How to Get Bigger Eyes Naturally (15 Easy ways!)

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 How to Get Bigger Eyes with these 15 amazing tips and tricks you can try today!

If you have smaller eyes, you might always find yourself on the hunt for the best tips and tricks to get bigger eyes.

But there are so many tips and tricks out there! Which ones work best? And what if you want to make your eyes look bigger with and without makeup?

Today I want to highlight a few of my favorite *proven* tips and tricks to make your eyes look bigger, both with makeup and without! 

You might be surprised to find out all of the ways you can make your eyes look bigger! Let’s get started!

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How to Get Bigger Eyes: Makeup Tips for Small Eyes

There are so many different hidden tips and tricks to make your eyes look bigger with makeup.

You can easily incorporate one or more of these tricks into your daily makeup routine to give your eyes a little extra pop! 

How to get Bigger Eyes: Eyelash Tricks

A great place to start when it comes to getting bigger eyes is with your lashes. Here are a few tips.

1.Curl your lashes

Your natural lashes can sometimes cast a shadow over your eyes, which makes them look smaller. When you curl your lashes, it instantly makes them look bigger and more defined. 

But to curl your lashes properly, you need the right eyelashes curler. Using a bad eyelash curler can lead to getting your natural lashes to break (Which is horrible! It has happened to me a couple of times), and that can make your eyes look even smaller!

My life-saver was this amazing eyelash curler from e.l.f that is actually crazy cheap! But it really works like magic leaves the lashes perfectly curled, and I have never had a problem with it.


Wearing mascara, in general, will make your eyes look more defined, but if you want a formula that will help your eyes look bigger, I recommend picking a mascara that focuses explicitly on lengthening your lashes. 

This mascara here is the best! You just need to check the before and after pictures of the ladies in the reviews section by yourself. It has a 4D effect that makes even non-existent eyelashes look bigger, longer, and thicker without looking like spider legs.

And of course! You can also wear false eyelashes! I have a complete tutorial on how to apply false eyelashes with my secret tips to apply falsies like a pro even for beginners! and of course, there you can find my top false eyelashes recommendations.

How to make your eyes look bigger: Eyeliner and Eyeshadow Tricks

Lining both the lid and waterline strategically can make your eyes look bigger as well!

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3.Create Fine Lines

When applying eyeliner, make sure to make fine lines. Creating thick lines can actually make your eyes look smaller, so keep those lines looking fine!

If you have small eyes AND also HOODED EYES, you need to check this tutorial where I go step by step on how to apply eyeliner for hooded eyes!

4.Brighten the Waterline

You can easily brighten your eyes and make them look bigger by applying nude eyeliner like this one to your waterline. 


Highlighting the inner corners of your eyes is one of the best ways to make them look bigger and more awake. You can use a cream, powder, or highlighter pencil to achieve this look!

Check this tutorial on How to Apply inner eye Highlighter (with pictures)

6.Conceal those Under eyes

When it comes to your under eyes, make sure to apply a little extra concealer if you want your eyes to look bigger. Dark circles can make your eyes look smaller. 

7.Wing it

Drawing wings on your eyes will also make your eyes look bigger and draw more attention to them. 

8.Use Bright Shades

When it comes to eyeshadow, it is best to go for light to medium shades to make your eyes look bigger. Pastels, browns, and light shimmer shades add a little extra pop to your eyes!

Check this eye makeup tutorial for small hooded eyes using bright eyeshadows + tons of tips and tricks you must try!

Makeup Small Eyes Appear Bigger: Eyebrow Tricks

Another great way to make your eyes look bigger is by shaping and styling your brows.

9.Shape your Brows

Shaping your brows with a gel or pencil will frame your eyes and make them look bigger. 

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The current way that I’m wearing my eyebrows to make them look fuller and bigger is the laminated eyebrows makeup effect. Check the complete “fake” bushy eyebrows tutorial here

10.Laminate your Brows

If you want a more permanent way to make your eyes look bigger, you can laminate your brows to shape and hold them in place! 

Related Brows post: Microblading VS Brow Lamination: How to pick the right one for you

How to get Bigger Eyes: Special Makeup Tricks

You don’t just have to play with your eyes to make them look bigger.

There are a few things you can do to other parts of your face to make your eyes look bigger.

11.Enhance Cheekbones

When you add a bit of shimmer to your cheekbones, it actually makes your entire face look brighter, which can help your eyes look even bigger!

12.Smokey Eyes

Creating a smokey eye look is a fun way to make your eyes look bigger. But, make sure to use lighter colors (greys and browns) when creating this look. Using black shadow can actually make your eyes look smaller. 

For example, opt for a soft brown smokey eye instead of a black smokey eye. I have a guide on how to do an easy brown smokey eye for beginners!

13.Matte Lipstick

If you want to draw more attention to your eyes, choose matte lipstick so that the shimmer on your eyes will pop even more! 

How to Get Bigger Eyes Without Makeup

Maybe you are looking for a more natural way to make your eyes look bigger. There are a few awesome ways to get that doe-eyed look without any change to your makeup routine!

14.Change up Your Skincare

One of the easiest places to start when wanting to achieve bigger eyes is by changing or adding a few new products to your skincare routine. Here are the products you want to look out for:

Eye cream

Under eye patches

Gel eye mask

All of these products help to depuff your eyes and reduce the dark circles that might be lingering after a long night. These products also hydrate your eyes. All of this helps to make your eyes look bigger naturally! 

TIP: Applying a cucumber or a bit of ice around your eye area in the morning, you can easily depuff and make your eyes look bigger and brighter. 

15.Diet and Exercise

They say that all you need is a little diet and exercise to make a change, and that is true of achieving bigger eyes too! It is hard to believe that eye exercises and a change in diet can actually make your eyes look bigger, but it’s true! Check out more details below. 

Eye Exercises: To properly exercise your eyes, keep them wide open and rotate your eyeballs about 30 times clockwise and counterclockwise. Then, move your eyes up and down about 20 times. Do this exercise daily to reduce the bags under your eyes and make them look less tired! 

Increase that Vitamin C: There are also a few foods that you can eat that will make your skin look brighter. Vitamin C, as well as mega-3 fatty acids, are a great place to start! 

Reduce Electronics:

The final way to get bigger eyes without any makeup is to reduce your use of electronics. Staring at a screen all day can be detrimental to your eyes, and will make them look tired.

Try taking screen breaks each day, and make sure to switch your settings to filter the blue light on your phone or laptop! 

Final Thoughts on How to get Bigger Eyes Naturally

For our smaller-eyed makeup lovers, having bigger eyes might be something that you’ve been wishing for.

Luckily, there are so many easy ways to make your eyes look bigger.

Whether you want to add a few new tricks to your makeup routine, or you want to make a couple of changes to achieve bigger eyes naturally, I hope that this guide gave you all of the tips and tricks you wanted to get those bigger, brighter eyes!

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