semi-realism eye master post (click for hq)
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The placements are approximate. You can see that the Obicularis Oculi and Corrugator muscles are pretty much the same. The Palpebral muscle is not the same. Also, the Orbital Septum which lies behind the Obicularis are differently sized. In a Caucasian, this is shorter and in an Asian longer thus making the crease non existent or just a slight fold. Behind the Orbital Septum is also the Orbital Fat that I mentioned. Since the Orbital Septum is longer, the Orbital Fat extends from the browbone to almost the lid. There is also a longer layer of fat on the browbone area. And, Asians also have an extra layer of fat on the lid area right beneath the skin which blocks the formation of a crease whereas Caucasians do not. This is three layers of fat which sadly as one ages can go in the opposite direction and become hollowed out and sunken in. Some Asians also have an Epicanthal Fold which hides the tear duct.
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Basically, the orbital ridge will lap over the crease, hiding the depth of the eye. The difference between an Occidental (Caucasian or anyone other than Asian descent) and Asian is the crease or the area where the eyeball and bone structure of the eye meet. On an occidental when the eye is tilted or looking down you see the crease. On an Asian that area is visible but the depth of it is shallow. When the eye is looking straight ahead, the depth of the eye is hidden in all the eyes. You could say the BIGGEST difference would be the layer of fat on the eye area that Asians have that prevent a deep fold to occur. All Asians have this and some remove that layer and they end up with some weird flatness of the eye which in time has to be corrected when one gets mature.
This is a basic. It is the area (shown in white) that is supported by the bone beneath and is right below the eyebrow arch. Since this area is a boney area, the light will reflect off this no matter what. Choosing to highlight this area is a matter of preference. The area is the same on all eye shapes.
As I explained in the orbital ridge, Jane’s will fall onto the lid thus hiding the actual crease or depth of the eye. On an Asian that area will not fold over. For some there may be an indentation and for others it will just stay flat.
I think this is the area many people including makeup artists become lost when it comes to Asian eyes. You see the area on Jane pretty much even though she has hooded eyes, the lid and the orbital ridge are separated by a “valley”. You see the depth. On Asians it is there but when it comes to makeup application the area becomes lost because of that extra layer of fat that smooths it out. What is important is you or the makeup artist has to feel that area out, divide the fleshy from the skull browbone. When that is done, the Asian has a lid area that is the same as an occidental eye.
The orbital ridge (outlined in red) is the area that starts to slope into the fleshy or eyeball area of the eye which turns into the “crease”. This is the area that is pretty important in terms of creating shape to the eye. Mostly it is an area of contouring which can change the shape of the eye because it can change the depth and the perception of the eye shape when people look at you. In movies you will see this area is always contoured especially on men you seem to have different shaped eyes from one movie to the other. On Jane, the depth is deeper and that area will fold over onto the lid thus hiding the real crease. On Asians this area creates the “westernized” eye look.
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