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How To Apply make-up To Sunken Eyes

Mary Smith
By Mary Smith. Updated: January 16, 2017
How To Apply make-up To Sunken Eyes

Not all of us have the same eye shape and this will determine what tricks and techniques to apply for our day to day make-up. There are certain cosmetics that we must avoid and others that we should use regularly to maximise the beauty of our gaze. In this OneHowTo article we focus on women with sunken eyes, providing them with a number of tips which will be very useful to make them look significantly bigger and modify their shape. Take note and discover how to apply make-up to sunken eyes!

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Steps to follow:


A very distinctive feature of sunken eyes is that the lid is often a little more dark than the rest of the skin of the face. That is why the first step in applying make-up will be to put on a make-up base over the whole face but also on the eye lids. This will make the tone unified and the final result will be much more beautiful and make your makeup last longer.

How To Apply make-up To Sunken Eyes - Step 1

It is very likely that if you have this eye shape the eye bags will also more visible and you will struggle to get rid of them. To conceal them nothing better than using a corrector that is a clearer tone than that of your skin. Use it following steps detailed in the article how to get rid of bags under your eyes and you will see them completely reduced.


The most important step to apply make-up on sunken eyes and visibly make them higher and more elevated is to do a proper application of shadows. Above all, you must choose colours that are neutral or clear such as nude, light beige, light pink, etc., and with a little shine to add light. You only have to apply eye shadow on all the mobile lid, just under the arch of the eyebrow and to wards the tear duct to illuminate the look. Then apply a shadow of a tone which is a little darker just at the fold of the eye; this will give greater depth and lengthen the lid slightly.

How To Apply make-up To Sunken Eyes - Step 3

Black or dark eye liners are not suitable for sunken eyes, as these make eyes even smaller. We suggest you avoid using them or instead use eye liners in other neutral tones such as brown, greens or grey. A good option for further increasing the appearance of eyes in an imperceptible way is by applying invisible eye liner or tightlining. Tightlining is the process of lining the superior water lines, as you see in the picture, filling the gaps located between eye lashes. Use a liner that is waterproof to ensure that the effect is long-lasting.

How To Apply make-up To Sunken Eyes - Step 4
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Furthermore, it is not advisable to apply eye liner on the inferior line as as it hardens facial features. On the other hand, amongst make-up for sunken eyes, a star player is a white Kohl pencil eye liner, which you can also apply to the inside of the eye to obtain a look which is much more open and light.

How To Apply make-up To Sunken Eyes - Step 5

Mascara for eyelashes is a cosmetic perfect to extend the look and visibly correct the form of eye lashes. It is preferable that you do not exceed its application and put just a slight layer on the top eyelashes, taking the applicator always from the root of these towards the outside. Previously, use the eyelash curler if you want these to be extra curved and striking.


With all these little tricks for sunken eyes, you will see how your make up suits you more and with a larger and lighter attractive gaze. In OneHowTo you can see even more advise on how to apply makeup according to your eye shape. Do not miss out!

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sandra Propst
Best advice I have read so far thanks
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