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Close Set Eyes – Meaning, Makeup, Eyeliner, Eyeshadow, Eyebrow Tips, Actresses, Personality of Close Set Eyed People

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In this article on close-set eyes, you are going to learn about what they are, people and celebrities who have them and personalities of people who have them.  Also you will learn on how to apply eye makeup for close-set eyes, you will learn about eyeliners, eyeshadow, mascara and eyebrow makeup.

Close-Set Eyes - Makeup, Eyeliner, Eyeshadow, Eyebrow, Tips and Personalities
Close-Set Eye Looks

People with close-set eyes tend to have distance or space between the two eyes is smaller than the width of one eye (one eyeball). These people are characteristically found with narrow noses (slender nose). To help you visualize checkout on people and celebrities we have give you below.

Actresses, Celebrities and People with Close Set Eyes

If  you have them, they you are sharing eye types with Barbara StreisandSarah Jessica ParkerTeri HatcherAnna PaquinEva Longoria and, Rachel BilsonYeardley SmithJennifer Aniston, among many other celebrities. You should be proud of your eyes!

Personalities of Close Set Eyes

Your eyes can say a lot about who you are, whether you are laid back or not, your friendliness or ease to go along with. People with close-set eye types react to various situations faster and they often do all their work following the required or set rules. They tend to have low intolerance that makes them perfect for handling a task at hand better.

Furthermore, they tend not to be good in dealing with several tasks and would easily be overwhelmed by responsibilities. If you have them, find ways of relaxing to reduce the work pressure that might often arise.

Makeup for Close Set Eyes – How to Make Your Eyes Wider

Close Set Eyes - Makeup for Close-set eyes, Tips for eyeliners, eyeshadow, eyebrows and mascara
Close Eye Type Makeup – Eyeliner, Mascara, Eyebrows and Eyeshadow

The objective of using eye makeup on your closed set eyes is to make them appear as if they were a little further from each other. The general way to create this illusion of eyes that are slightly far apart will be using darker eye makeup on the outer corners and lighter on the inner corners. Do you have these eye type and you always wish to hide using glasses? You do not need to do so; here are some of the simple tips, secrets and ideas on how to make them look great as you use eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara and your eyebrow makeup:

Eye Brow Makeup for Close Set Eyes and Tips

The way you shape and pluck your eyebrows can have an impact on the general appearance of your close-set eyes. The object is to create an illusion of far apart eyes or draw attention away from your inner eye corner. Here is what you should do:

  • Avoid plucking your eyebrows back since they will draw much attention on the middle part of your eyes and people will easily notice them. Eyebrows should begin from a vertically line drawn from the middle of each of the nostril to the eyes. See more on eyebrow shaping.
  • To make your eyes look wider, widen your arch. Take it outer from the normal position, which is on the outside edge of your iris. You can play around and see where it looks best. See more on eyebrow arching.
  • Extend your eyebrows using an eyebrow pencil slightly beyond where they normally reach on your outer eye corner.

Eyeshadow for Close-Set Eyes – With Three Hues

You need carefully to apply eyeshadow to ensure it makes your eyes wider. Generally, apply lighter eyeshadow shade towards the inner eye corners and use a darker eyeshadow shadow shade towards the outer corners of your eyes. Here are some of the important steps and tips to follow:

  • Apply eyeshadow primer using your fingers on your eyelids form brow bone to the lash line after applying other eye makeup such as under eye concealer if you have dark under eye circles, eyeshadow based, etc. You can also a tapered eyeshadow brush for best results.
  • Take a darker shade of eyeshadow and apply it from your lash line to just below the crease on your a third or half-outer part of your eyes. This should be followed by a medium shade of your favorite eyeshadow using an incremental concept where you make towards the outer of the eye corner darker and toward the inner of the eye corner lighter from your crease to the lash line. Apply it to two-quarter way from outer corner.
  • On the inner a third of your eyelids, use lightest eyeshadow since using a darker eyeshadow will further pull your eyes closer.  You can also try sparkling nude or frost white hues. Most makeup artists recommend that you apply a highlighter, light shimmery or gold rush eyeshadow to help create the illusion of wider eyes. Any reflective eye shadow will also work perfect on your inner eye corners.
  • Blend the eyeshadows until they are seamless with no demarcation of where a certain eyeshadow ended. Blend outwards.
  • Apply a medium eyeshadow color on your outer third of your lower eyelid

While applying eyeshadow, you have the freedom of creating various effects you like. For instance, you can create smokey eye effect – smoke out your outer eye corners

Eyeliner for Close-Set Eyes and Tips

Correct use of eyeliner can also help create an illusion of far apart eyes. You need to be careful on how you apply your eyeliner on the inner and outer corners of your eyes. Here are some important tips to follow:

Close Set Eyes - Celebrities and People with Close Set eyes -Jeniffer Aniston
Jeniffer Aniston’s Close Set Eye type
  • When applying eyeliner, you need to apply it both on your top and lower eyelids but from outer eye corner to midway your iris. You can create winged or cat eye looks if you like.
  • Run lighter eyeliner on your inner corner of the eyes. This area is most recessed and darker which if left will make the eyes even more closers. Lighter eyeliner will besides making your eyes apart brighten your eyes and make you more awake.
  • Another eyeliner makeup for close-set eyes is using blue eyeliner or any other eyeliner that will make your eyes to pop up. This will create an illusion of more open eyes and diminish their far close appearance. The exact eyeliner color you choose to make your eyes pop up will be depended on your eye color.
  • Finally, avoid lining your inner eye rims with dark eyeliner, as they will trace your eye shape making the other eye makeup you applied to have a lesser impact. If you have to line your inner rims, you have to use white eyeliner and put more emphasis on the inner eye corner.

Mascara for Close Set Eyes and Tips

Did you know how you use mascara can have an impact on your overall appearance if you have close-set eyes? Here is how you can use mascara to help create an illusion of far apart eyes.


These are the steps on how to apply makeup for close-set eyes. I hope can now tell if you have them or not, how to create the illusion of wider eye and much more.

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