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Eight secrets from a makeup artist for making your eyes stand out

You don’t need to be a makeup guru to make your eyes look bigger and more expressive. Knowing a few little secrets is the key to success, and then everyone will be charmed by your attractive look.

Lily, a talented makeup artist, has revealed some secrets especially for Bright Side

Accent the eyebrows

Having made the focus on the eyebrows, you can either accentuate your facial features or improve your face’s overall symmetry. Brows can open up the entire eye area, making your face shape narrower or wider. Eye shadows and eyebrow pencils can help to create the perfect shape of the eyebrows. For example, eyebrow mascaras can add volume to the eyebrows, and eyebrow gel can keep them in place.

Apply white eyeliner pencil to the waterline

If you want to make your eyes look fresh and bright, just apply a white eyeliner pencil or liquid eyeliner to the waterline. Light shades like ivory or pearl colors are perfect for this.

To make your arrows look perfect, draw them as dotted lines first. Once you feel satisfied with the outline, connect the dots carefully. The larger the dots are the thicker the arrow will be.

Use highlighter

To brighten your eyes, use a highlighter or pearl-colored eye shadow. Apply them onto the brow bone, to the inner corner of your eyes, and to the center of your eyelid.

Curl eyelashes

If you have straight or limp eyelashes, you'd better use an eyelash curler. Curl your lashes before applying mascara, starting at the base of your lashes. Apply mascara by placing the wand at the roots of your lashes and moving it up. False lashes can also help to make your eyes look bigger. 

Apply beige eye shadows

A light-brown eye shadow palette is perfect for everyone without any exceptions! Apply light shadow to the eyelid, make the color darker in the outer corner, and then apply a light color again to the crease. It’ll help to accentuate the shape of your eyes.

Darken the lash line

Darkening the lash line will make your eyes stand out. You can smoothly blend your dark shadow until you can no longer see a hard line between your light shadow and the dark one.

Blue shadow can brighten your eyes

Blue looks best on women who have green, brown, or blue eyes. This color will make your eyes look deeper and more expressive. 

Don’t be afraid of color

You can use colorful eye shadows to add an accent or to apply all over your eyelid. Also, a win-win solution is to use the shade that matches your iris color. To brighten your look, apply complementary colors.

Model: Anastasia N.
Makeup: Lily
Photographer: Roman Zakharchenko

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