Enlarging Your Eyes

Did you know that you can accentuate and make your eyes more prominent with makeup? Highlighting your eyes can add more structure to your face, but not all of us are blessed with big, expressive eyes.

However, that shouldn’t be a problem because, with different makeup techniques, you can enlarge your eyes. 

Here are some expert-approved makeup tips on what to do and what to avoid to create the illusion of larger, more radiant eyes. Get ready for that wide-eyed, doe-like look!

  1. Begin with skincare

Before applying makeup, use your skin products to brighten your eyes. You can use under-eye patches and eye cream to hydrate and depuff the area and correct dark circles under your eyes.

You can also look for hydrating eye masks that will make your eyes brighter and more awake-looking. Eye masks typically incorporate moisturizing and anti-ageing components such as hyaluronic acid, ceramides, vitamins, or retinol. 

The goal is to deliver intensive hydration to the under-eye region and ingredients that promote firmness and elasticity.

  1. Shape your brows

You can add more structure to your face by shaping your brows. And you can also enhance your eyes with a proper brow shape. The space between our eyebrows is what will give the illusion of big eyes, so you can experiment by shaping your eyebrows differently. 

Bold and neatly groomed eyebrows draw significant attention to your eyes. If there are any sparse areas in your brows, use an eyebrow pencil to fill them in. This technique helps achieve fuller brows and enhances the dimension of your face.

Of course, there are also various eyebrow treatments that you can try as well. For instance, you can try cosmetic eyebrow tattoos, eyebrow lamination, eyebrow tinting, or microblading. 

  1. Add volume to your eyelashes

Just like shaping eyebrows can enhance your eyes, so can adding volume to your eyelashes. Voluminous lashes are some of the easiest ways to make your eyes look bigger.

You can use the lash curler and mascara to open your eyes and make them look more awake. Or you can experiment with false eyelashes. If you apply false eyelashes to the outer corners of your eyes (both upper and lower lashes), you can make them look more open.

Both these techniques will lengthen your lashes and make them look more voluminous. Thick and feathery lashes are ideal for achieving a doll-like eye makeup look. So, don’t forget to apply mascara generously to your outer lashes to create the illusion of larger eyes.

  1. Make the most of under-eye concealer

If you have dark circles under your eyes, you need to get rid of them as soon as possible. Dark under-eye circles create the illusion of the shadow under your eyes, making them appear smaller. To avoid this, make the most of under-eye concealer.

Use a concealer closest to your skin tone to cover the dark circles. Experiment with applying concealer in an inverted triangle shape beneath your eyes to create a “triangle of light” effect.

  1. Use brightening eyeshadow shades

Did you know that your eyeshadow shades can also affect how bright and open your eyes are? Since that’s the case, you should be using light to medium-tone eyeshadows will make your eyes look brighter and more open. So, try applying light brown shades, pastel colours, and shimmer shades.

There are many eyeshadow variations that you can use to enhance and enlarge your eyes.

  1. Illuminate the inner corners of the eyes

In addition to brightening eyeshadows, you can also use shimmer or light matte shades and apply them to your brow bone and inner corners of the eyes.

Incorporating a hint of illuminating shade is essential for enhancing the eyes, whether you’re sporting a neutral eye look or a smoky eye.

  1. Brighten the waterline

Similarly, you can use bright eyeliners for an eye-opening effect. Dark eyeliners are great for a darker, smoky look but can also make your eyes look smaller. 

Using white or nude eyeliner along the upper and lower waterline can make your eyes appear wider and bigger.

  1. Avoid thick eyeliner lines

The thickness of your eyeliner can significantly impact the appearance of your eyes, particularly in creating the illusion of larger eyes. Opting for a thin line of eyeliner rather than a thick one helps to define the eyes. 

Adding a cat eye to this eyeliner style elongates the eyes further. Begin by applying a thin line of eyeliner from the inner corner of your eye, gradually thickening it towards the outer corner. Then, create a sharp wing to complete the look, resulting in the perfect eyeliner for larger-looking eyes.

Bottom Line

Eyes come in various shapes and sizes, each with its unique beauty. However, experimenting with makeup to enhance and enlarge your eyes can be a fun way to accentuate them further. 

These tips can be particularly helpful on days when your eyes appear tired and droopy. They can help you achieve a brighter and more open-eyed look!