Makeup Tricks For Opening Up Your Eyes

If the eyes are the window to the soul, play up this feature, and you'll look more open and attractive (you may even find yourself making all sorts of new acquaintances). "Go big or go home" could be your new makeup mantra when it comes to your eyes.

Beautiful eyes

Following these tricks to make your eyes look bigger will help you appear more perky and awake, upping your attractiveness, as the eyes have the ability to draw people in. Creating a more magnetic appearance takes a little more effort when doing your face in the morning — here's how.

Play up those eyelashes by curling them

One absolute must for emphasizing your eyes is using your eyelash curler. If you are not yet using this tool every day, make a resolution to start. Curling your lashes instantly perks up your look, as it visually widens your eyes and makes your lashes stand out. Best of all, it takes less than a minute; just clamp the curler at the base of your bare lashes, and hold for 10 seconds.

Apply mascara

This is one of the best ways to emphasize your eyes. Lengthening versions will add more eye-opening benefits, but volumizing mascaras will make your eyes stand out more. Try applying both types of mascara to get the best of both worlds. If you don't like to fuss with an eyelash curler (see above), try a curling mascara so you benefit from both the makeup itself and the curling action all at once.

Play with winged eyeliner

Extending your eyeliner past the outer corners of your eyes is not only a hot spring makeup trend; the winged tip helps to visually extend your eyes outward. If you've never worn eyeliner this way before, experiment with different line thicknesses until you feel comfortable with the look. What you want to avoid, though, is lining the top lashes and the inner rims of your bottom lashes, as this can make your eyes look smaller by closing them in.

Line with white liner

White eyeliner along the inner rims of your lower lash lines will enhance the whites of your eyes, instantly giving you the look of big peepers.

Apply a sheer, shimmery eyeshadow

For a quick eyeshadow application that'll perk up your eye area and help make your eyes look wider, simply sweep on a wash of a neutral shimmery shade over your entire lid. The slight iridescence will catch the light for a pretty look that will make you appear alert, awake and full of energy.

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