It seems that the beauty world is fascinated with doe-eyed beauties, meaning that we’re always looking for ways to make our eyes appear bigger and brighter. By making eyes appear bigger and more open, it can help to create the appearance of a fresher face. We’ve pulled together some top tips to help open your eyes and make them look bigger. Enjoy!

Enhance with eyeliner

You can enhance your eyes by using a dark liner on your eyelids. Dark colours make the whites of your eyes look whiter by acting as a contrast and help to enhance your eye colour, making your eyes look more noticeable and bigger. Pencil liners are the way to go if you’re after a natural effect. Rather than circling your eyes in liner, apply liner to your top lash line and add thickness as you move away from your nose to create a winged effect.

Use an eyelash curler

Curling your eyelashes can really open up your eyes. Start by using a curling wand to shape your lashes. Afterwards, apply a coat of mascara as this will help create longer looking lashes as well as opening up your eyes even further and holding the lashes in position.

Use white eyeshadow

Lots of makeup artists swear by this make up trick. Dab some white or light eye shadow or liner onto the inner corners of your eyes. This little trick opens up eyes and makes them appear brighter and whiter.

Light and bright

Keep the area around your eyes light and bright. Dark and heavy eye shadow can give the appearance of smaller eyes. If you want your eyes to appear bigger, maybe give that smoky eye shadow look a miss and stick to neutral or brighter hues. You can still work a bold makeup look with a bright shadow that complements your eye colour. And if you still want to create a natural smoky effect, try faintly smudging some kohl eyeliner on your lids.

Highlight and illuminate

Take advantage of all the different highlighters and illuminators on the market to help accentuate and open up your eye area. Dab highlighter onto the inner corners of your eyes, along your brow bone, or even on the top of your cheek bones and blend in. The light reflective properties of highlighters can help create the appearance of bigger, more open eyes.

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