Eye Diagram

Feb 26, 2010

I got this wonderful diagram  and guide from PiinkCupcakez (make sure to check out her site, it's fab!). It's a great way for beginners to know the names of the different areas of the eyes and what colors work for each area. Always remember, to achieve a beautiful look, the secret is to blend. Can't emphasize that more.

Inner lid, Middle lid, and Outer lid:

eyeshadows here usually(not always) go from light to dark

starting at the inner part of lid and ending at the outer part of lid


the indent between your lid and your brow bone

darker shadows applied here add depth to the eye

Outer V:

the outer V forms a V shape starting on the outer part of the lid

from your top lashes into your crease


the bone right above your crease

this is where i begin to lightly blend my crease color up to my highlight

you can also apply a lighter shade than the color used in your crease to help you with blending


a part of the brow bone.. this section is right under your eyebrow

here is where you place your lightest color

either a shade close to your skin tone or the lightest that goes with your color scheme

Inner corner:

a lighter shadow should be placed here(either your highlight color or lighter)

this will make your eyes pop and look brighter

*for close set eyes, applying a light shadow here will make your eyes appear further apart


there are 2 waterlines- 1 near your top lashes and 1 near your lower lashes

applying eyeliner to your upper waterline is known as "tightlining"

applying eyeliner to the lower waterline can either define or widen the eye

white liner will make your eyes appear larger, while a darker liner adds definition

bright colored liner just adds a pop of color for a fun look

Lower Lashline:

below your bottom lashes

any colors can be added here..

*for a smokey eye, darker colors should be applied here and blended for that smoked out look

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