In this Blog, I’ll tell you how to do makeup for big eyes because doing makeup for individuals with big eyes might seem like a task. So I’m introducing you to these tricks and tips that’ll enhance the shape of your eyes. Learn these tips and do your eye makeup like a pro!
But, to try these eye makeup tips and other tricks to accentuate the natural shape of your big eyes, you’ll need to understand your eye’s shape and structure.
1. Different Types of Eye Shapes
You have hooded eyes if the creases of your eyes fold right over your eyelids. Also, if you can’t see the crease with your eyes opened you have hooded eyes.
This happens because there is an extra layer of skin that folds the crease inside and hence, you have an eye shape of hooded eyes. These kinds of structured eyes are the most common eye shape in the world and are also a bit complicated to work with makeup.
Upturned Eyes aren’t much more common, however, to understand how these look. You just need to check whether the outer corners of your eyes are higher than the inner corners. So, your tear duct is placed slightly lower along with your lower lash line to be slightly angled upwards as well.
Protruding eyes look more prominent because they protrude out further than the brow bone, so your eyeball protrudes out more from the eye socket contrastingly to the structure of the deep-set eyes.
Individuals with deep-set eyes have eyes that are further set deep in the skull which is why the brow bone tends to look more prominently than the eyes.
Most Asians have monolid eyes. Monolid eyes are eyes with epicanthic folds. Individuals with mono-lids don’t have creases on their eyelids. The eye space from your lash line to your brows is flat and smooth they you have mono lids.
You have an almond eye shape if the inner and the outer corners taper to a point. Your eyes are elongated by width and look less round compared to round eyes.
The downturned eyes look contrastingly to the upturned eyes. You have downturned eyes if the outer corners of your eyes are lower than the inner corner of your eyes. Hence, your lower lash line might look droopy.
Your eyes are close-set if the space between both of your eyes is narrow, that is there is more space between the outer eye and the temple so, the eyes are altogether much closer to each other.
This eye shape is opposite to the shape of close-set eyes. So, this structure of eyes has more space between the outer eyes and the temples. The space between the eyes is set more apart.
The eye structure of your eyes is round if the width of the eye is around equal to that of the height of your eye. Here, the dimensions of your eyes are almost identical to each other. Hence, this eye shape looks naturally full and open as compared to other eye shapes.
Accordingly, for a makeup artist round eyes are considered to be beautiful eyes and eyes that are easy to work all together for eye makeup.
2. Tips And Tricks to Do Makeup for Big Eyes And Round Eyes
The majority of the individuals with big eyes have round eyes. Round eyes are also known to be called doe eyes. Therefore, there are a few tips to take note of while doing makeup for big round eyes. Follow these tips and you will achieve a perfect eye makeup look.
Doing proper skincare is the first step in making the natural structure of your round eyes brighten and seem visible. Like if you have dark circles, puffiness, wrinkles, or other concerns around your eyes, it would add more steps to your make-up routine in covering them. Hence, you need to start taking care of your eye concerns.
Start including products that have retinol, you won’t need to buy a specific eye cream. Most often moisturizers with actives like retinol and ceramides work efficiently for eye concerns.
Check this video to understand the benefits of retinol.
2.2 Grooming Your Eyebrows
You need to groom your brows according to your face structure. Remove extra brows if your brows are already perfectly shaped. But, if not, then you need to trim them nicely to the perfect width and length.
Use whichever method seems convenient to you to groom your brows like threading, waxing, razor, or tweezer if you only need to remove the extra.
2.3 Priming to Do Makeup for Big Eyes
Your eyelids need to be primed if you get creased easily after putting on eye makeup. This will not only help with the creasing of the eye makeup but will also help the eyeshadow to become smudge free and, it will enhance the pigments of the eye shadow after applying it on the lids the pigments will show up even more clearly.
Also, if your eyelid tends to get oily then priming the eyelids with a good primer will be a good option for you. You could then use a matte primer for your lids.
2.4 Concealing for Makeup for Big Eyes
Using concealer rightly is equally important when doing makeup for big eyes. You might need to use a color corrector if you have bad dark circles, or if you have redness around your eyes.
But if you don’t have that bad dark circles around your eyes, then, you could try this one tip for your big eyes to look flawless and ready for applying eye shadow.
Apply concealer that is exactly your skin tone all under the eyes or even the lids if you want to, then add a little bit of concealer that is one shade brighter to your skin tone only under the eye area near your tear duct.
2.5 Contouring Eyes and Nose for Makeup for Big Eyes
Just like contouring your nose is important the same way contouring your eyes is necessary as well. By contouring you will have framed eyes and, it will add depth and definition to the eyes. Use dark contour shadow to highlight your big eyes.
Also, contour certain areas of your eyes like the front end and, the outer end of your above eye socket. Contouring creates a balance by highlighting both the dark and light shades that are applied to your eyes.
2.6 Dark Eye Shadow for Makeup for Big Eyes
Use dark eye shadow and it would be much better if you stick to using matte eye shadow shades. If you use darker eye shades it will draw away the attention from the structure of your big eyes.
