How to Define the Outer V
Each of us has different eye shapes and sizes, and finding that “outer V” can be challenging at times. Here is a tutorial to show you how to find that outer V and what various tools you can use to enhance your look…
- Start by imagining a line connecting the outer part of your eye to the outer edge of your eyebrow- that is the first line of the “V”.
- The other line of the “V” is the outer part of your crease- about 1/3 of the way in.
- Depending on the size of your eye or your eye shape, you can use different brushes to define the outer V. Here are some optional tools (these are not the ONLY tools you can use- just the ones I can think of that may help):
MAC 217 Blending Brush
This brush is best for those with larger eyes as you have more lid space to work with. The stiff bristles get right into that nitch where the two lines connect to a V.
Posh Crease Brush
This brush is slightly larger and fluffier than a pencil brush. It is best for those with smaller eyes as the bristles are smaller and easier to get into the crease.
MAC 275 Angled Shading Brush or Bare Escentuals Eye Defining Brush
This brush works for just about anyone as the angled bristles allow you to easily “draw” the outer V on your lid. It is not my favorite brush as I haven’t found many other uses for it, but it does work well if you have trouble defining the V.
MAC 219 Pencil Brush
This brush works best if you want a very defined outer V, or if you have a single eyelid and want a very crisp crease. The only problem I have is that it is a bit more difficult to blend out.
Once you find the best brush for you, it just takes practice and time to get “your” technique perfected!