How To Create Big Eyes

As the famous cliche goes, “your eyes are the windows to your soul”. It’s no wonder that a lot of women would want to have big doe eyes, as it is the type of eyes that give off that flirty and feminine feel. Since not all of us are blessed to have doe eyes, there are certain makeup tricks that one can use in order to give the illusion of having bigger peepers.


1. Play With Your Eyeshadows

For people who are born with smaller eyes (especially those of Asian descent), this makeup trick will definitely give you the illusion of having bigger peepers. One of the most effective techniques is to play with the eye shadows and applying them from dark to light. Light eye shadows are applied at the inner corners of the eyes and then use dark colors at the outside corners of the eyes. This play on shadows will create the illusion of one having bigger eyes.

2. Add Some Eyeliner

Another makeup trick that will definitely bring some life back into your eyes is through applying some eyeliner on your lids. Black or any dark colored eyeliner creates an illusion of bigger eyes by adding emphasis on your lash area. If you want to achieve the flirty look, try winging out your eyeliner. This trick takes a lot of practice, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll definitely catch on. If you want a subtle look, try using thin lines. If you want more drama, (especially if you are going on a night out) thicken the eyeliner.

3. Emphasize Your Lashes

Once you have your eye shadow and eyeliner already set, you can then add more oomph to your eyes by playing with your lashes. Mascara is definitely going to be your best friend for this look since it will surely lift up your lashes and add more brightness to your eyes. It always does the trick even when worn alone (without any eye makeup)!

If mascara doesn’t give you enough emphasis, then applying false lashes will definitely play up your eyes. If you ever wondered how celebrities were able to look so doe eyed in the covers of magazines, falsies are their secret weapon. You can choose from natural looking ones or you can go all out with thick, dramatic looking lashes.

The key to wearing falsies is to prep your real lashes first. Curl your lashes with an eyelash curler and then apply a coat of mascara. Then use an eyelash glue and apply it on the lashes. Wait for at least 30 seconds for it to get tacky. This is an important step because putting on the eyelashes right after applying the glue will not adhere well to your eyelids. Apply it as close to the lash line as possible. Curl your lashes so that your real lashes will blend with the fake ones. You can add another coating of mascara for more drama.

4. Contour The Rest Of Your Face

Play with your eyes by accentuating the rest of your face. Highlight your temples, your nose bridge and the tops of your cheeks with a  shimmery highlighter. This will give your face that extra glow and brightness. You will definitely look fresh and youthful!


With enough practice you will surely learn the basics on how to create bigger looking eyes. Remember though that no matter how small or how big your eyes are, you still have to embrace and love what you already have.

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