For those of us who are not blessed with big doe-shaped eyes, are always on the lookout for mastering eye makeup tricks that will help make them look bigger. If you have mono lids or small eyes, don’t worry, the illusion of big, beautiful eyes is not too far away. From white eyeliner to lash curlers, we reveal the secret makeup tips for small eyes...
- Keep your brows in check
- Be generous with the concealer
- Use nude/white eyeliner
- Never ditch an eyelash curler
- Highlight the inner corner
Keep your brows in check
Eyebrows frame your eyes, therefore it is very important that you keep them neat and tidy. Always keep your brows in good shape, because stray hair below the brow will make your eyelid appear smaller, while messy hair at the top will serve as a distraction—so pluck, brush, and fill your brows in.
Be generous with the concealer
Dark circles are responsible for making your eyes look smaller, tired and extremely dull. Using a concealer underneath the eyes does not draw unnecessary attention. Ensure that you use a shade slightly lighter than your foundation to lift and enhance your eyes.
Use nude/white eyeliner
Unlike common belief, black eyeliner actually makes your eyes appear smaller and boxed in. By tracing the bottom waterline with a fleshy coloured eyeliner (think white, nude, or peach), your eyes will instantly look wider and brighter.
Never ditch an eyelash curler
Perfectly curled, fluttery lashes automatically give the impression of wider, bigger eyes. If your eyelashes are lifted, more of the eye will be seen. For added oomph, heat your eyelash curler with your hair dryer or warm water before using it.
Highlight the inner corner
Using a bit of a nude, shimmery eyeshadow in the inner corner of your eyes instantly makes your eyes appear brighter and more awake. This helps to elongate and brighten the eye simultaneously.