Anything goes with this classic shape. At Marc Jacobs, Kendal outlined the inner corners and followed the natural lash line: “Almond-shaped eyes already have length, but a small flick at the outside corners really opens them up.”
Follow the natural line of the lashes, creating an exaggerated winged shape at the outer corners to make them appear more feline. For added precision, Kendal applied “Scotch Tape underneath the outer corner of the eye, placing it at the angle you want, using it as a guide”.
“The benefit of wide-set eyes is that you can exaggerate the liner in the inner corners of the eye without making the eyes look small,” says Kendal. Using a waterproof liner will ensure it remains smudge-proof.
To give close-set eyes the illusion of being wider apart, “keep eyeliner super-fine and tight from the inner corners to the middle of the eye on both lower and upper lashes,” says Kendal. “Then thicken it from the middle of the eyes to the outer corner, extending into a wing that ends in line with your brows.”
The problem here is that even the best eyeliner can often transfer or smudge onto upper eyelids. “The trick is to keep liner very thin and tight along the lashes,” says Kendal. “Afterwards, apply translucent powder over the liner and lid to blot excess moisture, then retrace the eyeliner for intensity.”
Use a well-placed flick to lift the eye. Kendal advises using the aforementioned tape trick so that you can play with the angle, then “thickening the liner as you work from the middle of the eyes towards the outer corners.”
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