Weekly Q&A: How To Make Wide-set Eyes Appear Closer Together With Makeup

Question: How should I do my makeup to make my wide-set eyes appear closer together?

Answer: While celebrities like Kate Moss and Jessica Alba prove wide-set eyes can be beautiful, here are a few makeup tricks you can use to bring your eyes closer together.

Makeup for wide-set eyes

* To draw your eyes inward, leave as much hair as possible at the beginning of the brows and try to keep your eyebrows short (see Jessica Alba above). Using a powder to fill in the eyebrows, go heavier on the inner half and make sure to blend well. Finish by blending a taupe or brown shadow from the beginning of the brow down the sides of your nose to further draw your eyes inward.

* Instead of using a light color on the inner corner of the eye, stick with medium to dark colors like brown, taupe, grey and sable. Use a lighter color on the outer half of the lid.

* When applying eyeliner, keep the liner thicker in the inner corner and center. Do not extend it upwards or past the outer corner. If you do like Kate above, your eyes will look even further apart.

Not sure if you have wide-set eyes? Just look straight into the mirror. Well-proportioned eyes only have one eye space in between the bridge of your nose. If you have more than that, your eyes are considered wide-set.

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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


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