Want to know if you’ve got wide-set eyes? Measure the gap between them (across the bridge of your nose) and then measure from the outer corner of your eye to your hairline. If the larger space is between your eyes, they’re wide-set. And there’s nothing wrong with that! But if you do want to try and balance things out, have a go at our wide eye makeup tutorial.
Primed up Eyes
Makeup for wide-set eyes – and any other eye setting for that matter – should always begin with eyeshadow primer. This prepares your eyelids for shadow, so it goes on smoother and the colour lasts longer. We love NYX Professional Makeup HD Eyeshadow Base because it also smooths out fine lines to make your eyes look younger.
A Reverse Smoky Eye
You know how to do a smoky eye, right? Not the wide-eyed version, though. Eyeshadow for wide-set eyes should be darker at the inner corners, smoking to a lighter shade at your temples. This may be the reverse of what you’re used to doing, but it works wonders to reduce the space between your blinkers.
If you’re after a more natural look, experiment with Maybelline Diamond Glow Eyeshadow in Coral Drama - a peachy brown palette that’s great for neutral contouring. Or maybe you want to try the latest denim blue makeup look? We recommend Maybelline Diamond Glow Eyeshadow in Blue Drama – a navy blue eyeshadow palette with a hint of shimmer.
Line the inner corners of your eyes to enhance the smoky eye effect. Use L’Oréal Paris Infallible Eyeliner Night Day Black and smudge the line out a little with the handy built in applicator.
Mascara is always a must! Apply a coat of Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara before adding a second layer, only to the inner corners. This creates extra volume between the eyes and helps maintain the illusion of eyes that aren’t too wide apart.
Your eyebrows play a huge role in accenting and framing your eyes. If you have wide-set eyes, try to bring your eyebrows closer together. Speak to your salon about growing out your eyebrows a bit next time you go for a wax. Fill in with a brow pencil or consider microblading until the hairs grow.