If you already have big, beautiful eyes, but you want to make them pop even more, check out this step-by-step tutorial on how to make a deep set, protruding eyes the star of your makeup look. You will recognize this eye shape by the abundance of space between the eyelashes and the brow bone. Now let's dive right in!
Smoke it out
Start by lining the upper lid right above the lash line with a black kohl pencil. Take the line up to the crease and blend it with a soft brush and downwards strokes. Go over the pencil with a smoky black eyeshadow, creating a C-shape in the outer corner of the upper lid.
The pencil creates a good color base, and it also makes the eyeshadow stick on better. Make sure to look at your eye makeup from the side as well, so that you won't leave the outer corner unfinished. Fill it in up to the crease with the same color of the eyeshadow you used at the beginning and connect it with the lower lid by applying the same shade on the outer half of the lower lash line.
Not by the book
Using a shimmery eyeshadow all over the lid isn't exactly what tutorials for protruding eyes would recommend since the shimmer brings the eyes visually even more forward. However, we will avoid this »rule« here precisely because we want to emphasize the eyes as much as possible. Pick a shimmery light brown shade and apply it all over the upper lid. For a bright and rested look, use a shimmery champagne shade in the inner corners and on the inner half of the lower lash line. All the shades should seamlessly melt into each other, so put that soft blending brush to work!
Sharp cat eye
Carefully apply a thin line of eyeliner along the upper lash line, finishing with a thin flick at the crease. Blend the flick (again carefully!) into the previously created smokey eye, so that you are left with a sharp-edged smokey eye. This can get messy, so I suggest you either stick some tape on the skin at the desired angle before starting the eye makeup or alternatively, prepare some cotton swabs and micellar water to clean up the rough edges at the end. Finish the eye makeup with a few coats of mascara on the lower and upper lashes.
Apply foundation suitable for your skin type with gentle strokes of foundation brush. Next, fill in the eyebrows with a powder product in the appropriate shade for your coloring. To brighten up the under-eye area, apply some moisturizing concealer and gently blend it out with tapping motion of your pinky finger.For the next step, use a cream blush in a natural apricot shade on the apples of the cheeks. Now contour the top of the forehead, blending the product into the hairline so it looks naturally bronzed by sunshine. Since our model has a heart-shaped face with a pointy chin, I also added some cream contour product under the cheekbones and blended it horizontally, towards her nose. This makes her chin appear slightly wider, essentially balancing out the features. You should, of course, contour your face according to YOUR features. If your skin tends to get oily during the day, seal the makeup by mattifying your T-zone with a fan brush and some pressed powder.
As a cherry on top, use a my-lips-but-better shade of lip liner to define your lips and then make them noticeable with a matte lipstick in a bright fuchsia shade.
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