How to bring out deep set eyes | Tutorial

Before after makeup deep set eyes

how to bring out very deep set eyes with makeup

how to bring out deep set eyes

In this post I will show you how to work with deep set eyes. When the brow bone is prominent and the eye is deep in the skull, it can look small. With makeup you can bring out the eye and actually make it look at least twice as big.

As I’ve said before – we all have unique eye shapes and usually they’re a mixture of different eye shapes. Even the same eye shape can look totally different on a different face. I have done a post about my eye shape, which is deep set and just slightly hooded. Now here is my friend Suvi’s eyes: they are deep set too. But our eyes are still very different. My eyes are not as deep set and there’s slightly more visible lid space showing – with Suvi’s eyes the lid is more hidden.

If you have hooded eyes, you can use the same tricks. Deep set eyes and hooded eyes are kinda similar, when it comes to makeup application.

Here’s what we’re gonna do: 

small eyes bigger with makeup

Before&After.

concealer deep set eyes

Concealer
Concealer is important for anyone, but especially for deep set eyes. The eye shape already creates shadows on the eyes and emphasizes the dark circles. If you’re not sure how to conceal properly, check out this helpful post about it.

how to eye shadow crease colour for deep set eyes

Crease colour | Contouring the eye
Here is where you should contour your eye. Definitely above the actual crease – almost right under the brows, but do leave a small gap there. I used a slightly warm peachy colour. A warm colour works well, when you want to soften the area and not draw too much attention to  it. Use a matte shade!

Use matte shades to sculpt the eye
Here is the area, you want to contour with matte shades. You don’t want to bring shimmer to the area, you’re trying to ‘hide’.

very deep set eyes eyeshadow application

Lid colour placement
In this particular makeup I applied the lid colours as shown. I think you can play with colours here as much as you like! Even though it’s not that visible when the eye is open, there is room to surprise your audience every time you blink. The only important thing here, is to bring the eye shadow high enough, so that some of it shows, when the eye is open. Make sure the blend the lid colour to your crease colour, so it looks nice and blended.

Leave the lower lashline light
If you use a dark shade on your lower lashline, the eye kinda sinks a bit deeper. So keep it quite light – or at least lighter than the lid colours. But don’t leave it completely bare – applying the same colour on your lower lashline, that you used on your lid and crease, will make the makeup look more put together.

+ Lashes are important

They just really, really make a difference in bringing out the eye.

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Now to the pictorial. I used purple and gold to bring out Suvi’s blue eyes and to make the look more fun.

very deep set eyes makeup tutorial
I think the pictorial speaks for itself, but basically I followed my own rules and first contoured the eye above the crease and slightly under the brow with a peach colour. Then I used purple shade all over the lid and blended that high enough, so that some of it shows when the eye is open. The purple shade is matte. I added a pop of colour in the inner part of the eye and blended that with the purple colour, so that the transition is subtle. Same goes to the lower lash line. I added a highlight to the inner corner, lined the eyes, applied mascara and finally some big lashes.

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Isn’t she gorgeous? There was some serious model material on my camera after this session. Thank you Suvi for being my model! Suvi writes a lifestyle blog (in Finnish) as well called Daily Chic – make sure to check that out.

I used mainly organic products from Zuii, since my model is very interested in natural makeup products and wanted to try those out.

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Eyes

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow, Peach Smoothie
Zuii Organic Eyeshadows, Blackberry,
Alima Pure Kajal, Ink
Ardell Lashes, Wispies
Face
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, Custard & Vanilla
Zuii Organic Makeup Powder, Creme
Zuii Organic Blush, Melon
Lips
Zuii Organic Lipstick, Sheer Peach
+ a clear gloss on top

Hopefully you learned something new here! What do you think of this look?

How to: makeup for deep set & hooded eyes

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Applying eyeshadow can be tricky because we all have different eye shapes.  My eye shape is a mixture of hooded eyes and deep set eyes. On this post I will share my makeup tips on how to apply eyeshadow to them and how to balance them out and make them look brighter.

hooded eye

Here you can see my eye shape. My eyes are a bit hooded, which you can see when I look straight and don’t lift my eyebrow at all. With hooded eyes the skin droops over the crease causing the lid to appear smaller.   They’re also deep set, which means my eyes are deeper into my skull making the brow bone more prominent.

Hooded eye contour

An open contour. With my eye shape this is where I should contour. It’s definitely above the crease. A neutral matte shade balances the eye when it’s brought here.

Whenever I’m doing my makeup I always open my eyes and see how it looks this way – I even apply the shadow eyes open to get it just right.

Hooded eye contour

A banana contour. This is exactly the same as above except the color is brought in the outer corner as well. This makes the eye appear wider and if you bring it even further you can do a cat eye. A very good look that compliments my eye shape.

hooded deep set eyes contour

Because I contour above the crease I always bring the lid color quite high. Here you can see my real crease and how I’ve applied the shimmery lid color on top of it. The dots show where my contour shade goes. I think of that as my “contour area”.

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This photo is a good example of how I take my makeup photos so that the eyeshadow is visible. Another favourite of mine is eyes closed.

On to the tutorial!
This is a simple eye shadow tutorial using the Naked3 palette. I think these blushed nudes suit any occasion and this kind of a neutral look is beautiful without it being too fancy.  This is a great look for work, upcoming valentine’s day or even to a party. This is a very simple, beginner friendly look.

valentines day makeup

naked3 tutorial

1.Prime your lids and set the primer with a light matte shade. I used ‘Strange’. Apply a light shimmery shade to the lid. I used ‘Burnout’ and ‘Buzz’ together.
2. Contour the eye with a darker matte shade in the crease (or above it) and on the lower lashline. Blend it well using circular and windshield movements. I used ‘Limit’ and a bit of ‘Nooner’. Line your eyes. I used a black pencil.
3. Add mascara (and lashes). All done!

Naked3 shades

Here you can see the brushes and shades used. I forgot to take a photo of my blending brush, but it’s a bigger and fluffier version of that brush in the last picture.

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I hope you liked this tutorial and learned something new! I’m currently working on a beginner’s beauty guide which contains both skincare and makeup tutorials. It’s soon available and I’ll tell you more about it on my blog.

Here you can browse my previous tutorials.

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NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, Vanilla
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