Makeup Tips for Small Eyes

When you’re looking for the most flattering makeup tips for small eyes, color placement is the first trick that you can try. Going brighter at the inner corners of the eyes and darker at the outer ones is the classic way of making your eyes look bigger, but there’s a lot more to it than that.


Find out how to use makeup on your eyes in order to create the illusion of a bigger, more open eye and pick your favorite tricks from these professional ideas!


Use a Brightening Concealer


Before you start using more sophisticated makeup tips for small eyes, the most important detail about your makeup should be the concealer. Dark under-eye circles will only make your eyes look smaller, so fight this optical effect with a brightening concealer. Make sure that the are under your eyes not only reflects light, but it does so more than when you use regular concealers.


Eyeliner Makeup For Small Eyes


Go for Light Eyeliner on the Waterline


One of the oldest tricks for making eyes appear larger through makeup is using white eyeliner on the waterline of the lower eyelid. However, that’s not a look many women want, so go for the next best thing. A very pale pink or peachy shade on the waterline will make your eyes look brighter and bigger. You can also try a pale blue on the waterline for a similar effect.


Use Dark Eyeliner Correctly


You can’t just stick to light shades, but you need to use dark eyeliner carefully. One of the best makeup tips for small eyes is to extend the lines you draw with eyeliner on the upper lash slightly below the outer corners. Whether you use pencils or liquid eyeliner, you should also try to control the thickness of the line. Start with a thin line up to the middle of your eyelashes. Start going thicker and thicker towards the outer corners of your eyes.


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Play with Light Eyeshadow


After you’ve lined your eyelids right at the lashline, you can use a bit of light eyeshadow to make your eyes appear bigger. The trick is to go with lighter shades right under the brow bone and blend them correctly downwards. If you’d like to go with a gradient look from your eyelashes to the brown bone, make sure you always blend the shadow with a clean brush.


Double Down on the Mascara


Two coats of mascara are better than one, according to the best makeup tips for small eyes. If you’re not crazy about that much mascara and you’re sure you don’t want fake eyelashes (which work wonders for small eyes!), try this simple trick: start applying mascara in the middle of the eye and work towards the outer corner. Apply more right at the corners or go for the second coat on the eyelashes in the area for a great effect that makes your eyes appear bigger.


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Go for Smoky Eyes


Even if you don’t like the smoky eyes look, smudging your eye pencil is a great way to make your eyes look bigger. Go with a dark shade on your upper eyelids and use a smudging brush gently to get the desired effect. You can stick to neutrals on the lower eyelids for a look that’s more daytime or use the same smudging effect with a pencil in a dark shade.


Try a Natural Look


If you’re not interested in the more dramatic makeup tips for small eyes, try a more natural trick. Choose an eyeshadow that’s a few shades darker than your skin tone and use it on your entire upper eyelids. Apply it from the lash line to the crease and start blending it carefully there. You can stick to just the one shade or add a lighter one on your brow bone, but if you find the right color, this eye shadow tip will be enough to make your eye look bigger.


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Curl Your Eyelashes


Big eyelashes that are curled upwards can do wonders for small eyes. Fake eyelashes usually come pre-curled, but you should also make sure they have the right natural curve that will make your eyes look bigger. For your natural eyelashes, curl once at the lashline, and once in the middle for the perfect curve. Finish with volumizing mascara.


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Groom Your Eyebrows Thoughtfully


Even when you’re being extra careful to use the right makeup tips for small eyes, you can fail if your eyebrow shaping habits aren’t working towards the same goal. Make sure your eyebrows are always looking good and experiment with brushing them upward. Thinner eyebrows will make your eyes look bigger, but you should aim for balance, not for super thing eyebrows.


 


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Dior Addict Fluid Stick Summer 2014 Makeup Collection

The Dior Addict Fluid Stick summer 2014 collection will bring a brand new range of lip products from the luxury label. The brand has combined the qualities of a lipstick, lip gloss and a lip lacquer into a new product that promise superior performance. With sixteen gorgeous options to choose from, the new lip color range definitely has the potential to meet many different style needs.


Given the fact that the new products combine characteristics from three distinct lip products, it’s definitely worth knowing more about what to expect texture and formula-wise. It appears that the new options don’t contain any wax, which could make the products more unpleasant to wear. Apparently, the new options have a no makeup feel and offer an intense color and shine. Moreover, the highly pigmented tones come in shades which range from subdued neutrals to passionate, vibrant tones that invariably attract attention. Here are the tones the upscale label will soon bring in stores:


Dior Addict Fluid Stick for Summer 2014:


Dior Addict Fluid Stick Summer 2014


Whisper Beige – cool beige tone
Frisson – warm nude tone
Kiss Me – baby pink
Magique – pink


Dior Addict Fluid Stick Collection


Adventure – orange
Wonderland – coral with pink undertones
Minuit – chocolate grape
Intrigue – grape tone


Dior Addict Fluid Sticks


Vie D’Enfer – red with cool undertones
Mona Lisette – fuchsia
Beige Lie – beige
Artifice – bold orange


Dior Addict Fluid Stick 2014


Mirage – coral
Rieuse – subdued pink tone
Open Me – deep red
Pandore – vibrant red


To give beauty enthusiasts an idea as to what effect the new options will offer, the brand has enlisted model Sasha Luss for the new Dior Addict Fluid Stick ad campaign which was lensed by skilled photographer Steven Meisel and styled by Carine Roitfeld.


