Using Makeup to Make Your Eyes Look Bigger

While makeup has its limits, it does help you enhance certain facial features. One of the most fun things you can do is use makeup to enhance your eyes to make them look larger and more awake. Here are some tips to help you make your eyes look bigger!

White or Pink Eyeliner in Waterline

This is one of the oldest tricks in the book. If you use a white, light pink, or pale beige eyeliner in your waterline, it makes your eyes look larger, more open, and more awake. Personally, I’ve definitely found that all of these colors work, but a baby pink tends to be the most flattering with my pale skin tone. Until it wears down, white can be a little bit obvious if you’re not careful.

De-puff Under Eyes

If you’re prone to puffy eyes, reducing that puffiness can really make your eyes look larger in your face. A cool facial roller under the eyes can do wonders, as can aloe gel or cucumber.

If you have chronically puffy eyes, the Dr. Brandt needles no more No More Baggage eye depuffing gel (whew what a name!) is a life saver you need in your life! Another great on-the-spot product is the Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Gold Eye Masks. These stay on for about 15 minutes and help de-puff your eyes before a special event.

Tiny Wings

Add a tiny, tight winged liner to your look. Make sure your wing goes up and back to make your eyes look larger! A thin, tight liner will also open your eyes up. Just make sure it’s not too thick, that will make your eyes look significantly smaller.

Add Highlight

Highlighting your browbone and inner corner will really draw your eyes out and make them more prominent! Both also open up the eye area a lot. I highly recommend the Colourpop Supershock Highlighter in either Flexitarian or Lunch Money for that. If your skin tone is darker, try Wisp! On that note, a very very light contouring shade in your crease can help accent your eyes as well!

Curl Your Lashes

And now we come to my least favorite step. I absolutely hate curling my lashes (mostly because the lashes on my right eye absolutely refuse to curl), but I can definitely tell a difference when I do. It does open my eyes up and make them look larger, but it’s definitely a pain. If you’re struggling, try investing in a good lash curler!

What are your favorite recommendations to help your eyes look larger? Tell us in the comments!

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