34 Makeup Tutorials For Small Eyes
I’ve always admired how much better I feel about myself when I have eyeliner and mascara on since the makeup makes my small eyes look so much bigger. Not all of us are fortunate enough to be born with big, bright eyes. It actually really astonishes me when my Asian friend with small eyes does her a make up for when we go out, like to the club this past weekend, because her eye makeup transforms her eyes to look twice as big. When her she looks like this, she often gets mistaken for a race other than Asian, who people generically think have small eyes.
Whether you’re Asian or not, you can still have small eyes, like me. You aren’t alone in this. There are actually tons of makeup tutorials that help make your eyes look bigger all over Youtube, Pinterest, Instagram, and Google. It was a good feeling knowing people can relate to the problems that occur with having small eyes. I gathered the best “how to” tutorials from their makeup looks, the products they used, and the best beauty tips so we can help each other out when trying to have our eyes visible in pictures. Just because I have a list of makeup tutorials on how to make your eyes look bigger, does not mean I don’t think this feature is beautiful, because it is. Now and then I love to embrace them with minimal makeup. When I go out though, minimal makeup isn’t a thing so might as well make them bigger and show them off!
1. Small Eyes Makeup Tutorial
This beauty trick from this article gave tips on the importance of eyebrows and undereye concealer, two products I had not thought would be important in enlarging my eyes. I originally thought it was just the actual eye eyemakeup like eyeshadows, eyeliner, and mascara. After doing one side of my face with good concealing and clean eyebrows, I could watch the comparison and my eye looked bigger. They’re simple jobs too. No over complicated eye makeup look, just under eye concealer to hide dark circles and plucked eyebrows.
2. How to Make Eyes Look Bigger
Maximizing your lid space actually could help make your eyes look bigger. This means skipping your liquid liner, which does help enlarge the appearance of your eyes but could be overkill with really great lashes. How to not skip eyeliner (because I would feel naked without it) but still illuminate the size of your eyes? White pencil eyeliner on the waterline will brighten your eyes and you won’t feel bare!
3. Step by Step Make Up for Small Eyes
This simple and natural eyeshadow makeup look will compliment brown eyes but show off any colored eyes just as well. It is a very basic eye look that you can do with products you already have in your makeup bag. The best trick this tutorial had wasn’t about the eye makeup look but on how to apply makeup and have it last. If you ever get lazy like me in the morning and skip priming your eyes, rethink that idea. Eye primer will have any eye look last long so your eyes will look big throughout the whole day!
4. How to Put Makeup on Small Eyes
If you have small eyes and dark circles: first, same, and second, under eye concealer is actually your best friend during the process of making your eyes look bigger and you look younger. The how to guide also mentions to use matte eyeshadows to not reflect any light. How you apply the shadow is just as important to make your eyes look bigger. If you put your natural crease shadow above your actual crease, it seems to change the bone structure around your eyes making you look like you were born with bigger eyes.
5. Small Eyes Eyeliner Trick
As pictured, the placement of your lower eyeliner could even play a big part in how to make your eyes look bigger. Placing your black eyeliner under your waterline rather than on it will make your eyes seem bigger from the gap of the outline and your actual eyes. If you actually use white liner on your waterline, it makes it seem like it could be a part of your actual eye. You could trick anyone.
6. Natural Makeup for Small Eyes
Youtube: Claire Ashley
This Youtube makeup tutorial goes by so fast so you’re not wasting time waiting for the next step. She uses a peach pencil liner which also helps enlarge eyes like a white liner but may look slightly more natural, however not as big. My favorite tip from her is how the placement of your dark shadows could actually close in your eyes. So, keep dark colors on the outside of your eye while the light colors should stay near the inner corner.
7. Simple Everyday Makeup for Small Eyes
Youtube: Edlyn Damara
Asian ladies trying to make their eyes appear bigger should watch this Youtube video since she probably has a good idea on how to make up for monolid eyes if that’s what you were born with! A good frugal tip she had was priming your lids with concealer. This could also help make the look last and is a good substitute for primer until you can get some. Warning: some concealers used this way could cause creasing in your make up.
