5 Secret Tricks to Make your Eyes Look Bigger

Makeup is a great tool for altering or emphasizing your features without having to resort to cosmetic surgery. Makeup artists use an ensemble of tricks on a daily basis and the good news is that you can recreate these methods in your own home. Your eye makeup, in particular, can completely transform your face, so if you want to make your peepers look big and beautiful, here are five secret tips for making your eyes look larger.

Banish Puffiness

Puffy, tired eyes make your appearance look lacklustre rather than luminous. Naturally, the best way to eliminate swollen eyes is to ensure you’re getting at least eight hours sleep every night. We know that it’s not always possible, especially if you lead a busy lifestyle, so give these a try instead; drink at least eight glasses of water per day to keep hydrated, use an eye mask or patches (a product that can be placed over the undereye area is awesome for this!) to cool and refresh the area, and finally, apply a cooling eye gel – one with a metal rollerball applicator is perfect!

Concealing Dark Circles

Dark circles make your eyes look smaller, so applying concealer will help to brighten your whole eye area. First, apply a color correcting concealer. If you’re pale with purple shadows under your eyes, a pink concealer will cancel out darkness, whereas a yellow concealer works well on tanned skin with purple/blue shadows. Those with dark skin should opt for an orange toned concealer.

Once you’ve applied a color correcting concealer, it’s time to add your regular concealer which will help to brighten your eyes. A light, liquid concealing pen will enhance your eyes without creasing or appearing cakey. Alternatively, try mixing a liquid concealer with a small amount of MAC’s strobe cream – this simple trick is guaranteed to make you look wide awake!

Define Your Lashes

Long, voluminous lashes are envied by women around the world. To achieve beautiful, defined lashes, first prep with an eyelash curler. Next, follow with one or two coats of mascara (a brown/black shade looks more natural than black). Concentrate on applying your mascara to the outwards of your lashes, rather than the center as this will create width.

Avoid Eyeliner On Your Lower Waterline

Eyeliner on your lower waterline will only make your eyes look smaller. Instead, apply blended soft brown or colored liner to the outer corner of the lashline and use a nude or white liner on the lower waterline. White and nude shades brighten your eyes, giving the effect of a larger eye area. Highlighting the inner and outer corner of your eyes will also enhance your peepers.

Work Your Brows

Your eyebrows frame your whole face, as well as providing a frame for your eyes. To groom your brows, pluck any stray hairs below or above your eyebrow area. Next, brush your brows with a spoolie – Anastasia Duo Brushes are ideal for grooming and shaping your brow area. If you have thick brows, set them with a clear brow gel to retain their shape throughout the day or if you have sparse brows, apply a colored wax or powder with a small angled brush to add shape and definition.

How Eyelash Extensions Changed My Life

Considering investing in eyelash extensions? You could just be about to shake up your entire beauty regime. Forget endless time spent every morning slathering on layer after layer of mascara, only for it to clump, or worse – run down your face at the slightest drop of moisture. FYI, looking like a budget version of Beyoncé in Why Don’t You Love Me is hardly office chic. With professional eyelash extensions, you’ll wake up every morning with your eyes bright and ready to take on the day – post coffee, obviously.

We caught up with a group of lash lovers to chat about how much they loved their eyelash extensions, and it’s safe to say they were chuffed. “I just loved being able to still channel my inner Kim Kardashian while in the gym”, joked Laura. We feel ya, girl. While it’s way better for your skin to ditch the makeup pre-workout, sometimes you want to retain a little bit of sass, right?

“The look the lashes gave me was really versatile”, she smiled, “so I could dress up my eye makeup for a night out or stay natural for the daytime”. We totally agree. At High Glam Beauty, we aim to make your lash set look natural yet effective, to take you from day to night. If you prefer a more natural look, just tell your lash technician, or if you’re feeling ultra confident, go all out with a more dramatic look by adding thicker lashes to your set.

“OMG, I cringe thinking back to the days when I would go out with strip lashes on!” laughed Meagan, as she scrolled back through her Instagram page to show us a photo circa 2013, with a deep grimace cast over her face. It’s so true. You can say goodbye to the leaky lash glue that’s been haunting the bottom of your makeup bag – and the perpetual state of fear of losing a lash at every gust of wind! “It sounds so silly but I honestly think my lash extensions have changed my life – I can’t imagine going back to mascara!”

With lash extensions from High Glam Beauty, you’ll be as hooked as our lovely ladies, Laura and Meagan, in no time. Our lash technicians are fully trained to work with your natural hair colour and general style, to create a unique set of lashes tailored to you. The sweat and water resistance keeps your beauty game on point in any weather, during any sport, and even when you’re sobbing at the Notebook. Just be sure to keep up with your maintenance refills for optimum lasting power.

To complete your look, pair your on-point lashes with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Kit, to keep up that brow game and work your #highglam look all day.

Have eyelash extensions changed your life? Tag us in your best lash game selfie on Instagram @HighGlamBeauty and tell us more!

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