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How To Determin Your Eye Shape & What Is Your Eye Shape

February 21, 2023

There are no rules when it comes to makeup, that’s part of what makes it fun. However, creating makeup looks that are flattering to your unique features requires a true understanding of your facial structure, especially your eyes. People often say that eye makeup is the soul of your entire look. But have you ever encountered times you were baffled that your eyeshadow failed to enhance your beauty, even after following every step shown in the YouTube tutorial carefully? Why? This is because our eye shape is different. It is crucial for us to understand our eyes before we can figure out the best way to accentuate them. If you’re looking to up your eye makeup game and create looks that flatter you, our tutorial today will guide you on how to determine your eye shape.

How To Determine Your Eye Shape

Just like the way we identify our face shape, take a picture of your face facing straight to the camera. Then observe your eyes!


Longer or shorter eye shape? 

Connect a line from the inner corner to the outer corner of your eye. Then observe the width of your eyes. Connect from the fold of your double eyelid to your aygeosal. If you have a longer eye shape, the length of your eyes is two times longer than the width of your eyes. If the length is shorter than two times the width, it means that you have a shorter eye shape.


Distance between eyes

If the distance between both of the inner corners is equal or similar to the length of the eye, it has the normal distance between both eyes. For white-set eyes, the distance between both inner corners is wider than the length of the eyes. If you have a closed set of eyes, it will be the opposite. Distance between two inner

corners will be less than the length of our eyes. Close the eyes tend to make one look sexier and alluring. While wide set eyes will give a more youthful and adorable style. Whether you’re having close or wide-set eyes, it is all up to you which style you prefer. Both styles hold beauty within them.


What Is My Eye Shape?

We are finally coming to your burning question, what is your eye shape? Before we get to that, let us ask you a few more questions to help you figure this out.


Step 1 – Draw a straight line from your inner corner to the outer corner 

If the position of your inner corner is higher than the outer corner, please note it as A

If it  is lower than your outer corner are both on the same level, note it is B


Step 2

If your  inner corner has a defined, sharp edge, put it as A

If you have a rounded edge inner corner, then it is B


Step 3 – Observe the shape of your upper lid

If the shape of your upper lid is curved, you will need to put yourself as A

If the shape of your upper lid is more of a flat curve or less a curve, note it as B


Step 4 – The outer corner

If the overall direction of your outer corner is pointing upwards, put yourself as A

If the overall direction of your outer corner is pointing downwards, it is B



Almond Shape Eyes – ABAB

Round Shaped Eyes – AAAA

Upturned Eyes – AABA

Downturned Eyes – B**A


Eye Shape

Almond Shape Eyes

Almond shape eyes are the most common eye shape and are easily adaptable to a whole world of eye makeup looks. Almond-shaped eyes often taper upwards slightly to a point at the outer eye. If you have almond-shaped eyes, you are blessed with versatility. You can elevate your look with smoked-out, cat eyes, or cute sparkly round eyes look.


Upturned Eyes

If you’ve got an upturned eye aka the Jennie Kim eyes, the cat eyes. You can go for the fierce and feline look. The fox or cat eyes makeup.


Downturned Eyes

With this shape, it’s important to lift, brighten and open the eyes. As some makeup looks can cause a droopy looking appearance.


Round Shaped Eyes

The round shaped eyes have a lot of eyelid real estate to work with. Meaning, you have the space to create intricate eyeshadow looks like a cut crease or a halo eye look.


Hooded Eyes

Your eye shape is hooded if you have a crease, but it isn’t visible because it’s hidden beneath a flap of skin. While hooded eyes regularly occur as you get older and your skin begins to lose its elasticity. It’s also common to be born with if you have hooded eyes. Skip the thin, delicate liner, as it tends to melt into the lid or smear. Instead, opt for a heavy layer of eyeliner along the upper lash for an extra definition that will light up your eye. Add the inner corner liner to add more depth to the eyes.