close-up of an eye with eye-enlarging blue circle lenses and anime makeup look with false lashes and eyeliner

Eyes are the mirror of our soul, they reflect our intentions and reveal our feelings. Women with large opened eyes are especially appealing and mysterious, that's why we devote such a big importance to eye makeup. Some of us were naturally gifted with big opened eyes and luxurious eyelashes. And others need to work a little bit harder to get the desirable anime eye effect. Today I'm going to reveal a few makeup secrets you have never heard before and teach you how to make your eyes look extra huge just like the eyes of an anime character.

step-by-step makeup pictorial on how to do big anime eye look with circle lenses

Follow these easy makeup steps to achieve an anime-like eye look:

1. The very first step is to fill in your eyebrows and apply an eyeshadow primer all over the eyelid. This product will secure makeup and make it last all day long without fading and creasing.

2. The next step is absolutely optional. Apply an eye enlarging circle lens and let your eyes get used to them. If necessary put special eye drops to make your eyes feel more comfortable.

3. Now it is time to sketch the new shape for a future anime eye. Lightly apply a dramatic eyeliner with a sharp black pencil and sketch a new bottom lash line.

4. Fill in the waterline and the space between your real bottom lash line and a new lash line with a white eye pencil. Highlight the corners of your eye and brow bone with white satin eyeshadow.

5. With a help of a pencil brush apply light brown matte eyeshadow a little bit higher than your natural eye crease. A 'fake' crease will create an illusion of a bigger eye and you can use this trick in your everyday makeup as well. 

6. For the bottom lash line use a bright pink eyeshadow and blend them with a help of a blending brush. This eye look is called 'blushing eyes' and it is very popular among kawaii Korean girls. And to finish up your anime eye makeup apply tiny false lashes on the bottom line and regular lashes on the top. 

step-by-step makeup pictorial on how to do big anime eye look with circle lenses

Clear And Bright Eyes

Redness can drastically reduce the beauty of your eyes and makeup. A good old eight hours of 'beauty sleep'  is the best remedy against tired red eyes. Try using cold spoons or ice cubes in the morning, this method will make your eyes wake up faster. 

White Eye Pencil 

White color can make everything appear larger. We are used to applying nude eye pencils on the lower waterline to open our eyes. But for an extra enlargement don't be shy to use a bright white pencil and take this to a whole new level. Apply white eye kohl on your bottom lash line, on the inner corner of your eyes, and under the brow bone.

Makeup Proportions

A professional makeup look is all about the golden ratio and perfect proportions. What do we need to do to make the small eyes appear larger? Cheat the regular rules of face proportions and makeup! Contour your cheeks and nose to make them look smaller and overdraw eyeshadow and eyeliner on your eyes to make them appear bigger. For your lips choose an ombre lip look or bjd doll-inspired lips.

Bottom Lashes

For an extra-large eye, look forget about your natural bottom lash line and lashes. We don't want and don't need to emphasize the natural features of the eye. Instead, we are going to cheat and apply false bottom lashes lower than they grow naturally. In case you don't have or don't like bottom lashes you can draw them on your skin. Use a liquid eyeliner and tiny synthetic brush and draw lashes on the new false bottom line you've created.

Liz Breygel's selfie with an anime inspired bie eye makeup look

Enlarging Circle Lens

Enlarging a circle lens is an optional step, but in case you are aiming for a real-life doll or anime eye look try to use a special lens with a graphic diameter of more than 13-15 mm. Choose a lens that will perfectly blend with your natural eye color. They should be soft, comfortable, and easy to use. For this anime eye makeup look, I used For Vision On & On Blue lenses.

Don't have circle lenses at the moment? It's not a problem, because you can try anime eye makeup look even without a circle lens. Check out my easy step-by-step eye enlargement makeup tutorial without lenses and recreate this look right away, without buying extra 'equipment'. Until next time, hugs and kisses!

Lots of love,