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There are three basic eyes shapes: round, almond and oval. Oval-shaped eyes are nearly the same as almond-shaped eyes, except the former does not angle upward at the corner. If you have oval-shaped eyes, you're in good company. Kim Kardashian and Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai posses this eye-shape, which they accentuate or camouflage by using makeup and special application techniques.
Open Your Eyes
Oval-shaped eyes are typically narrower than round eyes, but you can create a widening effect with your eye makeup. Apply eye-makeup primer to keep your look in place and make it last longer. Use a light shadow on your eyelids. This is also a good opportunity to create some sparkle with a shadow that has a pearly finish, so you brighten the area around your eyes. Apply a medium-toned hue along the crease of your eyelid. Curl your eyelashes and use at least two coats of black mascara.
Eyeliner is the tool of choice for defining oval-shaped eyes. Start at the outer corner of your upper eyelid. Pencil in a line toward the inside corner, thickening the stroke above your iris. Keep a fine line for the bottom eyelid. Trace a second line over your upper and lower eyelashes. Smudge the lines with a clean cosmetic sponge or eye shadow brush. You get a smoky, doe-eyed look that makes your oval-shaped eyes appear wider and deeper set.
Highlight Your Eyes
Just as highlighters and bronzers create contour for a round face, highlighter can draw attention to certain parts of your eyes. Using a light or shimmery highlighter along the inner and outer corners of your eyes will make them look large. Add a dab of highlighter beneath a well-trimmed eyebrow to complete the look. Avoid using very light or pearly highlighter on under-eye shadows, however, as it gives you the reverse-raccoon look.
Accentuate your sexy oval-shaped eyes with cat-eye-style makeup. You can go retro with a '60s mod cat eye, or give your look urban edge with an updated cat eye. In both cases, you use inky black eye liner on the upper and lower lids, but just from the midpoint to the outer corners. Go thicker on the top than you do on the bottom. Where the two lines meet at the outer corner of your eye, you have two choices: Slant the line toward the upper line of your ear and keep it thin for a modern look; or, go bolder and angle the line more sharply upward, toward the end of your eyebrow, for a mod vibe.