Did you know your eye makeup has the power to 'lift' your eyes and make them look bigger. Now that we have your attention, let us tell you that to fake bigger eyes, all you need to do is find different ways of applying your regular eye makeup products. Confused? Fret not! We’ve got you covered.

Sleepy and tired-looking eyes can make your eyes look smaller and downplay your eye makeup. It is, therefore, important to master a few makeup hacks that can give the illusion of bigger eyes, even on the days when you’re sleep-deprived or stressed. Here are all the tricks that can make your eyes pop… you can thank us later!

Line your waterline… no, not with kajal
 

Line your waterline… no, not with kajal

While most of us reach for a kajal to line the waterline, it is actually a white or nude eye pencil that does the trick. If you want to achieve a bright-eyed and awake look, then grab a white eye pencil or crayon and go over with it on your waterline gently.

Define your crease with a dark eyeshadow
 

Define your crease with a dark eyeshadow

Using a dark eyeshadow in the crease of your eyes can make your eyes pop by adding depth and dimension. All you need to do is sweep a deep brown or burgundy colour right along the eye socket, making sure you follow the shape of your eye between your lid and brow bone. We suggest you get your hands on the Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Eye Shadow Palette – French Rose for some versatile colours that can be used as a crease shade.

Don’t forget eyeliner on the lower lash line
 

Don’t forget eyeliner on the lower lash line

If you think eyeliner is only for your upper lash line, you’ve been doing it all wrong! Adding liner to the outer corner of your lower lash line can help elongate your eyes. Follow it up with a soft brown eyeshadow on the outer third of your eye and smoke it out. This will make your eyes look wider and cover the harsh lines near your eye area.

Apply concealer strategically
 

Apply concealer strategically

Whoever said concealer is to hide dark spots alone didn’t know the wonders it could do in opening up your eyes and making them look bigger. Applying concealer in the inner and outer corner of your eyes can add light to these areas (especially because they tend to look darker) and make them look bigger than they naturally are.

Tightline and shine
 

Tightline and shine

Tightlining is a technique where you line the upper lash line with a kajal pencil to create a fuller, wide-eyed look and at the same time create an illusion of dark, dense roots. Simply lift your eyelid so you can clearly see the base of your upper lash line. Then, grab your eye pencil and start lining your upper lash line just how you would line your lower lash line. This will fill the gap between your liner and mascara, and make your eyes look bright and awake.

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