What to do? Simply replace the word “crease” with “socket line” in your routine. If you have mono-lids and hooded lids, it’s important to blend your shadows up to your socket line at least. That not only defines your natural contours but also widens the eye.
- Your socket line is where your eyeball dips into your orbital bone. Close your eyes and feel for it.
- Flattering eye shadow looks are all about creating shadow and light in the right places. Even if your eye contours aren’t very defined naturally, placing a bit of deeper color along your socket line and a pale shade in the center of your lid will create the illusion of more pronounced contours without making you look too dramatic.
- Don't create a fake socket line higher or lower than your natural one. Unless you are a pro, it's never going to look right.
- Use a brush appropriate to your eye size/lid size. If you have small lids or eyes, a smaller, round-ferrule pencil brush can make life a lot easier. Go for the flatter, wider brushes if you have a bigger lid space to work with.
- Line your eye with a brighter color than just a black or brown as close to the last line as possible. Try Mystikol. This will bring focus to the color, rather than to the "hood".
- Try using an eye gloss, like Eye Gloss by Jane Iredale, instead of flat, matte shades to add a bit more brightness in the areas you need it.