How to Make Your Eyes Stand Out


You may not have been born with big eyes or the thickest eyelashes, but simple makeup techniques will make anyone's eyes stand out. Your eye shape determines which makeup tricks will create the most pop for your eyes. Try a few of the looks to see what works best.

Things You'll Need

  • Eye shadow in a variety of colors
  • Eye liner, dark and peach or beige
  • Mascara
  • Eyelash curler
  • Apply eye shadow that brings out your natural eye color. For blue eyes, use brown, beige or silver eye shadow. For brown eyes, use golds, tans, or blues. For green eyes, apply purple, blue, silver or pink.

  • To make your eyes appear wider, line the top lash line from the midpoint of your eye to just beyond its outer edge. Continue the line from the outer corner about 1/4 inch into you lower lashes to draw attention to the outside of your eyes.

  • To make your eyes appear bigger, line the top lash line with a dark eyeliner all the way to the inside corner. Next, line the very outside corner of your bottom lash line. This gives the appearance of fuller eyelashes and deepens your eyes.

  • To brighten your eyes, apply a peach or beige eyeliner to the inner bottom rim of each eye from the inner corner to the outer corner.

  • Curl your eyelashes, prior to mascara, if they are straight or point downward. Curled lashes open your eyes.

  • Wear mascara. Place the mascara wand near the base of your lashes and wiggle the wand up as you apply the mascara to cover each lash and separate them.

Tips & Warnings

  • Makeup artist Sarah Lucero recommends using a flat liner brush to apply mascara to your bottom lashes. Swipe the liner brush along the mascara wand then apply it to the bottom lashes from the root down.

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