It's not just the color of eye shadow that helps your eyes look bigger, it's also the application. By following a few simple tips on how to apply eye shadow, you can achieve the look of bigger, brighter eyes. Does this Spark an idea?
Prep your eyes for color. Tweeze your eyebrows to create a thinner, more defined shape. By tweezing, you will create more room to apply the eye shadow and allow your eyes to stand out more than your eyebrows. Before applying eye shadow, dust face powder over the eyelid using whatever you use for applying your face powder (preferably a brush). This helps prevent a crease from forming by adding a layer between the oil in your skin and the eye shadow.
Apply a neutral color eye shadow. Start at the inner corner of your eyelid, using the full eye shadow brush to apply the eye shadow evenly over the entire eyelid below the crease, the line that forms at the top of your eyelid when your eye opens.
Apply a medium to darker eye shadow evenly along the crease of the eyelid, and slightly above the crease. After wiping the brush clean with a dry towel, use it to lightly blend the darker eyeshadow in with the lighter shadow where the two colors meet (the crease).
Add a very light, white or off-white shimmer eyeshadow to help your eyes really stand out. After wiping the eye shadow brush clean with a dry towel, apply the light shimmer under the brow line. Use a small, thin eye shadow brush to apply the light-shimmer eye shadow carefully under the eye, just below the bottom lashes--similar to applying eyeliner.
- To create the illusion of longer, thicker lashes--which also helps your eyes look bigger--apply a dark eye shadow near the roots of your eyelashes after applying mascara and eyeliner.