How to make your eyes look bigger and brighter

I’m of the opinion that you can do anything with makeup, it’s a miracle tool to experiment with your face and find out what works. I have quite large eyes so I don’t usually need to make them look any bigger but I do like to make them look brighter and more alert – particularly on a day when I’m visibly shattered! Here are some tips and tricks to getting bigger, brighter eyes!

How to get bigger and brighter eyes
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#1 Shape your eyebrows!
Make sure you have the perfect shape for your eyebrows, and pluck or wax them from the bottom to create an arch that’ll brighten up your eyes. It might be a good idea to invest in product to shape your eyebrow, some good ones are Anastasia Dip Brow, NYX Eyebrow kit with stencil and Benefit Gimme Brow. If you need any proof that well groomed eyebrows are important, just take a look at this Buzzfeed article.

#2 Use an eye mask!
A good eye mask will depuff your eyes and allow them to open wide and be big, bright and beautiful. Anatomicals do a good range of masks and gels you can put in the fridge and rest on your face for a couple of minutes that work wonders.

#3 Conceal!
Never underestimate the importance of concealer, as well as hiding those bags it can brighten and highlight underneath your eyes, find the perfect concealer for you by browsing makeup counters and checking online reviews.

How to get bigger and brighter eyes
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#4 Clever eyeshadow!
Dust a little bit of eyeshadow in the inner corner of your eyes, it’ll give them a larger, brighter look and is a really quick way to have sultry looking eyes. You can also put a line of glittery eyeshadow under your waterline to open your eyes up. I use the shade ‘Stand Offish’ from The Balm’s Nude ‘Tude palette, which is quite pricey but a beautiful Urban Decay Naked duplicate. You can always use a similar pinkish shade, or even silver or gold just stay away from dark colours. A good super affordable eyeshadow palette with high pigment is Superdrug’s own brand MUA Undress Me.

How to get bigger and brighter eyes
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#5 Eyeliner!
If you’re using a black liner on your eyelids, make sure the line is tight and the technique is good. Use a light colour on the waterline such as white or cream to give yourself a wide-eyed look, and use a glowy highlighter on your brow bone to complete the look.

#6 False lashes!
Although fiddly, individual falsies can make your eyes pop. Simply use a pair of tweezers to apply the individual lashes of varying lengths to your existing lashes for a subtle way to make your eyes pop.

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