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How to Get Brighter Eyes #eye_makeup

White eyeliner
  • The easiest way to brighten eyes is with a great white eyeliner and a dab of metallic powder on the tear duct. The white eyeliner makes your eyes look the brightness, says makeup artist Karuna Chani of KC-Makeup. Try a white eyeliner like MAC Fascinating or NARS Larger Than Life paired with a metallic powder like BareMinerals Celestine.

True blue

Always line the water line of your lower lashes
  • This area is often red or pink and by lining with a light color, you will make your eye brighter. You can use a light pink, lavender, green, gold, or bronze, says Moehr. This will lighten and brighten your eye area without making your eyes look smaller the way a dark liner would.

Get your brows shaped
  • A well shaped brow will also frame the eyes and make them appear brighter and give you a finished look, says Annie Mayo, founder of Advanced Mineral Makeup.

Size matters
  • If you have small eyes, avoid applying eyeliner from corner to corner – it will make your eyes appear even smaller (especially if using black or brown eye liner). To make small eyes appear bigger, apply eye liner from the center to the outside of your eye and blend, says Sharon Pichoto, an esthetician at Suede Salon Spa and Body.

Play to your eye color
  • To make eyes appear brighter, you can play with eyeshadows that will brighten your eye color, says celebrity makeup artist Troy Jensen. For instance, blue eyes love rust and terracotta brown shades, while bronze eyeshadows with flecks of gold can pop brown and hazel eyes.

Counteract redness and dark circles
  • Use a concealer with pink or yellow undertones and finish with an illuminating veil to set the concealer. Don’t use a heavy powder; use a very light mineral veil with illumination, says K. Moehr, an esthetician and makeup artist.

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