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Saturday, May 8, 2010

FAKE IT: HOW TO MAKE SMALL EYES LOOK BIGGER


Okay, I'm no chinita. But I'm not the type with deep creases either. I have deep set eyes but my creases would tend to disappear if my eyes are wide open. My eyes are a mix of my mom's deep set eyes and my dad's barely there creases.

But some of my chinita friends don't really have creases. And if they laugh, their eyes would literally sink in their faces. I don't know why they would want to have bigger creases. And whatever reason they have, it may have made them try tons of ways to create fake creases. And big eyes really make a difference. :)


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I'm not saying that chinky eyes are not pretty. I'm still an advocate of Love-Your-Own-Features crusade. These are just ways to enhance chinky peepers. :)

I will show you top five ways to create fake creases, and are used by my chinita friends. Some of my friends even resorted to cosmetic surgeries. But don't worry, I wouldn't recommend that. Apart from it being costly, I strongly believe that not all surgeries come out exactly how it should be or how you expected it to be. And for cheese's sake, we're dealing with eyes. So as much as possible, let's keep the knife and needles away from it.



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1. FAKE IT WITH MAKE- UP!

WHAT YOU'LL NEED: GOLD OR SILVER EYESHADOW; MATTE SOFT BROWN EYESHADOW; BLACK EYELINER

1. Apply the gold or silver eyeshadow up to your estimated crease line. The trick to finding your crease line is locating the area where your eyeball ends. DON'T POKE YOUR EYES!
2. Don't overdo the gold or silver eyeshadow. Just apply the right amount, where it is evident, yet not too unnatural (aka Space Girl).

3. Dab a small eyeshadow brush on the matte soft brown eyeshadow. Be careful not to overdo it as well. Be reminded that we are just enhancing your eyes, so the look must be Au Naturel as possible. You can go overboard a bit if you're going to a party or a night out.
4. Apply on your outer crease. Apply the eyeshadow outward going inward. Create a fading effect as much as possible.

5. Apply an eyeliner on your outer lash line going to the middle part. It is not necessary to entirely line your lash line. If you're familiar with how Angelina Jolie lines her eyes, you'll get what I'm saying. But don't imitate the winged eye effect. Just follow the natural line contour of your eyes. Try applying the eyeliner as close to your lash line as possible.

6. Get a q- tip. Lightly smudge the eyeliner a bit, especially on the outer lash line part. This is just to soften the eyeliner. The technique is not meant to create a smokey effect.

7. Apply mascara. Use volumizing or lengthening variants.


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2. FAKE IT WITH LASHES!

WHAT YOU'LL NEED: MASCARA, FAKE EYELASHES, OR EYELASH EXTENSIONS

A. If you have long but sparse lashes, use a volumizing mascara.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED: MASCARA, MASCARA, MASCARA! OH, DID I SAY THAT YOU'LL NEED MASCARA?

SAVE:
L'oreal: Double Extension, Collagene Boost
Covergirl: Lash Blast
Max Factor: False Lashes Effect Mascara

SPEND:
Lancome: Flextencils, Oscillation
Chanel: Inmitable, Exceptionelle

*You can also use lash coats, or popularly known as the White Mascaras. These are meant to add extra volume to extra sparse lashes. Try Lancome's Cils Booster XL, or Double- ended mascaras such as L'oreal's Double Extension mascara, which comes with a black mascara as well.

If you have thick but short lashes, use a lengthening mascara

SAVE:
Maybelline: Sky High Curves, Lash Stilleto

SPEND:
Lancome: Flextencils

TIP: APPLY MASCARA ON YOUR LOWER LASHES. THIS HELPS THE EYES LOOK BIGGER AND LOOK WIDE AWAKE.


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WHAT YOU'LL NEED: A SALON THAT OFFERS EYELASH EXTENSION SERVICES

B. If you are the type who are allergic to mascaras, an eyelash extension is a possible solution. Price ranges from 800php- 1500php. The price depends on the thickness of the eyelash hair. Replenish the hair every two months.

