Eye Makeup Map


Staff member

This eye makeup map shows the different areas of the eye where eye shadow (and eye liner) can be applied.

I took a picture of my eye without any makeup and used Photoshop to paint in the areas of the eye that I refer to in my Looks and Techniques pages.

For the lid section, it refers to the entire lid area colored in light pink (it can also extend to the outer V area). Sometimes I have looks where I apply one color to the “center lid” only, which is also called the “ball of the eye”. If you look straight in the mirror, the center lid will be as wide as your iris (the colored part of your eye).

For several of my looks, when I apply a color to the outer V, I usually blend the same color inwards along the contour/crease with a fluffy blending brush.

The sections labeled upper lashline, waterline, and lower lashline are areas where you can line your eye with an eye pencil, gel liner, or even eye shadow.

The inner corner and tear duct are great places to put a white shimmery color to brighten up the eyes.

By Wyceea
Certified Professional Makeup Artist.