January 5, 2015 Makeup.com TIPS & TUTORIALS

4 Ways to Make Eyes Bolder

Looking for bolder eyes? Of course you are! Few features make us stand out like our peepers. Here are four tips to help you beautifully embolden your most unique feature.

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1. Cover Up and DePuff

Dark circles and puffiness make eyes look smaller. Keep them big and pretty by avoiding alcohol and soothing undereye swelling with cold compresses or green tea bags. Eliminate dark circles with a concealer, like Urban Decay 24/7 Concealer Pencil.

2. Pump Up the Lashes

Big lashes make eyes appear larger. Use a volumizing mascara like L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Full-Definition Mascara. Feather the outer corners of the top lashes towards your hairline for maximum length and to give the look of wider, more open eyes, suggests beauty expert Wendy Lewis of BeautyintheBag.com. Draw your lashes up and out.

3. Go for the Shimmer

Darker-toned matte shadows on the lid also make eyes look smaller, probably because they don’t reflect light. Try a shimmery, pale neutral shade like gold, beige or rose on the lid and save the darker colors for the outer corners of the eyes.

4. Work the Brows.

Shape brows for a nicely lifted arch. This opens up the eyelid area like an eye lift — without the surgery or Botox!

What's your favorite thing about your eyes, and how do you accentuate it? Tell us in the comments!

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