6 Marvelous Makeup Looks For Monolid Eyes

You need to change your regular makeup routine to enhance the beauty of your eye shape.

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When you have monolid eyes, doing the right eye makeup for it is extremely important. So if you’re looking for monolid eye makeup and beauty tips, you have come to the right place. It is no secret that different eye shapes require different makeup techniques to define them properly. If you have monolid eyes, which is a common eye shape among individuals of East Asian descent, you are probably aware that makeup for it can be a bit tricky. When you don’t have a crease to work with, it is up to you to create the illusion of one – or to accentuate its absence. We have put together five monolid eye makeup looks, as well as a few tips, and tutorials to help you enhance your eye makeup technique. Check them out!

protip_icon Keep In Mind
  • Eye Color: Eye Color Warm browns and oranges go well with blue eyes, while purples and mauve enhance green eyes. Neutral shades like beige work well for all eye colors.
  • Skin Color: Eye Color Warm eyeshadow colors like peach and bronze compliment warm skin tones well, while cool tones like lavender and gray look great on cool skin tones.
  • Hair Color: Eye Color Use warm peach and coral hues for red hair. While gray and purple shades blend well with black hair, warm browns and gold look fantastic on blondes.

Monolid Eye Makeup Looks

1. The Classic Smokey Eye

Classic smokey monolid eye makeup
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A classic smokey eye will add more depth and dimension to your eyes. If you’re not a fan of dark hues, choose any color in your eyeshadow palette and smoke it out. Remember – when it comes to nailing smokey eye makeup, blending is key!
This look is perfect for evening wear or special occasions.

What You Need
  • Eyeshadow palette with dark shades like black, brown, and deep purple
  • Shimmer eyeshadow
  • Eyeshadow brushes
  • Eyeliner
  • Volumizing mascara or falsies
Step By Step Tutorial

Step 1: Start with applying an eye primer if you want your makeup to last. Use a neutral colored eyeshadow as your base color.

Step 2: Apply a dark eyeshadow all over your lid.

Step 3: Use a black eyeliner pencil to draw a thick line on your upper lash line.

Step 4: With a stiff brush, blend out the line until there are no harsh lines on your lid.

Step 5: Blend it out thoroughly until you achieve a gradient-like effect.

Step 6: Line the outer corners of your lower waterline to create some depth.

Step 7: Highlight the inner corners of your eyes and your lower lash line with a shimmery eyeshadow.

Step 7: Add a pair of falsies to glam it up!

2. The Simple Winged Liner

Simple winged liner monolid eye makeup
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If you want to keep it simple, the classic winged eyeliner is one look you can never go wrong with. When it comes to monolids, the trick is to draw the thinnest line possible following the lash line. End it at the outer corner of your eyes with a slightly thick wing. The shape of the wing will lift up your eyes and perk up the edges, making them look more awake.

This look is perfect for daily wear, and you don’t need to invest a lot of time to achieve it.

What You Need
  • Beige eyeshadow
  • Eyeliner pencil
  • Eyeshadow brushes
  • Q-tip
Step By Step Tutorial

Step 1: Apply your eye primer and allow it to set. With a fluffy eyeshadow brush, apply a beige eyeshadow and blend it out well.

Step 2: With an eyeliner pencil, draw a thin line on your upper lash line, creating a subtle wing at the outer corner of your eye. Your wing should be going upwards, like in the picture.

Step 3: Perfect the line using a thin eye brush.

Step 4: Use a Q-tip to fix any flaws around your eyes.

Step 5: Apply a light eyeshadow to your lower lash line.

Step 6: To enhance your lower lash line, use a thin brush and some deep brown or black eyeshadow on the outer corners.

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Monolids have a smoother surface for a floating liner. Experiment with different colors for a floating liner look that makes you stand out.

3. The Summer Ombre Effect

Summer ombre monolid eye makeup
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Adding pastel colors in contrast with dark colors can make your eyes look energized. This makeup look with its gorgeous orange tones is great for spring and summer. Finishing it off with some shimmer highlighter will make your eyes pop even more.

What You Need
  • Beige eyeshadow
  • Orange eyeshadow
  • Eyeshadow brushes
  • Highlighter
  • Black eyeliner
Step By Step Tutorial

Step 1: Start off with an eye primer before applying a beige eyeshadow all over your lid.

Step 2: Apply an orange-toned eyeshadow and blend it out well with your finger.

Step 3: Add some color to your lower lash line with a flat eyeshadow brush.

Step 4: With your eyeliner pencil, create a subtle wing on your upper lash line.

Step 5: Highlight the inner corner and lower lash line with some shimmer shadow.

Step 6: Curl your lashes and apply a volumizing mascara.

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As a general rule, go for a shimmery eyelid, no matter the shade of your eyeshadow. This will add brightness to your monolid and help define it.

4. The Mulberry Smokey Eye

Mulberry smokey monolid eye makeup
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This smokey eye look with mulberry eyeshadow is a must-try for fall! It instantly makes your eyes look more sultry and sensual. Make sure you use a volumizing mascara to take it up a notch.

What You Need
  • Neutral eyeshadow palette
  • Eyeshadow brushes
  • Black eyeliner
  • Highlighter
  • Falsies or mascara
Step By Step Tutorial

Step 1: Prime your eyelids and apply a nude eyeshadow on top. Blend it out well.

Step 2: In your crease, blend in a cool-toned light brown shade.

