Make your eyes look wider

Make your eyes look wider


Disney Princesses were basically our first ever beautygoals, and all they had one thing in common, huge doe-eyes. In fact, people with bigger eyes are actually perceived to be younger as well, so if you’re looking to take a few years off, these easy hacks will help.

Brighten the waterline

While black liner inside the lower eyelids will close your eyes, a brightening neutral shade will open them. Lining your lower waterline with a nude eyeliner is one of the easiest tricks in the beauty bible. You can use a white pencil liner for a dramatic difference, but we prefer a beige liner, which looks more natural and has the same effect.

Highlight the inner corners

Highlighter doesn’t just give life to your cheekbones, it’s one of the best tricks for opening up your eyes too. Apply a touch of highlighter to your brow bone (which will lift your brow), to the inner corners of your eyes to open them up, and to the very center of the lid to make your eyes pop.

De-puff bags

Drain the morning puffiness swallowing your peepers with a cool shot – from submerging your face in ice cubes and cucumber (a Kate Moss trick), to dabbing cold eye drops around the eye area (a MAC makeup artist tip).

Brighten dark circles

Shadows will set your eyes back, literally. Bright eyes not only make your eyes look more awake, but they also open up your eyes. Colour correct dark circles with a peach-toned concealer, which will cancel out purple undertones. Concealer a shade or two lighter will also add brightness.

Always curl your lashes

This instantly lifts lashes and therefore widens your eyes. A good mascara combined with a lash curler will lift and open up your eyes immediately. You can also get a lash-lift at your local salon, which is a semi-permanent beauty treatment that adds an insane curl to your lashes for around six weeks.

Define your crease

As you would shade your cheeks to give them definition, contour your eyelids to give them secret shape. Sweep an eyeshadow shade slightly darker than your natural skin tone along the crease of your eyelid.

Frame your eyes

Never underestimate the importance of maintaining a strong brow shape. A well-groomed pair of brows is so essential for creating balance and harmony of the face, but also for accentuating your eyes.

If you’re thinking about getting eyelash curler, check out The Ultimate Guide to Growing Long, Fluttery Eyelashes