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How to do eye makeup for big eyes

How to do eye makeup for big eyes
Ana Joyking
Writer and expert3 years ago
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When it comes to our eye makeup, most of us share the same goal: to make our eyes look bigger, brighter and more awake.  

While we encourage all to embrace their own version of beauty, there are few ways we can build confidence and feel our very best. If doing eye makeup for big eyes gives you a boost to feel more like yourself, keep reading. If you’re looking to simply work with your eye shape, read this post about doing eyeliner for your eye shape.

These are our subtle tips and tricks to enhance your eyes and give them a larger appearance: 

Cleanse and de-puff the eyes

The dreaded morning puffiness. Sometimes its inevitable, no matter how much precious sleep we get, that the puffiness outlasts a good night’s sleep. To tackle this, make sure to remove any excess makeup before bed. Perfect for sensitive eyes, this eye makeup remover gently removes any stubborn eye makeup to reveal clean lashes and complexion.  

In the morning, add a cool shot to your morning routine by washing your face using cold water. Gently massage the cold water into the under-eye area to reduce puffiness and leave your skin feeling clean and refreshed.  

Frame your eyes

Arguably one of the most important steps to your morning makeup routine: your eyebrows. They frame the face and can help you look more awake, making eyebrows a crucial step in doing eye makeup for big eyes. You can achieve your ultimate brows in two simple steps.  

Use our Define It Brow Pencil to effortlessly achieve hair-like strokes and a defined eyebrow shape for a natural finish.  

Then add our tinted Brow Gel. This gel will effortlessly define and improve the appearance of your eyebrows with minimal effort. Swipe in short upward strokes to style your brows with this botanically-enriched formula for a natural and flexible hold.  

Always curl your lashes

Curling gives your lashes an instant lift and the illusion of a widened lash line, giving the appearance of bigger eyes. Use our Eyelash Curlers to achieve long-lasting maximum curl.  With a plumped cushion for extra comfort, create the perfect wide-eyed look without worrying about damaging your lashes. Plus, this contoured eyelash curler hugs the shape of the eye perfectly, allowing for precise positioning, ensuring every lash is captured and curled – crucial in eye makeup for big eyes. 

Use Lengthening Mascara

Mascara is the ultimate makeup bag staple and works magic for making your eyes look bigger while also adding volume and definition. Bonus tip: it helps to find the perfect mascara wand for the type of lashes that you have naturally.  If you’re only focused on doing eye makeup for big eyes, use our Lash Alert Mascara. A lengthening mascara to give your lashes an instant dose of energy thanks to caffeine and biotin. The curved brush will hug your lash line and enhances your eyelashes. For extra curl, rotate the brush from root to tip. 

Add some eyeliner

Eyeliner is a go-to for many in our daily makeup routines. It completes and ties together an eyeshadow look but can also be a look completely on its own.  

Knowing your eye shape is the key when it comes to applying eyeliner and which style will compliment your eye shape most, resulting in wide-awake, open eyes. 

For example, down-turned eyes require a flick eyeliner style to add an instant, subtle lift. Whereas hooded eyes should focus more on thin eyeliner to open the eyes and draw focus to the outer corner. Regardless of your eye shape, adding some Black Magic Liquid Eyeliner to help extend the outer corners and give the appearance of larger eyes. 


Apply a touch of eye highlighter to open your eyes and have them appear wider. Using our Double Act Shadow Stick in the shade Yang, apply to the inner corner of your eyes and below the arches of your eyebrows. This creamy shadow sticks gently glides on for an even finish that can easily blended. An eye highlighter staple, you create the illusion of big eyes by adding to your inner corners.  

Ana Joyking
Writer and expert
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Hi there! My name is Ana and I love all things makeup. I have had a passion for writing for a long time and started my career in TV , Radio and music journalism, working on some really cool TV shows, festivals and interviewing cool bands. Now I get to write about all things make up from the help tips and tricks to the weird and wonderful, there is no limit to who you can be with the power of makeup.