One of the best tools in your makeup drawer is the trusty eyelash curler. Natural lashes are normally straight (unless you are one of the very lucky few) so they actually cast a shadow on the eye area. So you should try never miss this step in your beauty routine. It’s so simple to use (and just takes an extra 20 seconds) but has a mega effect. It can immediately make your eyes appear wider and more open.
MASCARA, MASCARA, MASCARA
No matter how good your highlighting, contouring and colour, if your lashes are too full and black your eyes will just disappear into your face. Choose a lengthening formula for the best lash definition and try a brown black shade so the lashes are not too dark. Many pros swear by rubber bristle wands to grab and bulk lashes without clumping.
Work the brush into the top lash line and drag it up and out, then lightly comb through the bottom lashes on the outer edge of your eye. For extra credit, apply an additional swipe near the centre of the upper lash line to really draw the eyes upward.
DRAW A TIGHT LINE
If you feel you need a liner, then keep it very light. Heavy dark liner ringing the entire eye makes them disappear into the face.
A thin line can frame your eyes and give your lashes more definition (notice a trend here?). Liquid eyeliner pens allow for perfect precision and control. Apply a super skinny strip along the base of your upper lashes, finishing with a small up flick at the outer corners.
GET YOUR BROWS IN SHAPE
Anything that accentuates the eyes is going to make them larger. And the most flattering frame for your face is groomed arched eyebrows. Call in the experts if they are bit wonky and you need some help with shaping.
Regularly tweeze away stray hairs both below and above the brows. Fill in any gaps with an eyebrow pencil then brush brows up and over (this is key) for the most natural, defined shape. About Style Beauty has some simple tips and tricks
on how to look after your brows.
Pro Tip: Applying some highlighter above the arches of the brows to ramp up the emphasis.