Monday, September 3, 2012

All about the monolid eyes

Been watching too many make-up tutorials! So far I've learned a lot of stuff! (By watching and also applying makeup to myself)

I have monolids (no eyelid fold). Example of monolids are as follows: (all model images are from Monolidlove)

Yes I got the model ones hihi. Well, I love being a monolid. I am not ashamed, or do I think it's an ugly trait. But sometimes it's very difficult to put make up on. (Where do I put eyeshadow? Where do I shade? Where do I put the contour on my eyes?) Seems tutorials are very specific to people with double eyelids. Just a handful of tutorials cater directly to people with monolids.

So now I'll try to break down how to put on eye make up on monolids. :)

Have y'all noticed the make up of the models above?


They all have strong structured eyebrows! Although I suggest you go to the brow salon, I found a vid on how to pluck and shape eyebrows. I personally tried it and my eyebrows seem pretty okay and structured:

This video is from Michelle Phan. :) Credits to her! I love this tutorial because it's very easy to follow and pretty basic. This works with my eyebrows. :) She has tons of brow techniques go check out her channel.

This might help tame your brows:

Can buy this here at Zalora


I think with monolids, you have got to apply A LOT of eyeshadow! Because our eyelids tend to "eat" eyeshadow and if it's too thin, it will not be noticeable. I personally prefer nudes and neutrals just because I don't wanna look like a clown and I am just a student. Imagine if I go to class wearing a very loud and thick eyeshadow!

Here are some palettes I would suggest:

Can buy this here in Zalora

Can buy this here in Zalora

And browns totally look good just because it gives eyes depth. In Filipino, malalim ang mata. And also neutral colors do not overpower the whole face. I think most monolids are Chinese/Korean/Japanese. So their faces tend to be soft and delicate. If you jumble too much it clashes with the whole face.

Also these palettes can double for your brows. That's what I love about browns and neutrals, you can use them in so many ways!

See, brown is awesome!


I love eyeliners! I love that their so versatile and I can make different eye shapes just by using them. I love black dramatic lines. I love the NYX jumbo eyeliner. (Review here) I've been using it almost everyday! And I heard it was a pain sharpening, I, however, disagree! I just used a regular eyeliner sharpener with a jumbo slot.

I love dramatic lines but I think I'm not yet an expert so I don't want to dabble with liquid eyeliners. I use eyeliner pencils (soft ones like kohl).

Me... okay, I made this pic smaller because I'm shy. teehee and because I'm beside models' pics.

Maybe when I'm more apt and ready I would try liquid eyeliners.

Love her make up. But I think I wouldn't dare try the super duper dark eyebrows

There's nothing wrong with being a monolid. :) I just love to experiment and reinvent myself sometimes. It's fun to put on make-up and just let loose! I still do love myself and think I am pretty even if I'm without make-up. :)

Putting on make up is like dressing up, sometimes I can feel a bit gothic/gloomy so I pump up the dark black eyeliner and sometimes I feel super girly I'll put blush + lip gloss on.

Enjoy and have fun experimenting with make up!

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  1. i don't have monolids, but i think monolids are great :)