Fast tips: How to fake big, awake eyes

12:0AM, Jul 10th 2012

Sleep deprived? Make-up tricks that fake large peepers making you look wide awake

Sleep deprived? No problem &#151 with some clever make-up tricks you can fake large peepers making you look wide awake, even if you've been up all night.

1. It's all white
Give your eyeballs the illusion of being bigger by lining the inner rim of your eyes with a white or flesh-toned pencil. Stand back and you'll notice the difference straight away!

2. Light is bright
The fastest way to make your eyes look small? By using a dark shadow. Skip the deep hues, and opt for pretty neutrals over your lids instead. Use a big fluffy brush, blending from the base of your top lashes, up to your brow bone. Follow with a slightly darker colour to contour your lids on the crease if you wish.

3. In the spotlight
Ask any great make-up artist the secret to a fabulous face and they'll tell you it's all about highlighting the areas of your face that you want to bring out. For small eyes, apply a luminiser to the inner corners to make them pop, and just underneath your brow bone so it catches the light.

4. Wing it
So your eyes are a little narrow or close together? Fake big peepers with a little winged liner. Simply draw your eyeliner slightly outwards and upwards from the outer, bottom corners of your lashes. You don't have to go all Angelina for this to work; subtle is best, especially for a daytime look.

5. Curl 'em
If you haven't tried curling your lashes before, we dare you to curl just one, step back and compare the two in a mirror. What do you notice? Yep, that's right: bigger, more glamorous eyes. Our top tip: eyelash curlers can be a little tricky when you first use them. The trick is to look down ahead as you place it over your lashes, and don't just curl at the base: curl at the base, middle and tips, and follow with a coat of curling mascara.

6. Extend the glamour
Still want more va-va-voom? Grab some individual fake lashes. By applying just a couple (say, three) to the outer, upper lashes, you'll add a hint of sexiness to your (faux) big eyes, without going OTT.

This article is from ninemsn's Your Beauty Spot

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