Eyes are said to be the window to a person’s soul. Beautiful eyes can grab a person's attention or even melt their heart. Beautiful eyes are often described as being big with full lashes like those of Bollywood Queen, Aishwarya Rai.
Above: Former Miss World,
Aishwarya Rai, is known for her
gorgeous looks, long flowing locks, and melt-any-man's-heart eyes.
You're not blessed with Aishwarya's eyes? No problem, most people aren't. But with the proper makeup techniques you can learn how to make small eyes appear larger. Follow the steps below to make your eyes the center of everyone's focus:
Step 1. Start by applying a salmon color concealer over your dark circles using a small makeup brush. Salmon is a safe concealer shade to give a little color, but light enough to cover most cases of dark circles. Find the perfect (and affordable) concealer at e.l.f. Cosmetics.
Step 2. Bring out your eyes by applying white eyeliner to the inner rim of the bottom lid.
Step 3. Eye liners are the key in creating bigger and more flirtatious eyes. Apply a liner on the top lid. Start lining at where the iris of your eye begins and extend the line to the edge of your eyes. Extend the line SLIGHTLY at the corners of your eyes. The line should not be too thick. Slightly smudge/blend. Use a Q-tip to slightly smudge out some of the "hardness" of the liner. A soft and smoky look will open your eyes. Liner should be a neutral color with a hint of black or grey.
Step 4. Eyeshadows: Stick with light colored eyeshadows. Apply the lighest shade at the center of your eyelids. A well spread misconception is that dramatic eye makeup will open the eye, when in fact, it can do the complete opposite. Make your eyeshadows too dramatic and it can cause your eyes to shrink by shading them back into your face. The rule of thumb is to not wear more than two shades. Try Cargo Eyeshadow Duo ($20) for a day to evening look.
Step 5. Don’t forget to curl your eyelashes. Curl your lashes three times: once at the base, another half way up, and a third time at the tip. This will give your lashes full curls. BEST TIP: It may be helpful to SLIGHTLY warm your metal curler with your blow-dryer before curling. This will make the curls appear fuller and more dramatic (with less mascara). Make sure to test the temperature of your curler by touching the back of your hand to it. Too hot? Give it some time and then curl. Also, try curling your lashes in sections. This will give them a nature appeal.
Getting the right eyelash curler is important in getting those long, flirtatious lashes. That is why the Talika Heated Eyelash Curler is a must, must buy. Hollywood beauties know that "heat" is the secret to keeping curled, long-lasting eyelashes! A regular cold eyelash curler only keeps lashes curled for a couple of hours. The Talika Heated Eyelash Curler is battery operated that generate enough warm to curl your lashes but cool to your skin. You can find yours at DermStore.com.
Step 6. Apply mascara. Refer to our article The Best Mascara For Your Type Of Lashes to find which mascara will work best for your specific lash type. The mascara will help hold the curls, so don’t skip this part. Allow time for the mascara to dry. Remember, the more coats you apply, the more weight will be applied to the lashes and the curls will not hold as long. The key is to apply a light coat of mascara (not the whole tube). Give the ends of the lashes an extra coat to amplify the eyes. Fan out your lashes as you apply.
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There it is. The secret is out. A few simple steps and now you too know how to make small eyes appear larger.
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