How to Make Your Eyes Look Bigger

Learning how to make your eyes look bigger may take some trial and error, but it's a relatively easy skill to master. It's all about light and dark colors, as well as contouring and shadowing techniques. Though tips on makeup may not be able to actually increase the size of your eyes, they can make them look dramatically larger. Mastering the skills lets you accentuate your eyes without overwhelming them.

You're going to need certain tools and makeup to help make your eyes look bigger. Gather concealer, light eye shadow, medium eye shadow, eyelash curler, eyeliner, mascara and eyelash brush. You may also want a second light eye shadow with a slight shimmer.

How to Make Your Eyes Look Bigger

  1. Prepare your eyes for makeup by smoothing some concealer on your eyelids and under your eyes. This will create an even colored palette to apply your eye shadow. Try to keep the concealer off your eyelashes and eyebrows.
  2. Apply the light eye shadow to your entire eyelid, keeping the shadow very light at the front of the eye, near the nose, and on the brow bone. Draw an imaginary line from the outside of your eye to the end of your eyebrow. Keep the shadow inside this imaginary line.
  3. Apply the medium eye shadow to the outer crease of your eye. Do not place the shadow towards the inside of the eye. Use a clean fingertip to lightly sweep the color up and out slightly as you blend the two eye shadow hues.
  4. Apply the light and shimmer eye shadow if you want a little extra highlighting. Very lightly dab the shimmering shadow along your brow bone and at the middle of your eyelid, where your eye bulges out. Use a clean fingertip to very gently blend the color.
  5. Curl your upper eyelashes gently with the eyelash curler. Pay special attention to the lashes on the outer edges of your eyes. Do not attempt to curl your lower lashes.
  6. Apply eyeliner in a thin line right against the lash line on your upper lids. Do not apply the liner on the inside of the eyes, near the nose. Start the line about 3/4 of the way across the lid, leaving a small gap near the inner eyes. Do not apply any eyeliner below your eyes.
  7. Apply mascara in a light layer across your upper lashes, making sure to cover the lashes from root to tip. Let the mascara dry for one minute, and then add another light coat. Apply a very light coat of mascara to the outer edge of your lower lashes. Let the mascara dry for two minutes.
  8. Separate eyelashes with your eyelash brush. Gently brush the lashes in an upwards motion to separate and arrange the lashes evenly. Use the comb side of your brush to softly shape and smooth your eyebrows.
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