Make Eyes Appear Bigger

 Make Eyes Appear Bigger

Make Eyes Appear Bigger

There may be many reasons to appear big eyes: maybe you are going for a more innocent, youthful look or perhaps you have just seen the latest Korean drama and cannot get over how envious you are of their doll-like features. Either way, whilst surgery is one option; makeup offers an almost instant solution.
Here is how to make your eyes appear bigger with make-up:

Focusing on eye shadow:

  1. Begin by applying a matte white or cream color to the inner corners of your eyes and blend inwards towards your nose. This will help to maximize the illusion that your eyes are popping out making them appear bigger than they are.
  2. Next, add any lighter colors such as beige and gold in the same way. If you want to get fancy, try adding a shimmery gold shade to the middle of your eyelid for maximum effect.
  3. Finally, it is time to add depth by fitting darker shades into the crease of your eye once again blending towards your nose. You can also apply this color just under the brows as a means of defining them further.
  4. To get that wide-eyed look, use this makeup. 

Steps to Make Eyes Appear Bigger

Step 1: Conceal the Outer V

The outer v is where the corners of your eyes slope downwards. To make it look like more of an upwards slope; apply concealer on this area first to cancel out any discoloration or shadows that would otherwise cause your eyes to look smaller.

Step 2: Apply Highlight & Contour Color

Highlight under the outer corner with a lighter tone whilst contouring with a darker one. The contrast between these tones creates depth, which you can play up with an eyeliner. Tip: Using brown eyeliner instead of black helps make your eyes appear bigger because it does not draw attention to them as much as black would do.

Step 3: Use Colored Mascara

Colored mascara works as a fun alternative to eyeliner, making your eyes appear bigger and brighter. You can use it on its own, or as an overlay with black mascara (great if you want that doll-like K-Drama look); either way – experiment until you find the perfect color for you.

Step 4: Curl Your Lashes & Apply Mascara Again

This step is not so much about making your eyes bigger as it is about adding drama and definition to them. Curling lashes open up your eyes more whereas applying multiple coats of mascara helps emphasize the shape of the eye by darkening from lash to crease.

Pro tip: Use a lash curler before applying mascara for extra oomph.

Step 5: Line the Waterline & Tight line

This step is simple yet effective at making your eyes appear bigger from a closer distance. If you only apply mascara, on the other hand, it will not have as much of an impact if someone is standing too far away from you. By creating a more defined waterline and tight lining though, you can make your eyes look big from farther away too. 

Additional Guidance

  • Start by applying a thin line of black eyeliner along the upper lash line. Make sure that it is as close as possible to your natural lash line without making a bold statement. This will create a shadow that will ‘push’ the eye downwards and give you the appearance of larger, more open eyes.
  • Tips: Sweep your eyeliner outward to widen the look of your eyes even more. Use an angled brush to get that precise winged eyeliner feline flick.
  • Next, use a highlighting concealer under your brow bone; making sure there are no harsh lines. If you do not own any makeup brushes, try using either side of your ring finger or better still, get yourself some cheap dupes from eBay. For less than £1, you can buy five brushes in varying styles for the price of one MAC brush.
  • Add some highlighter onto your cheekbones and blend it into your temples, as this will help lift the eye even more as well as giving you a sun-kissed summer glow. As I have already said, there is no need to invest in high-end products for this look; the lower-end brands offer almost identical quality!
  • Now go ahead and apply a matte brown shadow all over the lid of your eye. I used a dark brown but feel free to experiment by using different shades of brown or even black – whatever works best on your eye color.
  • Dip into your black eyeliner again and line your lower lash line by running the applicator directly along your lower lashes. To get that perfect feline flick, place one hand (I used my left) on top of the end of the brush without holding it in place; this will hold it steady creating a fine line. Now slowly move your wrist slightly down whilst keeping the brush in contact with the skin; if done correctly you’ll be able to draw an almost perfect pointed ellipsis (not sure what these are called but I’m sure most people know what I mean). If you are struggling then watch some tutorials on YouTube instead!
  • Finally yet importantly, finish off your look by using an eyelash curler to curl your lashes before applying some fake eyelashes. I am sure you can figure out how this is done without me writing a paragraph on the subject!