Put your deep-set eyes in the spotlight with these makeup tips

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  • Friday, December 7, 2018
Put your deep-set eyes in the spotlight with these makeup tips
Put your deep-set eyes in the spotlight with these makeup tips

Here is our deep-set eyes makeup tutorial on how to make your eyes stand out, by using neutral shades as well as bronzes and blue makeup.


Picture-perfect technique

Rembrandt and Leonardo da Vinci were just a few internationally acclaimed artists who used the chiaroscuro "light-dark" technique. This art of strong contrasts focusses on light and shadows as an alternative form of contouring and can be used to fashion a picture-perfect makeup look.


To master this effect, and create such dramatic contrasts and contour creases, we can’t get enough of the 12-shade Maybelline The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette. Its versatility is incredible, with colours ranging from bronzes to beiges, and more. The variety of shades empowers you to craftily invert your lights and darks to create a desirable balance for deep-set eyes.


4 Step DIY to deep-set eyes


  • Step 1: Reach for your eyelash curler and give those lashes a whirl.
  • Step 2: Brush a neutral shade of eyeshadow onto the lids, folds and inner corners of your eyes. Seeing that it’s summertime, a little colour and shimmer won’t harm anyone. Let’s say you want to use blue eyeshadow; contrast various shades of navy-blue eyeshadow with metallic or dark blue eyeshadow and bright blue eyeshadow. The options are endless, so don’t hold back if you feel brave enough to play with the different shades.
  • Step 3: Use a creamy, bleed-proof and long-staying eyeliner such as NYX Professional Makeup Slim Eye Pencil Black Brown to highlight the area just above your lashes’ roots to bring your eyes forward. Soften the line with a brush.
  • Step 4: Add mascara to make your lashes and eyes pop ever so seductively.


Play around with light and dark shadows until you master the techniques of using light and dark highlighters and contours. As a rule of thumb, don’t use dark colours as a highlighter. Instead, use neutral highlights to absorb and reflect the light from your face as well as accentuate your best features. Test out and practise these tips and steps until you get the perfect combinations to make your deep-set eyes your best feature.

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