The Best YouTube Tutorials For Monolid Makeup

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Growing up with monolids can be a confusing experience. Most of the models and celebrities we see in the media have what many call double eyelids, or eyelids that have visible creases. Makeup looks and tutorials for double-eyelid gals don't always work for those with single lids. I've had so many friends over the years who felt like they couldn't wear eye makeup because they didn't know the right application techniques for their monolids — it's easy to think that double eyelids are the coveted beauty standard.
For those of you who aren't familiar, monolids, mono eyelids, or more technically, epicanthic folds, are all terms used to describe eyelids that cover the inner corners of the eyes, creating a “crease-less” effect. They're usually associated with people of Asian descent, but the trait can be seen in many Europeans and Africans as well.
Monolids are absolutely gorgeous, and with the extra lid space they present the opportunity to experiment with a host of different looks. And, guess what? There are many monolid makeup tutorials out there, and we've gathered up a few of our favorites to show you.
Check 'em out ahead. But, keep in mind that everyone is different. What works for your friend may not work for you. That's why, like with all things beauty, it's all about enhancing what you've got and figuring out a foolproof method that works for you.
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Claire Marshall: Silver Smoky Eye For Monolids
Check out this tutorial if you're looking to create the perfect smoky eye. YouTuber Claire Marshall teaches us how to create the illusion of a crease and bring more depth to the eye using matte and shimmer eyeshadows.
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Lisa Eldridge: Graphic Liner For All Eye Shapes
If there's anyone who can teach the masses how to recreate editorial makeup, it's Lisa Eldridge. In this video, the makeup queen uses a monolid model to demonstrate a graphic-liner look that's adaptable for all eye shapes.
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From Head To Toe: Everyday Monolid Makeup Tutorial
Jen from the YouTube channel From Head To Toe has spent many years searching for monolid-friendly makeup products. In this video, she creates a wearable daytime look while sharing some of her favorite application tips and product recommendations.
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Pixiwoo: Smoky Makeup For Asian Or Hooded Eyes
Nic from Pixiwoo shows us that with the proper technique, you can use makeup to open up and define the eyes.
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Fashionista804: Monolids 411
This video is less of a tutorial and more of a discussion on monolids, but listening to Sophia from Fashionista804 talk about her experience really hits home. She gives an in-depth talk on how to embrace your eyes and enhance your features. In her words, "Every single person on this Earth is different. Your eyes are beautiful the way they are.” Amen.
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