Anyone with close set eyes may understand the struggle of finding close set eyes makeup techniques that enhance their eyes or make them look wider.
This guide will allow you to do just that, as it includes everything from the right eyeliner for close set eyes to the best false eyelashes for close set eyes which will all really help to open up the eyes.
You will also discover expert makeup tips and gain insight into celebrity makeup techniques which helps well-known faces achieve a wider-looking eye shape.
What are Close Set Eyes?
Close set eyes are much closer together than standard eye types, and they also tend to look a lot smaller. If you are not sure if you have close set eyes, then you should measure your eye with your thumb, and index finger then compare these measurements between the eyes, and if the space is smaller, your eyes are close set.
There are various makeup techniques to create the illusion that your eyes are wider apart to create a more youthful look. This includes applying false eyelashes, which do not just enhance the volume and length of your natural lashes, but they can also change and accentuate the shape of your eyes.
What are the Best Eyelashes for Close Set Eyes?
Choosing the right eyelashes for your eye shape is so important, especially, if you have close set eyes as your main aim should be widening your eyes and that is exactly what false eyelashes can do.
With close set eyes, you should try to choose fake lashes that are longer at the ends and in the centre as this will help to elongate and open up the eyes. To help you choose the right style lash for your eye shape, here are some of the best lash products available for close set eyes.
Peaches and Cream Style No. 1 Lashes
If you are looking for cheap false eyelashes for close set eyes, then Peaches and Cream Style No. 1 lashes are perfect as they’re a low price for a set of synthetic-fibre falsies.
These lashes offer a naturalistic appearance as they are made of wispy lash clusters which are a mix of short lashes on the inner corner and longer lashes in the central and outer part of the eye.
Lash Pop Lashes Send Nudes
For a more dramatic look, you may want to opt for Lash Pop Send Nudes lashes which offer a unique aesthetic with its multi-layered and flared lash clusters. They also have a winged effect which helps to elongate the eye outwards and make the eye area wider.
You can purchase the Send Nudes lashes in a pack that includes one set of synthetic false eyelashes. These are high-quality faux silk lashes which can be reused multiple times for both day and night looks.
Land of Lashes Allure
If length is a priority for you, then Land of Lashes Allure falsies should be your top choice. These lashes feature lash strands which alternate in length with a longer more winged-out effect at the outer corners.
The Allure lashes provide medium volume and a textured finish that complements close set eyes. These full set of lashes are made of high-quality faux mink fur and can be reused up to five times or more if looked after properly.
Blinking Beaute Elojello Lashes
For premium quality lashes that last, Blinking Beaute Elojello lashes are perfect. These luxury false eyelashes offer a bold look with highly dense lash clusters that provide the ultimate volume, texture and drama that you need to accentuate your evening wear makeup.
Blinking Beaute’s Elojello lashes are costly, but a set includes bold and beautiful mink lashes that are worth the cost. These lashes are ideal for close set eyes as they have an eye-opening curl effect which not only creates space between the eyes but also opens up the eyes.
Baddie B Lashes Sugarbaby
If a dramatic makeup look is your go-to, then Baddie B #sugarbaby lashes are a must-have. These offer the perfect balance of cute and fierce with super fluffy textured lashes that add extra length to the outer lashes.
A pack #sugarbaby lashes include a set of luxurious mink lashes which can be reused for all your upcoming events. They also have a flexible lash band which makes them very easy to apply and also offers extra comfort.
Eyelash Emporium Pro Strip Act Natural Lashes
If you prefer a subtle-looking lash which offers a natural finish, then Eyelash Emporium’s Pro Strip Act Natural Lashes should be your first choice. These lashes are made of faux mink and provide a curled effect on the outer edges to open up your close set eyes.
These lashes mimic the appearance of individual lashes without the expensive price tag. They can also be reused up to twenty times, so make sure you don’t throw them away after the first wear.
SWEED by Terry Tete a Tete
SWEED by Terry - Tete a Tete handmade lashes are perfect for close set eyes as they are half lashes which cover the outer to the middle area of the eye. These are perfect for day wear as they are made of soft and natural-looking lash clusters which accentuate subtle makeup looks.
A pack of these lashes includes one set of high-quality false eyelashes that are made from synthetic fibres. They are both vegan-friendly and cruelty-free, so you can look cute without feeling guilty.
Oh My Lash Flutter
Another great lash product for everyday wear is Oh My Lash’s Flutter falsies which are perfect for wispy-lash lovers who are looking for a natural lash lift. These offer graduated length with more volume and longer lash on the outer corners of the eye, which create the effect of wider spaced eyes.
