6 Eyeliner Tricks for Girls with Small Eyes

Faith Xue

Our beauty writer recently wrote about how, for years, she used eyeliner to cover up her insecurity over her small eyes, while Kristen Bell told us she refers to her eyes as “small and ferret-like.” In many ways, girls with small eyes seem to have gotten the short end of the stick—eye makeup requires a completely different technique, mascara smudges on our top lid, and don’t even get us started on eyeliner. The perfectly flicked cat-eye that looks amazing on our round-eyed sisters just doesn’t translate the same way on smaller, hooded lids. Sigh.

But before you throw your liners out at the injustice of it all, hear us out—we have a solution. Six, in fact. We spoke with Gregory Arlt, MAC Cosmetics’ director of makeup artistry, at the opening of the brand’s first-ever fashion-centric store in Beverly Hills (which, by the way, has an 80-square-foot private makeup room) and asked for his tips for those of us with eyes more almond than grape-shaped. Keep scrolling for six eyeliner tricks every girl with small eyes should know!

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