How to Make Eyes Look Bigger: 9 Simple Tips to Boost Your Eye Size

Have you ever wished your eyes were a little bit bigger? Maybe you have a big event coming up, or you’re just tired of people commenting on their size. No matter the reason, it is possible to make your eyes look bigger.

The eyes are the most expressive part of any person’s face. They can tell volumes without having to say a word. And while you definitely don’t want to overdo it, there are some techniques you can use to make them look bigger and more youthful.

This article talks about the different ways to make your eyes look bigger than they actually are. It includes fun makeup tips and skin care tips that have been tested and trusted by many different people, so let’s get to it.

How to Make Eyes Look Bigger

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1. Calm Your Eyes                                                         

You know what they say, “A tired eye is a dull eye” Dark circles are one of the first things people notice on your face, so they can have a big impact on how your eyes look.

To make your eyes look bigger, start by using an eye pad or eye patch to reduce any puffiness or dark circles that might be around your eyes. You can also use an ice pack or place some ice cubes on your eyes for about 5 minutes to calm your eyes.

Apply an eye cream or a moisturizer afterward to hydrate the skin around the eyes, which will reduce any puffiness due to dryness or lack of sleep.

2. Shape Your Brows

Eyebrows frame your eyes, so it is important to shape them in a way that makes your eyes look bigger. To do this, start by tweezing any hair that is outside of your natural eyebrows.

Then use a pencil to draw out the shape of your desired eyebrow by tracing your natural eyebrow. After this, you can use an eyebrow gel or powder to fill in your brows with whatever thickness and color that you desire before you take a step back and examine how they look.

3. Cover-up with Concealer

One of my most favorite tricks is using concealer to make my eyes look bigger. It’s surprisingly simple and can be done in seconds. You don’t need to buy any expensive products; all you need is your finger and some concealer.

The first thing to do is to choose a concealer that is most suitable for the shade and texture of your skin. A good place to start is by looking at your skin tone and then matching that with the color of the concealer.

After this, apply the concealer on specific areas of your face such as under your eyes, around your nose area, cheekbones, and any other part you’d like to cover up. Then blend the concealer in with a brush or sponge for a smooth finish.

Concealer will work best if it has a matte finish and is applied with a fingertip. In addition, you should apply the concealer in small dabs and blend outwards to perfect the look.

SEE: How To Properly Cover Dark Under-Eye Circles With Concealers

4. Draw a Winged Line

This is one of the best ways to make your eyes look at least 2x bigger. The result is that it makes your eyes appear subtly brighter and more awake, which will also create that desired “wide-eyed” effect.

Start by drawing a line from the corner of your eye to the outer corner of your eye. Then fill the space in between your eyelid and the top line with the eyeliner. Finally, draw a subtle line just below your lower lashes, connecting it with the top line, to form a “wing.”

Use eyeliner on the inner rim of your eye for more definition. This will also make your eyes look more open and draw attention to the center of your iris.

5. Line Your Waterline

This is one of the oldest tricks in the book to make eyes look bigger. It is also often referred to as “smudging” or “tight lining”. Lining your waterline with an eyeliner pencil or liquid liner can make your eyes look bigger and even more awake.

Start lining your lower lash lines with liquid liner, pencil, or even a creamy eye shadow to create a thin line right at the natural waterline. Draw it close to your lashes, but not over them. Now go back over this area to build up the thickness of the line.

The key is to line your waterline as thin as possible without making it too sparse by skipping spaces between each line you draw.    

6. Curl Your Lashes

Another trick to making your eyes look bigger is to curl your eyelashes. It might seem like a lot of work, but it’s worth it. Curling your eyelashes helps to give them more shape and volume. It also opens the eye, which makes them appear larger than they would be otherwise.

The easiest way to curl your lashes is to use a lash curler. Place the lash curler at the base of your lashes, close it with gentle pressure, and move up your lashes until you reach the top. Hold for five seconds before releasing (be careful not to hold too tightly or you could damage your eye area).

