How to Make Almond or Narrow Eyes Look Round and Doll Like with Eye Makeup

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Almond or narrow shaped eyes are common among many women. They are in themselves can be an attractive look, but there are times when eye makeup trends channel the doll like look, or you simply like this look and want to make your eyes look round and doll

If you want to make your eyes look more round and doll like, you need to concentrate on makeup techniques that help to make narrow and long eyes look more round and open. This can be achieved through several application tips. Consider the following eye shadow, eye liner, mascara and other tips.

Eye shadow tips to make almond eyes look round and doll like

Try to stick to using light eye shadow colors, because they make the eye look bigger overall. Dark colors will make the eyes look more closed in. When applying eye shadow take the color right in to the inner eye and right out to the outer corner. This will help make the eye area look bigger. Also consider using a light reflecting shade of eye shadow under the bottom lid to make your eyes look wider. When applying this keep it thinner at the edges and thicker towards the middle. This helps create a rounder eye effect.

Eye Liner tips to make almond eyes look round and doll like

The first step to make your eyes look rounder is to use a white eyeliner pencil on the inner rim of your lower lid to open up your eye area. When it comes to applying darker shades of eyeliner to define your eyes apply them thickest at the center and taper off towards the inner and outer edge. Avoid taking the line up and out at the outer edge if you are looking to create the effect of more roundness, because this adds to length rather than width and increases the upturned effect many almond shaped eyes have.

Mascara tips to make almond eyes look round and doll like

When applying mascara with the goal of making your eyes look rounder apply more to the center of the eye and less at the corners.

Other tips

False eye lashes can be very effective at making narrow eyes seem wider and rounder. Crossed over false eyelashes can be well suited for this purpose, especially on very narrow Asian eyes.  Look for styles that are longer at the middle of the lash strip and shorter at the ends, because this helps give the eye a round shape. Also consider using false eyelashes on your bottom lashes to make the eyes look more open and rounded. Individual lashes are best applied to the bottom lashes. Once again use longer individual lashes in the center of the eye and shorter lashes on the outer lash line. 

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