As I have mentioned earlier, I really found a lot of inspiration for monolid makeup by looking at Bigbang’s G-Dragon! Often when I’m looking at female mono-lidded celebrities, they tend to put lashings of eyeliner in order for that makeup to be seen. Now I like that look if I’m going somewhere special but I can’t wear that everyday. I don’t know about you once we start getting into that territory and you having to wear heavy eyeliner everyday, the day you don’t wear that eyeliner….people will be asking if you’re ok because you don’t look like yourself!
With G-dragon being a guy, let’s face it he will definitely wear more makeup than your average guy (and sometimes girl) but for the most part, his eye makeup is actually quite simple and something you can adopt for your everyday look. For those who bemoan their monolids, I say take a look at G-dragon’s and don’t you dare tell me they’re not pretty!!
So yes, I like to adopt his kind of style for everyday! :hearto: It’s not over the top and it doesn’t overwhelm the eye.
I look like some crazy eye stalker now! but I took a snap shot of some of his techniques as you can see! (with an appearance from Taeyang because he’s also a monolidder!) I think a lot of people get confused about exactly where to stop when applying the eyeshadow on your monolid. You feel like there’s way too much space on your eyelid. Well it’s not that hard, it’s just about shading on that space that you have!
If you look below at the ‘closed eyes’ pictures, you can see that there’s mostly a little sweep of dark eyeshadow along the lash line. It’s kind of thick but it’s not sweeping over the entire lid. If you sweep just one colour over the lid, it’s not going to create any definition! Remember the eyes is what you want the focus to be! So just always put enough eyeshadow so that you can see it over your lid a little.
I think the classic thing for a monolidder to do is to wear thick black liquid liner, but these days I find myself wanting my eyes to look softer! And if you want that look – eyeshadow is the way to go! Or use a potted liner and smudge it with a line softener.