Make up the eyes bigger - step by step!

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    One of the most common makeup tips people ask for is: how do you make your eyes bigger?

    Today's make-up enlarges the eyes very effectively and here is both a step by step guide and a detailed description of what a difference all tips make! :)

    There are different ways to make your eyes bigger, but the easiest way is to think about these details:

    Lighten up
    Light up the waterline with a light eyeliner and right at the root of the lower lashes. The light along the waterline makes the eye look more open and the light at the root of the lower lashes makes the eye look bigger.

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    Also lighten the eyelid and corner of the eye with a shade that is lighter than your own skin tone. I cast the shadow over the globe line crease as well, which creates the illusion that the eye is larger.

    It is the light shadows that magnify and make the eyes "pop", but I always put dark shadow around also to 1. mark the magnification and 2. get more depth in the gaze.

    Apply a dark shadow on the outside of the eyelid and up over the globe line, that is, above the light shadow.

    Put a dark shadow under the eye below lash root, so do not put anything up against the eye because you have brightened up there before.

    It's no secret that mascara enlarges the eyes, but there are two more tricks:

    Complete the mascara with a lashliner! Then the lashes look fuller and the eye gets a more lift. More about that in the paragraph below :)

    2. I apply mascara on both the upper lashes and the lower lashes, but on the lower lashes I do not apply only to the root (but not so far that it looks like I only have mascara on the tops) because it also gives the illusion that the eye looks bigger because we light up there.

    Another thing too: Many people think that the more lashes the bigger the eyes, and yes to some extent it is so but you do not have to overwork the lashes because we have brightened the eyelid for a reason - and if it is only black lashes above the eye when you look straight ahead, you cover for all the work you have done on the eyelid.

    Lashliner / fringe marking
    Make a lashliner / lash marking before applying the mascara. Read more about how to do it in this post. A lashliner fulfills two functions when you make up the eyes larger: 1. Eyeliner lifts the gaze and the eye looks more "awake". 2. Lashliner is a narrower variant of eyeliner and is made between the lashes, so it is not so wide that it takes up space of the eyelid. The wider the eyeliner you make on the eyelid, the smaller the eyelid will be.

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    In today's make - up I have done this with a black eye shadow, I made it narrow like a lashliner on the inside of the eye (where I enlarge the eyelid) but at the outer edge I want to lift the eye and then I smoked wider there.

    The contrast between light / dark emphasizes each other. It is of course possible to make the eyes bigger according to these tips, but with more discreet tones than what I did in this post - but you do not get quite as much effect. Using a shade that is lighter than your skin tone and a dark color that is quite a lot darker than the light color, it enlarges the look more than a medium light and a semi-dark shade.


    All products are in my web shop!

    Face primer - Paese Makeup Base (Mattifying)
    Powder - Paese Bamboo Silk Powder
    Concealer - Pixi Pat Away Concealing Base (1 Cream)
    Foundation -
     glo Pressed Base Mineral Foundation (Golden medium)
    Powder that neutralizes redness - glo Redness relief powder
    Contouring - Contouring Palette (2)
    Rouge - Paese Powder Blush (38)
    Fixing Mist - Pixi Makeup Fixing Mist

    Eyebrows - glo Micro Brow Pencil (Light brown)

    Lip pencil - Benecos Natural Lip Liner (Brown) all over the lips

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    Of course, all these tips work regardless of color choice, only the contrast between light / dark is important. Then if you instead choose a bright yellow eye shadow on the eyelid and a dark green along the globe line, it doesn't matter :)


    All products are in my web shop!

    Prime with eye primer before you start! I use Pixi Eye Bright Primer. All eye shadows are from the trio palette Paese Matte Eyeshadow Trio (101) in addition to the black.

    1. Light eyeliner along the waterline and down a little on the lower lashes, glo Precision Eye Pencil (Peach)
    2. Dark brown shadow along the lower lash line (below the light pencil)
    3. Fade with a little light brown shadow on the brush for a softer fading.
    4. Dark brown shadow at the end of the eyelid
    5. And up over the globe line
    6. Light shadow in the corner of the eye and up the innermost part of the eyelid + above the globe line
    7. Light brown shadow in the middle of the eyelid
    8. Black eye shadow as a lashliner (thin on the inside of the eye) and soot wider at the outer edge of the eye.
    9. Black mascara on the lower lashes but not all the way to the root, Magnetic lash mascara
    10. Bend the lashes on the top and apply mascara on them as well.


    Hope you were inspired and that the tips were helpful :)

    Hugs are! ♥

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    Helena Amiley
    I write mostly about beauty but also offer glimpses from the entrepreneurial life and the construction of our own camper van. Vanlife here we come!

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