How to Make your Eyes Look Wider

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How to Make your Eyes Look Wider

There are many ways you can enhance your looks using eye makeup. It will open up your eyes, which is really nice for someone with smaller eyes. Accenting your eye color can make a big difference, and you will be surprised at how much better you will look in pictures.

Some common mistakes women make is to pluck their eyebrows too thin; then, fill them in with a pencil, which will gives you a harsher look. Another mistake is women will choose mascara that is too dark, and they often allowi it to clump.

Eyeliner is meant to add definition and dimension to the eyes, but if you use just a dark black line that will also give a harsh impression.

Attractive Eyebrows

The Perfect Eyebrows

When you are preparing to tweeze your eyebrows, fist use a beige pencil or eyeliner to cover the hairs you plan to remove. This makes completing the task faster and will not over pluck. Keep your eyebrows thick,arched and full for a wide-eyed look. An eyebrow pencil will fill in any bare spots.

Green or Brown Eye Makeup


Eye Liner and Shadow Suggestions

Use cream eyeliner and a slanted brush when applying eye makeup, because this will give you more control then powders.

Try using two different shades of eye shadow from the same color family to achieve instant dimension. Apply the lighter color along the base of your eyelid and a darker color at the crease to add facial dimension. If you are using liquid eye liner, dap between the lashes to fill in any sparse spots.

If you want to emphasize the widest part of the eye, apply a thicker line on top of the lashes, and then fade the color toward the sides. Keeping the color more focused on the higher and lowest point of the eye to emphasize the widest eye section.

To emphasize the contour of the eye, only apply the eyeliner to the end of the natural eye crease. Concentrate the eye shadow in the middle of the lash line to achieve a more doe-eyed look.

Do not put eyeliner under the eye, but place it on the waterline; then, follow-up with a blending blush to add the eye shadow to achieve that smoky look.

If you have droopy eye lids, double up the mascara on the upper lashes. An angled brush will make this task easier.

A Q-tip is a good way to blend colors and feather the pigments toward the eyelid crease. If you happen to wear glasses, it is a good idea to use light eye shadow so attention will be drawn to the shape of your eyes.

Try a dab of beige-colored pearl-colored eyeliner at the inner corner of your eyes, which will illuminate the area around the nose.

Using a shade of blue eyeliner will be to make the whites look brighter

During the cold seasons it is smart to use creams eye shadow rather than powder to avoid flaky eyelids.

Curled Eye Lashes



Some women use Vaseline on their eye lashes before bed at night.

Curling your eyelashes will open your eyes up so they will stand out. Start at the root of your lash; then, gently close the curler shut three times. Strive for a natural curl as a crimped lash is not attractive. It is worthwhile to invest in a better quality eyelash curler for the gentle hinge and extra padding.

Begin putting mascara on the tips of the eyelashes in an upward direction. Wait for a few seconds, and then continue to apply the mascara to the base of the lashes by using quick right to left strokes. This will cause your lasted to look thicker.

A top coat of shiny and black mascara will give your lashes look shiny.

Makeup Supplies

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Makeup Ideas

Use a little highlighter and place it down the center of your nose or sides, as this will light up the middle of the face.

Dark circle can be camouflaged more easily by using peachy colored concealers under the eyes rather than yellow-based ones.

Use powder two to three shades darker than your natural skin as this will make your eyes look larger, and it will also look better in pictures.

False eyelashes are always an option, particularly if your lashes are thin.

What are the Best Colors to use?

Typically women with green eyes should use warm sandy colored shades. Pinks and golds work well for brown eyed women. Most shades of blue work well for anyone.

There are many soft gel eyeliner colors in purple, navy, green or violet that can be easily smudged up to the crease that will draw attention to your eyes.

Use lighter shades of eye makeup for days and the darker hues work well in the evenings.

Just a bright color of lipstick can make your eyes look bigger.

Makeup 101: How to apply Eye Makeup


Most women like to look attractive and using some makeup achieves this goal. Sometimes just keeping nice think eyebrows groomed and a little light mascara is enough makeup for you. If you choose to use eye shadows, learning how to apply them correctly and use colors that enhance your looks is worth the effort. I hope some of these various tips are helpful to you.

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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Hi Pamela,

Very useful hub here as to applying eye makeup to make one's eyes appear more open. My eyes are hazel, so I like to use a creamy eyeliner in sort of a raisin color, as it is made especially for those with hazel eyes, and it does actually bring out the different specks of color. I do not use a brow pencil. I have my eyebrows waxed by a professional for a more cleaner look. I am not good at the plucking part myself. When I was young, I used an eyelash curler, which really did open up the eyes. I use a little eye shadow sometimes.

