Like many other monolid babes out there, I used to shun eye makeup as a whole. I pretty much convinced myself that eyeshadows are redundant in a monolid owner’s makeup routine. Now I realise just how much I was missing out on. Picking out eyeshadow palettes at Sephora, going on a YouTube monolid makeup tutorials binge, and of course, saying hello to a whole new world of eye makeup — who would have thought indulging in eye makeup would be this exhilarating!
To get you started, here are some makeup tips that will revolutionize your monolid makeup looks.
Use Eyeliner To Accentuate Your Eyes
The trick is to bring your liner out from just the corner of your eye instead of lining your entire lid. Not only will this prevent any racoon eye moment, but it will also save you tons of eyeliner while accentuating the shape of your eye. Personally, I always opt for waterproof eyeliner to ensure it stays on nicely the whole day.
What you’ll want to do is follow the natural line of your lower lash line. Map out your eyeliner and from your lash line, draw out another line to connect the ends and fill it in.
To achieve the iconic winged-eyeliner look, you can angle the first line slightly higher. For a softer look, simply use your upper lash line as a guide instead and drag out the line downwards.
Highlight Your Eyes With Some Blush
If you don’t wish to commit to an eyeshadow palette just yet, one great way to start experimenting is to use blushes or highlighters that you already own. Apply them on your lid and on your lower lash line to create some depth. And voila! There you have it, a simple look you can wear out any time of day.
Let Your Eyes Dazzle With Glitter
When it comes to eye makeup, glitter and shimmers just hit different. Show off your unique eye shape by slathering some glittery eyeshadow onto your canvas. It is elegant, fun and flirty, without any complexities. Perfect for achieving that dazzling look when you’re just starting out with eye makeup.
Experiment With Your Favourite Colours
Wear the colour of your soul on your lid or pick out hues that compliment your outfit of the day. Either way, play around with coloured eyeshadows and eyeliners to elevate your makeup look. Pro tip: keep the darkest colour nearest to the lash line and blend your eyeshadow vertically instead of horizontally.
Monolid or not, your eyes are still the window to your soul. There is beauty in our creaseless set of almond eyes, we just have to adopt makeup techniques that accentuate it instead of mimicking a feature that we don’t have. Practice makes perfect! I hope these tips help you to embrace those gorgeous monolids of yours and show off what’s uniquely yours.