Picture this: You drew the perfect winged liner, so sharp that it could cut a b*tch, but as soon as you open your eyes, it disappears! With the endless makeup tutorials on YouTube, we now have access to countless makeup tips and tricks, yet they never seem to work on monolids. No worries, we gotchu! Here are 5 makeup tips that will change your life! This one is for the monolid girlies like me!
Focus on the bottom
When it comes to eye makeup, many people tend to focus on the top part of the eyelid. Yet, for monolids, they tend to have smaller eyelid space, which is why you should focus on the bottom part of your eyes. For this, keep your eyeshadow on your top eyelid minimal while focusing on deepening your bottom lid. Not only does it enlarge your eyes, but it also makes your overall eye makeup look cleaner, since it’s less ‘crowded’. You can use a warm tone eyeshadow to give some depth to your eyes.
Eyeliner can be very tricky for monolids. Instead of drawing a line starting from your inner corner, focus on the outer part of your eyes. So for this, you will need to draw your wing at the outer corner of your eyes. Then, open your eyes and fill in the line to create a triangle-shaped eyeliner. Another good trick is to start your liner at the outer rim of your iris (no, not on your literal eyeball), and then open your eyes while you’re doing it, so you can see how you want your eyeliner to look like when you open your eyes.
For the girlies who can’t be bothered to use eyeliner, you can also use eyeshadow to create a fierce wing! For this, all you need to do is to grab black eyeshadow and put it all over your eyelid. Then, with a q-tip and some makeup remover, wipe off the excess eyeshadow to create the perfect ‘eyeliner’.
Highlight the waterline
One thing that you can do to enlarge your eye shape is to highlight the waterline. By creating a gap between your lower lashes and your eye, it makes it seem like you have larger eyes. You can either do this with some light eyeshadow or with a pencil liner.
Show off your eyebags
No, we don’t mean the dark under-eye circles, we mean the bags that are right under your lower lashes. This is also an effective way to create that doll-eye effect. You can do this by squinting your eyes so your eye bags pop out, and then putting a light shadow under them. Then, lightly highlight the eyebags by putting some lighter shades or a highlighter.
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