Let’s be real: faking bigger eyes is a covetable makeup trick that just about every guru wants to master. While we can’t promise a magical doe-eyes at the drop of a hat, we can give you some easy, fool-proof ways to make your own eyes bigger and brighter using only eyeliner and mascara (no shadow necessary). Ahead, find 10 quick, easy looks that use eyeliner and a tinge of mascara to get those rounder, enviable eyes.
All the eyeliner advice in the world won’t make a bit of difference if you’re starting out on a canvas of dark circles and uneven skin tone. Make sure to follow these four steps to get your eyes ready to look their best.
2. Apply a color corrector to neutralize dark circles. Pick an orange-basedcorrector and apply with a small brush. Make sure to go up to the lashline, as well as the inner corner of the eye to lighten the dark area by the nose. Let the color sit on your skin instead of blending in. Try L'Oréal Paris Infallible Total Cover Color Correcting Kit.
Curl lashes and apply mascara to top lashes only, concentrating on outer third to create major lift.
Line the upper lashline from the center of the eye outward, extending the line just slightly past the corner of your eye (but without drawing upwards at the end, like a traditional cat’s eye). This gives the illusion of wider, almond-shaped eyes.
About the Author:Karina Giglio is a lifestyle, beauty and health writer whose work has appeared in numerous national publications including Women’s Health, Washingtonian, Ladies Home Journal, OK!, Allure, Fitness, Marie Claire, Bride’s and The New York Post. She was a regular contributor to makeup.com, and her articles and blog posts can be found on prevention.com, dailyglow.com, yahoo.com and huffingtonpost.com. Karina has worked onstaff at Cosmopolitan and YM, as well as being part of the original Sephora.com launch team