3 Ultimate Makeup Hacks For Protruding Eyes

Use these easy tips to get the perfect look that will make everyone fall in love with your eyes.

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If you are looking for makeup hacks for protruding eyes, you have landed on the right page. Whether you are a fan of dramatic eyes or want a simple look for a casual day – a swipe of eyeliners, mascaras, and other eye makeup can naturally accentuate your protruding eyes. In this article, we will discuss a few quick and simple beauty hacks to help you create three different looks in no time.

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protip_icon Keep In Mind
  • Eyeshadow: Use deep or dark colors from your pallet to help make the eyes look smaller.
  • Technique: Use a cut-crease effect to bring drama using a lighter shade of eyeshadow.
  • Eyebrow: Perfect the arched eyebrow and make it sharp, and apply highlighter at the rim to make it look more lifted.
  • Liner: Avoid white liners on the lower lid waterline as it makes the eye appear larger.

Makeup Hacks For Protruding Eyes

1. For The Day

Protruding eyes makeup hack for the day
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Ladies, if you are searching for a casual eye makeup that makes a statement without screaming, then you need to recreate Katy Perry’s simple look.

Begin by concealing your eyes with MAC’s faithful Pro Longwear Concealer, and follow this by applying liquid eyeliner from the inner corners of your eyes all the way to the outside. Next, dust a pale peachy pink eyeshadow and highlight your bottom eyelashes and the inner corners of your eye – here, Katy took Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette.

Now, apply a thick color shadow in black along the crease of your eye. Make sure you don’t go overboard with it. You can pick brown or any other darker shade – not only will this go along with your round eyes, but will also bring forth intensity in your eyes. Blend the color in the middle of the eye in order to give more shape to your protruding eyes. Finally, apply black volumizing mascara for those super dramatic lashes, and you’re all set!

For your face, skip foundation if you don’t need much coverage and stick to a concealer and loose powder.


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Avoid accentuating the upper lashes during the day. They will make your eyes look bigger and make you look over-eager and unapproachable.

2. At Office

Protruding eyes makeup hack for office
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It’s time to unveil some celebrity beauty secrets! Kim Kardashian’s slightly contoured cheeks and defined eyes paired with flawless skin and a glossy pink lip – all worked together to create a truly perfect office look.

If you have large, deep-set eyes like Kim Kardashian, start with dabbing Bobbi Brown’s Tinted Eye Brightener to combat dark circles. Once done, use waterproof black kohl eyeliner – we suggest Extra-Intense Liquid Pencil Eyeliner in Black – and line your top and bottom lash lines. Make sure you don’t go overboard with the liner; instead, you can line from one corner of the eye to the other for that whimsical effect. Then, wiggle Mascara Voluminous Butterfly to achieve super dramatic lashes.

For your face, opt for contouring! Just apply a bit of La Couleur Infallible Bronze Divine into the hollows of your cheeks and your forehead for blending well throughout. Top your cheekbones with light rosy blush for a gentle hint of color – we recommend True Match Barely Blushing W3-5.


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Night time makeup is the best time to give protruding eyes a deep set look. Ditch lighter shades and highlights altogether. Dark makeup is the best bet for your prominent eyes.

3. Night Out

Protruding eyes makeup hack for night out
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It’s time to learn about some beauty trends from Nicole Richie who never fails to make a statement on the red carpet. At The Art Of Elysium Gala, the fashion designer complemented her fabulous ensemble with her pair of Christian Louboutin shoes, her own jewelry, and a vintage clutch. Although the look was relatively sultry and vintage, Nicole Richie heightened the drama with her makeup – we’re pretty speechless.

Black and gray have become the classic high glamor team for any red carpet event, and Nicole proves just that. Using both rich and warm tones, the actress applied a shimmery gray shadow (Sephora IT Palette Smokey) all over her lids and the inner crease line, and NYX Eyeshadow Base – Black on the outer. Once you too are done with the same, take Maybelline New York Line Stiletto Ultimate Precision Liquid Eyeliner and line your eyes with a flick. Finish off your eye makeup by boosting your lashes with double coats of Clinique Lash Power Feathering Mascara. You can also opt for dramatic false lashes to amp up the look!

Create a natural makeup yet defined look by smoothing a lightweight liquid powder formula (like Infallible Magic Nude Liquid Powder Foundation) all over your skin with a foundation brush.

A blogger, YouTuber, and makeup addict shares her personal experience of creating a chic night-out makeup look with her protruding and hooded combination eye shape. She starts with shades of white and black eyeshadows along with a nude lipstick and black eyeliner for a more sultry look. As a personal recommendation, she adds, “You can use any shades as long as the first two on the lids are somewhat lighter and a bit gradual hence why I used white and navy blue. I used black as definition just to show you a more dramatic look but you could use any darker shade you wanted (i).”

Infographic: Day, Office, And Night Makeup Hacks For Protruding Eyes

There is no need to be scared when it comes to applying makeup that complements your protruding eyes. If you are worried that some makeup looks might appear unflattering on you, why don’t you give these day, office, and night makeup hacks a try? Check out the infographic below to learn more!

day, office, and night makeup hacks for protruding eyes (infographic)

Illustration: StyleCraze Design Team

Whether it’s a casual day out, an important meeting at work, or a night party, you now know the best makeup tricks as well as makeup ideas to make your eyes always look mesmerizing. Smokey eyes for the day, a not-so-basic eyeliner-led look for work, and bright highlighting in the eye makeup for the night – keep these three points in mind, so you never have to worry about protruding eyes. Remember to save this article and keep practicing these makeup tutorials and hacks. Now, your eyes will grab everyone’s attention for all the right reasons with these effective beauty tips!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I have protruding eyes?

Protruding eyes are characterized as being more prominent and expressive than other eye shapes. They appear bigger and seem to project outwards from the socket.

Why do I have protruding eyes?

Protruding eyes are most often caused due to genetic factors. However, eyes that appear to be prominent suddenly may be due to thyroid issues.

What is the difference between prominent and protruding eyes?

The key difference between the two is that protruding eyes bulge out of the eye socket, whereas prominent eyes are large and noticeable but do not bulge out of the sockets.

Are there any specific techniques for applying false lashes or lash extensions to protruding eyes, and how can they be used to enhance their appearance?

Yes, choose lashes that are longer at the corners and trim the excess from the outer edges. Start by applying lash glue and wait for a few seconds. Apply mascara to the natural lashes and blend them with false lashes to complete the look.

Key Takeaways

    • You can highlight the bottom eyelashes and the inner corner of the eyes to achieve that dramatic protruding eye look.
    • The eyes look more defined when the eyeshadow is blended from the middle of the eye.
    • A black volumizing mascara can add volume and make your lashes fuller than they are.
    • The eyeliner should be used in moderation. A smudgy winged eyeliner can provide a more flattering look.
Makeup Hacks For Protruding Eyes

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Ramy GafniCelebrity Makeup Artist

Ramy is an eyebrow expert and celebrity makeup artist with 25 years of experience. He helps bring out the individual beauty of people and make them feel good about themselves. His clients include celebrities like Rihanna, Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, Lindsay Lohan, Nicole Richie, Naomi Watts, Kelly Ripa and Renee Zellweger. He strives to bring innovative formulas and products to...read full bio

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