There are many benefits to elongating the lid. The most obvious is that it makes your lid space look longer. But it also elongates your eye, which is particularly great if your eyes are more on the rounded side and you want them to appear more like Bria’s almond-shaped eyes above. I love rounded eyes and don’t think they should be anything but embraced, but we get so many emails asking how to make them appear less round, so this is an option. Last, it makes the whole eye area appear bigger. And, let’s be honest, it’s a little edgy and fun! Here’s how to pull it off:
- Your Favorite Eye Shadow or Shadow Stick: I used the gorgeous shimmering charcoal shade from Stila’s new Eyes Are The Windows Shadow Palette in Body on Bria’s top lid and Eyeko’s Alexa Chung Me and My Shadow Stick in Charcoal along the bottom lid.
- Crease Brush: If you haven’t picked up Laura Mercier’s Ponytail Brush yet, you are missing out!
- Sweep the shadow all over the lid and crease then start pulling it outward along the crease as demonstrated above. Switch to a clean brush and blend back and forth like windshield wipers.
- Trace the shadow along the bottom lashline, continuing past the outer corner until you meet the top shadow.
You can use any color in the rainbow but I love it in a dramatic charcoal like above or in a soft shimmer pearl or a matte smoky taupe! You can line on top of it but it will detract from in a little. Don’t forget mascara!