Most eye makeup application is horizontal. I’ve found a shortcut, and it requires vertical application. Not only will this look work on every eye shape (since it doesn’t discriminate based on where your natural crease lies), but it can fulfill every look from The Work Appropriate to The Go-To Glam based on the contrast, intensity, and finish of the shadows used. For every day, cream shadow that melts into a soft brown will give polished definition, while a shimmery taupe blended with a deep, rich plum is perfect for a big event – especially when peeking from under wispy false lashes and paired with a sophisticated nude lip.
I made a video to demonstrate this technique using M.A.C. shadows in Folie, Honesty, and Dazzlelight. Have fun playing around with different shadows and remember as long as you blend well, you can go from very pale to very dark.