The new Dior Addict Fluid Stick lip products are scheduled to hit the counters internationally starting with May, however, some fashionistas might be able to get their hands on the new products in the beginning of April.


Are you feeling tempted by any of these shades?


 


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Givenchy Croisiere Summer 2014 Makeup Collection

The Givenchy Croisiere summer 2014 makeup collection makes us dream about exotic vacations and posh parties. The collection was created by Givenchy’s Makeup and Color Artistic Director Nicolas Degennes and brings many interesting options into the spotlight. The focus of the new line is the perfect sunkissed complexion. Here are the options the label will roll out for sandal season:


Givenchy Poudre Terre Exotique
The Poudre Terre Exotique is a new and limited edition bronzer from the brand. It comes in a sleek elegant black case and features a versatile light color which flatters most skin tones.


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Givenchy Poudre Bonne Mine ($50)
The Poudre Bonne Mine No. 2 Douce Croisiére is another cool bronzer worth trying. What makes it special besides its light versatile shade is that it has a talc free formula.


Givenchy Poudre Bonne Mine


Givenchy Croisiere Phenomen’Eyes Waterproof Mascara ($30)
One of the most interesting options the new Givenchy makeup collection for summer 2014 is the limited edition Phenomen’Eyes waterproof mascara which features a spherical brush that helps create a stunning well defined look and comes in the No. 5 Turquoise Obsession tone.


Givenchy Baume Gloss
Looking for a lip gloss that not only offers an intense shine but also nourishes the skin thanks to the moisturizing ingredients it contains? One of these tones might prove a good pick:


No.1 Natural Croisiére
No.2 Pink Croisiére


Givenchy Croisiere Phenomen’Eyes Waterproof Mascara And Baume GlossGivenchy Ombre Couture And Mister Radiant


Givenchy Ombre Couture ($23)
The limited edition No. 11 Corail Tentation is a lovely long wearing creamy eyeshadow that’s perfect for creating a variety of stunning summer makeup looks.


Givenchy Mister Radiant ($39)
The Mister Radiant is a transparent face gel that contains colored microspheres which help freshen and moisturize the skin while enhancing the skin’s color and glow.


Givenchy Le Rouge ($36)
The label gives fashionistas the chance to choose between two seductive limited edition lipstick shades with a semi-matte finish and a strong color payoff:


No. 313 Fruit Défendu
No. 314 Acajou Précieux


Givenchy Le Rouge 2014


The Givenchy Croisiere summer 2014 makeup collection will become available starting with April at Sephora and Nordstrom stores.


 


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Lancome Hypnotic Eyes Spring 2014 Makeup Collection

The newly launched Lancome Hypnotic Eyes spring 2014 makeup collection takes inspiration from the elusive natural charm French women are renowned for. According to the brand, it’s all about the eyes: “’je ne sais quoi,’ a trait timelessly admired all over the world, is actually hidden in their eyes.” This is why the new line focuses on ultra flattering neutral eyeshadow tones, which along with the brand’s iconic Hypnose mascara can help every woman get closer to the desired look.


The new Lancome makeup products for spring 2014 are designed to flatter every skin tone. To make things easier, the label divided its new products into two categories: single eyeshadow tones which come in different finishes and provide a variety of interesting possibilities, and five pan eyeshadow palettes which offer a fab mix of gorgeous neutral shades. Here’s a closer look at the options from the Lancome Hypnotic Eyes line:


Lancome Color Design Eyeshadow ($20)


Formulated with micro-aired technology, these versatile eyeshadows promise an easily blendable color that lasts all day and helps create a stunning look every single time. Select your favorite between these tones:


Lancome 24 Karat MonoLancome Cafe Creme Mono


24 Karat
Cafe Creme


Lancome Cinnamon Sucre MonoLancome Eclair Mono


Cinnamon Sucre
Eclair


Lancome Golden Amande MonoLancome Smoldering Cocoa Mono


Golden Amande
Smoldering Cocoa


Lancome Color Design Eyeshadow Palette ($50)


The new all in one five color palettes come with a series of cool tones that can easily work for day and night. According to the label, the new tones offer a radiant finish thanks to the shimmering pearls included in the formula. Moreover, the colors don’t fade easily and last up to eight hours. If the new options sound interesting, you might want to think about finding out which one of these three options matches your needs:


Lancome Beige BruleeLancome French Nude


Beige Brulee
French Nude
Chocolate Amande


Lancome Chocolate AmandeLancome Hypnose Mascara


The new Lancome Hypnotic Eyes spring 2014 makeup collection is currently available on the label’s US website, lancome-usa.com and at Nordstrom.


