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How to Make Eyes Look Bigger

Emphasize Your Eyes Without Making Them Look Smaller

Eye makeup is supposed to accentuate your peepers, but for many of us, it actually just makes them look smaller. If you shy away from wearing much in the way of liner or eye shadow because the usual techniques just don't look good, though, you shouldn't. Celebrity makeup artist Angela Levin has a surefire eye look that will make your eyes appear larger and brighter, no matter their size or shape. So to find out how to do it, just keep reading.

  • Instead of one liner, use a shadow/liner in a light, shimmery shade and a creamy pencil in a dark, matte color.
  • Using your pencil, begin drawing exactly in between your lashes, either by dotting or, if your pencil is extremely fine, filling in.
  • Concentrate on the centers of your upper and lower lashes. Only line the center of your lower lashes, not the inner or outer portions.
  • Then, using a thin, angled liner brush, use the lighter shadow to waterline and close to your lash line, keeping it thin in the inner corners, and thickening as you go out.
  • Connect your lines from the bottom up.
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missyd missyd 7 years
way too complicated for my taste
Rosay77 Rosay77 7 years
For "Connect your lines from the bottom up.", you connect the lines you drew on the top and bottom together by drawing the bottom line up to the top line to connect them. I understand what the tutorial is saying. If you are one of those that do not, feel free to mail me any questions.
helloanya helloanya 7 years
I agree... I am having a hard time understanding... "Connect your lines from the bottom up. " Huh?! I think these tips are great, but I would also benefit from seeing a video.
zeze zeze 7 years
lol, I'm glad I wasn't just having a slow moment.
isahrangme isahrangme 7 years
yea... i am not understanding either! pictures? video?
johanna89 johanna89 7 years
I totally agree, this would be so much better with a visual guide!
Sundaydrive Sundaydrive 7 years
I''m glad I'm not the only one who read this and then was like "what?" I think I'll just stick with using a dark liner on my upper waterline and a light color on my lower.
zeze zeze 7 years
I wish I could see a tutorial, I'm not really sure I get it.
brindey brindey 7 years
Thanks Bella!
janetmouse janetmouse 7 years
Great tip Bella!! Will try it :-)
Beauty Beauty 7 years
The latter, Brindey! Angela also says you can use a pretty green, a nice copper, or a light aubergine, depending on your eye color and outfit. If you have more questions about it, please let me know!
brindey brindey 7 years
I love this tip...but am a teensy bit confused. Is there a way to illustrate or make this a video? When you say light/shimmery shade, is it like Eye Bright by Benefit, or just a lighter gray shade with some shimmer to it?
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