Makeup Looks and Application Tips for Monolids

Girls with monolids and hooded eyelids can take a cue from Jennifer Lawrence on how to rock a smoky eye. The actress totally nailed the look at the LA Premiere of her upcoming movie “The Hunger Games” with shades of black and gold, paired with bronzed skin and nude lips. Tips on how to create the look from Jennifer’s makeup artist, Jillian Dempsey, after the jump!

Jennifer Lawrence makeup tutorial from The Hunger Games LA Premiere

I have gotten quite a number of requests on how to do eyeshadow on single eyelids. I personally have double so I’ve cooked up a few things that can help. Feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions!

Tips
* To create the effect of a crease in the lid, use a deep color at the inside corner of the eye and extend it horizontally midway between the lash line and the brow bone. Blend and blend some more to avoid a harsh line.

* Skip dark liner on the bottom lash line because it would only close up your eyes even more. Use eyeshadow instead and line only up to the midpoint from the outer corner. You can also try bright colors for lining. Teal and violet will make brown eyes pop.

* When using eyeshadow, make sure the color shows up even when your eyes are open. In other words, apply it a little higher than you would on someone with double eyelids.

* You can use lighter shades to open up the eye area. Remember also to highlight your brow bone and inner v.

A lot of you wanted to know if there are ways to make eyes with monolids, i.e. no crease, bigger. So here are a few ways that I know of. Feel free to leave a comment if you can offer more tips =)

1. Makeup
I strongly believe in using the right makeup to enhance what you are born with. A really good example to show this is Taiwanese singer Elva Xiao (蕭亞軒). Below is a picture of Elva when she first started out and a recent picture of her. As you can see, makeup can make a *huge* difference in altering the size of your eyes.