Very small eyes: Microphthalmia: MedlinePlus Genetics


Facts about Anophthalmia / Microphthalmia

Anophthalmia and microphthalmia are birth defects of a baby’s eye(s). Anophthalmia is a birth defect where a baby is born without one or both eyes. Microphthalmia is a birth defect in which one or both eyes did not develop fully, so they are small.

What is Anophthalmia and Microphthalmia?

Anophthalmia and microphthalmia develop during pregnancy and can occur alone, with other birth defects, or as part of a syndrome. Anophthalmia and microphthalmia often result in blindness or limited vision.

How Many Babies are Born with Anophthalmia/Microphthalmia?

Researchers estimate that about 1 in every 5,200 babies is born with anophthalmia/microphthalmia in the United States.1

Causes and Risk Factors

The causes of anophthalmia and microphthalmia among most infants are unknown. Some babies have anophthalmia or microphthalmia because of a change in their genes or chromosomes. Anophthalmia and microphthalmia can also be caused by taking certain medicines, like isotretinoin (Accutane®) or thalidomide, during pregnancy. These medicines can lead to a pattern of birth defects, which can include anophthalmia or microphthalmia. These defects might also be caused by a combination of genes and other factors, such as the things the mother comes in contact with in the environment or what the mother eats or drinks, or certain medicines she uses during pregnancy.

Like many families of children with a birth defect, CDC wants to find out what causes them. Understanding the factors that are more common among babies with a birth defect will help us learn more about the causes. CDC funds the Centers for Birth Defects Research and Prevention, which collaborate on large studies such as the National Birth Defects Prevention Study (NBDPS; births 1997-2011) and the Birth Defects Study To Evaluate Pregnancy exposureS (BD-STEPS; began with births in 2014), to understand the causes of and risks for birth defects, including anophthalmia and microphthalmia.

CDC continues to study birth defects, such as anophthalmia and microphthalmia, and how to prevent them. If you are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant, talk with your doctor about ways to increase your chances of having a healthy baby.


Anophthalmia and microphthalmia can either be diagnosed during pregnancy or after birth. During pregnancy, doctors can often identify anophthalmia and microphthalmia through an ultrasound or a CT scan (special x-ray test) and sometimes with certain genetic testing. After birth, a doctor can identify anophthalmia and microphthalmia by examining the baby. A doctor will also perform a thorough physical exam to look for any other birth defects that may be present.


There is no treatment available that will create a new eye or that will restore complete vision for those affected by anophthalmia or microphthalmia. A baby born with one of these conditions should be seen by a team of special eye doctors:

  • An ophthalmologist, a doctor specially trained to care for eyes
  • An ocularist, a healthcare provider who is specially trained in making and fitting prosthetic eyes
  • An oculoplastic surgeon, a doctor who specializes in surgery for the eye and eye socket

The eye sockets are critical for a baby’s face to grow and develop properly. If a baby has one of these conditions, the bones that shape the eye socket may not grow properly. Babies can be fitted with a plastic structure called a conformer that can help the eye socket and bones to grow properly. As babies get older, these devices will need to be enlarged to help expand the eye socket. Also, as children age, they can be fitted for an artificial eye.

A team of eye specialists should frequently monitor children with these conditions early in life. If other conditions arise, like a cataract or detached retina, children might need surgery to repair these other conditions. If anophthalmia or microphthalmia affects only one eye, the ophthalmologist can suggest ways to protect and preserve sight in the healthy eye. Depending on the severity of anophthalmia and microphthalmia, children might need surgery. It is important to talk to their team of eye specialists to determine the best plan of action.

Babies born with these conditions can often benefit from early interventionexternal icon and therapy to help their development and mobility.

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  1. Mai CT, Isenburg JL, Canfield MA, Meyer RE, Correa A, Alverson CJ, Lupo PJ, Riehle‐Colarusso T, Cho SJ, Aggarwal D, Kirby RS. National population‐based estimates for major birth defects, 2010–2014. Birth Defects Research. 2019; 111(18): 1420-1435.

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Microphthalmia – All About Vision

Microphthalmia is a congenital (present at birth) defect identified by the unusual smallness of one (unilateral) or both (bilateral) eyeballs. While in the uterus, the eyeballs of the baby fail to grow or form correctly, resulting in limited or severe loss of vision, or even blindness.

