8 Eye Makeup Tips For Close Set Eyes

Tried and tested tricks to help you get those perfectly shaped, attention-drawing eyes.

By Jyotsana RaoJyotsana Rao  • 

If you are in need of eye makeup tips for close set eyes, we are here to help. Eyes are of different shapes – hooded, almond, downturned or upturned, and many more. Since every shape provides a different and unique face, the makeup styles also vary accordingly. You can determine your eye shape by measuring the space between the eyes. If there’s a lot of space, your eyes are wide-set. If not, they are close set.

Hollywood celebs like Jennifer Aniston, Sarah Paulson, and many others have close set eyes and they have always accentuated them to perfection with makeup. You can achieve a striking look with the tips and tricks shared in our post.

But remember, eye makeup can make or break your look. Therefore, you need to follow our tutorial closely and pay attention while trying the makeup at home. Swipe up for the details!

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Important tips before going for close set eye makeup:

Close up of a woman applying light eye shadow on her eye


  1. Always use a reflective or light eye shadow on the inner corner of your eye.
  2. Try and accentuate the natural part of your eye. Smokey eyes maybe just the right thing for you.
  3. And most importantly, STAY AWAY from dark shades on the inner corner of your eye!
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Applying dark shades will make your eyes look closer together and congested. Lighter shades will help your eyes look brighter and open them up.

There are many celebrities like Rachel Bilson, Miley Cyrus, Nicole Kidman, Hilary duff and Kate Winslet who have close set eyes and their eye makeup invariably looks gorgeous.

Eye Makeup For Close Set Eyes

Woman applying primer on her eyes


Below are those tips that you have been waiting for!

1. Prime your eyes using a primer. You can use a urban decay primer portion or nyx jumbo pencil in milk

2. Take a highlighter shade and apply it on the inner corner of your eyes to widen them. You can use a NYX jumbo pencil in milk for this purpose also.

3. Use a light colored shimmery shade in gray or beige shades first. And apply it on your eyelids. This will give your eyes a lifted look. Also make sure there are no creases on your eyes.

4. A very important tip on makeup for close set eyes is to make them SMOKEY.  Yup smokey is the way to go here. Apply a dark eye shadow like shades of black or brown and if you don’t want to go too dark, you could use a dark purple or blue on the outer corner of your eyes to give your eyes a wider look. Use a fluffy brush to blend away all the harsh edges

5. Apply a medium tone eye shade on the lower lash line and also apply it to the outer third of the lower lid

6. Contour your eyes. This will make your eyes look wider.

7. Apply black eyeliner onto your upper and lower lash line; this will create a huge difference on your eyes.

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You may also go for winged eyeliner that is thicker on the outer eye. Start with a thin line and make it a thick wing as it branches out. It will make your eyes look wider.

8. Apply mascara on your upper and lower lashes.  You could use Maybelline mascara which elongates your eye lashes and gives a dramatic look to the eyes.

Smokey eyes are your go-to look. Not that you cannot experiment with different eye makeup looks, but dark eyeshadows will give you the most dramatic vibe. So, get your primer, contour the eyes, and follow all the eye makeup tips for close set eyes and prep yourself for countless compliments that will come your way. It is time to flaunt those beautiful eyes that always wonder! So, roll up your sleeves and get started without any further delay! Because it is show time, girl!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can close-set eyes be attractive?

Yes, close-set eyes can be attractive. The gorgeous Sarah Jessica Parker and the beautiful Tracee Ellis Ross are a few celebs with close-set eyes.

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