How To Apply Eyeliner For Almond Eyes

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Eyeliner is a staple in many makeup routines. It helps accentuate your natural eye shape and will draw attention to your eyes.

If you have almond-shaped eyes, you’re a lucky person who can make any eyeliner look work with ease!

You can wear a thin and delicate wing or a wicked cut-crease, a smokey look, or a simple line to accentuate your shape.

If you’re wondering how to apply eyeliner for almond eyes, you’ve come to the right place. Below you’ll find many handy tips and tricks to help your almond eyes pop!


What Are Almond-Shaped Eyes?

Almond eyes look exactly as you’d imagine: almond-shaped. People with almond eyes have a smaller lid that is longer than its round. The eye tapers into a point at either end. They are upswept at the outer corners and are symmetrical.

Generally, the outer cornea is hidden under the top and bottom eyelids. And like hooded eyes, they will have a distinct crease.

Almond eyes are the most common eye type in both men and women, no matter their region. But exactly how they look can vary from person to person.

Face shape plays a huge role in how almond eyes will look. Some may be more deep-set, narrower, further apart, or close together.

How To Apply Eyeliner For Almond Eyes

Almond eyes are envied for their versatility. A wide range of makeup looks compliment them, as they’re symmetrical.

They can display beautiful makeup techniques, without sacrificing shape, and have the space for intricate designs.

If you’re wondering how to apply eyeliner for almond eyes, you’re in luck because just about any look will flatter them. They’re a super-flexible eye shape.

Because almond eyes are versatile, any kind of liner is perfect for them. They have the space for a smokey shadow. They are also large enough for water lining and are the perfect shape for liquid or gel liner.

Eyeshadow Liner

Using eyeshadow to achieve a smokey liner is great for beginners and advanced makeup lovers alike.

You’ll need a dark shadow, an angled brush, and a fluffy eyeshadow brush.

  1. Wet your angled brush and dab it into your eyeshadow of choice. Tap away the excess. Then line your upper lash line from the inner to the outer corner, keeping it thin toward the inside of your eye.
  2. Draw a line from the outer corner of your lower lash line in the direction of the end of your eyebrow.
  3. With a lighter hand, connect the wing to your upper lash line. Carefully fill in the wing.
  4. Take your fluffy brush and soften the lines, buffing up and out to start. Blend out the wing by buffing the harsh lines until they soften into your skin. And, while still maintaining the shape of the wing.

Bring the Smoke

For a smokier effect, add a tiny bit of shadow to your fluffy brush and continue to blend your wing. Work the shadow up and out, and avoid pulling the shadow downward.

Cut Crease

For a cut crease, start by drawing your line toward the tail of your eyebrow. Take your angled brush and draw a thin but bold line along your crease.

Once you reach the end of your crease, flick the line out to create a wing and connect it to the first line you drew.

Fill the large wing with your shadow, gently smoking out the harsh outer lines. Pack the shadow into the outer third of your eyelid. Take another, lighter color to the rest of your eye to finish the look.

Take the dark shadow down along your lower lash line to lengthen the wing and make your eyes pop.

Liquid Eyeliner

Liquid liner is great for intermediate to advanced makeup wearers. It dries fast and requires precision to apply.

It can be challenging to get even lines with liquid eyeliner, but it helps when you’ve got almond eyes to follow.

Liquid liner is precise, and perfect for creating sharp wings and clean inner corner lines. It highlights your eye shape, leaving behind a slightly glossy finish.

You can play around with it to create unique shapes and designs that go beyond your basic winged liner look.

For the best result, follow the shape of the upper lid and work your way out.

  1. Start with a thin line in the inner corner and follow your lash line. Then building in thickness at the outer third of your eye.
  2. If you’re looking for a simple winged liner look, you’ll want to flick out from your lower lash line and angle the line toward the end of your brow’s tail.
  3. Where you connect the line on your upper lid will depend on how thick you want the wing to be.

For a simple, elegant wing, connect the eyeliner to your upper lash line below the start of your crease.


Another great eyeliner trick is the cat eye, which is a basic wing with a small triangle drawn in your inner corner. This look is bold and daring, accentuating the almond shape.

  1. Begin by drawing your simple wing. At your inner corner, carefully continue the thin line toward the bridge of your nose. End the line at the corner of your tear duct.
  2. Connect the inner wing by following the tear duct to your lower lash line. Stop before you reach your eyelashes. You should now have a sharp-looking wing in your inner corner.
  3. To finish the look, take a deeper, smokey eyeshadow to your bottom lash line and blend it out. This will help accentuate the shape of your eyes and finish the wing.

Gel Liner

Gel liner can be tricky to apply, but it’s loved for its precision like a liquid liner. It’s more forgiving than the liquid liner and is ideal for thicker lines.

This product often comes in a tiny pot and requires a precise brush to apply. It’s a thicker, creamier consistency that doesn’t dry down straight away, so you can build up on your line.

It’s easier to apply as you have more control over the thicker brush. Gel liner is the ideal choice for beginners before investing in a liquid liner.

You can even create a smokier look with gel liner. It creates a result that’s the perfect mix of a liquid liner and an eyeshadow.

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Written by Kayla Young

Kayla is the founder of LuxeLuminous. She has worked professionally in the tanning industry for years. She has been interested in esthetics since childhood, and has tried every hair, skin, and makeup product ever produced (more or less).