Elongating makeup for almond shaped eyes

almond eyes elongating makeup


This elongating makeup works especially well for almond shaped eyes. It just further emphasizes the almond shape of the eye and makes it appear bigger. This technique can also work for hooded or deep set eyes. When it comes to hooded or deep set eyes, bringing the eyeshadow high is a good trick. But you can also elongate your eye by pulling the eyeshadow to the side a bit, like I did here.

Elongating makeup for almond eyes

Almond eyes are typically more narrow, rather than round, and there is not a lot of visible lid space. The shape resembles an almond.

almond eyes makeup before and after

My sister’s Annika’s eyes are almond shaped. They are also a bit hooded, but they don’t totally hide her lid. When she relaxes her eyes you can see the hood dropping on the lid a bit.


A flattering makeup is basically done in just three steps.

makeup for almond eyes how to apply eyeshadow

  1. Shade the crease with a medium matte shade. If you have hooded eyes, make sure to lift up the shading on top of the hood as well.
  2. Define the outer part of the eye with a dark matte shade, along with the natural shape of the eye.
  3. Add light on the lid and inner corner.

Annika is used to wearing eyeshadow and she always wears her eyeshadow pretty much the way I did it here. Rather than taking the eyeshadow super high (like I do on my own eye shape), she takes advantage of the outer part of the eye and pulls the eyeshadow there. This elongates the eye and suits her almond eyes perfectly!

You might also notice, that the eyeshadow color I chose really brings out the olive color of her eyes. That makes the makeup even more flattering for her.


Makeup tutorial for almond eyes

Besides the usual step by step eyeshadow tutorial, I have more photos below to show you the change compared to the bare eye.

makeup for almond eyes tutorial

  1. First I lightly shaded the hooded area with a light brown. If your eyes are not hooded, you can lightly shade your crease instead.
  2. Next I started to elongate the eye by defining the outer corner.
  3. Then I blended that out really well, leaving the eyeshadow still focused in the outer part of the eye.
  4. Then I added shimmery color to the lid (see how that highlights that area?) and on the inner corner.
  5. Finally I tightlined the eye and added mascara.


And here’s the steps in just one eye.

Almond eyes slightly hooded makeup tips

I also tightlined the eyes. It’s a good trick, because it saves the lid space, but defines the lashes and makes them look thicker.
In the outer part I brought the liner on the lid, just a bit.

See the difference tightlining makes?



As for the makeup products used on Annika, here are the key things listed. I tried Zuii Organic’s Flora Flawless foundation on her and I was amazed at how well it suited her dry skin. Usually it’s so difficult to find suitable foundations for my sister and she mixes argan oil almost with all her foundations. But this foundation went on very smoothly on the skin and looked beautiful and radiant! The only downside to it (for my sister’s preference) is that it has a rose scent from the ingredients. It does evaporate during the day though. Otherwise she would have bought the foundation.

If you have dry skin, my sister has also shared her skincare routine in this post!



Zuii Organic Flora Luminescent foundation, Driftwood
*rms beauty Un Cover-Up Concealer, 22
*Milani Baked Blush, Luminoso

*Urban Decay Primer Potion
*Urban Decay Naked Heat
Kiko Milano Water Eyeshadow, 200

Clarins Natural Lip Perfector, 8


Makeup brushes I use:
*Coastal Scent Brush Set ($)
*Zoeva rose gold brush set ($$)

What do you think of this makeup? I think it suits her really well!

PEARL SKULL – Easy Halloween makeup tutorial

Halloween makeup tutorial - Pearl skull

Halloween pearl skull white pink



This white pink pearl skull created itself. Or that’s what I’d like to say. In reality I struggled with it for over two hours and almost quit a few times, but my sister pushed me to keep going. I guess what I meant is that I didn’t have a clear vision for it. I just tried to go with the flow and added things here and there. I wanted to keep it light and pretty, even if it is a skull. In the end, now looking at these photos, I think I did an okay job.

Pearl skulls are beautiful and I definitely want to do one in the future as well. But in all honesty: pearls require patience. I basically glued each pearl one by one (because the stickers didn’t stick). But the result is worth it.

Anyway – here is my tutorial for this easy pearl skull!

pearl skull easy halloween makeup tutorial

Easy pearl skull halloween makeup tutorial

Here are the step by step photos and written instructions for creating this pearl skull. All the products are listed at the end of this post.

Pearl skull Easy Halloween tutorial


  1. Apply a light reflecting primer all over your face. Bonus, if the primer has a pearly shade to it. Then apply a full coverage foundation all over the face. After that highlight your face – at least your cheekbones. A cool toned/pearl highlighter is perfect for this look. I would also suggest adding a lot of pink blush at this point! I applied blush only in the end, but it did look really nice, so I recommend doing it right in the beginning. You can add blush on your cheeks, nose, chin and forehead.
  2. Start sketching out the skull with white face paint. I also did some extra brush strokes here and there (on my nose, chin etc).
  3. Finally – add your pearls one by one. And that’s it! Finish off the look with some pearl accessories.


pearl skull teeth makeup


pearl skull easy halloween makeup tutorial

pearl skull makeup


The most important things for this look are basically just face paints (or you could use a white pencil like *NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk), glue and pearls (or pearl stickers).
If you’re extra like I am, you also need light reflecting primer, a full coverage foundation, a highlighter and a blush.


*beautyblender opal essence primer
*Estee Lauder’s Double Wear
*Milani Baked Blush, Bella Rosa
*Becca Cosmetics Prismatic Amethyst Highlight
*Face paint set with brushes
*Face pearl stickers

*Pearl hair clips

pink white pearl skull halloween makeup


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