Hacks to Make Your Eyes Look Bigger Than They Are!

How to Make Your Eyes Look Bigger

There’s nothing more perfect than “the bigger the better” when it comes to eyes! While some are blessed with naturally large peepers, there are some others whose strong feature may not be their eyes. It isn’t something that you need to cry over, as you are always beautiful. But if you want to fulfill that one desire of having large eyes as a standard of beauty, fret not ladies! We have you covered. Go through our foolproof hack list today to make your eyes look bigger!

1. Eye Makeup

The most foolproof way to make your eyes look bigger is to manipulate makeup. Go through our eyeliner hacks and others to make your peepers look larger!


  • While starting off with eyeliner, do not begin from the very base of the tear duct as that frames your eyes and restricts the size of your eyes. Instead, start off from one-fourth of the upper eyelid, to give the illusion of larger eyes.
  • Extend the eyeliner from one-fourth of the upper eyelid to beyond the actual size of the eye, to make it look larger.
  • You can wing the tip or make cat-eyes for extra oomph.
  • Make the line thicker on the outside, so that your eyes get more volume and shape.
  • Line the bottom part of the eye with white or light shades, and darken the edges towards the end of the eye.
  • If you’re going for a smokey eyed look, darken the bottom part of the eye with dark liner and extend the edges, making it look soft and blurry.
  • Apply eyeliner on the bottom lid only from half the eye to the end, to make your eyes look bigger.


  • Your eyebrows have got to be on fleek for the entire look to work. Fill in your eyebrows with a color one shade lighter than your hair (for dark hair) or one shade darker than your hair (for light hair). 
  • Highlight the area under and over your eyebrows to make them look arched and fabulous.


  • Dab the inner corner of the tear duct with white eyeshadow to make your eyes look bigger and seem fresh. Use matte for a no-makeup look, and shiny glimmer for a night out.
  • Use an entire ensemble of eye shadow shades to create the perfect look for you.
  • Ideally, use light shades above the eye and darken them as you approach the crease.
  • Define the crease of the eye with a dark shade. If possible, elevate it with the help of a contouring powder.
  • Add depth to the area around the eye with eye shadow.


  • Curl your lashes with an eyelash curler to make them longer
  • Curling your lashes opens up your eyes and makes them look wider and more awake
  • Do not worry; eyelash curlers only look intimidating. They aren’t that scary to work with.
  • A quick hack is to curl lashes with a toothbrush, but be careful to not poke yourself in the eye with one!
  • Coat your lashes generously with mascara. A girl can never have enough mascara!
  • Use dark shades to make your lashes look longer so that your eyes look larger.

2. Makeup Contouring

Contouring the rest of your face is a surefire way to make your eyes look bigger.

  • Contour your forehead in such a way that it looks smaller, by going for dark shades on the periphery and highlighting the middle part and the T-zone.
  • Contour the sides of your nose with vertical strokes so that it looks smaller. The tip of your nose can have a highlighted portion to keep the symmetry perfect.
  • Your cheekbones have to be contoured so that they pop, with the hollow of the cheek being dark and the bones highlighted.
  • Go for rosy or gold tinged bronzer instead of blush, to add some glam to your ensemble.
  • Your chin has to be contoured in such a way that it looks small and pointed so that your eyes have maximum attention.
  • The area under the eyes has to be highlighted, while the area to the sides of the eye has to be darkened.
  • You can also try face baking to keep the makeup on point.

3. Lip Makeup

The key to larger eyes is to keep minimal attention on the lips.

  • Go for light shades of nude, coral, pink or burgundy for neutral lips.
  • Women with lighter skin can go for rosy shades while women with dark skin tones can go for maroon or burgundy.
  • Feel free to experiment with colored lips using lip liners, matte shades, and even gloss to sass up your pretty pout.

4. Hairstyles to Make Your Eyes Look Bigger

The best thing to do for your hair is to keep it unobtrusive so that it doesn’t cover your face.

You can opt for updos which clear your face and show off your eyes (if you have long hair), or you can chop off your locks and rock some bobs! Remember to keep your bob hairstyle at neck level, or tie your hair into a long ponytail so that your eyes have all the attention.

If bangs are your thing, make them up to brow-level so that they frame your face. Do not go for anything higher or lower than that. You have to hit the sweet spot!

5. Accessories for a Big-Eye Look

Go for accessories that draw attention to your eyes. We’re talking colored contacts, eyebrow piercings, and bold earrings! Draw eyes to the upper part of your face to make your eyes the center of attention for maximum glam.

6. Medical Methods for Big Eyes

To cure sagging and creases due to aging issues, botox treatments are a cure. This paralyzes muscles in the eye area, making them immune to creases, and keeping your eyes look larger.

But this method comes with its own set of worries – a botched treatment looks unappealing and plastic surgery can go wrong. Think about this decision a hundred times before you get into it. Celebrities who have tried to emulate this method have failed many times, and have got it reversed. Take Courtney Cox (aka Monica Geller). She got her treatment reversed after she realized that it made her look unnatural. It is very expensive to do too, so do not rush into this treatment.

Celebrities who have tried to emulate this method have failed many times, and have got it reversed. Take Courtney Cox (aka Monica Geller). She got her treatment reversed after she realized that it made her look unnatural. It is very expensive to do too, so do not rush into this treatment.

DIY Ways to Make Your Eyes Look Bigger

Now that we’ve covered the basics, there are ways to make your eyes look bigger sitting at home! The main reason your eyes look smaller is that of the puffiness and red skin around your eyes. The logical solution is to make the puffiness go away, for large eyes!

The skin around your eyes is thin and sensitive, which makes it very easy and viable to infections, puffiness and dark circles. These hacks help you to reduce dark circles and puffiness around the eyes so that your eyes look larger and your skin looks young and healthy.

1. Cold Tea Bags

This hack has been in use for ages, as it is foolproof and results are guaranteed!

How to:

      • Take two used organic tea bags
      • Keep them in the fridge to chill for two hours
      • Once chilled, place the tea bags over the dark circles and puffy regions
      • Let it stay for six-seven minutes
      • Remove the bags and wash your face with cold water
      • Repeat this every day for reduced puffiness

The tannin in the tea removes puffiness and makes your skin look taut and supple. The added cold temperature also makes your skin look young and fresh.

2. Cold Spoons

This hack is super easy as it involves only two spoons! This is a great quick fix to reduce puffiness due to sleeplessness or a pesky hangover.

How to:

  • Keep two large metal spoons in the freezer for 10-15 minutes.
  • Take them out and keep the base on your eye for 5 minutes.

  • The curve of the spoon should be over your eyes, cupping them.

  • Do this twice before any occasion for instant puffiness reduction!

3. Reduce Salt Intake

Increasing salt in the food increases puffiness in your eyes. Stay away from salted goodies to see the difference for yourself.

4. Get Sufficient Sleep

Clearly, no sleep = dark circles. So get that beauty sleep, ladies! Include a great siesta in your day for brilliant eyes.


And there you have it! Which one of these hacks did you try? Did they work for you? Comment below and let us know!

*Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this blog are a result of research by the author and the author alone. This article does not aim to hurt the sentiments of any individual or community. This article may be subject to change without prior notice.

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