The following is a guest post from our friends at The Beauty Department.

We've learned through the years that not only are all eyes shaped differently and require different makeup applications, but we all have very strong preferences on how we like to have our eyes done. For starters, many of us refuse to wear liner on the upper lid and only want it along the bottom. In the beginning of our makeup days, we didn't really understand why, but then we realized it's because we didn't want to lose any upper eye space that could potentially close up our eyes or make them look smaller. Genius, actually! So today, we present the upside-down cat-eye, a dramatic style for those with smaller eyes—or those who just want to try something different. 

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