December 2, 2021News
Do you ever wish that you could charge your eyes? Maybe you think they’re too big. Perhaps you wish you could have larger eyes that stood out against the rest of your features. We all know the power of eyeliner to transform your makeup, but did you know it can do more than that?
With the right products and placement, you can drastically change the shape of your eyes within just a few strokes. This makeup hack is one that we found courtesy of TikTok and that we’ve been experimenting with over the last few weeks. We can confirm it really does work – and it’s a gamechanger for your everyday makeup routine.
Whether you’re a makeup beginner or a seasoned professional, anyone can recreate this makeup hack at home with products you’ll already have in your makeup bag. Are you ready to transform your makeup look? Grab an eyeliner and follow along below!
When we’re talking about eye makeup, it’s worth remembering that it accounts for all the makeup in your eye area, including your brows. The first step to making your eyes appear larger is to lift your eyebrows by applying concealer along the brow bone to give the appearance of a natural highlighter.
Instead of reaching for your tried and tested black eyeliner first, ditch it in favour of a white eyeliner. A white liner is the secret to opening your eyes and making them appear wider. You want to start by applying the white liner to the inner corner of your eye before carrying it down along your lower lash line to the corner of your eye.
Take a transition shade – such as a caramel hue – and gently blend it into your crease. You want to make sure that you’re working in upward motions to help lift your eyes and give the illusion of them being larger in size.
Now you can take your favourite liquid eyeliner and create a cat eye. You want to aim to create as smooth a line as possible, working from the inner corner and outwards on a curve. The line should gradually become thicker as you move away from the inner corner and towards the flick. You want to avoid making the flick too thick as this can make your eyes appear smaller. The flick should be proportional with your eyes.
Take your eyeliner and carry it down through the outer corner of your eye, stopping before you hit the iris. Take your liquid eyeliner and use it to apply small lash-like strokes onto your skin. They should look like eyelashes and start from the line you just made.
Grab a pair of false eyelashes and apply them directly above your natural lashes. You can use an eyelash curler for a more natural finish and to help blend your natural and false lashes together. If you want a little extra volume, use a coat of mascara to blend everything together.
If you’re looking to make your eyes smaller, you’ll essentially be doing the opposite of everything in the list above. Start by taking a black kohl liner and applying it to your lower lash line.
Take a dark neutral shade and apply it all over your eyelid using a shader brush, blending the colour into your crease. Using your liquid eyeliner, apply a medium-size line from the inner corner to the end of your eye.
Unlike the makeup look below, you want to end your eyeliner when you reach the corner of your eye. You don’t want to add a flick to the end. Instead, take your liquid eyeliner and carry the line down through the outer corner of your eye, stopping before your hit the iris.
You can decide to skip on eyeliner if you want a more natural and smaller looking eyes. Unlike the look above, you won’t be using false eyelashes. You can always apply a coat of mascara to lengthen your eyelashes.
We love using these makeup hacks to make our eyes appear larger or smaller. If you’re going for a natural look, we think the hack for larger eyes is the perfect way to show off your liquid eyeliner and to help make your lipstick pop. If you want a more lowkey look, the smaller eye look is ideal for every day use.
What is your must-try TikTok makeup hack? Leave us a link and tell us about it in the comments below!
If eyes are the window to your soul, then your eyebrows are the curtains. They frame your face and can change your look with just one stroke of product. There are dozens of eyebrow colours and products for you to choose from – whether you prefer to use a brow pencil, gel, or a wax. Amongst all the different formulas and product types, it can be even more confusing to find the right eyebrow colour that compliments your hair and skin.
One of the biggest trends in beauty right now is neon. It’s neon lights everywhere you look. The resurgence of the beauty trends is in no small part due to the Y2K aesthetic, which is making everyone experiment with colour. It’s no surprise that after almost 18 months of living through a pandemic, that people want to see colour back in their lives. Neon eyeshadow is an easy way to experiment with colour without having to buy a whole new makeup bag.
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