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HOW TO CREATE THE OPTICAL ILLUSION OF HAVING WIDE SPACED EYES

Updated on March 30, 2012
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E.T. HAS EYES A LITTLE TOO FAR APART!


I read this interesting bit of information just recently: One of the first things modeling agencies look for when evaluating whether to take on a new girl as a model, is if her eyes are spaced WIDELY APART on her face!


Yes, it's true. Wide space eyes = beauty.


Do you find this information to be odd? Well, just think about it for a moment. Eyes spaced too closely together (which is defined as "less than one eye length" apart) do not photograph as well. The eyes look too jammed together - the owner of the eyes appears shifty...even, dare I say, more masculine.


Wide spaced eyes are pretty and .feminine. Why is this? Is it because wide spaced eyes make a face look more open, innocent, and youthful?


Or is it because wide spaced eyes are hallmarks of prey animals, whereas close spaced eyes belong to the preditors? Hmmm......a bit of a sexist thought, admittedly.....


Or is it because, according to the Science of Beauty, a shorter, wider face is simply more attractive on a female over all, as opposed to a long thin face which would naturally have closer together eyes?


Of course I am not talking about eyes spaced sooooo far apart, the owner resembles E.T.! Just, nicely spaced apart.


After I read this interesting tidbit, I was on a mission to "study eyes."


"Wow, that newswoman's eyes are so close together!" I announced to my husband one evening.


My husband thought this was a very odd comment.


"Look at her eyes!" i exclaimed to my daughter, after doing a search on Google Images and coming up with a gorgeous girl with, you guessed it, wide spaced eyes.


"She looks weird," my daughter proclaimed, sticking her nose up in the air.


I know what that response meant. It meant, "I am jealous because I think she is prettier than me."


Anyway, I must concur with the evidence. Wide spaced eyes on a woman just look....better.


But now....HOLY COW...what about ME???????


My eyes are just...AVERAGE spaced (as defined as aproximately one eye length apart).


Now that I have determined that wide spaced eyes truly ARE more attractive, how can I make mine look further apart?


After all, there is no surgery that can literaly PUSH your eyes apart (is there)?


So....I did what all of us women do when confronted with a beauty truth we wish to emulate but were not born with...


MAKE-UP TO THE RESCUE!


Make-up tricks...little optical illusions we create on our face.


Here is what I have learned (after doing MORE research on the subject) about how to make your eyes look further apart, if you are interested:


Well actually, we will start with something you should NEVER do.


DO NOT LINE YOUR EYES ALL THE WAY AROUND ON THE BOTTOM WITH BIG HEAVY BLACK LINER!!!! This is a common mistake many women make. This optical illusion actually makes your eyes look CLOSER TOGETHER (and smaller...YUCK)!


What you should do instead, is: ONLY LINE YOUR EYES FROM THE OUTER CORNER TO HALF-WAY IN (or to be more precise, to the widest part of your eye)... AND THEN STOP! Also, copper or green or turquois or gold or just about ANY OTHER COLOR is a lot less harsh than the way-overused black...and don't forge to SMUDGE your liner


If you must use black, just use it on the outer corner to half-way in....and substitute another color (turquoise, green, violet, etc...) for the rest of your eye. (Unless, of course, your eyes are already widely spaced apart...in which case, you do not NEED this advice, and why are you here? Just kidding)!


.MAKE CAT EYES, if you are young enough to pull it off! (However, this is not recommended for professional business women).


BRUSH ON DARKER or MORE INTENSE COLORED EYE-SHADOW FROM THE WIDEST PART OF YOUR EYE, BACK...lighter color goes in front, towards your nose.


WEAR A DAB OF WHITE OR OTHER BRIGHT COLOR EYE-SHADOW IN THE INNER CORNER OF YOUR EYE (a red carpet trick many celebrities use to make their eyes appear further apart).


ADORN THE OUTER CORNER OF YOUR EYE WITH SMALL STICK ON JEWELS, TO BRING THE EYE OUTWARD (and to make yourself look more exotic)!


PLUCK YOUR EYE-BROWS WITH A HIGH ARCH GOING OVER THE WIDEST PART OF YOUR EYE...MAKE SURE YOUR EYEBROWS DO NOT COME SO FAR FORWARD THAT THEY ALMOST MEET IN THE MIDDLE.. (Well, I guess a mono-brow is always a no-no).


GET OVER YOUR FEAR OF FALSE LASHES! NO, WEARING THEM WILL NOT TURN YOU INTO TAMMY FAYE BAKER! UTILIZE FALSE LASHES WISELY...WEAR ONLY A SELECT FEW, AND PLACE THEM ON THE OUTER CORNER OF YOUR EYES, ONLY...THERE AGAIN, TO VISUALLY BRING YOUR EYES OUTWARD, THUS CREATING THE ILLUSION OF "WIDENESS."


So there you go! Have I personally tried any of the above tricks?


OF COURSE I HAVE!


Do they work?


I think they do.


Optical illusions are cool! Foundation itself creates an optical illusion....the illusion of flawless skin! Push-up bras? The illusion of perkier breasts! Hair extensions? The illusion of thicker, healthier, often longer hair!


I could go on forever....but there are more hubs to write

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      ladysonoma 5 years ago

      Lol... great article. Yes, there is some truth to it. I used to model and I have wide spaced eyes as well, though I always want to bring them together.

      I really didn't understand it until I started learning photoshop. If they're too close together, they're harder work with, I find. There's something about the shadows, also I think that they look a little bit older, and more serious.

      But I agree with your theories on why modeling industry prefers wide eyes. Youth and innocent, and even the prey predator thing. It's an industry that really is run by men.

      In real life, a balanced eye space is good, I think. These models, and maybe even myself, don't look as good in real life, I don't think.

      Here's a pic of my wide spaced eyes:

      http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af200/ladylava...

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      pinkydoo 5 years ago from New York

      I think wide spaced eyes are interesting on a women. I wish mine were further apart, so I do make-up tricks!

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      fishy 4 years ago

      You look like an alien.

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      pinkydoo 4 years ago from New York

      Yea, some people think that. There's this newswoman who my husband thinks looks like an alien...I think she's pretty, though. Beauty is subjective, of course...it's all a matter of opinion!

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      jj 3 years ago

      There are some very helpful make-up tips in here, but considering this article is targeted towards those who are insecure of their close-set eyes, the author probably shouldn't have started off by making us feel even worse about it...

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      Beauty master 23 months ago

      Great page! I have always been looking for ways to make my eyes appear further apart, and frankly I could not find any decent tips .

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