Have you been looking for options to make your eyes look bigger? Have you ever had a difficult time with eye makeup because of the shape of your eyes? Do you sometimes feel like no matter how much mascara or eyeliner you put on; it just doesn’t seem to be working out the way that you want it to? If so, this article is perfect for you! In today’s post, we are going over some tips and tricks that will help any woman with small or asymmetrical eyes.
- Use a light-colored eyeshadow to highlight the inner corners of your eyes: If you have smaller eyes, using a lighter color on your inner corners can make them appear larger. Just be sure to blend it out so that the line isn’t too harsh. It is also important to keep in mind that this trick should be used on the bottom only if you have larger eyes. Plus, be sure to use a brow bone highlighter as well!
- Fold your eyeliner into thirds: How many eye makeup tutorials have you seen that tell you how to line your eyes with liner? Well, this is one of the most important lessons in applying it. If you are having trouble getting it even on both sides, try folding your eyeliner until there are three equal sections, and then apply each section separately. It might seem tedious at first, but it will help ensure an even application every time.
- Use a dark-colored eyeshadow to line the outer corners of your lids: If you have smaller eyes, using a darker color on the outside corner can create an illusion that makes them appear larger. Make sure that when doing this trick that you don’t go too far into your crease, or else it will make your eyes look small again! Moreover, use a cotton swab or an angled brush to smudge the eyeshadow, this will help soften the look and make it more natural.
- Use a thick eyeliner on your top lid: When you have smaller eyes, it can be difficult to find a way around adding too much color directly onto your lid because of how thin the skin is there! By using a very thick line on top but keeping everything else relatively light in comparison, you are breaking up that area into two sections, making them appear larger. Just don’t go overboard with this trick, either! You can opt for lash extensions if you have a low volume of eyelashes.
- Create the illusion of a bigger eye: Do this by applying eyeliner in between lashes instead of along lash lines. One way for women with small or asymmetrical eyes to create more volume is by lining where their lashes meet at the inner and outer corners. This technique will help open up your entire eye area without having to use false lashes, which tend to give off a dramatic effect.
- Use a white eyeliner or eye brightener: Applying some sort of light color under your lash line can also make your eyes appear bigger, especially when paired with dark shadowing above it. How much is too much? Well, really, this depends on the size of your eyes. If you have smaller eyes, use fewer eyeliner than someone with larger ones would.
- Use a dark pencil to the line just above your lash line: Above all else, when it comes to applying makeup around the eye area, I think that lining is one of the most important things! Using an angled brush, I apply the darkest color of my eye shadow right above the lash line. How dark is too dark? Again, this will depend on the size of your eyes. If you have smaller ones, line as close as possible to the lash line without touching it! If you have larger eyes, bring the line a little closer to your lashes. How far up should I go? Line as close to your lash line and on top of it! This will help make your eyes look bigger and more focused (because they’ll be looking at them!)
- A thin winged-out liner: We talked a little bit about the lining above and how important we think that it is when applying makeup around the eye area. Well, the same thing applies to eyeliner. For this step you will want to pull your lower lash line taut (similarly as if you were applying false lashes). Then carefully wing out the liner towards the end of your eye for more open-looking eyes!
- Apply a thin line of eyeliner on the top and bottom lid: For this step, you will want to use the same motion as if you were applying eyeliner on your upper lid. However, for this part of your eye makeup application, it’s best to apply a thin line across both top and bottom lids – just make sure not to go too heavy-handed with the liner! Besides, if you want to create the illusion that your eyes are bigger, it is important to use different types of eyeliner.
- A good mascara is a must: Having small eyes can be difficult to work around, but with the help of a quality mascara, it’s no problem at all! In order to make your lashes look thicker and fuller, you will want to start by applying one coat on your top lashes. Then continue with adding an extra coat for each eye – just try not to go overboard as this could potentially lead to clumpy-looking lashes instead of long and luscious ones!
- Apply winged eyeliner: This is the part of your eye makeup application that you will want to really focus on if you feel like your eyes can look a bit brighter and more open. How this step works is by first lining the outer corner of your lower lash line, then tracing up towards the end of your eyebrow (the higher up towards the brow bone, the better).
For this step, start with an eyeliner brush or some other similar tool along with a gel liner. Then just simply trace outwards in short strokes over both top and bottom lids while making sure not to go too heavy-handed!
Conclusion: Using the tips outlined above will help to give your eyes that wide-eyed look you’ve been looking for!
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