Every woman wants beautiful big eyes. Little wonder we have a flourishing global eye makeup industry churning out eye-liners, kajals, mascaras, eye-shadows and what have you in a bid to give you big, dramatic eyes.
You always wonder how to make your eyes look bigger and wider, and perhaps more attractive in the process. Mostly it is the eye-liners and kajals that come to your rescue, but still your eyes end up looking smaller and a wee bit lopsided.
If you have faced this issue and would love to have big eyes easily, here are a few simple hacks you can implement every time you do your eye makeup. The results are amazing. No beautician will ever tell you this secret.
1. Use a white eye-liner or eye pencil for more drama
To make your eyes appear wider, grab a white eye pencil or eye-liner and line your waterline. This makes your eyes appear unmistakably bigger. But err on the side of caution while doing this as over application of the white colour can also make you look awkward.
2. Don’t fence your eyes with an eye-liner
Eye-liners and kajals tend to box your eyes and make them appear smaller than they already are. If you want your eyes to look bigger, never fence it in a circle. Instead apply the eye-liner on your lower lashes just under the lash-line, but never inside the rim. Most importantly, don’t stroke the eye-liner all the way till the inner corner of your eye. Let the line trail off somewhere half way.
3. Try the winged eye-liner!
The late singer Amy Winehouse had perfected it and made it bolder and sexy. You don’t have to go all that far, simply don’t stop at the corner of your eyes. Extend them longer by giving a little upward movement, mimicking a long eyelash. By adapting this technique you can make your eyes look bigger and magnetic. But if the eye-liner is not applied symmetrically and of the same thickness your eyes are bound to appear lopsided. So, take your time to do this, if required ask your girlfriend to help you draw your eyes.
4. Procure white eye-shadow. It is a huge saviour!
Take a dim shade of white eye-shadow and dab it on the inner corner of your eyes. By doing this your eyes appear brighter and produces a 3-D effect making them look larger. Also the white eye-shadow lends softness to your eyes, which instantly gets you attention. You can even use a bit of the white eye-liner or pencil on your lower waterline for more drama.
5. Keep your eyebrows well groomed. Always!
For brighter and bigger eyes it is extremely important that your eyebrows are properly threaded and clean. This has a major impact on the way your eyes appear. By getting your eyebrows done well and in a neat arch, you can make your eyes look bigger and definitely more noticeable. But don’t make the error of plucking them too thin. Maintain thick and shapely eyebrows at all times.
6. Apply cold spoons on your eyes
Before going to bed every night, freeze two spoons overnight. After you wake up, take them out of the freezer and place the inside of the spoons over both your eyes for a full minute. This technique makes your eyes look bigger and brighter through the day. It also cuts your chances of getting dark circles. Do this everyday.