When it comes to doing our eye makeup we all have the same goal: to enhance our eyes. And if we have big eyes, we are looking for ways to make it look brighter, bigger, and more awake.

But, how do you figure out which look will work for your eye shape? To start with, it’s essential that you get to know your eye shape. Once you understand them, enhancing, transforming, or even defining your individual shape will be easier.

The good thing with big eye shape is, it’s easier to do and you can choose from an array of colour options. More surface area on the eyelids allows you to mix and match 2-3 colours at the same time. So, read ahead to discover the three makeup tips to flatter your big eyes…

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smokey eye makeup for big eyes

1. Smokey Eyes:

You might be on a routine of applying black eyeliner and eyeshadow, but it’s high time you try something new. See, that’s the point with big eyes, you don’t really have to worry about incorporating new shades or techniques. Besides, colours are more interesting and flattering too.

Start building the drama in your eyelids by applying shades like greys or deep chestnut tones – which suits the shape the best – to the top of your lid and back into the hollow of the eye. Once done, take a smudge brush and blend the colours outward from your lashline to create a soft fade.

You can also opt for shimmery eye shadows, which looks wonderful on big eyes and instantly gives you a glamourous look. Basically, you can apply any colour which matches with your dress or lips.

dark eye shadow makeup

[ Read: Smokey Eye Makeup For All Eyes ]

2. Dark Eye Shadow:

A basic rule in eye makeup: The darker the eye shadow, the better. And that is because the dark colour recedes space and size. While pale, light colours emphasise and sharpen your facial features. So avoid pale and nude colours and opt for darker shades to give a shadow effect to your eyes. Brush up complementary darker colours into your eyelids to contour and dramatise your eyes.

dark shade eye makeup

Dark eye makeup looks great when you use darkest of shades for rim lining. Lining should be moderately thick to medium for the upper lash line. A thin line will make the look more natural whereas, thick lining will make your eyes look more ravishing. Also, if you want your protruding eyes to stand out, ensure to highlight your lower eyelashes as well.

false eyelashes tips

3. False Lashes:

A strip of natural false lashes will bring your eyes out easily, so you can experiment and have fun if you want to go dramatic with your big eyes. However – here comes our favourite part – before applying your fake lashes remember to curl both your lashes and fake ones.

An eyelash curler is the most essential makeup tool for a woman, especially if you want to enlarge your eyes. This will help your lash separate and in return will add that perfect fold to the ends that will give a fuller effect. We recommend Shiseido Eyelash Curler – a simple reason behind your perfect ‘U’ shape lashes.

Once done curling your falsies, stick them on your eyes and apply – what we call our saving grace for makeup – a good mascara. We recommend  Maybelline Great Lash Mascara, this can make your eyes look bigger and thicker in no time. Just try sticking 3-4 coats to the outer corners and bottom lashes of the eye to create a doe shape look.

[ Read: How To Apply False Eye Lashes ]

Hope you like the three simple tips that will help your big eyes pop! If you have any suggestions, please feel free to write to us by commenting below. We value your feedback.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/anuhya/ anuhya

    Great Post…very informative…I have really big eyes. love it!! thanks for the tips!!

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/zinniamukherjee/ Zinnia

    me too, real big and elongated eyes :D Hi5 thanks for the lovely comment :)

  • Chavvi

    Can you pls Zinnia share some for small eyes too? i have a little smaller eyes than the normal ones!!! i would like to know what i can do to make them look big..

    • http://beautifyurselfwithknowledge.blogspot.in/ zinnia

      Well, get some pale shades with less shimmer , like cream or skin colours, u can use these on the lid towards the centre and at the crease use lighter versions of darker shades like light brown (not dark brown) , ash ( instead of black charcoal shades) and liner should be used in thin fashion , extend liner’s tail for winged look , this will accentuate your length of eyes. Use volum enhancing mascara then use curling mascara, the bigger the lashes look , the bigger your eyes will look. hope this helps.. Thank you for you sweet comment :)

  • Nyssa

    Wow.. Thats a nice diy.. :) Il try for sure.. thnks for sharing for small eyes too!! its gonna be of real use for my sister. il for sure share this article with her too… :)

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/zinniamukherjee/ Zinnia

      Thank u so much Nyssa for the appreciation :) hugs dear <3 <3

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/deepakshi/ Deepakshi

    Good one zinnia:)

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/zinniamukherjee/ Zinnia

      Thank u so much Deepakshi <3 <3 hugs :) :)

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/deepakshi/ Deepakshi

    I was just reading through this article again to see what more i can do! And yes, i realised at a sleep over yesterday that mixing two or three colours is soooo much easier on bigger eyes! And the effect of it is just so dazzling! Thanks so much zinnia!

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/zinniamukherjee/ Zinnia

      see no wonder i love duos makeup looks for eyes :D mix eyes are a lot of fun to play with colors as they offer a bigger surface area :D thanks Deepakshi :)

      • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/zinniamukherjee/ Zinnia

        i mean mixing colors for big eyes * sry ..typng error :P