How to: makeup for round deep set eyes



Different tricks work for different eye shapes. When determining your eye shape, you should look at the main features of your eyes and do your makeup accordingly. What do you want to emphasize? What do you want to hide?

Today I’m talking about round eyesand to be more specificround deep set eyes. Round eyes are gorgeous. They appear big and open. It’s totally fine to emphasize the roundness of the eye, but balancing the shape with a cat eye styled makeup works too.  It elongates the eye and balances the shape, making it appear more almond shaped.

Round eyes can also be protruding, in which case my post makeup for protruding eyes can be more helpful. But here my model’s eyes were more deep set. Her atopic skin actually sometimes makes her lids swell a bit, which makes her lids a bit hooded. Still, they appear big, as round eyes typically do. If your eye shape looks similar to my model’s, this post is for you!


You’ll find tutorials for deep set & hooded, downturned and protruding eyes on my blog.

How to: makeup for round deep set eyes

Here is a before and after where you can see the shape that I’m going for. Linda’s eye is pretty round in the inner part of the eye, so I’m balancing that out by bringing some definition to the outer part of the eye.

round deep set eyes makeup elongating eye

Here I’m trying to explain the shape even further. Normally the shape of the eye is pretty round, but when I shade it on the area shown with orange dots, I’m making the eye appear more almond shaped.

Obviously this is not the only way to apply eyeshadow to this particular eye shape. You could also emphasize the roundness of the eye and not make the V in the outer corner. But in my opinion, this style suits the eye.

deep set round eyes makeup how to

Everyday makeup tutorial for round deep set eyes

makeup for deep set round eyes tutorial

  1. Contour the eye minimally in the crease using a light brown shade.
  2. Create a V-shape in the outer corner using a brown matte shade. Blend it well. You can also blend it more later once you have the lid color.
  3. Apply a shimmery lid color all over your lid. Blend the outer corner color to your shimmer lightly.
  4. Shade your lower lashline a bit using a light brown.
  5. Line your eyes and add mascara. Done.


I also have this more festive gold glitter makeup for you. Here I used warm colors.

Festive gold glitter makeup for round deep set eyes

gold glitter makeup for round eyes

This look I did earlier on Linda for a Makeup Monday post, but the photos didn’t turn quite right. In hindsight, since my model’s eyes are a bit deep set, I shouldn’t have brought the shadow on the lid as far as I did here. Oh well. It was still a nice look and most important thing – my model was happy.

  1. Prime the eye. Start shading the crease and outer corner with a warm orange shade and blend well. Don’t pull the shadow too high, but just enough, so that some of it shows when the eye is open. Leave the lid bare (for glitter!)
  2. Slowly deepen that color by choosing a darker color than the one you used before. The darkest color is dark brown and that should be concentrated only on the outer corner and outer part of the lid, to get that elongated eye effect.
  3. Finally add glitter glue and press glitter on the lid. If you don’t have glitter, a shimmery eyeshadow will also look gorgeous applied on top of a glitter glue.
  4. Line the eye with a black pencil and add mascara. Done.



Product recommendations:

My go-to eyeshadow palettes:
*NYX Perfect Filter Golden Hour Palette
*Illamasqua Nude Collection Unveiled Artistry Palette
*Pressed glitter palette BeautyGlazed

*Eyeko Lash Alert Mascara (on Linda’s lashes here)

Makeup brushes:
*Zoeva €€
*Coastal Scents 22 brush set

If you have atopic skin, you might want to check out the Makeup Monday post that Linda featured on.

Classic makeup for glasses wearers


Any makeup can be worn with glasses. I say that as someone who puts on her glasses every day, after doing whatever look. However, you can’t go wrong with a classic look. The point of this makeup is not to pull the attention to the makeup itself, but rather to your eyes, if that makes sense.

This look is great for glasses-wearers and for anyone wanting to enhance their eyes. It’s a simple technique of shadow and light in order to make your eyes bigger and stand out behind the glasses.

This look is also my everyday natural go-to look. I know it’s simple, but simple works. At first I added a red liner to make it more interesting, but then I realised I wanted to wear lashes so you can’t really see it. And I didn’t want to take up any more space on my lid (because that would make my eyes look smaller). Oh well! Feel free to spice it up with a colorful liner if you have more lid space. Adding a pop of color is a great trick for glasses wearers, as I mentioned in my makeup tips for glasses wearers post.

Classic makeup for glasses wearers

As I said, this look is all about light and shadow.

I created a shadow with a matte shade and defined my eye with it. I also hid the hood and wrinkles I have because of my eyeshape. I brought the color up and to the side on the outer corner to elongate my eye.

After that I applied light on the lid and inner corner. A light shimmer will catch light and make this area come forward.

Final step is liner, mascara and lashes. If you have naturally long and voluminous lashes, congrats! Lashes really help to bring out the eye, especially behind glasses. If you struggle with falsies, I suggest using *individual or *flare lashes. They also look more natural.

And that’s it!

This time I also made a short video to show you the steps:

A very simple technique, which works for most eye shapes. 

I also tested this look with my other, heavier glasses.


*Illamasqua Artistry Unveiled Palette (Shop in*UK & *EU)
*Luxie smokey eye brush set
*Eylure false lashes
*Ardell Individual lashes

YSL Touche Eclat Le Teint Foundation BD30
Clarins Joli Blush, Cheeky Purple
*YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Lip Stain, 12


P.S. If you need help doing a red lip, check out my quide to the perfect red lip!


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