If you’ve ever wanted to make your eyes look bigger, you’ve in luck. As it turns out, doe eyes happen to be one of the latest makeup trends to take social media by storm. Think big, wide eyes with lots of lash drama. Sounds pretty, right? We also happen to know that this eye makeup craze works with any makeup look and for any occasion, day or night. Interested in giving it a try for yourself? Below, we’re sharing a step-by-step tutorial on how to get the perfect doe-eyed look.
STEP #1: DISGUISE YOUR UNDER-EYES
Think your under-eyes don’t have anything to do with your eye makeup? Think again! Under-eye bags and darkness certainly won’t complement the doe eyes you’re aiming for, which is why brightening things up down there is a must. To do so, apply a full coverage concealer, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Full Wear Concealer Waterproof, Full Coverage, in an upside-down triangle under each eye. Use a concealer that’s one to two shades lighter than your skin tone. Blend the liquid formula out using the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender. If you don’t feel more awake, you’ll certainly look it!
STEP #2: TAKE YOUR BROWS TO NEW HEIGHTS
Your eyebrows can also help create the illusion of wide, doe-like eyes. Use the L’Oréal Paris Unbelievabrow Longwear Waterproof Brow Gel to fill and shape your brows, creating a sharp arch that will help your eyes look more lively in the process. If you want, amplify your brow look by brushing your eyebrows upward with the included spoolie, which will, in turn, create wider-looking eyes.
STEP #3: PRIME YOUR EYES
Moving on, apply an eye primer all over your lids to prep for the rest of your eye makeup. This will create an even base and increase the life span of your makeup.
STEP #4: COLOR YOUR LIDS
When it comes to your all-over hue, it’s best to keep things light and neutral. Too dark of an eye shadow can actually work against you, causing your eyes to appear smaller. Sweep the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Endless Pearl over your lids.
STEP #5: DEFINE YOUR CREASE
Not all of your eye shadow should be light. It’s all about creating shadows and highlights. Speaking of the former, apply the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Matte It Up just above your crease to amp up the wide-eyed look.
STEP #6: HIGHLIGHT AWAY
To further your doe-eyed appearance, you’ll want to reach for a white eye shadow. This will serve as a highlight! Pop the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Petite Perle onto your inner corner to instantly brighten your eyes. Apply the same shadow just below the arch of your eyebrows.
STEP #7: LINE YOUR EYES
Let’s talk eyeliner. For this look, there are a few tips and tricks to keep in mind. Line your upper lash line with the L’Oréal Paris Matte Signature Liquid Dip Eyeliner, Waterproof, starting the line a third of the way in and bringing the line past your outer corner to create a thin, sharp wing. To further the illusion of big eyes, line your waterline with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Nude.
STEP #8: CURL YOUR LASHES
Use an eyelash curler to lift your lashes and create an instantly wide-eyed look. Not sure how to use one? Here’s a step-by-step guide on How to Use an Eyelash Curler.
Step #9: LAYER ON MASCARA
The star of this doe-eyed makeup look? Your mascara! More specifically, the L’Oréal Paris Bambi Eye Washable Mascara, Lasting Volume. With the wide-eyed brush, featuring short and long bristles to separate and coat every lash, this mascara delivers instant eye-opening results that curl and volumize your lashes. The velvety, washable formula glides on smoothly for a lifted, elongated fringe—without clumps. Comb the brush through your lashes, starting from the base and pulling up to the tips of your lashes. Build on additional layers until you achieve your desired lash look.
Next up: Now that you know how to make your eyes look bigger with a doe-eyed makeup look, perhaps you’d like to focus on emphasizing another facial feature. Here’s How to Make Your Lips Look Bigger.