I’ve seen a mixture of combining eyelid shapes and eye shapes, which is useful but I like to keep them seperate for my own personal knowledge. Here are some general terms of different eye types of eyelids.


The is the usual eyelids found among the east asian population. A monolid eyelid does not have a crease on the eyelid. Although, there are many surgeries in Asia to create a double eyelid as some have found it unattractive. I personally, find them quite charming.

Hooded Eyelids

The eyelid has an extra layer of skin that droops over the crease.  I actually have this myself and I found the below makeup tutorials really helpful!

I actually thought I had monolids for the longest time, but when I lost weight I began to see a crease and it was because my eyes were hooded.

Taper Eyelids

This is where the eyelid is usually connected or smaller in the inner eyelid and then gets bigger in the outer eyelid.

Double eyelids

This is also known as the creased eyelid or parallel eyelids. They are more deep seated than the other eyelids which come out more. Almost every eyeshadow technique looks good on double eyelids (envy!)

All eyelids are charming in their own way, of course you can elevate them with makeup! Learning and practicing is all part of the process.

Let me know if I’m missing any and I’ll be glad to add it to the list/roundup.

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