Large eyes like those of celebrities are what everyone wishes for. However, not everyone has dramatic eyes that make a statement. Appropriate eye makeup using tools such as eyeliners, mascaras and eye shadows is a simple way of making your eyes look larger than they are. So here are the top 5 eyeliner tips for small eyes that can make them appear larger and create the required effect for you.
Line the upper eyelash
Using the stick of the eye liner (choose a dark shade), make your upper eye lid taut and draw a tight line under it. Ensure that the liner is as close to the eyelashes as possible. This idea works best on small eyes that have a narrow hood space over the eyelids. As a result, the lashes appear fuller and the eyes appear broader too.
Ever wondered why white eye liners were made? Here is why – use a white eyeliner pencil on the waterline of the eye, followed by a darker shade to line the bottom lash. This will make your eyes appear large, just by not accentuating or limiting the boundaries.
Create a cat eye
Using the same dark shade used on your eyelid, draw a subtle, thin and short line extending from the upper eye lash. This cat eye flick helps to broaden the shape of the eye outwards.
Establish the disconnect
As you progress, remember to keep the lines on the upper lid and that on the lower lid separate. Do not allow them to converge. Then, apply the lightest shade of eye shadow in the gap, shimmery ones are even better. This trick helps create the illusion of larger eyes.
This intelligent play of dark and light shaded eye liners can be further extended to the accents as well. The trick is to use light and nude shimmery accents and not the dark ones. Trying to get smoky eyes on small eyes is a bad idea.