Are you looking to raise your eye game?
When most people think of eye makeup, they either picture gorgeous thick black wings or the unfortunate “panda” look pre-teens used to rock before the invention of Instagram tutorials.
If you want to stop fighting with the smokey eye and start making your eyeliner work for you, we’re here to help. Here are five surefire tips on how to make your eyes pop.
1. Curl Your Lashes
Eyelashes exist for the sole purpose of protecting our eyes from stray dirt and debris. To do that, they sit in a way that shades our eyes, which can make our lashes seem shorter and our eyes look a touch smaller.
Fortunately, there’s a pretty easy way to combat this, and all you need is an eyelash curler. Curling your eyelashes will lift their tips up and away from your eye and over your skin, which will make them look longer and more noticeable. But remember, never curl your lashes after you apply your mascara!
2. Use White Liner
Eyeliner is not just for making bold makeup statements. It’s a powerful tool whose real purpose is to accentuate your natural features. And, to help accomplish this goal, it comes in dozens of different shades, including white.
White eyeliner is a quick and easy way to make your eyes look bigger and brighter by lightening up the areas around your eye. Adding a little white liner to your water line and the corner of your eye is a quick and easy way to make your eye pop.
3. Try False Lashes
Falsies can be a bit of a can of worms if you’ve never used them. But, with a little practice, they are a quick and easy way to make your eyes pop while maintaining a pretty natural look.
The trick with false lashes is finding the right thickness for your face and eye shape; too little, and they’ll be completely unnoticeable, but too much, and you might wind up looking like a muppet. Unfortunately, the best way to figure out false lashes is through trial and error, so invest in a few cheap sets and get to practicing.
4. Add a Touch of Glitter
If your smokey eye skills aren’t up to par, don’t worry — these days, there are better options than boring old eyeshadow when it comes to finding ways to make your eyes pop.
Glitter is enjoying a bit of a renaissance in the makeup work right now, and for two good reasons: it looks amazing, and it’s ridiculously easy to apply.
You can apply many modern glitter formulas directly to your skin with your fingertip — no fancy primer or glue is required. On top of that, a little bit of glitter goes a very long way. Simply, apply a layer of glitter to your eyelid or just the corner of your eye, and voila, you’ve got a stunning design that will make your eyes the prima donna of your look.
5. Figure Out Your Eye Shape
Finally, all eyes are unique. While one eye look may work for someone else, that does not mean they’ll work for everyone. Before you settle on a style or technique, take some time to analyze your eye shape, and practice doing looks that will work to enhance the beauty you already have.
All of that said, applying makeup is only half the battle — the other half is figuring out to get it all off your face at the end of the day. If you’re looking for a better makeup remover, check this out.
How to Make Your Eyes Pop
Now that you know how to make your eyes pop, it’s time to get practicing to find the best look for you.
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