Eyelash extensions may require extra care like avoiding eye rubbing as much as possible,avoiding it when you're washing your face, and not staying for too long in swimming pools and the sea (boo!). If you're OC or the type who wouldn't really mind taking care of specific things, then an eyelash extension could be great for you.


WHAT YOU'LL NEED: FALSE EYELASHES; EYELASH ADHESIVE

C. One quick way to more lush and longer lashes are false eyelashes. There are brands in the market such as ardell and andrea that offer eyelashes made of natural hair. Just be sure that you'll get yourself a heavy duty eyelash adhesive. Duo or Kryolan are your best bets. These brands are made of latex, which makes the glue not cling too much on your lashes (the major cause of lash fall to false eyelashes wearers). Make sure to remove the eyelash adhesive with baby oil. DO NOT TUG!


3. FAKE IT WITH ADHESIVE!

WHAT YOU'LL NEED: EYELID TAPES; EYELID GLUES

1. Use tape. Ok. We are not talking of office or school supply tapes. We're talking of eyelid tapes. You can get a set for 88php in Saizen outlets. Instructions come with every pack that you buy.
2. Use an eyelid adhesive. Etude House is selling the Big Eye eyelid glue so be sure to check that one out. But please, do not use mighty bond or Elmer's! :p


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4. FAKE IT WITH BLACK!

WHAT YOU'LL NEED: BLACK EYESHADOW, BLACK EYELINER, WHITE OR SILVER EYESHADOW, MASCARA, HEAVY DUTY EYE PRIMER, EYELASH CURLER

Smokey eye make- up can be the trick to defining your eyes. If you're an eyeshadow junkie, then good news. You can use eyeshadow to define your eyes.

1. Apply a heavy duty eye primer. Why do you need a heavy duty eye primer? If you're planning to make your make- up last, then a heavy duty eye primer will be your sole companion in keeping you from not looking like a raccoon.
2. Apply the black eyeliner as base for your black eyeshadow. Apply on your entire crease, then smudge a bit.
3. Apply black eyeshadow. Create an arched line. Just simply follow the curve of your eye crease.
4. Apply black eyeliner just below your waterline. You can line the entire area below your waterline.
5. Connect the ends of your lower lash line and crease or upper lash line with a black eyeliner, to close the gap where the crow's feet develops. Connecting both ends will create an illusion of drawn eyes.
6. Dab a bit of white or silver eyeshadow on your tear duct. This creates an illusion of a well- defined eye. The contrast of the white or silver eyeshadow with the black eyeshadow will define the shape of your eyes, making it stand out more. Again, don't go overboard.
7. Apply mascara on your upper lashes. Apply some on your lower lashes as well. Curl carefully with an eyelash curler.



5. FAKE IT WITH FAKE EYES!

WHAT YOU'LL NEED: CONTACT LENSES; CONTACT LENS SOLUTION; CONTACT LENS CASE

Nope, not the ones you see on the road when you're in the car and stuck in traffic. Save that for Halloween. We're talking of contact lenses here. There are certain contact lenses that have been developed to make your eyes look bigger such as the Doll Eye contact lenses.

Practice contact lens hygiene. Do not lend it, do not borrow, do not touch it with dirty hands, clean the case always, and replace the solution after every use.

DO NOT SLEEP WITH YOUR CONTACT LENSES ON. YOU MIGHT END UP IN AN OPERATING TABLE WHEN YOU WAKE UP. IF YOU HAVE THE DOPEY COMPLEX, WHERE YOU CAN'T KEEP YOURSELF FROM SLEEPING (AKA SLEEPY HEAD), THEN MIGHT I SUGGEST THAT YOU TRY THE OTHER METHODS.

