10 Useful makeup tricks for small eyes
The size and the shape of your eyes are determined by your genes or, in other words, you get what you are born with, so there is not a lot that you can do to change them. There is a lot you can do, however, with makeup to make any sized eye look beautiful and stunning. If you were born with smaller eyes, don’t fret about it! Read these ten simple makeup tips and find out how to make small eyes pop:
1. Highlight under the brow
Apply a lighter colour just under your brow, and it will make your eyes appear brighter and larger. Keep in mind that lightening any areas where you might otherwise get a shadow will always make it move forward, visually.
2. Use a concealer in dark circles
If you have dark circles under your eyes then it will make them appear to be smaller. Use a concealer on this area that is a shade lighter than your natural tone and it will really make your eyes look brighter and stand out, and it will make your look younger too.
3. Keep your brows well groomed
Because you have small eyes, your brows may look more prominent. Keep them well trimmed and make sure that there are no stray hairs. This will help open up your eyes and make them look bigger.
4. Don’t exaggerate the eyeliner
Don’t make a complete circe with your eyeliner, just keep it close to the outside lash line. Too much eyeliner will only darken small eyes making them appear even smaller. Apply your eyeliner to two thirds of your eye, starting in the middle of your upper lash line and extending the liner a little further than the outer corner of your eye; it will add sophisticated elegance to your look and will make your eyes look bigger. Avoid applying dark eyeliner to the lower lash line, as this can only make your eyes look smaller.
5. Take care of the inner corner of your eyes
Next one of great and useful makeup tricks for small eyes is to take care of the inner corners. Highlight the inner corners of your eyes by using white or a light shade of eyeshadow, apply it near to the tear duct and it will instantly give the illusion of larger, brighter eyes.
6. Use shimmer and colour
Adding some shimmer to your eye makeup can also have an amazing effect. Experiment a little and try using colours with a little shimmer. It will emphasise your eyes and make them look much more seductive, bigger and brighter.
7. Curl your lashes
Curling your lashes is a good makeup trick that can be useful not only for small eyes, but it will enhance any eye shape and size. Make curling your lashes a regular part of your makeup routine. This will definitely open up your eyes and make them sparkle.
8. Treat puffy eyes
Puffy eyes will have the effect of making your eyes appear partially closed, which will make your eyes look even smaller, so treat puffy eyes with sliced cucumber or fresh potato slices, to help make the swelling go down.
9. Use lengthening mascara in combination with volumizing one
Another one of great makeup tricks for small eyes is to use two different types of mascaras. After you have curled your lashes, apply lengthening formula mascara and then, apply volumizing one; this way you will get double benefit: great volume and wonderful length. Concentrate on the top lashes when you apply mascara and this will help to make your eyes look wide open and larger.
10. Use an eyelid primer
Applying a primer will create a smooth base for your eye makeup and it will help ensure that your makeup stays on for longer. This is always a good idea, if you have smaller eyes, because all your ‘eye opening’ makeup efforts will last all day long.
What are your favorite makeup tricks for small eyes?