10 Ways to Make Your Eyes Look Bigger

tabby-casto-make-upMakeup is a broad term for cosmetic products, like eyeshadow and lipstick, that can enhance one’s appearance. Makeup is typically worn by females on a day-to-day basis, but men and women alike are made-up for roles in movies and on stage.

Double Up


Apply two coats of mascara instead of one to create a lifting effect for droopy lids. To make sure that every lash is coated, use a mascara wand with angled bristles. Try bare Minerals Flawless Definition Volumizing Mascara, $18 at Sephora.

Curl Your Lashes


Place the curler at the root of your lashes and gently pulse three times. Move the curler halfway up the length of your eyelashes and repeat. For even more definition, put your eyelash curler under a blow dryer for 10 seconds before curling your lashes — the warmth of the curler will act as a curling iron for your lashes. Try Cover Girl’s lash curler, $4.79 at Ulta.

Enhance with Color


Think of your eye color, then imagine a color wheel. Women with green eyes look great in warm, sandy tones and shades of purple. Pinks and golds compliment brown eyes, and shades of brown and blue enhance blue eyes. TryAlmay’s intense i-color smoky i-kit, available at drugstores.

Conceal Properly

Woman applying concealer

Use pink concealers, rather than yellow-based ones, to erase under-eye circles. Orange undertones in pink concealers camouflage blue tones. Try MAC’s Studio Sculpt concealer, $17.

Blend In


Take this beauty tip to help naturally blend in. To illuminate your eyes, extend brush strokes upward, toward the contour of your brow bone, when applying eyeshadow.

Be Fake

fake eyelashes

If you want to add length and volume to your lashes, don’t be afraid to try false eyelashes. They’re easy to apply and will make your eyes pop. For lashes that look natural, try Laura Mercier Faux Lashes, $18.00 at Sephora.

Groom Your Brows


Your eyes will look bigger if you keep a clean shape by waxing, tweezing or threading your brows. Brush brows upward so they aren’t pointing towards your eyelids, which can look sloppy.

Dot to Dot – Mascara


After applying mascara, fill in any bare spots with dots of liquid eyeliner. This will elongate the line of your eyes. TryAlmay’s Liquid Eyeliner Pen, $7.49 at drugstores.

Let Yourself Shimmer

eyes-shimmer web

To make your eyes pop, line bottom lids with a shimmer eyeshadow. Stick with light, neutral colors for daytime, and navy, plum and gray tones for nighttime. Try Stila Eye Shadow in Kitten, $18 on Amazon.

Pout a Little


Believe it or not, trading in your eye makeup for a bright lip color will actually make your eyes look bigger. Forget the eye makeup, but make sure to conceal uneven tones around eyes with a color-correcting concealer.


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