Super Sizing Your Eyes

by Emily McBride
(last updated December 11, 2020)

  • Yes, you may have naturally-beautiful eyes already, but even you can accentuate them by applying your make-up the right way! Whether you have baby blues, you're a brown-eyed girl, or you have green, black, gray, or hazel eyes, your eye make-up can make all the difference. There are three keys to super-sizing your eyes: your eyelashes, your eyelids, and the skin under your eyes. With a little time and a little practice, you can super size your eyes.
  • Accenting your eyelashes. To accent your eyelashes, you will need mascara and an eyelash curler. There is a lot of debate about whether you should put your mascara on first or curl your eyelashes first. It really doesn't matter, as long as you are curling your eyelashes when the mascara has dried—otherwise, your eyelash curler may be taking off much of your mascara. If you notice that your eyelashes seem to straighten out during the day, try keeping an eyelash curler in your purse and touching up in the bathroom. Another eyelash debate is whether or not you should put mascara on your bottom lashes. This depends on your eye shape. Test it out both ways and see what you think looks best. Replace your mascara every three months. If your mascara dries out, it will do little to help super size your eyes.
  • Painting your eyelids. First, start by applying an eye-base on your eyelids—this will help your eye shadow stay put. Next, use eyeliner to outline your eyes. You can either use eyeliner or dark eye shadow along the base of your eyelashes. Use a dark color along the crease of your eyelid, a medium color on your lid, and a lighter color up to your brow. Blend all of the colors together. Use lighter colors during the day and more dramatic colors at night.
  • Getting rid of the bags under your eyes. Puffy eyes or dark circles will overshadow the rest of your eye make-up, no matter how carefully you applied your eye shadow and mascara. Try to get seven to eight hours of sleep each night. Wearing concealer under your eyes can also help you look more awake.
  • Taming your eyebrows. Keeping your eyebrows shaped and trimmed can dramatically help accentuate your eyes. Get your eyebrows waxed or threaded, and then follow that shape as you keep your eyebrows plucked. Consider using eyebrow pencil if your eyebrows are uneven.

Author Bio

Emily McBride

A senior majoring in English and editing at BYU, Emily hopes to enter the field of professional editing upon graduation. Emily has done humanitarian work in Africa and studied in London. She enjoys blogging, foreign films, and playing the piano. ...

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