If you’re unsatisfied with the distance between your eyes, you can easily make your eyes look further apart with makeup. The tips that you will find in this post is easy to do and works even if you are a beginner.
To bring you the best makeup techniques, I connected with Karol Young Moses, a Professional Makeup Artist and Beauty Expert with more than 20 years of experience. She’s been featured on numerous television programs including CTS, KTLA, NBC and the Fox 5 Morning Show.
If you want to use eye makeup to make your eyes appear further apart, Karol suggest to remember the principle of “light and dark”.
Lighter colors bring features forward, while darker shades push them back. You’ll want to apply lighter eye color towards the inner corners of your eyes to bring that area out, and focus deeper shades towards the outside.
Here’s How to Make Eyes Look Further Apart with Makeup:
- Apply a nude color for your skin tone over your entire eye, from lash line to brow bone.
- Apply a light to medium tone into the outer crease of your eye using a windshield wiper motion.
- Use a slightly deeper shade in a side-ways “V” shape on the outer corner of your eye (closest to your ear) for contrast.
- Now take a light shade and apply it from lash line to crease on the inside corner of your eye (next to your nose) in a side-ways “V” shape, from the inner corner to about the middle of your eyelid.
- If you wear eyeliner, focus it mainly on the outside corner of the eye. You can smudge it towards the inner corner a bit if desired.
- Focus mascara or lashes on the outer corners of the eyes.
Make sure to blend edges with a brush for a seamless finish. Use matte or illuminated textures and go with your favorite style and preference. The most important factor is where you place each color.
Depending on the look you are trying to achieve, knowing just the makeup techniques for the eyes are may not be enough. Sometimes you may also need to work on other areas of your makeup routine in order to get the look you want.
For this reason, I connected with Kerrin Jackson, a makeup artist in film and television for the past 25 years. Kerrin have created all sorts of illusions with the use of makeup over the years and provides some valuable insight to help you make your eyes look further apart with makeup.
- Use a Lighter Concealer: When applying your concealer, use a product that is a few shades lighter than your skin tone and apply to the eye socket area directly between your eyes. If you want to go for a more theatrical look, you may want to try an even lighter shade! Lightly pat the area with your finger until the concealer is blended in. If you really want to create a wider area, you can also highlight the area on your nose between your eyes. Be careful not to go overboard with that though. Remember, we are trying to create an illusion, not confusion!!
- Try Cream or Bone Color Eye Shadow: To accentuate the inner eye area even more, use a cream or bone color eye shadow to highlight even further when doing your eye makeup.
- Try a Product with a Shimmer in it which will go that extra step further to help. It will also give life and a little sparkle to you eyes.
- Keep Dark Shades for the Outer Corners of Your Eyes. This will also assist in creating a wider set eye. Using your pencil or liner pen, only apply your liner to the outer half of your eyes.
- Curl Your Lashes. This is a great way to help open up your eyes. Sometimes it takes a little trial and error to find the curler that works for you, and it’s worth trying a few until you find the perfect fit.
- Apply Your Mascara: Focus a little more on the outer corners of your lashes. This will also help to create the illusion of depth on the outer portions of your eye. And all contribute to helping your eyes appear as if they are wider set.
Lesley Reynolds, the the Co Founder of The Harley Street Skin Clinic and a Celebrity columnist also provided some expert advice you should consider:
- Arch and Extend Your Eyebrows: it’s as simple as expanding the arch to make your eyes look broader. Extending your brow’s tail with an eyebrow pencil is yet another trick that will take your eyes out.
- Use Various Colors of Eyeshadow: When attempting to widen your eyes, one color does not travel across the top. Place a brighter hue in the inner section, then take out the darker shades. The hue of light will build the impression of a larger space between your eyes, while the outer dark corner will show you depth.
- Line Your Eyes Halfway: The eyeliner should be used on both your upper and lower lash lines, but only halfway, so line from mid-eye to outer.