Eyeshadow, when applied correctly, can make your eyes look bigger through an optical illusion. Expand the realm of your eyes with help from a professional makeup artist in this free video.
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Hi, my name is Ana, and I'm a makeup artist. Today, I'm going to show you how to use eyeliner to make your eyes look bigger. The first step is to take a flesh tone pencil, or a light white or cream colored eyeliner, and use it in the inner rim of your eye. The next step is to take an eyeliner brush and either a brown or a gray toned eye shadow, and use it on the lower lash line. You want to apply the color directly onto the lash line. And, what this does is it kind of gives the illusion that your lash line is actually lower than where your natural lash line is. And so, it gives the illusion that your eye is a lot bigger. It makes the eyes look more open. Avoid using any eyeliner on the top lash line. Instead, curl your eyelashes, and do two coats of mascara. Once you do this, your lashes are going to look a lot more lifted. And so, again, it helps to give the appearance of a larger, bigger eye. You can pair up this simple tip with any color of eye shadow. Just make sure that you keep the eye shadow a little bit of a lighter tone, and don't go too dark.