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Discover the Perfect Eyeliner Tattoo Style for Your Eye Shape

Are you tired of struggling with eyeliner every morning, only to have it smudge or fade by midday? Permanent eyeliner tattoo might be the solution you’re looking for! But before you take the plunge, it’s crucial to understand that the shape of your eyes plays a pivotal role in determining the most flattering eyeliner style. Whether you want to make your eyes look bigger, more awake, or simply enhance their natural beauty, choosing the right style is essential.

As a skilled artist, I can’t stress enough how vital it is to consider the aging process when opting for permanent makeup. Gravity has a way of subtly altering our features over time, often leading to a perception of smaller or slightly drooped eyes. To counteract this, selecting an eyeliner style that imparts a lifting effect to the outer corners while avoiding overwhelming the eyes is a wise strategy.

Styles of Eyeliner Tattoo for Every Eye Shape

  1. Lash Line Enhancement: This “invisible” tattoo subtly darkens the lash line, defining the eyes and making them appear larger. Suitable for all eye shapes, this natural-looking enhancement can bring out the best in anyone’s eyes.
  2. Classic Liner: A bold, dark line that extends from the lash line onto the eyelid, customized to enhance and lift the eye’s appearance. This style is versatile and works well for clients with any eye shape.
  3. Winged Liner: A variation of the classic liner with an extended outer corner, forming a graceful wing. When done right and paired with the appropriate eye shape, a winged liner can create the illusion of bigger, upturned eyes. This style is best suited for almond, upturned, close-set, and deep-set eyes. However, caution is advised for downturned and round/protruding eyes. Hooded or monolid eyes are not ideal for a winged liner.
  4. Dusty Shadow Liner: This style mimics the soft, smoky effect of eyeshadow, concentrating shading on the outer half to third of the eyelid. Ideal for those who want a more subtle look than a bold line. Dusty shadow liner is versatile and can be tailored to suit almost all eye shapes.

eyeliner styles 1

A. Round Eye Shape with Dusty Shadow style designed to create more of an Almond Shape.

B. Round Eye Shape with Dusty Shadow style that accentuates and enhances the Round Shape.

eyeliner styles 2

A. Round Eye Shape with Dusty Shadow style & upturned wing to help compliment the Round Shape of the eye.

B. Almond Eye Shape with Dusty Shadow style lengthening and enhancing the Almond Shape with a horizontal wing.

Understanding Your Eye Shape for Eyeliner Tattoo

There are many distinct eye shapes. Here is a short list and you can find an even more detailed breakdown here, if you really want to dig into eye shapes. If you want to see some pretty images of beautiful tattoo eyeliner, then read on!

  • Almond Shaped Eyes: The most common and versatile eye shape. The upper and lower eyelids have similar curves, creating an almond-like appearance. While all eyeliner styles can enhance the natural beauty of this eye shape, winged liner is a great option when you want your eyes to appear wider, more open or you want to enhance the almond shape.

almond shaped eyes

  • Hooded Eyes: Often misdiagnosed, hooded eyes have excess skin that droops over the crease, making the eyelid appear smaller. Eyeliner thickness and density should be adjusted based on the severity of the hood. Wings might not be suitable, but lash line, classic, and dusty shadow styles can work. While the eyeliner may not be fully visible, the dark definition helps the eye appear bigger.

hooded shape eye

  • Monolid Eyes: Common in individuals of Asian descent or due to genetic conditions, the absence of a crease characterizes monolid eyes. A winged liner might not be advisable due to its permanence, but lash line enhancement or classic liner can provide definition.
  • Round/Protruding Eyes: These eyes naturally appear larger and prominent, often with a noticeable slope on the inner and outer corners. Concentrating eyeliner on the outer half can balance this shape. Various eyeliner styles can complement round/protruding eyes.
  • Upturned/Downturned Eyes: The direction of the outer corner’s growth affects eyeliner design. Severe cases will influence wing angle and length. Below is an image of two different shaped eyes, both with classic eyeliner tattoo. Notice how the same tattoo style appears differently on each different eye. Both are lovely.

two almond shaped eyes

  • Deep Set Eyes: Caution is required to prevent adding too much darkness to the lid above the pupil and inner corner, which could make the eyes seem sunken.
  • Wide/Close Set Eyes: In extreme cases, eyeliner design can help create a more balanced appearance for wide-set or close-set eyes.

In conclusion, choosing the right eyeliner tattoo style involves understanding your eye shape and considering its unique features. This guide provides a foundation for selecting a style that will enhance your natural beauty and bring out the best in your eyes. However, always remember that a comprehensive consultation with an experienced artist is crucial before making a decision. Your chosen artist will help you determine the style that suits you best and ensures you walk away with eyes that captivate and radiate confidence.

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