November 13, 2015

3 Tips To Make Your Eyes Look Bigger

When you have eyes that are on the smaller side, or hooded lids that make it hard to wear much more than regular old eyeliner, makeup can be frustrating. It doesn't have to be though. All it takes is a few simple adjustments and BAM! Your eyes will look bigger, brighter and more awake. If you're in need of a few quick tips that will open up those peepers, I have you covered.

1. Don't line all the way across the top of your upper or lower lash line.
Seriously, this is one of the most simple things that you can do. Stop taking your black or brown eyeliner from the inner to outer corner of your eyes. Any darkness in the area is going to close your eyes off and make them seem even smaller. If you must line your eyes, keep your line thin and stop just as you reach your inner baby lashes.

2. Try tight lining.
tight lining = lining the inside of your upper lash line where your lashes grow. I know this is gonna sound scary but hear me out.  Lining the inner upper lash line leaves your lid space clean and open which will make your eye look larger. It will also make your lashes look much fuller.

Your eye literally doesn't even have to be open to do it. Just take your clean, sharpened liner pencil (a softer, creamy but water-resistant formula works best) and place it right where you would begin to place your mascara wand, close your eye and  carefully draw back and forth.

3. Use a white or flesh-toned liner on your water line instead of a dark color.
Just as black or brown will close up your eyes, white, champagne or flesh colored liner on your water line will open the eyes up by reflecting the light. This will also make you look more awake and fresh if you haven't been getting a ton of sleep.

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4. Curl your lashes or try falsies!
Curling your eye lashes works by drawing attention upward and letting in a bit more light. Bending the lashes upward also makes them look thicker and longer even without mascara. Falsies have the same effect and with more lashes curling toward the brow, you get the doll-eyed look.

5. Highlight the inner corner of your eyes!
All this takes is a little bit of strategic placement. Take your favorite shimmery gold or champagne colored eye shadow and place it right next to your tear duct and drag it just slightly under your lower lashes. If you use a very small brush, you can be more precise about placement to avoid fall out and potentially highlighting any under eye baggage.

So that's all I have for you today, my loves! Do you have any great tips for larger looking eyes? Be sure to share them with me in the comments below. As always, you can find me all over the web at these links. Come hang out with me!

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