7 Makeup Mistakes That Make Eyes Look SmallerSeptember 02, 2020
There are makeup hacks for everything — hacks to create a perfect Cupid's bow, hacks to reshape your eyebrows and even hacks to make your eyes look bigger and brighter. If you’re having trouble mastering that last one, there are a number of reasons that could be to blame. Maybe you go overboard with eyeliner, or maybe you apply too much smoldering eyeshadow. All of these contribute to the appearance of small eyes. Ahead, we rounded up seven makeup mistakes that are making your eyes look smaller — and explain how to fix them.
Mistake #1: Lining Your Waterline With Black EyelinerEyeliner can make your eyes look bigger or smaller, depending on how you apply it and what shade you choose. Rimming your eyes in inky black liner makes them look tinier than they actually are. Instead, make your eyes look wide awake with a white or nude-colored liner like the L’Oréal Paris Pro Last Liner in Nude. A light color opens up your eyes, making them look larger. You can certainly use black eyeliner, just avoid lining the inner rims of your eyes.
Mistake #2: Wearing Too Many False LashesThis almost seems impossible, right? Well, if you’re a faux lash queen, going overboard with the extensions or stacking on strips can make your lids appear heavy. For a bright-eyed look, opt for a natural, wispy set. You can even use single fake eyelashes for a customized effect.
Mistake #3: Skipping Mascara If Your Eyelashes Are Sparse
Sadly, we’re not all blessed with naturally lush lashes. If yours are on the short or sparse side (or both!), your makeup mistake may be not coating them in a lengthening mascara. A couple of coats of this magical stuff can transform the appearance of your eyes. We love the Urban Decay Lash Freak Mascara and the IT Cosmetics Lash Blowout Volumizing Mascara.