2.7 Using Mascara for Makeup for Big Eyes
Before applying mascara to your eyelashes, you will need to curl your eyelashes, by using a lash curler to enhance your big eyes. Lash curlers give the effect of having long lashes even if you don’t have one.
You can also use false lashes, but using false lashes correctly for big eyes is very important or it’ll make your eyes look droopy. A great tip to use false lashes is to cut the ends of the false lashes a bit from the front and the end.
And then, use the trimmed lashes exactly on the upper lash line of your eyes that reaches right below where the arch of your eyebrows starts. Using this tip will only add volume to your lashes, but it will instantly add more elegance to the structure of your eye.
2.8 Winged Eyeliner
Wear a winged black eyeliner or dark brown eyeliner to accentuate and, make your big round eyes fixedly look more elongated. This trick is perfect and easy for individuals with round big eyes.
Use a highlighter that suits your skin tone to brighten and highlight the brow bone. Apply the highlighter right below the arch of your eyebrows and, it will make your brow bone pop up and glisten up and will draw away the attention from your big round eyes.
Also, add the highlighter to highlight the inner corners as they are the focal points that add shine to the eye makeup of big eyes.
2.10 Using Darker Kohl’s for Makeup for Big Eyes
You can use dark black or dark brown kohls on your lower and upper lash lines. As the darker colors draw more attention again it will diminish the stern roundedness of your big eyes.
There are many ways one could do eye makeup for big eyes. Having round eyes allows one to try out more different eye makeup styles.
3. Eye Makeup for Big Eyes with Smokey Eye Makeup
If you have round prominent eyes try out this smokey eyes makeup look. It’ll add more charm and boldness to your overall facial features.
3.1 Instructions for Doing Smokey Eye Makeup for Big Eyes
The first step always is to prime your eyes. Put a mattifying primer if your eyelid gets easily oily. Start with concealing your eyes with the right conceal color. Also, use the method of color correction if needed under the eyes for dark circles.
Later, start by applying a base color that matches the skin tone of your eyes with the help of a fluffy brush on your entire eyelid and till your brow bones. Blend the eye shadow nicely.
Next, with the help of a flat brush add a shade that is darker twice than the shade that was used earlier. Now, blend the eyeshadow under the outer corner of the lower lashes and closer to the waterline.
Then blend out the same eyeshadow in the socket of the eye forming an outer v towards the temples and, taking it near to the eye area right above the eyeball. This will help in making the big eyes look more elongated.
Another important step is to blend and smooth out all the eyeshadow so there are no harsh prominent strokes visible. If you want to have a more dramatic eye makeup look, then add the same dark eyeshadow to create more shade in the creases and make your eyes stand out more.
Blend all the shades in the same technique till there are no harsh lines visible.
Further, add a shade that is lighter to your skin tone as a base for putting the highlighter later on the lid space of your big eyes. They use this shade only in the middle so it will create or give a nice dimension to your big beautiful eyes.
Now, apply a little of the shimmer shade again on the eyelid but make sure that there are no big chunks of shimmer in the pigment. Or you can use a highlighter instead of shimmer shades.
Once you are done with adding the shimmer to the eyelids, take the same shimmer shade or the highlighter and apply it in the center bottom line of your eyelashes. Also, add the shimmer in the inner corners of your large eyes.
Doing this will give shine and the entire focal point of the eye makeup will get highlighted which is perfect for creating smokey eyes.
Afterward, take a makeup brush that is short, flat, and dense for applying the eyeliner on the upper lid. Then begin by applying the eyeliner in an upward stroke from the outer corner of your eyes along with the outline you created with the shades in the form of an outer v.
Nextly, dab the eyeliner on the upper lashline with the help of the flat make-up brush till you reach the inner corner of your eye area. Further, fill in the gaps if there are empty spaces left between the eyelash and the eyelid area.
Consequently, apply and take the eyeliner a bit further from the outer end of your bottom lashes to the middle of your eye bags reaching right towards the highlighter shadow you had applied earlier.
A small tip you can use when applying eyeliner is that if you want your eyes to look round then stick to keeping the same thickness of the eyeliner towards the outer end of your eyes.
But if you want to make your round big eyes look more extended, then taper the thickness of the eyeliner towards the inner upper lashline and, pull the liner stroke more outwards from the outer end of your lower lashline.
Finally, you will add false lashes to your eyes. But before adding false lashes you will need to curl your eyelashes and then apply mascara to the eyelashes and let it dry, and, then again curl the lashes with the eyelash curler.
This is one great tip you should use to make your false lashes look more natural and not look so obvious and blend in with your natural lashes. For this, you will need to use the eyelash curler on the false lashes as well.
After you use the eyelash curler these false lashes will mold into a curve they’ll sit perfectly right about your curled original lashes. Henceforth, your lashes will look natural and hereby your smokey eye makeup for big eyes is eventually done!
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There are many ways one could do eye makeup for big eyes. Having round and big eyes allows one to try out different eye makeup styles. Although there might be procedures you might need to stick to, with makeup comes absolute freedom to play and experiment with the shades and shimmers. Henceforth, be confident and rock the smokey eye makeup look for big eyes.