photos: getty images + gorunway.com/graphic design by eunice chun, post by amy nadine

Remember our post on identifying your eye shape (revisit it here)? Today’s focus is on those of us with down-turned eyes, which means our eyes turn downward slightly at the outer corners, as opposed to upward or straight (I know, very self-explanatory!). Anyway, here are my thoughts on the subject… I don’t agree with those that think we need to “correct” the shape to create an illusion that they don’t turn downwards; that would mean something was wrong with them and that’s honestly offensive to me (and Marilyn Monroe for that matter!). With that said, here are my favorite ways to best accentuate down-turned eyes:

BRIGHT-COLORED LINER: Add a bright pop of color to the upper lash line. I know  Chanel Stylo Yeux Longwear Liner in Jade looks amazing on the red carpet, so I can give you my word that you will love it.

INTENSE SHADOW: Increase the entire eye area by doing a single wash of color along the upper and lower lids. This one from Urban Decay is brilliant on all skin tones.

UNDER SHADOW: This technique from our post on Small Eyes also looks beautiful on down-turned. Best shade for summer, hands down, is this one from Tom Ford.

HEAVY LASHES: Add drama with a lash strip and extra coats of mascara. Revisit our DIY Lash Bar post to make your own custom size.

DEEPENED CONTOUR: Focus the concentration of shading along your crease. Apply NARS Soft Touch Shadow Pencil in Hollywoodland directly in the crease then blend with your finger.

BRIGHT LIP POP: Ok ok, this looks pretty on everyone, but I wanted to show you that it looks gorgeous on down-turned eyes too! We’re obsessed with Revlon’s Just Bitten Balm Stains, especially Sweetheart.