We typically find ourselves wishing for a wide-eyed look due to the way it instantly conveys a well-rested alertness.
If you’re of the same mind, prepare to master makeup tricks you’ll use forever.
1. Pale Liner: First trick—lining the bottom lid with a white or beige pencil—is basically an optical illusion. It neutralizes the colour of the waterline, making it look like it’s actually part of the eye. Skip the optic white pencil in favour of something with a hint of peach or cream—it’ll look a touch more subtle.
2. Lower-Lid Mascara: Make your mascara really pop by going over the under-eye area with concealer first. The contrast of dark mascara to brightened skin will frame the entire eye, though product on the lower lash runs the risk of smudging. Waterproof mascara is best for avoiding any makeup transferring onto your skin. Keep the eye-brightening concealer in place by dusting a light layer of powder on top.
3. White Shadow: Adding a touch of light-reflecting silver or white eye shadow in the inner corner is an old brightening trick. To up the trick’s eye-opening powers, go with two products rather than one. Use a chubby pencil in a champagne colour and set with a powdered highlighter or a shadow that has some shimmer.
4. Mid-Eye Falsies: Putting lashes at the centre of the eye gives a doe-eyed, innocent appearance. Use individuals or cut a strip into a small, roughly quarter-inch section, and apply in the same manner you would on the upper lid.
5. Double Liner: It reshapes your eye in a huge way. You can extend or curve the lines for different effects. It’s fun to experiment with different coloured liners and how you layer them. To start, draw a classic cat-eye shape on the top lid with a dark color. Switch to a lighter shade and sketch a thin line under the lower lashes just at the end of the eye.