How to Make Your Eyes Look Bigger

by Angel

A few tips on making your eyes look bigger and brighter.

There are so many ways to play up your eyes and make them look bigger. These are a few tips that I have tried successfully over the years and would like to share with you. They are very simple and if one doesn't work for you, try another. You don't have to put on a ton of eye makeup to make your eyes look bigger and brighter. All of these items are very simple to do and a few don't involve makeup at all.

Tips to Make Your Eyes Look Bigger and Brighter

  1. Use 2 eye colors from the same family. It gives your eyes dimension.
  2. Apply mascara from the base of the lash out. Apply 2-3X for full coverage.
  3. Keep your eye brows plucked and groomed.  Go to get a wax if you can't pluck them yourself.  It will make a world of difference in how much bigger your eyes will look.


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  4. Use these colors for your eyes:
  5. Brown eyes – purples, blues, silvers, and greens
    Blue Eyes – copper, bronze, purples, rust
    Hazel Eyes- neutrals, browns, gray, black, purple
  6. Blue eye liner can brighten up all eye colors, even blue eyes.
  7. Use concealers that are peachy or skin tone color instead of yellow concealers for under eye dark circles.

  8. Curl your eye lashes.
  9. Try using false lashes when going out. These are really easy to apply and worth it for a night out.
  10. Use powder on your eyes if not wearing an eye shadow. Try using a color that is a shade or so darker than your skin tone.
  11. Create the Ombre look on your eyes – use a darker color in the crease and a lighter color on the base. Use a highlighter in the inside corners and at the top of the brow bone.
  12. Use a lighter highlight color in the inside corners of your eyes.
  13. Use a lighter color eye shadow on your lids.
  14. Using colorful eyeliners that compliment your eye color can brighten your eyes. Purple, green, and blue eye liners provide color and open up brown eyed beauties. Browns and purples will brighten up blue eyes. Browns will open up hazel eyes. Blue will open up all of the eye colors.
  15. Concealers that are liquid are better to smooth out under eye imperfections. They don't cake up under your eyes like cream or stick concealers.
  16. Use a colored mascara on your lashes that compliments your eye color. Blue or purple for brown eyes. Brown , purple or blacks for blue eyes and hazel eyes.  Black is always good for all eyes all the time.  Spicing your peeps up with a pop of color is really fun.     

Tips for Brown Eyes from Makeup Geek

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Updated: 02/24/2012, Angel
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Angel on 02/25/2012

@kinworm - mascara is the most important makeup in my opinion. Even if I don't put on anything else, I throw on some mascara. It makes my eyes look so much better. I think purple would look good on but I think a brown would look even better. Something about brown mascara with green eyes. It makes them shine. I pretty purple eyeliner with brown mascara would be even better. Try it..

Marie on 02/25/2012

I don't wear much make-up but I do like mascara - I haven't tried purple though! Might have to give that a shot :) I've got green eyes and medium brown hair, do you think that might work?

Angel on 02/25/2012

Brenda - purple is great for dark haired and dark eyed beauties. I think it makes their eyes just pop.. Keep on wearing it if you still have it. I think they had a real pretty blue too that I got at one time. Good stuff.

BrendaReeves on 02/25/2012

I used to have some purple mascara that I bought from Mary Kay. I loved it!

katiem2 on 02/24/2012

awesome, the eyes have it. Did you know a man will look into the eyes of a woman he's interested in for a full 8 minutes before looking away or else where? Its true, with these amazing makeup tips women will cause this to happen more often.

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