Big eye makeup creates an opened, bright look for almond-shaped eyes. Discover how to use eye shadow to create a bright-eyed look in this free video by a professional makeup artist.
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Hi, my name is Ana, and I'm a makeup artist. Today, I'm going to show you how to create the opened eye makeup look, or big eye makeup look for almond-shaped eyes. using this makeup pallet, I'm going to start by using this light toned eyeshadow all over my lid. And a medium tone brown shade in the crease, they're also matte shades. And I'm also going to be using a flesh-toned eyeliner pencil, a black eyeliner pencil, a placement brush, and a large, tapered blending brush. To start, prep your eyes with a good eyeshadow base, which I've already done. Using your eyeshadow placement brush, pick up some of the light toned eyeshadow. I'm going to place it on the center of my eyelid, I'm just going to tap the product in. Creating an open eye or big eye look, is basically contouring and using definition to make the eye look more open. As as far as, as opposed to more shapely. I'm using matte eye shadows, because they're better for defining. If you use shimmery eye shadows, they tend to catch light, and you won't get as good as definition as you will with matte. Next, I'm going to switch to the tapered blending brush and pick up some of the medium tone brown eyeshadow. I'm going to use this eyeshadow in the crease of the lid. So, what we're wanting to do, is just a slight definition in the crease, we don't want to go too dark. We just want there to be some definition between the lid, the crease and the brow bone. So, you just want to go back and forth, until it's well blended. Next, we're going to move on to the eyeliners. So, create a more open eye, we're going to take a flesh-tone pencil. And we're going to use it in the inner waterline area of the eye. I'm going to just slightly pull down, and blend the eyeliner into the waterline of the eye. This is just giving an illusion that the eye is more open. If you would have put a black or brown pencil inside, it would look more closed and smaller. So, the lighter the pencil, the more open the eye is going to look. And just make sure you go all the way from the inner corner to the outer corner. Some people use white pencil, you can do that as well. I choose to go with flesh-tone pencils, it just looks more modern. Next, we're going to apply the black eyeliner, and we're going to put it slightly lower than the natural lower lash line. So, this is creating the illusion that your lash line is starting lower than it really is. So, it creates again, a more open look. And I'm only going half way, I'm not going all the way to the inner corner, just half way. I'm going to blend it out just a little bit. It's best to follow up this look with some mascara, putting a really good amount of mascara on the lower lashes. Again, it's going to create a more open look for the eye. You're going to leave the upper lash line bare, you're not going to use any eyeliner up there. And just put about two coats of mascara. Creating an open eye is a really great way to change up your look. Use these few steps, and you can definitely achieve a more opened eye, thanks for watching.