The Makeup Girl: Tips For The Down-Turned Eye

How to add perk to a down-turned eye.

Down-turned eyes can make you look older and at times more tired than you are.  There is not much you can do to change your eye shape, however you can implement some makeup techniques to perk up even the most down-turned eye.


To make your under-eye area look fresh and alive, apply a small amount of skin-toned foundation underneath your eye area.  The goal is to cover up any circles that you might have underneath your eye. I use a two-way foundation powder that I apply with a wet foundation brush.   Blend in your foundation well to avoid looking too made up, your eyes should appear brighter and lighter in no time.


Eyeliner is the secret to turning a down turned up upside down.  Not only can it make your lashes look lush and full, but it also helps to open up your eyes.   Start with an eye primer on your lids, this will help your makeup stay on longer. Apply the liner as close to your upper lashes as possible. You can either use a powder eyeliner with an angled brush or a more traditional pencil liner.  If you use a pencil liner, I would recommend going over the line with an angled brush to soften the line and help guide the line up towards the outer corners of your eyes. Do not be afraid to go heavy on the liner as it will give your eyes the perky boost they need. The goal is to give the appearance of your eyes being lifted in the outer corners while looking sultry and professional.  


Powder shadow will soften the eyeliner.  Always error on the softer more natural side however do go heavier on the outer corners of your eyes. Darker colors can make your eyes look heavy, so stick with a neutral taupe shade on your lids and a warm brown in the crease. This will give your eyes definition and can make them appear lighter.


Curled lashes also can give down turned eyes a boost. Place your lashes in a curler for about 10 seconds to give them some lift. Apply two coats of black or brown mascara to your lashes, wiggling the wand back and forth as you do to prevent clumping. Your lashes should look super full, and the curl makes them look more open. 

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