Some of us are born with big eyes and some of us are not, but before you start to feel bad or wish that your eyes were different, we have some great go-to tips that will make any eyes look bigger! What to do…? With the right eyeliner color, the proper concealer shade, and a little mascara, you can take any eye size and make it say “hello!” All you need to do is switch up your beauty routine just a few notches.
Did you know that dark circles can make your eyes appear smaller? With the right concealer in hand you can cover up the darkness and discoloration and even illuminate your entire eye area. Make sure you pick a shade that’s a little lighter and warmer then your actual skin color. This will correct any purple or blue tones while simultaneously brightening the area around the eyes. Check out “It’s in the Eyes Smoothing Concealer.” Available in 6 shades. Blend the concealer around and underneath your eyes. You can also apply it to your lids and dust with a translucent powder for a perfect base before applying your color.
Use a liquid eyeliner, felt tipped liner pen, colored cream or gel base eyeliner pencil to draw a thin line along the base of your upper lashes. (If you want the perfect classic cat eye, use BBB’s cat eyeliner stencil), which will give the look of a “bigger” and more elongated eye.
This makeup rumor is true beauties. Applying a matte white or beige cream eyeliner pencil to the waterline of your eyes will make them look bigger, and for those of us who didn’t get enough sleep the night before, look more rested and awake. For a more natural look we recommend going for the light beige pencil in place of the white. Applying dark pencils might look sexy but it will not make your eyes look big. I repeat…it will not make your eyes look big. In fact, in most cases doing this will make them look smaller than they actual are.
For an instant eye opening pick me up, dab a cream highlighter or a pearly eye shadow on to the center of your lids as well as underneath your brow bones. For even more “eye opening” action, add some shimmer to the inner corners of your eyes. Think Sarah Jessica Parker from her SATC days. If your skin has pink undertones you might want to try warm, rosy colors. For olive skin tones use golden shades. If you don’t have a highlighting cream or powder on hand, try applying a little “Egyptian Magic“or a heavy eye cream or balm under your brow bones for a bit of brightening.
Sometimes our lashes can use a little help…They can go in every direction but up. Straight lashes can cause a shadow effect around your eye area making them look smaller. Thank goodness for eyelash curlers. It takes a few extra seconds in your daily beauty routine but the final result will not only open up your eyes but make them look wider too!
Next is the mascara! You’ll want to apply a lengthening mascara to upper and lower lashes. Let it dry then add another coat to make your eyes look wider and “doe” like. For extra va va voom, apply an additional swipe near the center of the upper lash line to really draw the eyes upward.
Believe it or not, your eyebrows can make or break the overall look of your face. In a perfect world we would all have a high arched, perfectly shaped brow, with the perfect thickness. However, with the right beauty products, tweezers and skills, or a brow guru, they can look perfect for each of us. If you aren’t confident about shaping your own brows then we suggest going to a Brow Bar like Benefit, which is known for turning our perfect brows, or to your favorite beauty salon where they have a brow expert on staff. You will thank yourself, them and us in the end 🙂
If you’re skilled and comfortable with creating the perfect brow shape then tweeze only your stray hairs above and below your brows and fill in your brows with an eyebrow pencil that matches your brow color or use a brow stencil to create the perfect shape for your face. Brush brows up and wipe off excess color with a q-tip.
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