FOTD – Making Small Eyes Bigger

Posted by Lipglossiping On October - 9 - 2009

I don’t go on YouTube much, but I am partial to a bit of Pixiwoo, so when I saw their Basics Big Eyes/Small Eyes video I had to tune in…

This is the first time I’ve ever had a go at following along, I was curious to see if following the tips would have much effect in the hands of an amateur like me.

I think I can safely say that yes, I look rather bug-eyed!  You can compare with some of my other FOTDs here.


The main points for achieving a more open-eyed look were roughly (from memory so I hope I haven’t forgotten too much):

1. Stick to light(er) eyeshadow shades, including the crease colour.

2. Don’t box the eyes in with heavy eyeliner.  A thin line on the top lid with a little flick (my flicks are hidden here by my lashes).

3. A touch of pale eyeliner on the lower waterline. I’ve used white (it was all I had) but it’s a bit stark.  An ivory shade would be better for pale-ys like me.

4. Lashings of mascara or even some false lashes.

5. Highlight the inner corners with a pale eyeshadow.

6. Blend the eyeshadow under the eye a little lower than normal to create the false impression of larger eyes.

I think this is such a useful technique to create doe eyes.  Probably really great for the party season too as it’s calling out for a bit of glitter!  Illamasqua Static anyone?

Looking back over my old FOTDs I think I’m *slowly* getting a little bit better at this whole makeup malarky.  I flippin’ love makeup I do!

Have you tried any looks like this in an attempt to manipulate your features?  Perhaps you do it as part of your everyday routine?  My eyes are a little close together so I’m trying to learn how to execute the perfect eyeliner ‘flick’ which is supposed to make them appear further apart.  I guess the most common “manipulation” is highlighting and contouring skillfully.  Something I’ve yet to master!

4 Responses to “FOTD – Making Small Eyes Bigger”

  1. MizzWorthy says:

    You look very lovely like this – the technique clearly works!

  2. Rhamnousia says:

    I never thought you had small eyes, must stare closer at your face the next time you post, hehehe.

    I was convinced that I had small eyes but now I think they have grown into my face, I don’t feel them being as small as I thought they were. They’re no deer eyes sadly but I’m ok with what I have as I see a growth?

    However, thanks for testing this out, I may give it a whirl today. I bought a Stila eye pencil in their sample sale (it was makeup heaven) in a nude colour but it’s a bit too nude for me so it may work in the waterline.


  3. em says:

    oh your eyes do look bigger! I had never thought that they were small though hehe

    and your makeup looks have always been great! xo

  4. PCMP_Forever says:

    I agree with the others! Never thought your eyes were small. But yeah, your eyes do look wider in the picture. I am loving the look. And I <3 your blog! xxxx

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