Make the shape look different by only outlining certain areas:
There’s no right way to do your eyeliner — play around with it, because eyeliner sets the boundaries of your eyes. You can alter your natural eye shape with eyeliner. If your eyes are close-set, you can give the illusion of them being farther apart by applying eyeliner to only the outside corners.
Eye liner is probably the most intimidating cosmetic item in use by modern women. This is understandable, but as many women don’t truly understand how (and when) eye liner should be used, it’s important to talk about it and hopefully remove some of the apprehension associated with this particular cosmetic product.
The purpose of eye liner is to define the boundaries of the eyes. The precise placement can determine whether the eyes look larger or smaller. It can create drama and balance. However, eye liner isn’t appropriate for all occasions.
As a general rule, eye liner should only be worn for evening events, when the cosmetic application is needed to be bolder due to generally dimmer lighting and more dramatic effects are called for esthetically. In those cases when you truly believe that you need definition of your eyes during the daytime, it is important to use neutral colors and lighter tones as opposed to the traditional black.
Eye liner tends to come in two varieties: waxy pencil types and liquid types. Pencil types can be traditional wood-wrapped pencils that must be sharpened or twist-up versions that can be “re-sharpened” with the twist of the applicator. Liquid eye liner typically comes with its own applicator brush enabling you to create very thin lines or bolder ones as desired.
The basic use of eye liner follows a few simple rules:
To Define the Eyes
Many women have pale hair and therefore pale brows and lashes. These women find that their eyes appear bland in the context of their face, specifically after the application of lip and cheek color and eye shadow. For these women, the use of eye liner is in a fine line along the edges of the top and lower lids in order to frame the eye.
To Balance the Eyes
A common use of eye liner is to balance the look of the eye when the lower lashes are sparse. In this case, the correct use is to apply a fine line along the edge of the lower lid so that the lower lashes appear thicker and balance with the lashes along the upper lid.
To Extend the Eyes (widen)
For women whose eyes are closely set, eye liner can be used to help create the illusion that the eyes are more widely spaced. In these cases, the liner is applied from the center point of the upper and lower lids to the outer corners of the eyes. This application technique draws focus to the outside of the eyes and helps to make the eyes appear wider.
To Narrow the Eyes
Some women have widely-spaced eyes and eye liner will help you to make the eyes appear closer together. As you may deduce from the discussion of wide-set eyes, to make the eyes appear closer together simply apply eyeliner to the top and lower lids from the center to the inner corner.