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How to Elongate Your Eyes with Makeup

This is perhaps my favorite way to do my eyes. 🙂 I like making them appear squintier and longer, because I feel like they make me look more feminine and girl-like. LOL. I just like how this technique makes me eye look!

Sineady from The Makeup Chair actually already posted a helpful tutorial, which I mostly followed, resulting into this eye look:

How-To Elongate Your Eyes - Face

The trick is to make a gradation from a super light, shimmery shade on the inner corner, into a deep, dark color on the outer corner. The idea is to put the lighter shade in the inner area, to pull your eyes apart. Concentrating the dark shade or the shadow on your outer area will make it look like your eye is receding, thus elongating them. Easy enough to remember, right? 🙂

How-To Elongate Your Eyes - Eyes

I used the Le Métier de Beauté Mélange Palette (reviewed here) for this look, but you can obviously use any shades that you may already have.

1. Take a shimmery cream or off-white color (Nylon Stocking) and apply that on the inner part of the eye, taking care to apply it on both the top and lower lash lines.

2. Take a light warm champagne (Beige) and apply it on the inner part of the lid.

3. Apply a dark brown (Dark Chocolate, this has copper flecks) and apply it on the outer corner, gently blending it into the warm champagne/midtone color and outwards. Apply the same shade on the outer half of the lower lash line.

4. Apply a gel liner on the upper lash line. I extended it a bit beyond my natural line, ending with the slightest flick. Smudge it on the outer half of the lower lash line. Smudge the dark brown eyeshadow over it, blending it into the highlight shade.

5. Curl your lashes and apply mascara on your upper lashes in an outward diagonal (as in towards your hairline) manner. Apply mascara on the lower lash line.

And you’re done! 🙂

Le Métier de Beauté is cruelty-free.


    • Same! Haha I feel girlier. I think rounder features, which I kinda have an abundance of, facially, makes girls look more like girls and not woman-y. This helps me out hahaha.

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