 


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Givenchy Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow Spring 2014 Makeup Collection

Givenchy Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow spring 2014 makeup collection has recently been launched and it features 9 new products from the brand that promise to deliver amazing results! There are plenty of reasons to get excited about the label’s lovely new offerings for the season, beyond the fact that it brings cool tones worth trying. The single pot Givenchy cream eyeshadows for spring 2014 are said to be extremely long wearing and provide up to 16 hours of intense, saturated color. Moreover, these eyeshadows are waterproof and can be easily mixed and/or layered, depending on the desired effect.


Even more interesting is the fact that these Givenchy Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadows, which have a powdery finish, can be used even as a base for other eyeshadows in order to improve their staying power. 


As far as the color choices are concerned, it seems like the label has chosen a fairly subdued color palette which, although it features several accent tones, is also filled with plenty of neutral tones that are perfect for a variety of different looks.


According to the brand, the new tones are best applied using the fingertips, however, a brush or applicator can work equally well. Here are the lovely eight tones and the topcoat the brand has prepared for the season line:


Top Coat Blanc SatinBeige Mousseline


1 Top Coat Blanc Satin – top coat
2 Beige Mousseline – beige


Rose DentelleBleu Soie


3 Rose Dentelle – old pink
4 Bleu Soie – marine blue


Taupe VeloursKaki Brocart


5 Taupe Velours – taupe
6 Kaki Brocart – khaki green


Gris OrganzaPrune Taffetas


7 Gris Organza – grey
8 Prune Taffetas – plum
9 Brun Cachemire – brown


The new Givenchy Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow makeup collection for spring 2014 is available exclusively at Sephora and sephora.com. Each of the new cream eyeshadows retails for $23.


Are you planning to try out any of the new Givenchy spring 2014 Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadows?


 


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Lorde and MAC Cosmetics to Launch Summer Makeup Collection

A Lorde x MAC Cosmetics limited edition makeup collection will hit the counters this summer. The exciting news was shared by the “Royals” singer herself via Twitter yesterday. She announced that the new line will come out on June 5th and it seems like the brand has decided to pamper fans with not one, but two cool star inspired lines for summer – Kelly Osbourne’s MAC makeup line is also scheduled to hit stores this June.


According to The Cut, the 17 year old star frequently collaborates with MAC senior artist Amber Dreadon for her looks, so the partnership will be quite interesting. Speaking about the new and exciting project she embarked on, the star mentioned that her love for the brand started early on and she made surprisingly insightful comments regarding the brand’s aesthetic approach.


“I have loved MAC Cosmetics since I was a little kid. I remember saving up to buy my very first MAC lipstick [Snob] at 14, and it was used by about 20 of my friends! MAC has a very clear aesthetic, that has always felt fashion forward to me. So I was really excited to work with them on these products, which I use pretty much every day and night. I hope you will too,” she stated.


Mac Lorde Makeup Look


Unfortunately, at this point there aren’t any details as far as what the new Lorde x MAC Cosmetics makeup collection for summer 2014 will bring. However, given her preference for vampy, moody lip tones and cool dark nail polish shades, we sure hope to see plenty of edgy and dramatic options that will inspire us to try daring looks.


If we are to judge by the Lorde x MAC Cosmetics promo picture the label released, and if the shade on the star’s lips is an actual lipstick tone from the new line, it will probably be the most popular product from the new line. Will it match the success of the 2013 MAC Riri Woo lipstick that sold out within hours each time? We’re dying to find out all about the new line and we’ll keep you posted about any important details on the new makeup collaboration.


 


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How to Make Your Eyes “Pop” With Makeup

It’s amazing how much bigger my eyes look when I apply makeup. I want to be one of those women you read about all the time in magazines who are naturally gorgeous and inform the interviewer they are not makeup people and they hardly wear any makeup at all unless they have to because they are going to the Oscars.

The blog, Into the Gloss, for example, is wonderful, but it is full of women like Irina Aleksander, who go on and on about how they aren’t into makeup but then they list paragraphs — paragraphs! — of product that they like. So funny how we don’t want to admit we ARE into makeup, and skincare and hair products.

So back to making your eyes pop. My eyes are my best feature and while they look OK without makeup, they are somewhat small and so they look 5,000 times bigger and better with just the right amount of liner, shadow and mascara. Here are a few of my favorite articles on how to make your own eyes pop:

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