Eyeliner is a magical tool created to define and beautify eyes. Applied correctly, eyeliner can make eyes look larger, wider and more awake. Choosing the right color and type of eyeliner is vital to avoid looking like a panda or like you have a black eye. Highlighting smaller or wearier eyes with eyeliner can transform your face from tired to bright and awake. Once you know how to make your eyes look wider and more awake with eyeliner, you'll wonder how you lived without it. Does this Spark an idea?
Sharpen your eyeliner pencil before application for the best results. A blunt pencil creates a messy line rather than a steady, neat one.
Close your eye and hold it shut gently with your pointer finger.
Apply a fine line of eyeliner as close to your lash line as possible. Experiment with different colors until you find the one that makes you look the most alert. Light- to medium-colored eyeliners usually work best for awakening tired eyes.
Fix any mistakes with a cotton bud dipped in eye makeup remover.
Use light-colored or shimmery eyeliner in the corner of your eyes closest to your nose to make them appear even wider.
- Use a light colored eye shadow as a base and smudge a darker or brighter color on the outer corner of your eyelids.
- Be careful not to poke yourself in the eye when using a sharp eyeliner pencil.