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The Best Eyeliner Technique for Your Eye Shape

Updated: Feb 27, 2020

Eyeliner is life! Am' I wrong?! When it comes to getting the perfect eyeliner look for your eye, it all really depends on your eye shape. Considering your eye shape will help you determine how thick or thin your liner needs to be. When it comes to eye shapes these are six common shapes to consider: Almond eyes, Monolids, Hooded eyes, Round eyes, Downturned eyes, and Upturned eyes.

We've made a guide to help you find eyeliner styles that best suit every eye shape with our handy guide below. We listed some basic techniques to help you figure out what your eye shape is and what eyeliner look is the most flattering for your shape.

Almond Shape Eyes

Almond-shaped eyes are oval-shaped with slightly upturned corners. If you have almond-shaped eyes your super lucky, you can pull off any eyeliner style. When eyes are almond-shaped they're symmetrical & well proportion, which makes it perfect for most eyeliner styles.

Best eyeliner technique: Start by drawing a thin line from the inner corners and intensifying the thickness towards the outer corner. Gently stroke upward towards the outer corner and keep it close to the lash line to create a tiny wing. For more drama add liner on the bottom. You can smudge out the top and bottom liner to intensify the look.


Monolid shaped eyes lack in lid space and don't have a crease. Monolids have a fold of fat that closes in on itself self when the eye is open, making it hard to get a neat liner without it disappearing.

Best eyeliner technique: Start by lining your top lash line, begin at the inner corner with a thicker line and continue making it super thick as you extend past your outer corner.

Hooded Eyes

Hooded eyes have skin from the brow bone covering the eyelids. It makes doing eye makeup slightly harder since makeup hides when your eye is open. Try to stay away from thin eyeliner styles.

Best eyeliner technique: Start from the inner corner across your eye towards the outer corner. Go for a thicker line and take the line up towards the outer corner for a bold wing look.

*Push liner into your lash line to avoid product getting all over your lid.

Round Eyes

Round eyes are equally curved on the upper and lower lid. Round eyes are usually large, circular and prominent. The beauty in this shape is that you can see the whites of your eyes all the way around your cornea.

Best eyeliner technique: Start from the middle of your eye and rise up the liner upwards & slightly pull the liner further out. This allows the eye to look more open by elongated your eye.

Downturned Eyes

Downturned eyes are self-explanatory: this eye shape turns downwards at the outer corners of the eyes creating a dip or a droop.

Best eyeliner technique: Start the liner higher from the middle of the eye. Towards the outer corner flick the liner to create a wing shape, this will help lift the eye shape up.

Upturned Eyes

Upturned eyes are similar to almond-shaped eyes with their oval shape and upturned outer corners, but they're not as symmetrical. The lower lid is more prominent than the top lid.

Best eyeliner technique: Line the bottom & top of the lash line and apply a thicker line on the outer corner of your lash line and slightly smudge. That will create more symmetry and balance.

We hoped we've helped you find your shape & style for the next time you give up on the eyeliner game. Have fun with your shape and try colorful liners.

Check out our video below on how to create a wing eyeliner & apply a strip lash!




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