The Flutter style lashes from Oh My Lash include a set of delicate faux mink lashes which are guaranteed to enhance any day look. They also come with a reusable plastic case so you can keep your lashes safe for your next outing.
Bliss Eyelashes 124
To avoid overwhelming your close set eyes, you should choose a product like Bliss eyelashes in style 124, which are a delicate set of falsies which have an eye-opening effect. This design is created with a mixture of subtle hair stands and a flared texture which look great with a classic smokey eye.
These are an affordable set of lashes for one pair of handmade lashes which feature a tapered length for an elongated effect. They are also so easy to apply, so they are perfect for everyday wear.
One Lash Chance 008
If you are looking for vegan-friendly lashes, then look to One Lash Chance style no. 8 falsies which are also cruelty-free and are made from synthetic fibres.
These lashes provide a beautiful texture with delicate, tapered ends which help to add volume without going over the top. You can purchase a pack of these for an affordable price, and it includes one set of striking lashes which provides easy application.Make-up for Close Set Eyes
While false eyelashes can work wonders for close set eyes, they are not the only beauty product that can accentuate and widen the gap between the eyes. Here are some tips to help you change up your makeup routine in order to enhance your eye shape.
If you are not already using an eye primer, then this should be the first thing you buy for your new eye makeup routine. By applying primer to the eye area, you can create a neutral and smooth palette which will make applying eye makeup much easier, while also making it last longer.
You can use an eye-specific prime or concealer which blends in with the skin tone around your eyes. This should be applied to the eyelids and then smoothed around the corners and below the brow bone.
Close set eyes do not work well with a single eyeshadow shade, so instead of sticking to one colour, you should create a shadow gradient. To start, you should three or four colours that work well together. You should start at the inner corner of your eye and work your way outwards, making sure you start with the lightest shade and work your way up to the darker colours.
To create the illusion of distance, you should use dark brown or black shades on the outer corner of the eye. You can then elongate and open up the eyes by applying sparkling nude or white shades to the inner corner.
If you are used to applying eyeliner all the way around the eyes, you should put an end to that technique, as lining the inner part of the eye can make your eyes look smaller and closer together. Instead, you should draw liner on the outer part of the eye on the upper and lower lash line.
Close set eyes work well with a cat-eye that extends outwards from the outer corner of the eye, although when drawing the liner, you should try to maintain a horizontal position to draw the eyes outwards. You can also try a double-wing which is essentially two parallel wings with one extending from the waterline and one from the upper lash line.
What’s a makeup look without mascara? Applying a volumizing or lengthening mascara will not only make your lashes look longer and more full but will also open up the eyes.
You could also consider adding more mascara to the outer corners of the lashes or applying a set of half eyelashes to the lashes on the far side of each eye. You should then brush the lashes outwards to create the illusion of wider eyes.
The key to making your eyes look further apart is to extend them outwards. To do this, you will need an eyebrow gel to fill in the sparse gaps between your eyebrows hairs while also extending the tails of your eyebrows.
You should try to make your eyebrows bold without overshadowing the eyes as close set eyes tend to look smaller, so a thick and full brow might be too much. You can also brush your eyebrows outwards to create width and space.
To space out the eyes and make them look wider, you should apply highlighter to the inner corners of the eye. Make sure you choose a light and shimmery highlighter, which will reflect light around the eye area to make them appear bigger and more evenly spaced.
To frame your eyes and make them stand out, you should also add highlighter underneath your brow bone to accentuate the eye area and create the illusion of larger eyes.Celebrities with Close Set Eyes
For celeb inspiration, you should turn to stunning celebrities like our Jennifer Anniston, who accentuates her close set eyes by using light eyeshadows in the corner of her eyes to create width. Light and shimmery shades also enable the reflect around her eye area, which makes her eye look larger.
Another talented actress who has been blessed with close set eyes is Sarah Jessica Parker. You would never think she had close set eyes as she uses a clever highlighting technique which involves applying light shades below the brow bone to frame the face and widen the eyes.Conclusion
The above guide not only helps you understand how to enhance close set eyes by using makeup techniques to widen the space between your eyes, but it also helps you understand your eye shape and teaches you to embrace them.
You can now use all these tips and purchasing everything you need to achieve an ultra-glam or natural look which stands outs. This includes everything from fabulous false eyelashes to the best highlighter to accentuate your beautiful close set eyes. These tips should not only enhance your eyes but will also give you the confidence to explore bold makeup looks without worrying if your eyes look too close together or small.
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