Close set eyes

Close Set Eyes ...are less than one eye-length apart.

If your eyes are too close together, your goal, as stated on previous page, is to make your eyes look further apart by emphasizing the outer edges of the eye. The diagram below shows this technique nicely.

Now, to create the illusion of width, apply color wide. Start by applying eyeliner thicker (as CLOSE TO THE LASHES AS POSSIBLE), at outer 1/3 of eye, top and bottom. Try a "cat-eye" for added drama. This extended line gives the illusion of a longer eye. It brings the attention to the outer edge of the eye thus making your eyes appear FURTHER APART!

Next, with eyeshadow, again, keep color most intense at the far corners of the eyes. The eyeshadow can also be extended just beyond the eye just like your eyeliner. Here are a couple of steps to follow:

1- Brush your light shade first from the inner corner to middle of upper lid, from lashes to browline.

Where's the brow bone? See this diagram for detailed eye anatomy.

2- Use darker eyeshadow shade from lashes to browbone. Stroke this deep shade from the outer third of the lid to extend just beyond the eye's edge. BLEND WELL!

3- For an extra touch, brush a little highlighter on the browbone to accent. Also dab a very small amount of highlight color on the inner corner of the eye and consider smudging and extending it around the inner corner of the eye, next to the nose.

If you want to be very THOROUGH, you can even extend the length of brows outward creating the illusion of eyes further apart. Apply mascara on top and bottom lashes, with a few extra coats on the outer corners, upper and lower. Apply false lashes to be SURE you did EVERYTHING you could to make your eyes look further apart!

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