5 Ways To Use Eyeliner To Create An Illusion of Large Doe Eyes


There’s something about bigger and brighter eyes that make you look more youthful. Doe or puppy, whatever you’d like to call them, they add a child-like innocence to your face, which in turn makes you look younger. However, not everyone is born with it –– sometimes you just need a little help to fake it till you make it! With the right eye makeup products and the right techniques and tricks, you can do precisely that. Scroll down to see 5 ways you can use eyeliner to make your small eyes appear bigger. These eyeliners for small eyes will help you fake that doe-eyed look and give you that wide awake, youthful look.


How To Use Eyeliner For Small Eyes To Look Bigger


The trick lies in what eyeliners you use and how you use them. The technique is very important when using eyeliners for small eyes, especially if you want them to appear larger and brighter than they naturally are. Scroll down to see different ways in which you can use your eye makeup products to your advantage.



tightline - eyeliners for small eyes

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Tightlining is probably one of the sure-shot ways you can use eyeliner to make your eyes seem bigger. The key is to apply a black or dark brown eyeliner on your upper waterline and lash line. You need to make sure the skin beneath your upper lashes is all covered with the pencil. This makes your lashes look thicker, hence making your eyes appear a lot bigger.


MyGlamm Recommends - Jet Set Eyes Kajal Eyeliner - Noir


Jet Set Eyes Kajal Eyeliner - Noir

A twisty eyeliner pencil that is super pigmented and applies on your eyes like butter. It has a semi-matte finish and formula that is long-wearing, smudge-proof, and waterproof. The colour payoff of this kajal-slash-eyeliner pencil is really intense and is safe to use on your waterline too! Enriched with natural ingredients, it soothes and conditions your eyes while giving you that amazing pigmented colour too.


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 Apply A White Or Flesh Toned Eyeliner

Flesh Toned Eyeliner

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While a dark or black eyeliner defines your top lashes, your lower lash waterline requires a lighter hue to brighten it up. Apply a flesh-toned or white kajal pencil to the waterline and then follow it up with black kohl beneath the lower lash line. This trick creates an illusion of bigger eyes.

MyGlamm Recommends - MyGlamm LIT Matte Eyeliner Pencil - Mood

MyGlamm LIT Matte Eyeliner Pencil - Mood

This is an off-white shade that adds a subtle glow to your eyes. It leaves you with a matte finish with a rich colour payoff. This pencil is perfect for precise application and well-defined eye lining. The formula is water-resistant and super hydrating with a waxy smooth finish that doesn’t dry or flake out.

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Keep Dark Eyeliners Away From The Inner Corners

Dark Eyeliners Away From The Inner Corners

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Notice how highlighting the inner corners of your eyes makes them look bigger and brighter? If you have small eyes, keeping the dark eyeliners away from the inner corners helps do the same. By applying the eyeliner from the inner corners, you define your eyes’ actual shape which accentuates its small size. When using eyeliner for small eyes, make sure to start away from the inner corners, especially if you’re using dark hues. Apply a hint of a bright shimmer to the inner corners to perk up the look and blend it into the dark line.

MyGlamm Recommends - Manish Malhotra 24h Kajal Eyeliner - Smokey Diamond

Manish Malhotra 24h Kajal Eyeliner - Smokey Diamond

This three-in-one kajal, eyeliner, and eyeshadow pencil allows for precise application and an intense and even colour payoff. The creamy texture glides on smoothly and doesn’t tug the eyes. The formula is known for its longevity and lasts upto 24 hours. It leaves your eyes with a matte finish that is waterproof, smudge-proof, tear-proof, and sweatproof.

Rs 850

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Choose Your Colours Wisely

eyeliner for small eyes to look bigger

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Choose an eyeliner hue based on your skin tone to define your eyes. If you are of a lighter skin tone, stay away from harsher colours like black or deep brown. A really dark colour can make your eyes appear smaller than they actually are. If you want to keep it a little subtle, a medium shade of brown would do. This trick for using eyeliner for small eyes doesn’t just make them appear larger, but also makes your eyes look more natural.

MyGlamm Recommends - MyGlamm Superfoods Kajal - Umber

MyGlamm Superfoods Kajal - Umber

This eyeliner pencil is formulated with avocado oil extracts. It is enriched with Vitamin E and sunflower seed oil, which means it nourishes as well as leaves your eyes with an intense pigment. This pencil has an easy glide-on application that is long-lasting and lasts for up to 12 hours.

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Go With The Flow

eyeliner for small eyes

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When applying your winged eyeliner for small eyes, make sure to start with a thin line at the inner corners of your eyes and then gradually increase the width of it until you reach a thick wing. This creates the illusion of bigger doe-like eyes. 

MyGlamm Recommends - Manish Malhotra Glitter Eyeliner - Galaxy Blue

Manish Malhotra Glitter Eyeliner - Galaxy Blue

This is a metallic finish eyeliner that leaves you with an even and intense colour payoff. It is easy to apply and lasts very, very long. Doubling up as an eyeshadow too, smudge it before it sets to create a sultry smokey eye look.

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