Credit: Amberdawn 2011Do you want to know how to apply eye makeup to make your eyes look bigger? The trick is to use your eye cosmetics to create an optical illusion with light and shadow. Lighter makeup will give the illusion of more surface area. Yet some dark makeup is necessary to make the eye retain a 3 dimensional look. So if you need to apply eye makeup to make your eyes look bigger, read on.
Things you'll need:
• Eye cosmetics in light and dark shades
• Eye liner
Select eye cosmetics that flatter your skin tone in 3 different shades. You will need a light, dark, and medium eye shadow of the same color. There are eye cosmetics kits that do this for you. For the purpose of this article, I will be using three shades of the same brown. The dark shade, a medium shade, and the lightest shade of this brown is peach colored.
Credit: Amberdawn 2011Apply the lightest shade to your whole eye area. Start in the corner (near your tear duct and sweep it across to the outer part of your lid. Then start back in the inner corner and sweep up to your eyebrow and across to the outer part of your lid again. Work in front of a mirror and tilt your head back so you are looking down as you work. This will increase the surface area of your eyelids so you there's less of a crease.
Credit: Amberdawn 2011Apply the medium shade to the outer corner of your eyelid. This will create a shadow effect. Make sure you only apply it to the very corner. Imagine your eyelid divided up into lengthwise into fourths. Start in the outer corner and sweep inward, but only as far that outer fourth. Don't go all the way to the center of your eyelid.
Repeat this process in reverse from the inner corner of your eyelid. Use the medium shade, sweep toward the center of your lid, but only as far as one fourth of the length of your eyelid. Don't go all the way to the center. If you make a mistake, see tips below.
Apply eyeliner. Start at the outer corner of your bottom lid. To have maximum control, put your finger beside the outer corner of your bottom eyelid and pull it toward your temple slightly, just enough to pull it taut. In the space between your eyelashes and your eye (NOT below your eyelashes) trace inward to just beyond the center of your eye. Make the line thinner as you approach the center of your eye. The eyeliner does not need to go all the way to the inner corner of your eye; it should go just slightly past the center. You do not need to add eyeliner to the top lid; this would make your eye appear smaller because it will have less light surface area. Blinking will naturally make some of the liner from the bottom rub off on the top, and that will be plenty.
Credit: Amberdawn 2011Blend the shades gently. And that's it! Good luck applying eye makeup to make your eyes look bigger.
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