Best Makeup for Your Eye Shape

Whether your eyes are small, wide-set or almond shaped, these expert tips will make them look stunning

Best Makeup Look for Big Eyes

If you have big, prominent eyes like Christina Ricci:

What to use: Dark, smoky shades are perfect for big eyes because they “make the eyes smolder,” says Stern. Try COVERGIRL Smoky Shadow Blast, $7.99.

How to use it: Smudge a grey or charcoal shadow close to your lash line, and use a slightly lighter shade on your crease. Apply black eyeliner from corner to corner on your upper lash line, and line the inner edge of your lower lash line to make your eyes look smaller — but not too small, natch.

What NOT to do: Use bright shades and highlighter. They’ll take your eyes from big to bulging, and that could get a liiiittle scary.