If there’s one thing over 90% of my clients always ask me, it’s to make their eyes look bigger. There’s just something about big striking eyes that everyone loves. So here’s a quick 5 step guide I made for you guys so that you can all make your eyes appear bigger as well! I’ve adapted several tips and tricks I’ve learned through the years for something simple yet foolproof!
One of the most well known tips for achieving bigger and wider looking eyes is applying a highlighter to the inner corners of your eyes. It's so simple but works so well! Here I used a soft champagne shade with just the right amount of shimmer. I didn't want it to be too shiny or sparkly because i just wanted it to appear quite subtle for this look.
The next step would be to master the art of liquid liner. Dun dun duuuun. I used to dread using liquid liner before because my eye makeup would always end up being so messy. But with enough practice, I've come to really appreciate liquid liner and the many wonders it can do for the shape of your eyes. Most girls think that when it comes to eyeliner, as long as you get it on in a straight liner, then your job is done. While that works for some girls, learning how to vary the thickness of your liner can create a world of a difference for others.
So since we're trying to get bigger looking eyes, then you'll find that I made my eyeliner really thin in the inner corners and thicker towards the center part of my eye. This will give it a bigger and rounder appearance. Then I made the liner get thinner again as i approached the end of my eye and finished off with a tiny wing which will also make a huge difference in making the eyes look bigger. Be careful though, because if you make the wing long, it could elongate your eyes and make them look very feline (think Angelina Jolie), and that's not the look we're going for here.
This next trick using liquid liner is one I kind of adapted from Japanese Gyaru style makeup. What they do it use a very thin liquid liner pen and make thin strokes on the outer part of their lower lash line to mimic the appearance of eyelashes. Normally they go lower than their natural lash line, but for this look I decided to just stick to my natural lash line. Japanese women only go about 2/3 of the way along their lower lash line.
Whenever you add makeup to your lower lash line whether it's drawing more lashes or simply applying eyeshadow or eyeliner, a rule of thumb is that closing the entire lower lash line will make your eyes look smaller while only going 2/3 in and leaving the inner corners bare will really open them up.
3. Eyelash Curler and Mascara...lots of it
I'd like to think of myself as a pro when it comes to using my eyelash curler. It's really one of the tools I can't live without. Even without mascara, it can instantly make you look more awake and fresh. But for now since I have liquid liner on, I feel like a few good coats of mascara is a must! Try to add more towards the outer corners of your eyes to go perfectly with the wing. And also add a few coats on your lower lashes. Don't skip this step cause it makes a huge difference!
4. Nude or white liner on the lower waterline
Another popular trick that I decided to do for this look is to add a white or nude liner on the lower waterline. We see this a lot in Lana Del Rey's makeup looks and I think it's really effective for bigger looking eyes. Careful not to go overboard with this because it could look too obvious at times.
5. Falsies on the outer edge
This step is totally optional but adding falsies even just to the outer edge of your eye will really make your eyes look even better. You can use a full strip of lashes if you prefer, but I think using the kind that just flares out on the outer edge keeps the eye looking kinda flirty and not too round/ Bambi like. Lol.
The falsies really complete the look and make your eyes pop even more.
Here's another shot of the finished look
And that's it for my 5 step guide for big beautiful eyes! Hope you all enjoyed this post. Feel free to email me or head on over to my ask.fm for any questions :)