POV: I personally don't like those Doll Eye contact lenses. I have a friend who's a fan of that. And when she's just staring in blank space, saying nothing and barely moving, she freaks me out. She looks creepy. :p

There you go! If you have any tips and tricks in creating fake creases, Please do let us know! We would love to know your style! :)

15 Lovely Thoughts:

Khymm (Shopcoholic) said...

nice tips Martha! I have chinky eyes pero meron naman akong crease hehe. I wanna try sana the Geo lens pero takot akong magcontact lens, di ko pa natry.

Chelle said...

Haha! I should know what it's like with chinky eyes =p btw be careful buying contact lenses, I saw a lot in Taiwan and they're just lined up on the streets- not even inside the store. Most are in small glass bottles with contact lens solution but I was alarmed with the price NT$100! Roughly around Php140-150 only. I heard cheap contact lenses might even slice your eyes =|

THE BEAUTY JUNKEE said...

khymm: kasi pinost ko to dun sa mga wala talagang creases. as in. i have friends who have very chinky eyes eh. :p

I've tried contact lenses before. Masakit sa mata. For vanity's sake talaga. :p

Chelle: now that "slicing your eyes" made my tummy churn a bit. :p

Lourdes Espanol said...

I don't really have small eyes but my eyes are not that big either. I've been dying to have eyelash extensions. Just a little doubtful on maintaining it.

Christine Dacanay said...

I dunno if I have chinky eyes or what. Though I think the natural brown color of my eyes and my long, thick lashes help so that people would notice my peepers. When I smile they're REALLY SMALL! they actually call it smiling eyes lol x)) Anyway, I use white eye liner to make them larger. I'm not sure if it's working though. :( my last resort is contact lens. haha. the big ones.

Arra Jurado said...

had circle lens before. other circle lens are so so big,nakakatakot. i think they should stick on brown circle lens with the right diameter (not too big nd without those fancy designs). and put at least curl their lashes and apply eyeshadow. kasi pag wala tlgang make-up. it's like nagpopop ng bongga ung mata. kalerks.

Sherlina Shay said...

Does eyelid tape work on people with hooded eyes? Please reply. I have uneven eyelids and its frustrating :(

marlene said...

Your post is for me..I'm chinita,and really want my eyes to look bigger.I tried eyelash extension but it's a little bit costly.Now, i'm doing your tip NO.4 and I love the result.Thank you very much :)

Ayiish said...

I'M LOVIN' YOUR BLOGSPOT!!! :) can you add me in facebook? crystal_ball12295@yahoo.com


i want to ask many tips! :)) thankyou! :"">

The Beauty Junkee said...

ayiish: thank you dear! :D yes, please add me up in fb. :)

sherlina: hi dear! haven't used eyelid tapes. i know some friends who have used it but according to them, it's irritating. :p

marlene: thanks dear! :D

christina: thanks for sharing dear! :D

lourdes: it requires effort my dear/ :p

Lourdes Espanol said...

I'm not really good at applying makeup but I've always wanted to learn. I'm not chinky eyed myself but my eyes aren't that big either so those tricks can definitely help.

Miz Eloise said...

im lucky i have big eyes. actually maliit plang ako my family would trase me about it. peeo wven qhen i was little, i was confident n big eyes arr brautiful hahaha bata plang maarte na! thanks for the tips ms m

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Desire Loreto said...

Same question here, does eyelid tapes also for hooded and uneven eyes? I've seen a lot of DIY Eyelid tape in the internet but I find it so obvious especially if you're close to someone or if they're looking at you in the eyes. Sometimes I just go with dark eyeshadows, almost smokey eyes to conceal the uneveness of my eyes. Thanks for this post. I have a lot of options to choose from na :)

kakyhere said...

I'm not an eye makeup person, bec I have small eyes! haha Never learned how to apply eye makeup. What's a good eyeliner that doesn't chalk? And for small eyes, should we stick with black or brown shade? What about white?

Anna said...

Bookmarked! Thank you for this! =)

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