It can be difficult to find lash and makeup styles that are tailored to small eyes. Unlike larger eyes, which can often accommodate a wider range of lash and makeup styles, larger styles can quickly look over done on small eyes, and to make matters more difficult lashes are rarely made in petite sizing. So what is the solution for smaller eyed babes? Keep reading to find out.
How do I know if I have small eyes?Comparing your eyes to the people around you is a great way to get a sense of whether you have small eyes, if people around you tend to have larger eyes than you, you may very well have small eyes.
Ultimately, the best way to determine whether you have small eyes is to use a combination of these 2 methods, and to trust your own perception.
Smaller eyes generally also mean a smaller area to accentuate, the process of accentuating small eyes can be compared to that of decorating a small room. We want the room to feel spacious and inviting, but overcrowding furniture and dark colours leads to the room looking smaller and less inviting. With small eyes, a little goes a very long way.
Creating a look that opens the eyes and adds brightness to the eye area gives the illusion of a larger eye. We want to select the right eyeliner, makeup and lashes to create this eye largening and brightening effect.
Lashes add a gorgeous sense of depth and have the ability to create a gorgeous lifting effect. Accentuating with the right pair can completely transform your look.
What is the best makeup colours for small eyes?
Light, neutral shades that help to open up and brighten the eyes. For example, light pink, peach, and beige eyeshadows can create a subtle, brightening effect that makes the eyes look bigger and more open. Avoid using dark, heavy eyeshadows, as these can make the eyes look smaller and more closed off.
When it comes to eyeliner, a thin, white or nude liner on the lower waterline can help to open up the eyes and make them look bigger. Avoid using dark or heavily pigmented liner, as this can make the eyes look smaller.
For mascara, a lengthening formula can help to open up the eyes and make them look bigger. Avoid using a volumizing mascara, as this can make the eyes look smaller and more overwhelmed.
Overall, the key is to choose light, neutral shades that help to open up and brighten the eyes, and avoid using dark, heavy colours that can make the eyes look smaller.
Lashes elevates your look and can give you a put together appearance thats perfect for professional and personal settings. We like to believe that no outfit is complete without the perfect set of lashes.
When selecting lashes you want to look at volume, length and curl. These 3 factors in perfect combination will help you achieve a larger looking eye.
What is the best lash length for small eyes?
Shorter to medium length lashes. Long, dramatic lashes can be overwhelming for small eyes and can make them look smaller and more closed off. Instead, opt for lashes that are short to medium in length.
Note here that many sites use models with medium or even large eyes in their photo's so it can be hard to assess the length of the lashes in real life. We have done the hard yards for you by creating lashes specifically for small eyes. You can check them out here:
Lash Volume for smaller eyes
Though light-weight lashes typically suit smaller eyes better, that doesn't mean that you have to miss out on voluminous lashes completely. There are occasions or even personal preference, where a fuller lash can definitely work on a smaller eye.
Select lashes with light to medium volume, and when opting for volume lashes keep the length shorter for a more balanced look. Check out our Volume for Small eyes Bundle here.
Are curly lashes good for smaller eyes?
Curly lashes can be a good choice for small eyes because they can help to create the illusion of larger, more open eyes. This is because the curl in the lashes adds volume and lift, making your eyes appear larger and more defined, without adding excess length. Additionally, curly lashes can help to create a more youthful and awake appearanfce, which can be especially beneficial for people with small eyes who are in need of a lifted look. Check out our curly lashes for small eyes here.
Experiment with different lash styles. The best way to find the perfect lashes for your eye shape is to try out different styles and see which ones work best for you. This will help you find the perfect balance between length, style, and the shape of your eyes.
Take your personal style into account. Ultimately, the lashes you choose should be a reflection of your personal style and preferences. Don't be afraid to try out different styles and lengths to find the perfect lashes for your small eyes.
Cutting lashes for Small Eyes
When cutting lashes for smaller eyes, it's usually best to trim the outer corners of the lashes. This can help to create a more rounded, balanced shape that is perfectly suited for small, round eyes.
By removing the larger ends of the lashes, you can create a lash look that is more proportional to the size of your eyes, avoiding any overwhelming or out-of-proportion lash looks. Additionally, trimming the outer corners of the lashes can help to create a more natural and subtle lash look that enhances the natural beauty of your small eyes without overwhelming them.
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Tips for applying eyeliner to make small eyes appear larger
Use a thin eyeliner pen, avoid using heavy eyeliner, as this can make your eyes appear smaller. You want to achieve a more subtle and delicate line. Our clear adhesive is the perfect alternative for a zero-eyeliner look. Or if you are opting for Magnetic, use our new felt tip magnetic pen.
Apply the eyeliner along the top lash line. This will help to define your eyes and create the illusion of larger, more open eyes. Avoid applying eyeliner along the bottom lash line, as this can make your eyes appear smaller and more closed off.
Experiment with different eyeliner styles. Different eyeliner styles can create different effects on the size and shape of your eyes. For example, a winged eyeliner look can help to create the illusion of larger, more almond-shaped eyes, while a thin, cat-eye liner can help to elongate and define the shape of your eyes. Experiment with different styles to see which ones work best for your eye shape.
Overall, applying eyeliner to make small eyes appear larger is all about creating subtle, defined lines that enhance the natural shape of your eyes without overwhelming them. By following these tips, you can create a beautiful and flattering eyeliner look that brings out the best in your small eyes.
By tailoring your lash and makeup choices to the shape of your eyes, you can create a stunning and eye-catching look that brings out the best in your small eyes.
Whether you're a makeup beginner or a seasoned pro, these tips will help you create a look that is perfectly suited to your unique eye shape and personal style. So don't be afraid to experiment with different lash styles and makeup techniques. Check out our products tailored specifically for small eyes if you would like to skip all the hard work and get results fast.