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How to Make Eyes Look Bigger When Wearing Eyeliner

How-To: Emphasise Eyes Without Making Them Look Smaller

Q) Have you met Miss Jones? A) Yes but she normally doesn't have such heavy eye makeup. As I love the Mad Men actress' style, I'm keen to give it a whirl, but the trouble is, whenever I apply eye makeup, far from accentuating my peepers, it actually just makes them look smaller. Huh. Sucks. If you, too, shy away from wearing much in the way of liner or shadow because the usual techniques just don't look good, you shouldn't. Celeb makeup artist Angela Levin has a sure-fire eye look to make your eyes appear larger and brighter, no matter their size or shape . . .

STEP 1: Instead of one liner, use a shadow/liner in a light, shimmery shade and a creamy pencil in a dark, matte colour.

STEP 2: Using your matte pencil, begin drawing exactly in between your lashes, either by dotting or, if your pencil is extremely fine, filling in.

STEP 3: Concentrate on the centres of your upper and lower lashes. Only line the centre of your lower lashes, not the inner or outer portions.

STEP 4: Then, using a thin, angled liner brush, use the lighter shadow to water-line your eyes and also close to your lash line, keeping it thin in the inner corners of your eye and thickening as you go out.

STEP 5: Connect the bottom and top shimmering line. And voilà. Turn around bright eyes.

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