In my dream last night, I was traveling to Paris on a Jet Blue airplane and a passenger asked, "Why are your eyes so small?" As I am writing this I can attach all three items to a particular event yesterday: Paris -- reading about the Total Beauty bloggers who will be travling to Paris; Jet Blue -- listening to Sarah from Style It Online and Coutorture on Blog Talk Radio educate me about Twitter and her frustrating experience with Jet Blue; and my small eyes -- I woke up this morning with the most horrendous sinus headache and my eyes look like slits.
With an early appointment this morning, I need to pry open those slits so I can see.
What's my course of action to make my eyes look bigger?
The refrigerator and my makeup bag. You are 4 easy steps away from having bigger eyes!
First I will place cold green tea bags that I have saved in the refrigerator to reduce the swelling.
Second, I will fumble for the following items in my makeup bag:
- Neutral eyeshadow
Thirdly, I will brush on three layers of eyeshadow:
- Today I am using Bobbi Brown Ivory over my entire lid to make my eyes look less tired.
- Then I am smudging Bobbi Brown Expresso right above the crease which has a contouring effect that makes eyes look bigger and more wide open.
- The last layer is a dab of MAC Gesso white shadow under the brow bone which reflects light and lifts the eyes to make them sparkle.
Lastly, eyeliner along the lash line. I will use Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in navy blue to make my hazel eye color pop. The trick is to gradually thicken the line and sweep it up at the outer corner of the eye. For more effect, smudging a dark shadow on the lower lash line -- faintly as possible -- and meeting at the corner of the eye will add more definition.
A touch of mascara and my eyes look noticeably bigger.
Now, what do I do about the headache.
Do you have other tips to make my eyes look bigger?