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


concealer deep set eyes

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.

deep set eyes makeup

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.

how to bring out deep set eyes

makeup for very deep set eyes

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.


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

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

Makeup from flower petals?

zuii lip cheek creme diamond

zuii organic makeup review

When it comes to natural organic products and makeup, Zuii Organic is my absolute number one choice. It doesn’t really get any better than that – and let me tell you why.

What’s impressive about the brand to me is how it combines ecological values, pure and unique ingredients and great quality products. But that doesn’t necessarily convince you. I hear you – and I’ve gathered some proof.

zuii organic makeup powder

Here is an example. This is Zuii’s makeup powder – an awesome makeup base, that I’ve been using for years now. It’s core base is made from flower petals. And no – I’m not kidding you. Here is the ingredient list:


As you can see, the first three ingredients on the list truly are flowers:


The whole ingredient list is pretty readable too (and awesome), but let’s not get into that too much. Because I know there are people, that don’t necessarily care about the ingredients as much as the actual results.

The flower base makes all Zuii’s powder products extremely smooth and easy to work with. It’s different to other powder products I’ve tried and the only reason I can come up with is the special flower recipe. The makeup powder isn’t totally matte – it leaves a natural glow to the skin unless you powder it. If I compare it to mineral makeup, I think it’s a bit softer and leaves almost like a blurred finish.

But let’s get to the results: Here is how the makeup powder looks on the face:

zuii organic makeup review

organic makeup

The natural ingredients make the products very nourishing – but they can be used on oily skin too. Actually, there are some ingredients in the products, that balance oil production and reduce inflammation. The makeup powder is best on my face during the colder months, when my skin is not as oily as in the Summer, but I still use it through the whole year. It stays better of course with a primer and a powder so you can combine it with whatever products you have. These are not one of those products, that only work together – they can be combined with other (say, synthetic) products as well.

zuii organic lip cheek cremezuii lip cheek creme janus

I have small collection of Zuii products and the newest addition is the new Lip & Cheek Creme, which I received as pr. As you can probably tell, it is a cream blush and lipstick in a beautiful diamond packaging. The shade I received is Janus, which is a neutral red. At first I though it was too warm for me, but it actually looks great on my complexion.

You can swipe the product on gently with your fingers to get the no-makeup-makeup look, but if you apply it with a brush, the color gets more intense. As usual – there is a lot of pigment in this amazing product. Lately I’ve been into cream products more – they are perfect for glowy looks or if your skin is at all dry.

Definitely a new diamond in my makeup bag (ha ha).


Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch Primer
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, Vanilla & Custard
Zuii Organic Makeup Powder, Creme
Zuii Organic Lip & Cheek Creme, Janus

Zuii Organic Eyebrow Definer, Taupe
Zuii Organic Eyeshadows
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zuii organic lipsticks

Have you tried Zuii Organic products? Do you use organic makeup products or are you interested in what your products contain?