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4 Pro Makeup Tips to Make Your Eyes Pop ...

By Johanna

I'm going to give you some really cool makeup tips to make your eyes pop. Makeup at its best brings out your natural colors and skin tone and accentuates your best features. One of those features is the eyes. There is a wide variety of ways to play up your eyes, but certain guidelines for applying eye makeup are true regardless of how you do it. These makeup tips to make your eyes pop will complement your natural beauty and naturally accentuate a very important body part.

1 Know Your Eye Distance

Wearing mascara and eyeliner can do wonders to make your eyes pop and look like the ultimate diva and is truly one of the best makeup tips to make your eyes pop. Wearing them in a way that suits your face is even better. If you have wide-set eyes, don't go for the winged look - your eyes will look even farther apart. Apply eyeliner and mascara evenly across the lid, including the inner corners of the eye. If your eyes are close together, you do want to go for a winged look, or at least apply eyeliner to the outer edges of your upper eyelid, and you want to leave the inner corner of the eyes eyeliner-free. This will give your eyes length and make them appear not so close together.

2 Know Your Eye Shape

The shape of your eyes can drastically affect how your makeup looks. Light or bright colors open the eyes up and make them look bigger. Dark and bold colors will make your eyes look smaller. If you have small, almond-shaped eyes, opt for light eyeshadow colors. If you have big, round eyes, you can feel free to wear dark and bold colors without worrying if they will be too dramatic.

3 Know Your Eye Color

There are certain eyeshadow colors that look stunning when paired with certain eye colors. Blue eyes pop when paired with golds, browns, beige, and other earth tones. Gray eyes pop when paired with grays and blues. Green and hazel eyes pop when paired with the other end of the color wheel - purple. Brown eyes are the most versatile and look good with almost any color. Green hues on brown eyes, though, look especially dazzling.

These pairings work well whether it's a dramatic night out on the town or a light, lazy Saturday morning. Experiment with different hues in your color category (lilac vs. plum, for example) to find even more eye-popping results.

4 Catch the Light

The lighter the color of an eyeshadow on the color spectrum, the more that natural light will catch it, or make it reflect. When natural light hits light-colored makeup, it automatically draws the eye to these places on your face.

Professional makeup artists use this tactic to make the eye area seem bigger, and bigger eyes are more noticeable. Professionals apply light-colored eyeshadow right below the arch of the eyebrow where it peaks up, and also in the inner corner of the eyes. This causes the eye area, in general, to seem bigger, and the reflections of these lighted areas are stunning when seen (if you have small eyes, this is a great tip). Next time you're flipping through your favorite magazine, see if you notice this makeup trick on a celebrity on the red carpet or on a model posing in an ad.

Eyes are agreeably one of the most beautiful parts of the face, and well-decorated eyes are attractive and make them stand out. It's important not to go overboard with putting too much makeup on your eyes, but touching up your eyes with these tips will make you want to glance in the mirror a little more often.

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