Big eyes, small eyes. Today I’m going to show you how to make your eyes look bigger. And how to make them look smaller. So I’m going to start by making my left eye look bigger. And as a basic rule when trying to make your eyes look bigger, you’ll want to use really light shimmery colours, and only a touch of dark colours.
I’m going to use some neutral colours like browns and golds today but you can do it with different colours like pinks and purples, you just follow the same steps. So I’m gonna start first with priming my eye with like a champagne base.
This is the Maybelline Colour tattoo 24 Hour metal in Barely Branded, and I’m just going to apply that with a flat concealer brush this is a Mac 195 and I’m just going to pop that over my eye lid. Just pat that in.
I like this ‘cause it’s like a champagney colour, it’s not to stark white. Just get that a little bit higher up. Now I’m not gonna pop any of this base up in the tear duct ‘cause I’m gonna put something a little brighter there, because this is quite shimmery.
You want to also make it look 3 dimensional, 3 dimensional and not make it look too flat. These colour tattoos are really good, good for as a base for your eye shadow. You don’t necessarily need to use it as an eyeshadow, although you can because that’s what they are.
They work as really good primer for your eyes. So next I’m just gonna take some sheer white and pop a little bit of that on the inner corner of my eye here just to really brighten that and underneath as well and on my brow bone and i’m going to use, I can’t find my white eye shadow.
I actually had one of the Maybelline colour tattoos in white and I don’t know what I’ve done with it so I’m going to use my Revlon Bronze lush Palette, just a brick one. And I’m just going to use the white highlighter colour that I would use on my cheekbone.
So i’m just taking a very small Mac. Ow. Anyway so I’m just taking a very small Mac 228 brush. Now my eye is actually watering up I’m glad I’m not doing that one. And Im just popping a little bit on that on the brush there.
So I’m just popping a little bit in my tear duct just to really brighten it. Look at the difference already. So the inner corner as well. And I’m just gonna like gently brush a little bit underneath my eye.
See how underneath my eyes quite dark , its just your eyeshadows casting, your eyeshadows… Your eyelashes cast a shadow underneath that, so you’ll want to brighten that a little bit, just sweep some white under that just to brighten it up without making it to white.
You don’t wanna bring that too far down, I’m just gonna pop a little bit more. So now I’m going to take a really, a much more shimmery colour to really gold colour. And I’m gonna pop that on the outer-corner of my eye, and I’m using my Urban decay naked palette.
I’m going to take this colour here called ‘Half Baked’, and I’m using a Mac 217 brush and I’m just going to sweep that in to my crease. Because that’s going to create a very strong 3D effect and the illusion of more light, and it’s going to reflect and as you can probably see with the light I’ve got here in front of me it’s probably shimmering quite nicely.
I’m then going to take a medium brown which is the colour here called ‘Buck’, and I’m going to use a Mac 213 brush and I’m just going to pop a little bit on the tip of the brush, because this brush is not very tightly, um, put together like a um, I’ll just get another one of my brushes.
The 228 is quite small and it’s very, very densly packed in, whereas this a it bigger and a little bit looser so that you can sweep with it, you know, you can just move, you can just be a bit more liberal with applying the colours.
So I’m just using the tip of it, and I’m just going to pop a little bit at the outer corner of my eye, tiniest amount. And then also take a little bit and just sweep that under my eye, ‘cause that’s just going to create that tiniest amount of definition I don’t know if you can see it in the camera but if I just look up you can just see this tiny amount of definition I just created underneath that sheer white that I’ve popped underneath earlier on, and I’ll just bring that up there as well.
Now using a mac 228 brush I’m just gonna take the colour ‘Dark Horse’, actually I think it might be a little bit too dark. I’m actually going to take the ‘Hustle’ it’s got kinda a warmer tone to it, this is more of a darker like coffee brown.
Hustle’s got more of a pinky to it, like a pinky gold I can see a bit of glitter in it. So I’m just taking a really small amount and I’m just gonna pop that through my outer corner of my crease. I just realised I didn’t pop any white on my brow as well, so I’m just taking a bit a bit of that Revlon Blush Palette again using the 228 brush, just dabbing that at the arch of my eyebrow so I’m just trying to make my eye just look more 3 dimensional.
Popping it on the outside, not coming down here at all. Now if you don’t have time to do eye shadow, I’m going to do this next step but if you don’t have time to do our eye shadow and just want to add a bit more brightness and make your eyes a little bit bigger you can just do that with eyeliner.
So, I’m just going to show you the difference, I’m just going to use a nude eyeliner today. This is called ‘Graceful’ it’s a matte, it’s actually a lip liner from a makeup store but their lip liners are eye liners as well.
And I’ve got a Rimmel soft colour as well. So I’ll just show you the difference on my hand because I find with this nude that it’s almost the same colour as my skin, so you can’t even tell that I’ve got it on.
I’m just gonna hold my hand up so that you can see the difference because white is a very good colour to use to brighten your eyes, but it can be very stark especially during the day, and if taking photos as well.
It’s just I was watching TV the other day and the news reader had white eyeliner on, and I was like: aaahhh! When I saw it so it’s very stark and very noticeable. It’s very good when you’re doing really dramatic colour.
So if you’re using something from like an Urban Decay electric palette, go ahead and use a white that’s what I do. But for an every day and wearable look I always would go with the nude. So I’m just going to pop a little on my water line, and you can see as I’m applying it, it’s very close to my natural colour.