8. Easy Eyeliner Hack To Make Small Eyes Look Bigger
If you don’t want to waste your black pencil liner while making your eyes look big every day, you can put the liner on your upper waterline on the outer ⅔ of your eye. This gives more definition to your lash line, like liquid eyeliner but without taking up your lid space. This is a better alternative to liquid liner which could actually make your eyes seem smaller. Who knew?
9. Makeup Tricks for More Lid Space
If you still want some sparkle on your eyes to give them the attention they deserve, you can pick a light shadow that has “subtle glimmer”. This way you still shine but not take away spacing from your eyes or form any unneeded shadows. If you still decide to stick with liquid liner, which I can’t resist sometimes I just love the look, keep the line thin to keep as much lid space as possible if you still want that bigger eye finish.
10. Make Eyes Look Bigger Tutorials
Her eyes in this step by step tutorial are so beautiful! It’s a perfect look for a night out or if you’re just feeling a little more dramatic. She uses my beloved black liquid liner and even makes a hot, noticeable look using a white pencil liner. I thought that was hard to do? The black and white really make brown eyes pop which is actually also hard to do since it’s a neutral color itself, but she did it! I will definitely be using this look this weekend on date night with my man.
11. Easy Steps To Make Eyes Look Bigger
Just scrolling through this tutorial lets you watch her eye transformation as they get bigger with each step. It would have been cool to see that on pages and us to flip through the change, but we are in a new age now. She first mentions the tip of “curling” your lashes not “crimping” them which I see often in young girls. (I was one of them.) Curling them at the two recommended places, bottom and middle, make your lashes look naturally up rather than forced. The trick will open up your eyes and not have your lashes smudge the eyeshadow behind “crimp[ed]” lashes.
12. Simple Tips to Apply Makeup For Small Eyes
13. Eye Makeup for Small Eyes with Dark Circles
14. Simple Eyeshadows for Small Brown Eyes
Youtube: Christine Lilly
15. Smokey Eyeshadow for Small Eyes
16. Basic Brown Smokey Eye for Hazel or Brown Eyes
Youtube: Carly Humbert
17. How to Make Asian Eyes Look Bigger
Youtube: Greta Culture Studies N Makeup
18. Beauty Hack to Make Eyes Look Bigger
19. Eyeliner Beauty Tips
20. Eyelashes Hacks for Small Eyes
21. Eyes And Bold Lips Tutorial For Small Eyes and Round Face
Youtube: Jaclyn Hill
If you have small eyes and a round face, this is a good makeup look because she has strong contouring which will show off cheekbones that get hidden. Even if you don’t have small eyes naturally, this is a good make up look when your eyes look smaller than usual. She only did the eye make up after getting puffy eyes from a night of crying. How relatable. And a fully explained, useful makeup look we can use during any daytime to make our eyes look bigger? How perfect.
22. How to Put Eyeshadows on Small Eyes
23. Makeup Tutorial for Dark Circles
Youtube: Marylia Scott
24. Watches : Small Eyes Getting Bigger
Youtube: Kara Kendall
25. Beauty Tips For Small Eyes
26. How To Make Small Eyes Look Bigger – Simple Make-up Tricks
27. Makeup for Small Asian Eyes
28. Eyelashes Trick For Bigger Eyes
29. Small Green or Blue Eyes Makeup
30. Naked Eyeshadows Palette for Small Eyes
Youtube: Beauty Banter
31. Eye Makeup for Small Eyes : Indian
Youtube: Huda Beauty
Undereye concealer can be used for over eye? What. I could have been getting more for my money this whole time! You can use the concealer to brighten and even out the skin around your eyes, the reason she used it. After she puts on her false lashes, her eyes opened up so much. She’s lucky she found a lash glue that dries fast, which would help the process on how to put false lashes on, especially in fast mornings.
32. Eyeliner Tutorial – How to Apply for Small Eye Shape
33. How To Do Makeup On Small Eyes
34. Indian Small Eyes Makeup
I hope you enjoyed these step by step and video tutorials on how to put eye makeup on small eyes and make them look bigger! There were many small tips and tricks I could use on my everyday, natural make up. Share this with all your girl friends that have trouble with small eyes on your Instagram story or Pinterest with our pin below.