Makeup Tricks to Widen Your Eyes

Large eyes are considered an attractive and youthful facial feature in women, some of whom have been blessed with them. But for many, it is a case of making the most of what they've got.

Luckily, a few simple makeup tricks will create the illusion of wider eyes, so there is no need to resort to walking around with your eyebrows raised as though you're in fright.

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Shimmery Eyeshadow 

An easy way to make your eyes look bigger is to use a light, shimmery eyeshadow on your lids. Pale colors open up the eyes, and the reflective particles have a brightening effect that makes them stand out.

Choose the light color that best complements the color of your eyes. If you're unsure which shade will suit you, visit one of the cosmetics counters in your local department store and ask for advice. Staff are usually happy to help and will often offer makeup consultations.

White Eyeliner

One makeup item that can work wonders to enhance your eyes is white eyeliner. If you have never used white eyeliner before, practice putting it on.

You might find it tricky to apply at first, but persevere, because it will help you achieve the desired eye-opening effect. Use it on the inner rim of the lower lid and then apply black eyeliner along the upper and lower outer lash lines. This will appear to expand the eyes.

Long Lashes

Another tip is to use your mascara wand to magically widen your peepers. Prior to applying mascara, make sure you curl your top lashes. This will draw them out and make your eyes look bigger within a matter of seconds.

Once you're ready, sweep two coats of lengthening mascara on to your freshly curled lashes to maximize your gaze. Take care to avoid clumps when putting on mascara, as they will make your eyes look smaller.

No Dark Circles 

Finally, pay attention to the under-eye area. Dark circles can make the eyes appear smaller, so it is essential that you conceal any dark areas. For the best coverage, use a peach-toned concealer that is a shade lighter than your foundation.

It is also a good idea to apply concealer after foundation so that you do not accidentally rub it off when putting foundation on top. There are many concealers on the market that claim to camouflage dark circles, so you really need to test different products to find the best one for you. Make sure you opt for one that has been specifically formulated for use under the eyes.

The results you can achieve with makeup are astonishing, so let your cosmetics work for you and make your eyes the focal point of your face. And the good news is that the big-eyed look does not need to cost big money. A few key additions to your make-up bag will make all the difference.

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November 03, 2015 by Amanda Brown
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