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How to Make Your Eyes Look Bigger

When it comes to eye allure, big can be very, very beautiful. Here are a few tricks to have everyone wondering, "Jeepers, creepers, where'd you get those peepers?"


  • Step 1: Tweeze eyebrows Tidy up those eyebrows with your tweezers or have them shaped by a professional—but be careful not go overboard, as you want to look natural.
  • Step 2: Brush on eye shadow Brush on a very neutral eye shadow using an eye shadow brush, sweeping it from your lash line to your brow bone. This should be subtle. If it's too light, it can overpower your eyes; if it's too dark, it will make them look sunken.
  • Step 3: Sweep color into eyelid crease Using a medium-toned eye shadow and your eye shadow brush, sweep on a soft layer of color into the crease of your eyelid for contour.
  • TIP: Adding a line of flesh-toned or white eyeliner to the inner rims of your eyelids makes your eyes look bigger, but ophthalmologists are divided over whether it's safe to do so.
  • Step 4: Add eyeliner Add eyeliner. Avoid putting eyeliner on too thick or around the inner half of your lower lid. Too much eyeliner will make your eyes look smaller.
  • TIP: Use a cotton swab or your finger to help smudge pencil eyeliner.
  • Step 5: Extend liner beyond edges Extend the liner just beyond the edges of your eyes. This will help open your eyes.
  • Step 6: Curl lashes Curl your lashes. The more your lashes curl and stretch, the larger your eyes will appear. If your eyelashes are short or sparse, you may want to consider wearing false eyelashes.
  • Step 7: Apply mascara Apply mascara. Start in the middle of your upper eyelashes and work your way out to the corners with gentle upward strokes. If your eyes are deep-set, try applying mascara to all of your upper eyelashes.
  • FACT: Eyes can process over 35,000 bits of information in an hour—so no matter how big your eyes look, the way they operate is huge.

You Will Need

  • A pair of tweezers
  • An eye shadow brush
  • A neutral eye shadow
  • A medium-toned eye shadow
  • A pencil or liquid eyeliner
  • An eyelash curler
  • And some mascara
  • Some cotton swabs (optional)
  • A flesh-toned or white eyeliner (optional)
  • And a pair of false eyelashes (optional)

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