Step 3: Intensify the outer crease using a cool-toned brown eyeshadow.

Step 4: Add a darker shade of brown to the crease and blend it out. Repeat this step until you are satisfied with the intensity of color.

Step 5: Add a cool brown eyeshadow to the middle of your eyelid.

Step 6: Smoke out the lower lash line with a black or dark brown pigment.

Step 7: Wear your favorite falsies or curl your lashes and add some mascara.

Step 8: Highlight the inner corner of your eye, the middle of your lid, and your lower waterline.

5. The All Natural Eye

If you want your eye makeup to look minimal and natural, this is a great everyday makeup look that you can wear to work or to run errands. It only takes a few minutes to recreate and will make your eyes look a whole lot bigger.

What You Need
  • Peach eyeshadow
  • Neutral eyeshadow palette
  • Eyeshadow brushes
  • Mascara
  • Highlighter
Step By Step Tutorial

Step 1: Apply an eye primer and allow it to set.

Step 2: Using an eyeshadow brush, apply a light peach eyeshadow shade, paying more attention to the outer corners.

Step 3: Use a cool-toned deep brown shade and apply it to the outer corner of your eye.

Step 3: Add the same color to your inner corner.

Step 4: Use the same brown on the outer corner of your lower lash line.

Step 5: Curl your lashes and apply mascara.

Step 6: Tightline your upper lash line with a pencil liner. This will define your eye shape and make your lashes look much fuller.

6. Deep Chocolate Smoky Eye

Deep Chocolate Smoky Eye
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Elevate your monolid makeup game with this charming deep chocolate smoky eye look. This warm, rich, and dark brown eyeshadow look complements monolid eyes, bringing out their natural beauty effortlessly.

What You Need

  • Neutral brown eyeshadow palette
  • Eyeliner pencil
  • Mascara
  • Eyelash curler

Step By Step Tutorial

Step 1: Start with clean eyelids.
Step 2: Use a medium brown shade across your lid.
Step 3: Add depth by applying a darker brown shade to the outer corner and crease.
Step 4: Apply a light layer of a sparkly brown shade over the monolid.
Step 5: Line your upper lash line with a chocolate eyeliner for definition.
Step 6: Curl your lashes and apply mascara to finish the look.

This simple tutorial brings out the best in your monolid eyes, adding warmth and a touch of elegance with a Chocolate Smoky Eye.

Infographic: 5 Marvelous Makeup Looks For Monolid Eyes

Different eye shapes require different makeup techniques. Doing makeup for eyes that lack the crease might be tricky, but it is not impossible. In the infographic below, we have listed monolid eye makeup ideas to create an illusion of a crease or accentuate its absence. These looks will take your eye makeup game to a whole new level. Scroll down to check it out!

5 marvelous makeup looks for monolid eyes (infographic)

Illustration: StyleCraze Design Team

You can let go of your struggles and stop watching multiple videos by beauty bloggers to achieve the best eye makeup if you have monolid eyes. We have provided you with the best tips and tricks that can help you ace your monolid eye makeup. Remember, dark eyeshadow and cosmetics are key. So, get ready to flaunt those mesmerizing eyes you are blessed with and let the world see how gorgeous you are. But do not forget you wear your confidence if you want to stand out from the crowd.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are monolid eyes pretty?

Yes, monolid eyes are pretty. They add a special and unique look to the face.

Are monolids hooded eyes?

No, hooded eyes are not monolids. Monolids protrude with no crease, whereas hooded eyes crease too much.

How is a monolid eye shape different from other eye shapes?

A monolid eye shape has a single eyelid without a discernible crease, setting it apart from other eye shapes that have a defined crease.

How can I make my eye makeup last longer on monolids?

You can use a primer or setting powder and opt for waterproof products for eye makeup to last longer.

Are there any special considerations for monolid eye makeup and different skin tones?

You can consider emphasizing the lash line, utilizing darker colors on the outer corners, and choosing eyeshadow colors that complement your skin tone can enhance the overall look.

Key Takeaways

  • A smokey-eyed look adds more dimension by highlighting your monolid eyes.
  • A thin, winged liner is the simplest look that complements monolid eyes.
  • You can pull off a sultry look using a mulberry shade and some shimmer for a smokey effect.
6 Marvelous Makeup Looks For Monolid Eyes

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Angela Jackson
Angela JacksonLicensed Cosmetologist
Angela Jackson is a Maryland board-certified cosmetologist with over 28 years of experience. She received her cosmetology education from Dudley Beauty College in Washington, DC. She has trained under various hair and makeup artists and served bridal and in-salon clients and worked on various photoshoots and branding events.

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Esha Saxena
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Esha Saxena is a writer and journalist with over 3 years of experience. She holds a master’s degree in media and mass communication from St. Francis College for Women, Hyderabad, and firmly believes that makeup is nothing less than art.

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Shatabdi is an associate editor and an alumnus of Lady Brabourne College, Kolkata, where she honed her skills and developed a deep understanding of the world of literature and expression. She has worked with various organizations and websites operating in different industries, ranging from education to lifestyle, showing her adaptability and drive to learn.

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Joyce Joyson is a beauty and lifestyle writer with over a year of experience crafting short-form content for the beauty, fashion, and lifestyle niches. She has a triple majors bachelor’s degree in History, Political Science, and Geography from IIS University and a master’s degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Kristu Jayanti College.

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