First, let’s be clear about one thing: you’re beautiful just the way you are, so don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. But sometimes, most people wish that they looked a little different. For instance, many women wish they had bigger eyes. So, here are 9 tricks to use makeup to make your eyes look bigger and bolder.
1. Fleek eyebrows
No, we’re not talking about visiting a salon to get your eyebrows shaped. Full brows are in right now, and all you need to do is define them well by using your Kajal pencil. You can also try using Korean eyebrow shapers that help you mimic thick eyebrows.
2. Bye-bye puffy eyes
Wrinkly, puffy eyes make your eyes look smaller than they are. If you have puffy eyes, you can use an eye cream or cold spoon to calm the inflammation. Using a primer will help soften and fill out crow’s feet and other lines. This way, you can also reduce wrinkles.
3. Conceal, don’t feel
Dark circles are often caused by an underlying problem (such as a thyroid condition or improper sleep). While you figure out how to get rid of them, you can use concealers to lighten the area. Choose a shade that’s slightly lighter than your skin tone, preferably in warmer tones (such as peach and pink). Blend well. Instead of rubbing it on, use a makeup sponge to dab it on your skin.
4. Tight-line all the way
Use your Kajal or eyeliner to fill in your inner lash line, which makes your lashes look thick and full. In turn, it’ll make your eyes look bigger. If you don’t tighten, it leaves a gap between your eyeliner and the lashes, which makes the line float above your lash and lid.
5. Style that liner
Only line your eyes halfway with a dark liner. Start from the outer waterline, and smudge the rest of the line. Make sure you smudge all harsh lines by using a cotton bud or a brush, because sharp lines define the outlines of your eyes and make them look smaller. Another good way would be to use white eyeliner on the waterline, which makes your eyes look bigger.
6. Work those lashes
You spend so much time getting those perfect smoky eyes and winged eyeliner that you forget to use mascara. In fact, just tightening your eyes and adding mascara can make such a difference in your look. Use a lifting, lengthening mascara to make sure your eyes aren’t clumpy.
7. Highlight it till you make it
Just as good lighting is the key to a good photograph, it’s also the key to a bold look. Most of the time, people ignore highlighting because they think it doesn’t make any difference. However, you’ll know once you use it. Use a pearly-sheen eyeshadow or a highlighter, and dab it on the middle of your eyelids, the inner corners, and the eyebrow bone.
If your skin has pink undertones, use a highlighter in warm rosy colors. Whereas, if you have olive or yellow skin tones, go for golden colors.
8. Wing it!
Wondering why the winged flick is so popular? It’s because that flick lengthens your eyes, and it makes them look bigger. So the next time you’re applying that eyeliner, use short strokes, slightly flick it up, and fill it in to make that wing.
9. Crease it in
To perfect the illusion of bigger eyes, creases are important. Apply white or nude eyeshadow to your eyelids, and use a darker shade of brown on the crease. Blend it well, and see the difference yourself.