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How to recognize deep-set eyes

Let’s clear this up once and for all — deep-set eyes have nothing to do with the shape of your eye; instead, it’s all about the position.

Let us explain. Hooded, round, upturned or almond-shaped eyes describe the shape of the eye, usually by looking at the distance between your brow arch and the lashes, and how and where your lid folds over. With deep-set eyes, however, the case is different. Here’s how to determine if your eyes are deep-set (or not).

Tip 1: Side view

The best way to find out if you have deep-set eyes is to examine your face from the side. Deep-set eyes are, as the name suggests, set further into the skull. This means that the brow bone is more prominent and sometimes overshadows the eyes, which can make them look small.

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Keep in mind that it’s not only the position of the eye which determines what the best way to do your make-up is; that also depends on the shape. Once you know your eye shape and position, make-up becomes much easier (and fun) to do.

Pro-tip: In general, deep-set eyes pop most when you apply a shimmery eyeshadow in the very middle of your lid (on top and bottom). This is the easiest way to draw light and attention to the eyes, so why not give it a try?

Tip 2: Lights and shadows

Concealer can help anyone look a little less tired, but it is especially helpful if you have deep-set eyes. Since the brow bone is prominent, it is likely to create shadows, which, yes, make the eyes look smaller, but they also accentuate those dark under-eye circles. It's usually not a good look.

Concealer can help you lift the eye dramatically in a very natural way. It seems like a contradiction, but it actually works. Apply concealer under the eye in a triangle shape. On the outer corner of the eye extend the concealer outwards. Follow the direction of your lower lash line and remember to conceal with a shade that is slightly lighter than your skin tone. That's sure to give your eyes a lift.

Pro-tip: Applying a lot of product on the lower lash line can make deep-set eyes look droopy, so keep it light! It’s best to start with a transition shade on the outer third of the lower lash line. Keep in mind that you can always build up the product, but it’s pretty much impossible to take it away.

Tip 3: Lashes for days

Long lashes can make a huge difference when it comes to deep-set eyes, so consider a lengthening mascara. If your lashes are thin and short, you can combine a volumizing mascara with a lengthening mascara to get the best of both worlds.