Trick To Making Eyes Look Bigger

Big Eyes

It is not usually possible to have huge beautiful eyes with long curly lashes if you are not born that way, but it is possible to make eyes look a lot bigger and more open with relatively simple eye makeup. Yes, oh yes! I have here some tricks on how to make your eyes look bigger with the use of make-up.

Use an eyelash curler. Curling your lashes will make your eyes look larger and more open. Eyelash curlers look somewhat scary, but they are actually quite simple to use. Never apply mascara before using an eyelash curler — doing this will make your lashes clump together and it might also pull out your lashes. Hold the eyelash curler in your hand, open it, and gently place your lashes inside the curler, while holding your head up and looking down. Close the eyelash curler and hold it in place for several seconds. Warming up your eyelash curler with a blow dryer, or using a heated eyelash curler, can give you a more dramatic curl that lasts longer.

Apply 2-3 coats of mascara. Using your favorite brand of mascara, apply 2-3 coats of mascara, combing through your lashes as necessary to make sure there are no clumps. Mascaras usually either thicken or lengthen, few do both at the same time. The brushes are designed to do different things depending on their shape. A fat bristly mascara brush will thicken your lashes, and a stiff thin one will separate and lengthen your lashes. You might want to use 1 coat of lengthening mascara, and 2 coats of thickening mascara, as an example. Mascara primers can also really lengthen and thicken your lashes, but you need to take your time applying layers of primer and then mascara.

Tip: Using a fan brush to apply mascara can really do wonders. Simply smudge some mascara onto the fan brush and apply to your lashes in the same way that you would use a mascara brush. I learned this trick years ago, and this is how I often apply my mascara nowadays, if I’m not in a rush. The fan brush coats every single lash without clumping, and the look is just more natural and softer.

Apply eyeshadow. This step is really optional, but wearing the right neutral eyeshadow can really make your eyes look bigger and make them pop. Use 3 neutral colored eyeshadow that are not too dark or too light for your skin, and in the appropriate tone — warm, cool or neutral. Apply a matte base shade onto your whole eyelid, next apply a darker matte color up to your brow bone. Then use a shimmery light color on the tops of your brow bone, and on your tear ducts.

Apply eyeliner. Apply a black or or brown eyeliner on your upper lash line, starting from the corners of your eyes to the end of your lash line, gradually making the line thicker. Next, apply the eyeliner to your bottom lash line, starting from the outside corners and gradually making the line thinner as you get closer to your tear ducts. You can stop lining your lower lash line 2/3 of the way, blending the liner so it doesn’t look harsh. Never line your eyes in the same width all around, this will make your eyes look small and beady, unless you already have huge doe eyes to begin with. Also never line your waterline with a dark eyeliner, because this will also make your eyes look smaller. If you want to line your waterline, use a light eyeliner.

Tightline eyes with eyeliner. This next step is still about eyeliner, but it is more complicated. “Tightlining” your eyes is similar to lining your lower waterline, except you are doing it to your upper waterline. You have to hold up your eyelid slightly and apply the eyeliner carefully onto your waterline. You must use a good quality pencil that is pigmented and distributes color evenly, or else you might scratch your eyes pressing too hard onto your waterline. This step is optional, only do it if you are at least moderately skilled at applying makeup. “Tightlining” your eyes makes your lash line look thicker, consequently making your eyes look bigger.

Groom your eyebrows. Cleaning up your eyebrows slightly will make a huge difference, it will literally open up your eyes. You don’t need to go too crazy plucking your eyebrows, defining the arch and cleaning up stray hairs is sufficient. See my resources for an article I wrote about plucking your eyebrows yourself, instead of going to a professional.


1 Comment


    March 10, 2011 at 10:25 am

    It would probably help if you have a video of this. I might try this at home. lol.

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