Friday, November 9, 2012

6 Tricks to Bigger, Brighter Eyes

Makeup is meant to help us highlight our best features. Use it to your advantage with these six easy tricks that will help make those gorgeous eyes of yours look bigger and brighter. No fancy tools or makeup artist skills needed.

1. Highlight your inner corner
This is instantly going to make your eyes appear bigger and more awake. Just take a white, or very light colored shadow or liner and trace the "v" in the inner corner of your eye (pointing to your nose). 

2. Curl your lashes
Curling your lashes will open up your eye, and help you look more awake. Everybody knows this, but its an easy thing to want to skip when getting ready in the morning. Start at the base of the lashes and "walk" your curler to the tips by releasing and pressing until you get to the ends. Wa-lah. Beautiful. 

3. Line your Waterline in White
Instead of lining your waterline with your usual brown or black, swap it out for white. Then use a darker color inside, or just below the lash line.

4. Wing your liner, and your Mascara
When applying your liner, carry it a little past the lash line. The winged liner (cat-eye) will help draw the eye out further, helping it to look longer. When doing this you should start towards the middle of your eye and work out.
You can also wing your mascara by first applying normally, and then using the wand to add a second coat to the lashes in the outside corner, pulling them outward as you apply. 

5. The Marilyn Trick
Too make Marilyn's eyes look bigger during photo shoots  makeup artists would highlight the outer corners of her eyes with a white eye shadow or liner in the shape of a triangle. When it caught light, it helped the eye appear longer- giving her those large, sultry, almond eyes we're all envious of. 

6. Get the Blues 
Blue hues will cause the whites of your eyes to looks whiter, and your eyes to look brighter. So don't be afraid to swap out your usual picks for a blue eyeliner.

What are your go-to tricks for making your eyes pop? Have you already tried any of the above tips?

1 comment:

  1. Great tips and tricks! So this is how to do it. I used to wonder how some manage to make their eyes look bigger with make up. Now I know how...


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