If your lashes are thin or short, use an eyelash conditioner or serum on them before curling them. And always curl away from the eye for best results.

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7. Apply Mascara

Mascara is a cosmetic that creates the illusion of longer, darker, and thicker eyelashes because it darkens around the eye, making them stand out. You can apply it to your eyelashes during makeup application or on its own. It works great either way.

Apply mascara on your lashes, starting from the root of your lashes, and work your way up. When you reach the end, bring it back and brush it off for a more natural look. It is also important to wait for a few seconds before closing your eyes so that the mascara can dry and avoid smudging.

One of the most common mistakes that people make is applying too much mascara on the lashes. So make sure not to apply too much to make your eyes look natural.

8. Use Eyeshadow

Eye shadows can give you a perfect and fresh look in seconds. However, most of the time, we end up applying it in a way that makes our eyes look smaller instead. By applying eyeshadow correctly, you can highlight your eyes, create a natural look, and add drama.

Start by applying a base color all over your eyelid for definition. Then create a thin line along the upper lash line with a dark brown shade to create some depth. Tap a pencil-shaped shadow along your socket line and blend with a smaller brush.

Top it off by sweeping a highlight shade from your crease up to your brow bone for an instant youthful glow that will make your eyes appear bigger.

The color of the shadow doesn’t matter as much as how intense it is; the darker, the better.

9. Illuminate with Highlighter

Highlighter is a product that has been the beauty world’s best-kept secret for years. A little bit goes a long way, and you can use it to accentuate the areas of your eyes you want to stand out. This will help to make your eyes look bigger in a more natural and subtle way.

Use the correct shade of highlighter for your skin tone. Apply the highlighter in a diagonal line from the inner corner of your eye, making sure to blend it into the upper and lower lash lines. Top it off by brushing some around your brows to give your eyes an instant lift.

When applying a highlighter, it is important to be aware of the shape of your eye. You want to apply the highlighter on your top lid and lower lid, not just on your top lid. And if you’re looking for more drama, use a darker color of highlighter instead of a light one.

SEE: How to Use Highlighter to Illuminate Your Facial Features


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How do I know if I have small eyes?

Check the size of your eyeballs. If they are smaller than average for your age, then you probably have small eyes.

You should also look at the color of your iris. If it is lighter with an almost translucent quality to it, then you may not have been born with small eyes but instead developed them as time went on because of eyestrain from reading books or from close work such as needlework or sewing.

Can mascara make my eyes look bigger?

Yes, it can. Mascara is an effective tool to make your eyes look bigger because it creates the illusion that your eyes are wider, making them stand out.

You can use mascara to create a variety of effects which include making your lashes appear more voluminous and darkening their appearance in order to make them stand out more prominently from the surrounding skin.

Why are eyes so attractive?

Eyes are the window to the soul. They have power over people and allow us to see the world around us and express emotions.

In addition, eyes play an important role in communicating feelings and emotions. They are also a good indicator of intelligence and intelligence is a very attractive trait.

Can I use concealer to make my eyes look bigger?

Yes, you can. Using concealer is an affordable and quick way to hide any dark circles under your eye, making them look brighter and bigger.

To apply concealer to your eyes, you can use a finger or brush to pat it onto the area where you want to highlight. After you’ve done this, use a brush or finger to blend it with the rest of your makeup so that you don’t have any harsh lines where the concealer starts and stops.


We’ve all heard the expression “eyes are the windows to the soul” which suggests that people with bigger eyes have a better chance of being noticed by others, making them more likely to form deep connections with others.

As we age, it becomes increasingly difficult to maintain a youthful appearance, but big eyes can help keep us looking younger for longer because they make us look more expressive and lively.

In addition to these tips, make sure to drink plenty of water and eat a healthy diet. This will make your skin less dry and flaky, which in turn will make your skin and eyes look better overall.

Thanks for reading.

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