A Cute Illustration of Eye Shape Do’s & Dont’s

While a large part of this is subjective (and sometimes make up is all about fun and breaking / bending rules) I thought this illustration was a little too cute not to share.

As seen on Michelle Phan, and created by Rachel Yap. So, to be clear, not my art :)

Though, like what I was saying, while this chart has some truth to it in terms of what does and doesn’t work for some eye shapes, it is quite a general statement so some of us with Small Eyes may not look good with the recommended ‘Do’ while it could be a smashing look for others.

Remember, it’s all for the fun of!


For me, I think that I fall under the ‘Heavy Lidded Eyes‘ category because I always felt my eyes were on the hooded end of things.

Coincidentally, the diagram under ‘Dos’ for Heavy Lidded Eyes is exactly how I usually prefer to wear my eye makeup because I feel that best compliments my eye shape.

And I guess I’m not the only one who feels so?

I have also tried dabbing a deeper color in the middle of the lids once or twice, not often that’s for sure, and I remember it just wasn’t the best look for me. I have ever tried accentuating the darkest color in the inner corners too (like the reverse of my norm) but that was too queer as well.

A little too smokey and awkward, somehow.


But anyway, that’s me!

For the rest of the diagrams, I think Small Eyes and Close-est Eyes could be a tad questionable… more accustomed to your own taste perhaps.

It isn’t wrong but for someone not too comfortable with showy make up, the Small Eyes Do could be too much shadow all over da eye.

So… that’s what I think anyway.


What say you? Which category do you fall under and do you wear your eye look that way?

Just sharing some random make up musings (and also testing out some Feed RSS prompts, hurhur), but something light-hearted to read while we welcome the mid-week!

Thanks for reading!

Lancôme Rambles: New Lancôme Hypnôse Star Eyes Palettes (Swatches)


Thanks for the patience on here while I collect my thoughts in the midst of work madness, along with my words that seem to have left me somewhere along the way.

Though I wanted to quickly put up this mention and throw some spotlight to these pretty underrated but incredibly awesome offerings from Lancôme.

The Lancôme Woman…

Before I start though, I guess I wanted to ramble a little about Lancôme as a brand. From what I see, at least, Lancôme is best known for some of their skincare products – most notably Genefique and Visionnaire. However skincare aside, the brand has constantly been reinventing its makeup range that to date, I dare say their offerings are pretty darn awesome for the Lancôme woman.

By that – the Lancôme woman – I mean someone who is mature but youthful, dares to thread gently in color but likes to embrace sophistication, doesn’t mind sparkles but likes to do it subtlely. After all, when it comes to portraying Lancôme in makeup, it is always about an effortlessly put-together look that is easy to achieve and understatedly classy. Never flashy.

Thus they may not throw out the most striking of blues or have sparkliest of shimmer / glitter, nor would they have the most strikingly matte red lip look but it is always easy, effortless and frankly quite perfect.

So to put them against the hip and happening ranks of other brands out there, they may feel ‘plain’, ‘simple’, or always similar in their own ways but yet if you truly ask me to grab something that I know works, somehow a good number of the products always tend to be Lancôme offerings.

So anyway, long story short I just wanted to throw that out there because I just felt a little odd about why some of Lancôme’s staple and pretty awesome pieces aren’t as widely talked about or raved as much as items from other brands when they are just as good or even better.

Case in point?

These Lancôme Hypnôse Star Eyes Palettes.

There is more to the range, as I have talked about here but these three new additions bring with them a mix of textures for all y’all neutral lovers.

Because you can never have enough neutral palettes in your stash, right am I?

Off-hand I don’t have proper home-shots of these palettes in better light so you’ll just have to prevew it here via a warm ambient lighting but it’s good enough! I color adjusted them as slightly as possible but just enough for true-er tones to show.

What makes these 3 newcomers so different from what was already available?

Well, a new mix of neutral tones aside, these 3 palettes contain a more diverse mix of textures – featuring smooth satin shades amongst equally soft pearly or shimmery tones, to create a more dimensional eye look.

The earlier range of palettes are generally made up of shimmery or pearly tones, which are thankfully very fine and smooth allowing them to be easy to work with. Though if you are a fan of something more understated than you would have craved a smoother satin or matte finish amongst the shades, the darkest defining tone aside that is.

So, here is a small capsule collection to answer your call!

ST7 Brun Au Natural

DR6 Gris Au Natural

DO8 Taupe Au Natural

Of the lot, it’s no surprise that Taupe Au Natural and Brun Au Natural caught my eye first. As much as I think Gris Au Natural is a lovely and murky take on neutrals, I just didn’t think that it is a neutral I would reach for often enough.

After some pondering, I settled on Brun Au Natural because I felt the Taupe variant is a little too close to my beloved Lancôme Hypnôse Palette in Fraîcheur Rosée, no matter how pretty and sparkly that second from left swatch is.

Though I don’t have the palette on hand to swatch and show but I will soon!

After all, I still have more Lancôme lovelies to talk about first so that can wait, since it is permanent after all.

These Lancôme Hypnôse Star Eyes Palettes are permanent and retail for S$90 at all Lancôme counters island-wide.

Thanks for reading!