Monday 7 November 2011

How To Create The Illusion of Bigger Eyes

I have small eyes, there is no getting away from that fact. Whilst I can wish all I like to have bigger eyes, it will never happen so what I have to do is try my best to give the illusion of bigger eyes... I love heavy smoky eyes but the reality is my eyes look bigger and brighter the lighter I keep the shadow and liner around them. So whilst occasionally I will experiment with other looks I tend to stick to what looks best on my eyes.

A couple of tricks that I use

Don't over line the eyes - I rarely will line my eyes all the way around as this closes the eyes - instead I start lining from the outer corners of my eye and take the eye liner up to the start of the Iris. This prevents the eyes from looking so close set.

I briefly touched on the other tried and tested method a few months ago in my Breakfast at Tiffany's post 

This is in my opinion THE best tip I have learnt.

Apply an ivory/cream pencil on the waterline - You can use white but that can come across as too stark. I tend to do it just on my lower eye but you can do it on top too.You can can then still apply your chosen liner under it. 

I used both this methods last night when I was heading out for a party - I have attached a few pictures so you can see. What do you think? Do my eyes look bigger and brighter?

What I used 

Primers - Benefit Porefessional, Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer Potion
Foundation - Estee Lauder Double Wear 2C1 Pale Almond 02
Bronzer - Accessorize Baked Bronzer Duo - Bali Shade 2
Blusher - Nars Deep Throat
Highlighter - Mac Rose Quartz Mineralize Skinfinish (MSF)
Eye Shadow - 17 Trio Eye Shadows in Enraged
Eye Liners - Clinique Cream Shaper in Chocolate Lustre, No7 Limited Edition Double-Ended Pencil in Ivory/Dark Brown
Mascara - L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes in black, Clinique High Impact Mascara in black
Lip Gloss - Clinique Long Last Glosswear SPF15 - Juicy Apple


  1. These are lovely pictures here and great tips. Thankyou B x

  2. I do think it's made a difference! I remember watching a great Pixiwoo vid where they made up one eye to look bigger and the other smaller. They left a tiny gap between where you'd normally draw eyeliner and where they actually drew it - and this really gave the impression of a larger eye. A bit like people drawing a lipline fuller than their own I guess?

    Nic x


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