With simple cases, small eyeballs are anatomically intact, meaning all parts of the eye are present and functioning properly. Normal vision is possible if the eyes are slightly smaller than normal. In complex cases, small eyeballs are associated with other eye abnormalities, such as cataracts, coloboma and ptosis. Vision may be impaired due to this malformation and its accompanying conditions.

According to MedlinePlus, microphthalmia occurs in 1 in 10,000 births. Also called “small eye syndrome,” it may be caused by genetics, although risk factors may also contribute to this birth defect.

Microphthalmia syndrome

Microphthalmia can be part of a syndrome (syndromic microphthalmia) or be present by itself (non-syndromic microphthalmia). 

It’s important to note that between a third and a half of all those with microphthalmia have it as part of a syndrome and that the treatments for syndromic and non-syndromic are handled in different ways. 

Here are the main characteristics of each:

  • Syndromic microphthalmia refers to a birth defect occurring in conjunction with other conditions that affect organs and tissues in other parts of the body. Lenz microphthalmia syndrome, for example, is a type of syndromic microphthalmia. This rare birth defect is passed down through families (inherited) and almost exclusively affects males. It’s characterized by microphthalmia plus malformations of other parts of the body, such as eyelids (blepharoptosis), skull (microcephaly), spine (scoliosis) or fingers (clinodactyly).  

SEE RELATED: Rare eye diseases

Microphthalmia vs anophthalmia 

Microphthalmia is often confused with anophthalmia. Both are birth defects that affect the eyes, but they’re not the same.

With microphthalmia, one or both eyeballs don’t grow to full size. It may seem as if the eyeball is completely missing from the socket, but on closer inspection, it still has some eye tissue remaining, thus the “small eye” appearance. How the eyeball will function in terms of vision depends on the severity of the microphthalmia. 

Anophthalmia, on the other hand, occurs when one or both eyeballs don’t form at all and are absent. Upon inspection, there may be some residual tissue, but formation of the eyeball during fetal development either completely stopped, degenerated or did not occur at all. Babies born with anophthalmia are blind.

Causes and risk factors of microphthalmia 

The exact cause of microphthalmia is difficult, if not impossible, to identify. Microphthalmia may be attributed to genetics. However, research on birth defects as it relates to gene or chromosomal anomalies is so inconclusive that pinpointing an obvious genetic cause is not possible. 

Instead of specific causes, it’s useful to look at general risk factors that may shine a light on reasons eye-related birth defects occur. Some risk factors that focus on the mother during pregnancy include: 

  • Harmful environmental factors – Exposure to certain things acquired through the environment may pose issues for fetal development. These include toxins and chemicals (mercury, solvents, pesticides, radiation from X-rays, etc.) as well as infections such as rubella and toxoplasmosis, or viruses such as herpes simplex and Zika.

  • Adverse behavioral factors – Engaging in certain activities may affect babies in utero. These include drinking alcohol or caffeine, using tobacco products or illegal drugs, taking certain medicines or engaging in poor dietary habits.

  • Underlying medical conditions – The existence of health-related conditions prior to and during pregnancy may interfere in fetal growth. Some pre-existing or chronic conditions include diabetes, cancer and obesity.

Is there a cure for microphthalmia?

There’s no cure for microphthalmia since new eyes cannot be created, even with all the remarkable advances in medical science. 

Just like other organs in the body (with the exception of the liver and skin), eyes can’t be regenerated after birth — while they do have the capability of repairing themselves after trauma, injury or disease, but they cannot regrow themselves.

Treatment of microphthalmia

While there’s no way to prevent or fully correct this birth defect, there are surgeries available for treating eye abnormalities that may be present alongside microphthalmia. These eye abnormalities include but are not limited to:

In addition to surgeries related to associated eye abnormalities, another option is available for those with microphthalmia — the artificial (prosthetic) eye.  

SEE RELATED: Congenital cataracts

Prosthetic eyes as a treatment for microphthalmia

A prosthetic eye (commonly referred to as “fake eye” or “glass eye”) takes the place of a missing eyeball and is designed to fit over an orbital (eye socket) implant like a shell. 

Cosmetically, it improves appearance by giving the face symmetry and a natural look, especially when painted with an iris and pupil. While a prosthetic eye doesn’t return vision, it can function like a real eye in terms of blinking, watering and movement.

Newborns or very young children have their own type of prosthetic eye called a conformer. It’s inserted to promote and encourage orbital growth, since the bones around the eyes are still forming. With it, the health of underlying tissue can be tracked and monitored. Conformers allow for expansion from growth by being changed out frequently as the child gets older. 

