Who doesn’t love a big, bright doe-eyed look? Of course, not all of us are born with such large peepers like this—but it doesn’t mean we can’t make small eyes look bigger with a few makeup tricks. With the help of your cosmetics bag, you can totally change the appearance of this sultry feature, making them look much larger than they actually are. We love this trick because it’s so temporary and such a fun way to switch up your everyday look. Keep reading for some awesome tips on how to make your eyes the envy of even Disney princesses, who, let’s face it, are the queens of bright, big-eyed looks!
Clear Up Any Circles or Bags
Dark circles, puffy bags, and even just tired eyes all give the illusion of smaller eyes. For this reason, one of the best things you can do to make yours look bigger and brighter is to use a makeup favorite: concealer. This cosmetic standby is great for evening out the skin around this delicate area. If you have darker discoloration under your eyes, choose a color that’s slightly lighter than your skin tone to help even it out. Another bonus of this makeup trick is that it will illuminate your eyes—perfect for drawing attention to them.
Use Eyeliner Strategically and Sparingly
There are a ton of things you can do with eyeliner to make small eyes look bigger. If you, like ladies everywhere, love a black liner, you can still use it when to help enlarge your peepers—you’ll just have to be careful about how you use it. Thick black liner or liner that rings around your both top and bottom lash lines will make your eyes look smaller, so in this case, it’s definitely something to avoid! Instead, try a thin, tight line against the upper lashes only. You should draw the line very closely to the eyelashes for optimal results.
Now, if you can bear to leave the black behind, we highly recommend checking out a navy color instead as a trick to make small eyes appear bigger. This is a subtle switch from black, but it will make a major difference. If you’re feeling bold, go with an even brighter blue. No matter which shade you opt for, blue is a great liner choice for making your eyes appear whiter and brighter, which ultimately makes them look bigger!
Another great option is to skip the dark eyeliner altogether and go with a fresh white or beige, especially on the lower lash line.
Choose Au Natural Eyeshadow Shades
One of the best tricks involving eyeshadow is to use a medium brown color to emphasis your eyelid crease. To do this, begin at the outer edge of your eye, gently sweeping the color to follow your natural arch until you reach the middle of your eyelid.
If you want to use color, choose ones that have illuminating, sparkling flecks in them to help make your eyes appear bigger and brighter!
Extend Your Lashes
The eyelashes can play a surprisingly large role in making small eyes look bigger makeup. For starts, choose a lengthening mascara. Avoid anything that clumps. For an extra oomph, swipe an extra coat over the upper middle of your eyelashes.
Another fun option is to add a pair of false lashes for an instantly long, dramatic look. Now, whether you go the au natural or falsies route, make sure you curl your lashes. This will make your eyes look wider.
Coif Those Brows
For bigger eyes, fill in your brows to either enhance or create an arch. Once you’ve mastered each brow, brush them upwards.
Do a Dab of Highlighter
Highlighter is an instant pick-me-up for making eyes appear brighter. Dab some under the brow bone, following the entire length of it. You can also dab it lightly on the inside of your eye, or in the middle of your eyelid. In each of these places, it will make your eyes look fresh, and of course, bigger!
If you don’t have a highlighter on hand, you can instead use a white, pearly rose, or light golden brown eyeshadow. Choose whatever looks best with your skin tone!
The trick to bigger eyes is as simple as a few swipes of makeup. Of course, one of the easiest ways you can enhance this small feature is to ditch the glasses with easy-to-use lenses from brands like Biofinity. Meet with your eye doctor to learn how you can get your own pair today!