your eye shape and its symmetry.
- Apply a highlighter along the inner corner of your eyes and a little bit below your brow bone to make your eyes appear bigger and brighter.
- Line Your Lash Line
Many people prefer skipping this step when they are creating a natural look but a roasted-toned gel or liquid liner can give off that subtle and natural look if thinly applied. This is due to the fact that pencil eyeliner looks as natural as a gel or liquid eyeliner. Gently apply the gel on two third of your upper lash line and blotch the line created with a cotton bud. To further accentuate your eyes, you can rim your water line with nude or white eyeliner. Start by applying your liner from the inner corner of your eyes and stop at the middle of your bottom lid, blend it out properly.
- Finishing Touches
Lightly apply one or two coats of mascara on the upper lashes as a heavily dark lash can ruin the natural makeup look. Curling your lashes before applying mascara can totally change your game as it would help enhance your eye shape.