How To Make Small Eyes Appear Bigger With Make Up

By Shouter Spencer - September 13, 2018

How+To+Make+Small+Eyes+Appear+Bigger

How To Make Small Eyes Appear Bigger With Make Up is one big questions every lady with small eyes asks frequently, though not every lady possesses big eyes but the looks big eyes gives to the face is one thing that every lady wants because eyes that appear bigger makes one look younger and awake. Don't get it all twisted when i talk about big eyes, every eye is perfect and would be complimented upon by every one but if you really want to make your eye look bigger then it simple all you just need to do is create an illusion with some little make up skills.


The question on how do i make my eyes look huge or how to make eyes look bigger and rounder can be answered easily with some little make up skill though there are ways on how to make my eyes bigger naturally but in this post i would be showing you the simple way of how to achieve the aim at hand through the application of little make up.

How To Make Small Eyes Look Bigger?

1. Praise Those Eyebrows

how+to+make+my+eyes+bigger+naturally

I would advice you follow the natural shape of your eyes so as to look natural, the brows make all the difference so take a trip to the salon at frequent intervals, and keep the brows in good shape.

For those who want to keep their brows bold, bear in mind that you have to maximize the space you have so that it creates an illusion of bigger looking eyes. Bold, thick, and beautiful brows bring attention to the eyes. The difference between natural brows and over-tweezed arches is that the natural makes one look more innocent, while the latter makes you appear older.

2. Say Goodbye To Puffiness

eye makeup for small eyes and round face

In order to maintain a beautiful eye then you should pamper and treat them nicely. The presence of the swollen skin around the eyes would make it look tiny so you should aim at getting rid of them, meanwhile below are some ways to reduce puffiness around the eye.

  • Get enough sleep
  • Wash your face with cold water often
  • Place used cold teabags over the eyes as the tannins present in tea tighten the skin
  • Reduce salt intake
  • Exercise

3. Say No To Under Eye Dark Circles

how+to+make+your+eyes+look+bigger+with+eyeliner+and+mascara

Dark circles is something that drives the attention to be paid to eyes away, using a concealer to cover up the dark circles will not make your eyes look bigger, but at least, the dark circles will not draw attention to them when someone is looking at your eyes. So, this step is really important.

Color correct your blemishes and dark circles with an illuminating concealer. Ensure you use a shade slightly lighter than your foundation to lift and enhance your look. We recommend the light and creamy YSL Touche Eclat and smooth MAC Pro Longwear Concealer, which is also a great cover-up for spots.

4. Light Neutral Colored Eye Shadow

how+to+make+eyes+look+bigger+and+rounder

Using neutral and light eyeshadows, Follow the rule of contouring, Light colors for the areas that you want the light to reflect and darker shades for the areas you want to push back, Using light colors at the center of the eyelids brings them forward, Pick up some product on a brush, tap the excess off and gently apply at the center of the eyelids. With all this you are sure to completing the illusion of achieving a bigger eye.

5.  Tightline The Upper Water Line

Steps+to+Get+Bigger+Eye+With+make+up

Note that this is the step that makes a lot of difference. Using a black liner to tightline the upper water line gives the appearance of fuller lashes and helps to open up the eyes. I like to use the 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil by Urban Decay. The formula is amazing and it gives your eyelashes volume without doing much!

6. Lay Low With The Eyeliner

Make+up+magics

When using liner on the lower lashline, make sure to only apply it to the outer third. Use a smudger or a brush to soften it out. As for the eyelid, draw a line as close as you can to the lashes. You can create a tiny flick and gradually make it thicker at the end if you want to.

7. Curly, Fluttery Eyelashes 

Steps+on+Making+eye+bigger

An eyelash curler is to women what a sports car is to men. For those big eyes, ensure that you fully cup the lashes in the curler closer to the roots. Our favorites are E.L.F. Studio Eyelash Curler and Sally Hansen La Cross Double Curl Eyelash Curler.
This is the best way to achieve big eyes because it makes every other thing applied standout and given a better view to the eye.

8. The Nude Effect

how+to+make+eyes+look+bigger+with+black+eyeliner

Most people think that the way to achieving big eyes is by loading up on black kohls or kajals. However, this is entirely the opposite. The dark black kajal actually makes the eyes appear smaller and boxed in. Considering the Indian skin-tone, a white eye pencil may not be the most flattering one to use. The trick here is to go nude on your lower lash line. Try Bourjois Khol and Contour Eyeliner Pencil- 08 Rose Fantaisiste, or MAC Chromagraphic Pencil.
The main aim is to try to blend your lower lash line with your skin color to make your eye look larger 

9. O’ Holy Mascara

how=to+make+your+eyes+look+bigger+with+eyeliner+and+mascara

The magic wand for makeup, a good mascara can make your eyes look bigger and thicker in no time. We suggest Clinique’s High Impact Mascara, and Maybelline Great Lash Mascara for that oomph factor. For those battable lashes and added glam, try applying three to four coats on the outer corners of the eye to create doe shaped eyes. 
Mascara are the easiest and fastest way of getting a large eye it serves as the finish line to get the best out of the work done.

10. Contour The Crease

Make+up+Contour+magic

Contouring the crease helps in creating the illusion of deeper set eyes, which in turn, make them appear larger. Use a matte brown shade from the outer corner to the crease and blend well. When you’re going for an intense makeup look, you can contour slightly above your actual crease. Cover from the Naked Basics 2 palette by Urban Decay is a good shade for contouring.

11. Shimmer In The Inner Corner

Make+up+magic

Use a highlighter or a shimmery light eyeshadow in the inner corner. This adds a little something extra to your makeup look, and also helps you look awake. You can choose two ways of applying this.
  • You can blend it out and give it a very sheen look. This makes you look fresh in a very natural way.
  • Perhaps you’re looking for something more. Then, in that case, don’t blend it out. Doing this makes your eyes sparkle and is an easy way to compensate when you haven’t done much eye makeup.
Final Verdict
Well, there you have it. 11 ways to make your eyes look brighter and bigger. I certainly know for a fact that this works. Below are some more useful tips to get big eyes using make up i guess some extra should do.

Some More Tips To Make Your Eyes Look Bigger


  • Try and avoid dark colors like blacks and grays.
  • However, you can use soft browns for the crease.
  • Don’t overload on the eyeliner. This only makes the eyes look smaller.
  • Full lashes help to open up the eyes more so use the mascara.
  • You can also choose to apply false lashes.
  • Use eye masks and gently massage the areas around the eyes to get rid of the puffiness and water retention.
  • If you have red eyes or if they are irritated, use eye drops. The redness can actually make them look smaller, and it isn’t healthy to leave them looking so red! 
Try them out and tell us how they work for you, see you in the comment box below.

Also Read: 3 Perfect Eyebrow Shape Ideas For Round Face Shapes

  • Share:

You Might Also Like

0 comments