Beauty & Fashion

How to Accentuate Your Natural Eye Shape

by Rose Marie Walano 1:31 PM, October 10, 2017

Aired October 11, 2017

Glamming up like a beauty vlogger? Ain't nobody got time for that!

OR DO YOU?!

According to our guest Jenny Patinkin, the author behind "Lazy Perfection," you can craft a flawless face in no time at all. All you need is 5 minutes and a little know-how.

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"'Lazy Perfection' is a makeup approach for women who want to attain just a really simple, natural, beautiful look," says Jenny. "It's not a book for makeup artists, it's not a book for YouTube gurus. This is for real women who want to accentuate their natural beauty."

And save time to boot!

One way to do it? By accentuating your natural eye shape!

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First, whip out a mirror and establish which of two eye shapes you have: almond (longer) or round (wider; you can spot a little white under your irises).

If you have almond-shaped eyes — which most women do! — follow these 2 steps for a rounder, more doe-eyed effect:
 


1. Apply eyeliner on the lower outer rim of your eye (like you see in the pic).
2. Coat just the center lashes with mascara.

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And if you have round peepers, here's what you can do to make them a little more cat eye in shape:
 


1. Draw a mini-arrow at the outer corner of each eye and blend with a small brush (as seen in the pic). Remember, this is "lazy perfection," so smudgy is A-O.K.!
2. Add mascara to just the outer lashes — that will wing them out.