How to: bring out deep-set eyes

How to: bring out deep-set eyes

Make-up guru Di Kennedy shows you how to go from deep-set to doe-eyed in five simple steps…


“If you use heavy shadow on deep-set eyes, it will only serve to push the eyes further inward, so use light and medium shades to help open them up,” advises make-up artist Di Kennedy. For a dramatic, dressed-up look, first wash your mobile lid in light shadow, then apply your feature colour above the socket line only [shown at a], blending it up and outward. Add a layer of glimmering shadow over the top and long, lush lashes to really turn up the glam.

Tracing white liner along the inner eye rim can also bring out deep-set eyes,” adds Kennedy. Remember, however, that ringing your eyes with dramatic liner will close them in, so keep lid lines fine and natural or try tightlining (pushing soft liner into your upper lash base from beneath).


Clinique Colour Surge Eye Shadow Super Shimmer in Gold Rush, $33 (for a final, sparkling touch); L’Oreal Paris Contour Kohl in Pure White, $20.95; Bourjois Mascara Allongeant Talons Aiguilles, $20  

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