“No object is mysterious. The mystery is your eye.”
– Elizabeth Bowen, Irish Novelist and Short Story Writer.
When words fail you, it’s your eyes that do the talking. A window to your soul, your eyes not only express more in silence but also hold deep mysteries that are yet to be unraveled. Hence, it’s no surprise that when you get down to your makeup routine, you spend extra time in playing up your eyes, making sure they look beautifully mesmerizing!
Today, we have eight secret eye and other makeup tricks in store for you that’ll ensure your eyes speak more than your lips ever could!
1. Accentuate Your Eyebrows
Your eyes are incomplete without those brows that serve as their crowning glory. However, if you have light eyebrows, your eyes may end up looking dull despite the usual eyeliner routine. The easiest way to fix this is to fill in your eyebrows with the help of makeup tools such as eyebrow pencils, eyeshadows, and wax. This will help you achieve that beautiful arching eyebrow look!
2. Invest In A Good Highlighter
To make your eyes look good, simply enhancing them with the help of cosmetics is not enough. You have to pay equal attention to the rest of your face, especially your cheeks so that your eyes stand out as the talking point. A highlighter can help you with that. This beauty enhancer gives a glow to your skin and helps in highlighting your eyes. Try contouring your eyebrows and the inner corners of your eyes with a little bit of highlighter to make them more expressive!
3. Go For Cat Eyes
A winged eyeliner will make your eyes more suggestive! Both cat eyes and winged eyeliners are two makeup tricks that will never go out of fashion. Depending on what you’re comfortable with (a retractable kajal pencil or an eyeliner), draw arrows towards the outer corners of your eyes to get an even look. We suggest that you use a waterproof and smudge-proof kajal or eyeliner.
4. Smoky Eyes For The Win!
The smoky eye technique is so popular that celebrities, from Kareena Kapoor to Priyanka Chopra, use it for almost all their red carpet looks! This eye makeup trick is bold, dramatic, and sure to grab instant eyeballs from onlookers (see what I did there)! We love smoky eyes because that’s one look that can go from office desk to dinner date and still make you appear fresh, glamorous, and obviously, expressive! There are plenty of tutorials available online for you to try.
5. Highlight Your Eyes With White Eye Pencil
This is a vanity box must-have and yet an item that most girls give a pass when preparing their monthly cosmetic shopping list! Don’t do that this time and get yourself a white eye pencil; especially if you have small eyes and want them to look bigger. Apply this pencil to the inner corners of your eyes, gently blending it with a blending brush. If you want a more dramatic effect, apply the white eye pencil to the inner rim of your eyes as well.
6. Curl Your Eyelashes
Have you ever noticed how the eyelashes of every single Disney princess on this planet has a well-defined upward curve? And it looks gorgeous AF! Droopy or straight eyelashes can make your eyes look tired and lackluster. The simplest way to fix that is not to get fake eyelashes (they look awfully unnatural) but to curl your existing ones with the help of an eyelash curler. Curling your eyelashes will bring out your eyes’ natural beauty to the fullest!
7. Top It Off With Mascara
Curling your eyelashes is a sure-shot way to make them look pretty. But you can take that a step ahead and add volume to your eyelashes with the help of mascara! Mascara can also lengthen your eyelashes, ensuring your eyes spellbind your beau in their gaze! Start by placing the mascara wand at the very base of your eyelashes (closest to your eyes) and grazing the wand through the entire length while looking up. Make sure you cover every lash.
8. Keep Your Lips Nude
If you really want your eyes to be the focal point, you’ll have to tone down the rest of your makeup. Which means no bright red or pink lips! In fact, you can’t even go for darker, richer shades such as plum or burgundy as they can take the spotlight away from your eyes. To enhance your eyes, go for either a shiny (but not sparkly) lip gloss or a pretty nude lipstick that compliments your skin tone.
Have you tried out any of these tricks? Give them a shot to see how your eyes brighten up and become your best feature even when you thought they couldn’t possibly achieve that status!