How to make your eyes pop

By Robyn Dowsley - October 13, 2017

Have you ever looked at some people and think - how did they get their eyes to look so stunning!  Well its actually really easy once you know a few little tricks

White Eyeliner

Yep. White Eyeliner!   I think this is one of the most under rated items when it comes to your eyes. It can  be such a useful tool.  We often reach for the black eyeliner when we apply our eye make up and often neglect to even give a second thought to a white eyeliner.

You can use white eyeliner to line under your brow bone once you have finished applying your eye make up. It is amazing how this small little detail can really make such a huge difference.

You can also use a white eyeliner pencil to line the inner rim of your lower eyelid it can make your eyes look bigger and you will most defiantly look more awake and alert. This is a great hack for me because sometimes my day job requires me to get up at the ungodly hours of 3 and 4am

Different Coloured Eyeliners

Black is usually the go to colour we reach for when doing our eyeliner but don't forget there is a whole rainbow of colours out there; why not try some of them on your eyes for something a little different.

You can choose to go with a colour that goes with your eye colour, for example if your eyes are green a brown or a purple eyeliner is really going to make your eyes pop!

If you want to whiten up those whites why not try adding a touch of blue.  Blue eyeliner can help make the whites of your eyes appear whiter than they actually are. 

The Inner Corner

My number one rule of applying eyes shadow is blend, blend, blend! And my number two is making sure you have a light colour on the inner corner of your eyelid. Sure there are times when I break this rule but mostly I try to blend from a lighter colour in the inner corner out to a darker colour in the outer corner of my eye

You can bring this lighter colour in the corner of your eye down and around your tear duct and on to the lower lash line being careful not to actually go in the eye. 

I also love to use a colour that has a bit of sparkle or shimmer to it on this part of the eye as it helps open up the eye and gives a youthful appearance.


I cannot express how important colour theory is when applying make up.  You know your eye colour so all you have to do from there is work out what colours go with your eye colour.  I have a whole post on colour theory which explains everything. I am currently in the process of making colour charts for each eye colour. So keep an eye on this blog or follow me on Facebook or Twitter to stay up to date with when those come out.  

If you slap any old colour on your eyes its going to look ok... it might even look good. But if you want to take it from good to amazing you have to work out what colours are going to work best for you.

Another thing you want to keep in mind is your undertone. Most people talk about their undertone when they are talking about what foundation colour they are going to get.  But did you know that you can also use your undertone to work out what shadow colours will work best for you too?

Lets look a green eyes.  A person with green eyes can go with various colours but lets say they choose purple.  When we look at the colour purple we can find warm shades of purple and cool shades of purple.  Warmer shades of purple are going to have more of a blue tone to them and warmer shades are going to have more red in them.  It can be hard to tell what is what to start with but once you get the hang of it its easy


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