The Best Eyeliner Looks For Your Eye Shape

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Illustrated by Liz Riccardi.

When you're trying to execute the perfect beauty look, the right eyeliner is crucial—and how you use it is just as important. We’ve teamed up with Clinique to bring you a six-part series dedicated to mastering the art of lining the windows to your soul. Over the coming weeks, we’re going to show you how to achieve an array of styles that make your go-to cat eye look like child’s play—all with unexpected pops of color from Clinique’s new Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara and Skinny Stick Eyeliner for fall.

There are no official rules when it comes to how one sports eyeliner. If there were a rule book, we’d let it collect dust on our shelves. With that said, however, there are certain eyeliner styles that benefit your eye shape over, say, your best friend’s. It’s all about enhancing what you have—be it almond eyes or monolids. We spoke with one of New York's best makeup artists, Ashleigh Ciucci, to give her two (well, five) cents. Though, it should be noted that these are not the be-all-end-all rules. We strongly encourage experimentation. Beauty, at its most basic, is about having fun and doing what makes you feel beautiful.