As they say, the eyes are the window to the soul. Accentuating your eyes puts your emotions at the front of your face, making you more expressive, helping you to stand out from the crowd and enhancing your natural beauty.
From the right concealer to false eyelashes, there are several ways to enhance your eyes with a larger, more visible appearance. Below, we’ve listed five of our top tactics, all of which are easy to put into practice using regular makeup and beauty products.
Focus on your eyebrows
While they might not seem related, the shape and thickness of your eyebrows has a big impact on the appearance of your eyes. Think of your eyes as a painting and your eyebrows as the top half of the surrounding frame.
Keeping your eyebrows in good condition is an important part of accentuating your eyes. If you can, procedures like microblading are a great option. Alternatively, you can tweeze extra hairs if and when you need to in order to create a flattering, arched shape.
Accentuate your eye crease
Like your eyebrows, your eye crease is an important part of the visual frame that sets your eyes apart from your other facial features. Focus on making your crease defined to draw attention to your eyes and enhance your natural beauty.
When it comes to defining your crease, moderation is key. Stick to matte formulas, which are the least likely to look overly bold, and use a fluffy eye crease brush for a precise application of your preferred eye shadow.
Use false eyelashes effectively
Your eyelashes play a major role in framing and drawing attention to your eyes, making the right pair of false eyelashes a powerful tool for enhancing your appearance and giving your eyes the right amount of extra “oomph.”
Contrary to popular belief, false eyelashes aren’t as expensive as you might think. Brands such as Ardell offer a huge variety of natural-looking false eyelashes in different sizes, all with pricing that’s very affordable.
Make dark circles invisible
It’s a common situation -- you wake up, shower and start getting ready for your day, only to spot dark circles underneath your eyes. Dark circles set your eyes back visually, making them appear smaller and less impressive than they really are.
Luckily, hiding dark circles is simple. Choose a concealer that matches your skin tone and style, then apply it below your eyes and further down your cheeks. Stick to the classic “V” pattern for maximum coverage and blending for a brighter, more consistent appearance.
Lighten your inner creases
The inner creases of your eyes -- the inner corners, close to the tear ducts -- have a surprisingly large impact on your appearance.
For larger looking eyes, try applying a tiny amount of highlighter to the inner corner of each eye, along with your other makeup. This seemingly small change can really expand the inner portion of your eyes, giving them a more dramatic, expressive look.