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Moon-shaped eyes are truly lovely. Kate Winslet, Eva Longoria and Alicia Keys are all gorgeous girls with moon-shaped eyes. If you're a moon-eyed gal yourself, there are some fabulous ways to play up your eyes with makeup and make them look more beautiful than ever. Whether you want to open up your peepers or tone down larger eyes, there are some must-know tricks for ladies with moon-shaped eyes.
Make Eyes Smaller
All moon-shaped eyes are the same shape, but they're not all the same size. If your eyes are quite large and you want to make them a bit smaller, doing so is easy. Use a darker shade like navy blue or dark brown across your lids and an eye shadow one shade darker than the lid color in the crease on your lids. The darker shade closes up your eyes a bit so you don't look like a deer caught in headlights.
Make Eyes Larger
For gals who have smaller, more squinty eyes and want to make them look larger, it's a light-colored shadow you want. Apply a champagne or gold shadow over your lid all the way up to just below your brow bone. This eye shadow trick opens up your moon-shaped eyes by highlighting the area and reflecting light, making them appear much larger. Finish by adding a bit of the light shadow to the insides of your eyes.
Create Smoky Eyes
The "smoky eye" effect works well on moon-shaped eyes if you do it right. It helps de-emphasize the curve of your eyes a bit, so you get the sultry smoky look you're after but without closing up your eyes. Smooth a medium gray shadow across both your lids, just up to the crease. Next, apply a dark gray -- not black -- shadow, just at the center of both of your lids. Add a bit of the darker shadow to the outside corners of your lids, too, to get the smoky stare, and lightly blend the shadows together to get that gorgeous gradiation effect.
Have fun with your pretty moon-shaped eyes by playing them up with a bit of color. Choose a shadow in the color opposite to create contrast -- purple for green-eyed gals, blue for brown-eyed beauties, and gold or brown if you have blue eyes -- or a shadow in the same shade as your eyes to make your peepers pop.
To get that golden, sensuous tanned look a la Eva Mendez and Eva Longoria, you need to do more than just change your name to Eva. Sweep a bronzing powder -- in a couple shades darker than your skin tone -- across your lids. Apply a deep brown shadow over your lids up to the crease, and blend with a lighter brown shadow at the inside and outside corners of your eyes, as well as over the brow bone. Brush a bit of bronzer over the rest of your face, too, to get a lovely, sunkissed look. Hello, tanned goddess!
Space Your Eyes
For you close-set-eyed gals, create the illusion of wide-set eyes by applying a light shadow all the way from the inner corner to the middle of your lids. Layer a few coats on so it's a nice, even color. Brush a dark shadow -- think gray or brown -- over the crease and out to the outer corner of your eyes.
Close Them Up
If your eyes are spaced wide, make them appear closer together by using darker shadow over the inside halves of your lids and a lighter shadow over the outside corners.