Trying to get eyes even when applying shadow can be frustrating! Luckily, this can be solved with just a couple of pieces of tape.
How and where to apply the tape depends on the eye look you want. Simply take a small piece of tape, decide the angle you'd like, and apply. Make sure the tape side becomes your line--not the jagged top/bottom edges. Tip: apply another piece of tape Pac-Man style to achieve a "V." To make the look more noticable on camera, I angled my tape up--tilt it down right for more of a winged effect.
I used a fluffy brush and applied color over my lid, and stopped right where the tape begins (although it looks like I'm trying to attack my eye). Having that tape in place provides me with a clean line.
Peel off the tape once you've achieved the effect you desire. In this picture, I have brown shadow along my crease (and a terrified look apparently).
For a more dramatic look, I brushed brown as my base, and then black in the crease and outer "V." I then smudged the black under my bottom lashes. This really looked better in person, vs. camera!
- Your line will be very obvious once you remove the tape. If you don't desire this look, blend in.
- Don't want to use Scotch tape? Try medical tape, a business card, or an index card to achieve similar results.