I like the other tips that I were not aware of, such as using a darker power, etc. and peachy colored under eye concealer.

Voted up ++ and sharing

God bless, Faith Reaper

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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

LOL...obviously this doesn't apply to me, Pamela, but I wanted to wish you a great weekend, so now I have. :)

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rebeccamealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

Awesome! I will have to get the stuff for the green eyes. Very unique, and oh so pretty!

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Pamela99 3 years ago from United States Author

Faith, I glad some of the tips were helpful. I used to use an eyelash curler but haven't for years now. Maybe I should. My father had hazel eyes and I love the color. It sounds like you have it all figured out. Thanks for your commetns. Blessings.

Billy, I hope you have a wonderful weekend as well. Thanks for the comments.

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Pamela99 3 years ago from United States Author

rebeccca, I think color is more important than we realized and I plan to do some shopping also. I appreciate your comments.

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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

As you know living in Florida with the heat and humidity wearing makeup is kind of pointless, but I appreciate your tips! :)

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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

Hi Pamela, this is so useful, as I have got older I noticed that my eye makeup has had to be completely changed, and I am still trying out new ideas, so thanks! voted up and shared, nell

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AudreyHowitt 3 years ago from California


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

You covered the waterfront with this excellent treatise on eye makeup, Pamela. Thanks for your efforts and the great photos.

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Vellur 3 years ago from Dubai

Great ideas to enhance the eyes. I prefer the natural look that you have mentioned at the end!! Great write.

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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Hi Pamela - What a wonderful, useful and awesome hub this is. And the video is excellent!

Bookmarking this and voted up, useful, awesome, interesting and pinning plus sharing. Thank you!

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Pamela99 3 years ago from United States Author

Linda, I agree that FL is a tough place to wear much makeup. I only use a little makeup and it is waterproof. Thanks for the comments.

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Pamela99 3 years ago from United States Author

Nell Rose, I think as we age that would probably be true for most people. I appreciate the comments.

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Pamela99 3 years ago from United States Author

Thank you for your comment.

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Pamela99 3 years ago from United States Author

drbj, I wanted to get some tips in for all different types of people and their uniqued tastes. Thank you for your comments.

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Pamela99 3 years ago from United States Author

Vellur, Some people really do not need much makeup and natural is certainly a valid choice. I appreciate your commens.

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Pamela99 3 years ago from United States Author

Audry, I am so glad you enjoyed the hub and found it helpful. Thank you so much for your comments and the share.

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Sue Bailey 3 years ago from South Yorkshire, UK

Really enjoyed reading the tips on this hub. I will be trying them out. Voted up and shared

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Pamela99 3 years ago from United States Author

Sue, I am glad you enjoyed the tips and I appreciate your comments.

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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

I watched the video and learned some new techniques using eye makeup. Thank you Pam...

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Pamela99 3 years ago from United States Author

Ruby, I'm glad the hub was useful to you and I appreciate your comments.

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epbooks 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

Great hub. I like the techniques and the pictures as well. Thanks for posting. Voted up, useful and beautiful!

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Pamela99 3 years ago from United States Author

epbooks, I am glad you found this hub so helpful. I acutally learned some new things for myself also. Thanks for your comments.

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starbright 3 years ago from Scandinavia

Very helpful hub, learned some things too about eye makeup. Thanks for sharing. Voted up.

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Pamela99 3 years ago from United States Author

starbright, I am glad this hub was helpful. I appreciate your comments and the share.

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teaches12345 3 years ago

Pamela, I wouldn't go out of the house without a bit of makeup. It is just how my mom raised me: to always look put together. I appreciate your tips on how to look your best. I prefer the cream eyeshadows but have a hard time finding them in stores. Voted up.

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Pamela99 3 years ago from United States Author

Dainna, I have always used powders, but we have a new store here called ULTA. I think they probably have the creams. I'm glad you enjoyed the hub and I appreciate your comments.

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midget38 3 years ago from Singapore

My right eye is a little smaller than my left, so I do try these! Thanks for sharing, Pamela!

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Pamela99 3 years ago from United States Author

Midget, I doubt anyone notices it but you, but make-up techniques should help. Thanks for your comments.

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Sunshine625 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

I'm back to share these tips once again. I've noticed that some women are just clueless with applying eye makeup. We are here to help them! :)

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Pamela99 2 years ago from United States Author

Linda, You are right about some women being clueless. I appreciate your comments.

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FemaleAdda Social 6 weeks ago

For getting wider look of eyes, you should apply dark eye shadow and dark black eyeliner. Nice tips about eyes makeup. Thank for sharing it.

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Pamela99 5 weeks ago from United States Author

Thank you for your comments.

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