It does not really matter how small your eyes are. These tips and tricks are guaranteed to make them bigger-whether you want them to appear really huge or just have that popping effect to them.
1. Groom your eyebrows
Whoever said that unkempt eyebrows are OK should definitely take the highway. Really, unkempt eyebrows are very unflattering-for men and women alike! Make sure to keep your eyebrows in good shape. Invest in salon trips at scheduled intervals to keep them groomed. If you are confident about your grooming skills, then you can go ahead and groom your brows yourself. Just make sure to follow your eyes’ natural shape, and you’ll do fine.
2. Conceal dark circles under your eyes
Dark circles definitely make you look older, if not tired. Technically, concealing these circles does not really make your eyes appear bigger. But we all know that dark circles can grab anyone’s attention. It’s better to conceal them, rather than have someone check out your eyes for the wrong reasons.
3. White eye shadow is better
Even makeup artists would give you this tip. White eye shadow gives the illusion of eyes that are wide open. Make sure to use white eye shadow or white eye pencil near your tear ducts. Your tear ducts are on the inner corner of your eyes, by the way. If you do not have white eye shadow or eye pencil, you can use another light color.
4. Use eyeliner moderately
Too much eyeliner does not make your eyes appear bigger. So, make sure to avoid making a full circle of eyeliner around your eyes. And if you’re using kajal, just apply outside your lash line. Do not apply kajal on the inner rim of your lower lash line. Also, make sure not to extend the eyeliner up to your tear ducts. Just cover 2/3 of your lashes.
5. Apply nude pencil
If you’re applying kajal, make sure to apply nude pencil over it. Apply white eye pencil on your lower lash line’s inner rim. Bear in mind that white eye pencil might not look too good on brown or dark skin tones. So if you have a dark skin tone, you can use a nude eye pencil instead. This gives a more natural look, which you can comfortably wear even during the day. You may want to consider using MAC Chromagraphic Pencil or Bourjois Khol and Contour Eyeliner Pencil- 08 Rose Fantaisiste.
6. Use false eye lashes or mascara
If you prefer mascara, use two to three coats. Or if you have false eye lashes, you can use them in place of mascara. You can also use both, if you want. Just make sure to cover just 2/3 of your outer lash line for either or both false eye lashes and mascara.
7. Keep your eyebrows bold
When you shape your eyebrows or have a salon shape your eyebrows, make sure that they make it bold and slightly thicker. Having thick and bold eyebrows helps in making your eyes look bigger. Just make sure their shape compliments the shape of your face as well.
8. Get rid of that puffiness
If the skin around your eyes is swollen, your eyes will appear small. Here are some tips on reducing the puffiness of your eyes:
• Have enough sleep.
• Reduce salt in your diet.
• Maintain exercise because this can reduce eye puffiness.
• Use cold water when you wash your face, and wash often.
• Place cold, used tea bags over your eyes. The tannis in the tea tightens your skin.