My Eyes Get Smaller When I Put on Makeup

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Your eyes may look smaller when you put on makeup for a few key reasons that are all avoidable. Find out what to do if your eyes get smaller when you put on makeup with help from a certified makeup artist in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Erin Hendley, professional makeup artist, and today I'm going to give you a tip on how to prevent your eyes from looking smaller when you put on your eye makeup. So as we know if we apply a dark color liner to our eyes it's going to recede. Because dark colors do that. They recede and make things look smaller and then close them. If you use the opposite of that which is a bright color typically a nude or a white, it's going to open the eye and make them appear bigger. So if you have the problem with having smaller looking eyes with the black do the opposite and go with a nude color. Now white does work well sometimes but it reads a little more theatrical. So nude is something subtle. And what people normally do is they go into the waterline. Which is actually the flesh right above the eye lashes. And it is a sensitive area so feel free to blink. And then just go over that area perhaps slightly into the eye lash hairs just to really make the eyes pop. Do that to both sides. It always helps to pull down the bottom lid a little bit. And really just go in there. You can do the top two it's not necessary. What's most important is really just the bottom liner. Blink all the color is going to disintegrate and go where it needs to and just balance it out. And just make sure to either use the white or a nude, sometimes a gold will work well too. And just avoid the black, browns, and grays. I'm Erin Hendley, and I just showed you a tip on how to prevent your eyes from looking smaller when you apply your eye makeup.


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