Ways to balance out close set eyes
Do you have close set eyes like me? I’ve tried different techniques to balance out close set eyes.
I add a cat-eye to my eye makeup. That helps by giving the illusion that my eyes look longer.
I’ve tried starting my eyebrows farther apart in the center. That looked silly.
The number one trick I’ve used to balance out close set eyes
But the number one trick I’ve used works AMAZINGLY and is super simple.
I place my eyebrow arch as far away from my nose as possible.
This really does the trick better than anything else I’ve tried! This first picture above is a great example of this eyebrow arch trick.
Where you can get items similar to what I’m wearing
I’ve been shaping other people’s eyebrows and my own for more than 20 years.
My absolute favorite eyebrow tools are this slanted Tweezerman tweezer and this Anastasia brow brush and brush wand. This brow brush has the thinnest slanted brush I’ve come across– for true precision brows. The brush wand is perfect for ruffling up the part of your brow closest to your nose so you have a more natural look.
If you’re in the market for a gold statement necklace, I love this one too.
This orangey- red wrap dress looks so flattering.
Makeup artist tip-
I use any old eyeshadow in the dark taupe family. Never black except where I’m adding hair strokes to areas that have no hair (too severe otherwise). Never a warm toned dark brown (too warm doesn’t look good on me since I usually like to wear cool tones in my makeup and my hair color to balance out the yellow in my skin).
Here’s an article showing you through pictures what I mean-
Want more eyebrow inspiration?
This was a really popular post I wrote about 5 reasons why eyebrows are important. It includes 4 eyebrow makeovers I’ve done with before and after pictures.
Here’s a general how-to article with pictures on shaping your eyebrows at home, regardless of whether or not you have close set eyes.
And one more short tutorial on shading eyebrows.