GIRL GUIDE: HOW TO APPLY MAKEUP FOR YOUR EYE SHAPE + HOW TO FIGURE YOURS OUT

a six-shape chart + video guide courtesy of our friends at Smashbox
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a six-shape chart + video guide courtesy of our friends at Smashbox
Ya gotta love a helpful how-to chart that comes with your makeup.

Ya gotta love a helpful how-to chart that comes with your makeup.

Sometimes the easiest approach is the best approach. I just finished telling you all about the just-launched Smashbox Full Exposure Palette and its genius insert on how to apply makeup for your eye shape. Rather than make you google the image of the Smashbox insert (it's out there), I've posted it here for your learning convenience! And I've also added a video in which fabulous Lori Taylor, Smashbox makeup pro, explains how to decide which shape is yours:

And now for the charts for easy reference:

Here's the entire makeup-for-your-eye-shape chart from Smashbox

Here's the entire makeup-for-your-eye-shape chart from Smashbox

Just open the image in a new window and click on it to enlarge it. Then you might want to hop over to the Smashbox website to check out all the brand's how-to videos, including this one on how to determine your eye shape.

how to apply makeup for your eye shape via smashbox

Staff thought maybe you'd want to refer only to the parts of the Smashbox Full Exposure palette insert specifically about your eyes, so when I wasn't looking she did these. Again, open in a new window and click to enlarge -- or just pin.

almond eyes

almond eyes

Almond eyes: how to apply eye makeup for your eye shape, from the Smashbox Full Exposure palette ($58 at Shoppers Drug Mart, Pharmaprix, Murale, sephora.ca and smashbox.com).

Round eyes

Round eyes

Round eyes: how to apply eye makeup for your eye shape, from the Smashbox Full Exposure palette

upturned eyes

upturned eyes

Upturned eyes: how to apply eye makeup for your eye shape, from the Smashbox Full Exposure palette

downturned eyes

downturned eyes

Downturned eyes: how to apply eye makeup for your eye shape, from the Smashbox Full Exposure palette

monolid eyes

monolid eyes

Monolid eyes: how to apply eye makeup for your eye shape, from the Smashbox Full Exposure palette

hooded eyes

hooded eyes

Hooded eyes: how to apply eye makeup for your eye shape, from the Smashbox Full Exposure palette.

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