Hey all, I've recently been diagnosed with an overactive thyroid which has caused the muscles in my right eye to swell, making my right eye noticeably larger than the left... any good make-up tips to help hide it?
You could also try a different title if this one doesn't fly.
"Makeup HELP!" Always seems to work.
But the "Uneven Eyes" got my attention. Such an odd title.
Makeup HELP! generally makes me think of a model who wants to know what foundation is best.
It sounds like a really crappy situation to be in at the moment, OP. I'm kind of pooped, and no real valuable information is coming to me at the moment, other than use a thicker line on the upper lashline of the smaller eye and a thinner one on the enlarged one. Staying away from overly frosty shadows can help too, and another tip is using a regular primer on the enlarged eye and priming the regular eye with something that has a bit of shimmer (but not too frosty), playing up the center of the lid and inner tearduct area, then laying matte colors over that.
Hopefully some other artists will have some other tips, and here's to hoping you get better.
I had a model recently with one eye large than the other (although, she was gorgeous anyway), and compensating is a delicate art. Too much compensation makes it look like you don't know how to do makeup, and not enough compensation...well...does absolutely nothing.
My favorite way to even out eyes is by using eyeliner. On the larger eye, use the liner closer to the inner rim of the eye underneath, and right along the upper lash line.
For the smaller eye, line slightly lower than the other eye on the bottom. On the upper lash line, make a tight line just above (but not in) the lashes. You DON'T want to make the upper lash line very different, as it could make your eyes look crooked.
White eyeliner on the inner rim can also be extremely helpful. Line the smaller eye on the inner rim and slightly outside, line the larger eye lightly on the inner rim only.
When using shadow, always use darker shadow on the larger eye. Use the same shade, just use a touch more on the larger eye to create more depth. Again, this should be subtle. Nothing will fully even them out without looking crazy asymmetrical, but small subtleties can minimize the appearance without sacrificing realism.
You freaking ROCK. If I ever have the money to fly in a makeup artist for the shoot, you're the first I'm gonna call. Hands down. It's not a 100% fix (I'm thinking only surgery will do that...) but it made a huge difference.