Just really look naturally brighten away, and on the top as well. Now another good way to make your eyes a lot bigger, even when you’re not using eye shadow is an eyelash curler. I actually bought this because it looks so pretty, I actually never owned an eyelash curler because, I don’t know, I didn’t feel like I needed one but I actually have 3 eyelashes on the end here that are straight and they drive me nuts.
So, I got this one because it’s so pretty. It’s from Revlon. I’m just going to curl my eyelashes. I’m going to start really close to the root, and I’m going to hold it down a little bit longer than I normally would.
And then I’m gonna bring it up a bit further, close to the edge. And then we’ll do that again. So we’re doing it in 2 steps. Just to make sure they’re really, curled and you know, like to open up your eye.
So with the mascara I’m going to use the Maybelline Colossal, this ones the smoky eye one. So I just poked myself in the eye with my mascara wand so I had to clean that up and fix my makeup because I had black in all the wrong places.
So I’m gonna go back to putting my mascara on so I gonna start really close to the root, and then work my way up. And I’m focussing on the outer-corner of my lashes because that’s going to make them look bigger, instead of going for the centre and going straight up.
I’m just focussing on the other corner and brining the wand out to the left a little more, rather than straight on. And I’m also going to take a little under my eyes as well. Just very gently, you don’t want too much at the bottom.
So now I’m going to make my right eye look really small so you can see the difference. So as a basic rule when you’re making your eye look smaller, you want to stick a lot of dark colours close to your lash-line and not put anything through your crease and make your eye look bigger, like we did on the other side, so the moment you pop a little bit of darkness up through your crease it’s just gonna make your eye look a lot bigger, so you wanna stay away from doing that.
You just wanna pop a little bit of eye shadow on the lid of your eye. So if I close my eye and brush across to here and then keep the blending really soft as well. So the first thing I’m going to do is take the same palette I used before so my Urban Decay Naked palette and a Mac 213 brush, and I’m going to take the colour ‘Creep’ which is a really dark black.
And I’m just gonna pop that over my eyelid. So I’m not going to put too much near the inner corner of my eye I want that to be a little bit soft. Now you can do this with any colour palette that you like I’m going in with black today, but if you wanna do it with a blue-black or this does actually have a little blue to it but if you want to do it with a blue black or like a purpley black, or like a red black.
I have actually got another colour in the palette. I hate missing eye shadows. The naked palette 3 has a really pretty colour, I’ll show you. It’s called ‘black heart’, and it’s got like a Purple red through it.
I’m just gonna pop it on the back of my hand so you can see it. It’s so pretty, it’s a very light, smoky colour. I love using it. This is a very very deep, deep black that I’m using. SO you can probably see that close to my lash line there’s still a bit of skin that you can see through so I’m just going to dust over that.
I’m then going to take a Mac 217 brush and I’m going to blend that really softly, just round the edges. So you don’t want to take that blending too high. you just want to soften the edges of it so that it looks like it’s fading in to your crease.
I’ve got my Mac 228 brush which is clean and Im going to take my colour Buck from the Urban Decay make up palette and I’m just gonna pop a little bit of that on my brow bone, just really softly. It’s really hard to apply with this brush.
This one’s wet because I just cleaned it. Okay here we go, clean brush. So this is the UVU brush, it’s a cheap one but it’ll do the job. So we just want to create a little bit of a shadow on my eyebrow bone.
And I’m just going to take a little more of that colour just to make my eyebrow come down a it will just look darker and more tight. Tightly knit to my eyes, eyelids. I’m going to take some of that colour as well just on the tip of the brush, and I’m gonna sweep that under my eye along my lash line.
So just as I did with the bright colour on my left eye, I’m doing that with a darker colour because that’s going to make my eye more closed. I like enhancing that shadow and make it darker along my lash line.
Now it’s time for eyeliner. So I’m using the ‘Master Liner’ from Maybelline. This is a really good liner, I love it. So I’m just going tight line my eyes, and apply it on the bottom. Now you can stop here and apply mascara if you like, but I’m actually going to put some gel liner on today because I feel like when you pop some darker liner along the top of your eye it’s just going to look even smaller.
So, this black, it’s got a bit of a blue grey shimmer to it. If you used a really black matte colour you wouldn’t need to do the wing. But because I used a really dark shimmery colour I want to be really deep thick dark black to it.
So I’m just going to take an angled brush. This is an urban decay angled perversion brush. And I’m going to dip this into a Revlon gel liner. It’s a Revlon colourstay liner. So I’m just going to hold the brush in the back of my hand just so there’s not too much on there and then I’ll come back and use that as well.
I’m just going to dot along the lashline with that, just to get the product on there. I’m not going to wing it out, I’m just going to really slightly just like add a bit of a kick to it to the end there.
Then go back over it in a sweeping motion. So I’m going to take a bit more from the excess on the back of my hand. Putting darkness at the inner corner of your eye is going to make it look smaller as well and if you wanted to pop a little bit underneath your eye which I’m doing now it’s really going to close the eye together ooh what is wrong with me today honestly I think because I was sick and I’m just not a hundred percent just get a cotton tip and fix that okay so I;m just going to pop a little bit more on this side again.
Now for mascara I am going to use the Maybelline Colossal Smoky Eye again because I want to show you the versatility in using one mascara in doing two completely different looks all I’m going to do is take a little bit on the wand and pop it on the roots only, so I’m just blinking down on it so this is gonna make my eyelashes look thicker without being extended out and looking long and luscious ‘cause that’s going to make my eyes look really big.
So that’s my tutorial on how to make my eyes look bigger and smaller with makeup.I hope you liked this video and if you did please hit the thumbs up button it means the world to me or leave a comment below, I’ll see you in my next video.