After a certain age, a conformer can be switched for a prosthesis. Just like no two pairs of natural eyes are the same, no two sets of prosthetic eyes are the same. 

Some things to discuss with an ocularist (a professional who make prosthetic eyes) and an eye surgeon can be:

  • Customization – Offers a personalized look, such as eye color and pupil size, and correct measurements by taking an impression of the orbit. 

Managing microphthalmia

Microphthalmia can be emotionally traumatic for the baby’s parents, families and others — especially given that there’s no cure. In addition to treatment, many support, counselling and advocacy groups are available to provide education, resources and answers to questions related to vision impairment and blindness.

As with other birth defects, early diagnosis and treatment are imperative. After birth, it’s important to consult with a pediatrician or book an eye exam with an ophthalmologist or eye doctor. 

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Page published in February 2021

Page updated in November 2021

A practical guide to the management of anophthalmia and microphthalmia

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  • Makeup for Small Eyes – Make Small Eyes Look Bigger with these Makeup Tricks

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    1. Contour yourself a crease

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        Applying eyeshadow high onto the brow bone sounds like a massive make-up fail for many but, when applied on mono lids, it serves to create the illusion of a bigger, deeper eye. Just be sure to blend carefully so you don’t have harsh lines under your eyebrows. Not the one.

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        Tip #1: Highlight Your Eyes

        Not only is highlighter makeup an essential for enhancing your features, but it also works wonders to help you achieve a wide, open-eyed effect. Dust a highlighter, like the L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Shimmerista Highlighting Powder onto your brow bone, the inner corners of eyes, and the center of your lids to give you the look of a lifted and bigger gaze.

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        Tip #3: Conceal Dark Circles

        Concealer is a makeup essential for good reason. It works wonders to blur imperfections and tackle dark circles to lighten and brighten your under-eye area. The L’Oréal Paris True Match Eye Cream in a Concealer, 0.5% Hyaluronic Acid is a must-have hybrid that provides instant dark circle coverage with the care of an eye cream to give your eyes some extra TLC. 

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        Tip #5: Embrace Tightlining 

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        Tip #6: Always Use A Lash Curler

        Using a lash curler is one of the best ways to make your eyes truly pop. Give your lashes the perfect amount of lift with the help of this beauty staple by gently clamping it at the base of your lashes and walking the curler outward for a complete curve.

        Editor’s tip: To give your lashes even more lift, run warm water over your lash curler before using it.

        Tip #7: Define Your Crease

        Just as contouring accentuates your cheekbones and sculpts your face, crease contour can do the same for your eyes. This trick gives the appearance of deeper set eyes, making your peepers look larger than they actually are. To get the look, use a neutral matte shade, like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Café Au Lait, and blend the color onto your crease and the outer corner of your eyes. 

        Tip #8: Consider Color Eyeliner

        In some instances dark eyeliner can actually make your eyes look smaller, so switch out the black shade in favor of something lighter. Consider applying a colored eyeliner like nude or white eyeliner to your lids. These neutral shades help you achieve a brighter, natural, and more awake look, ultimately making your small eyes look even bigger. Try this trick with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Nude.

        Tip #9: Don’t Apply Mascara On Inner Lashes

        Mascara helps your eyes stand out, which is the number one goal for small eyes. But before you begin to paint your lashes, we recommend a small shift in technique. Try coating your lashes with the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascara, but concentrate the formula on the outer two-thirds of your eyelashes to avoid making your eyes look closed off.

        Tip #10: Try False Eyelashes

        Sporting a flirty and lifted fringe is key for making your small eyes the center of attention. If you want to take your look up a notch, false eyelashes can make it happen. It’s essential to find the right style that complements your eye shape, so feel free to trim the lash strip down to size. Once you have the perfect set of falsies, visit our article, How to Apply False Eyelashes and Other Fake Lash Hacks, for a seamless application process. 

        Tip #11: Apply Eyeshadow To Your Lower Lash Line

        It’s common practice to apply eyeshadow on your lids, but you’ll need to show your lower lash line some love to make a big impact. Sweeping a line of eyeshadow right under your bottom lashes provides your eyes with more definition and creates a contouring effect that goes a long way with your makeup for small eyes.

        Next: The Best Eye Makeup for Your Eye Shape

        Written and Photographed by: Lauren Paige Richeson

        11 Magical Makeup Tricks That Make Your Small Eyes Look BIGGER!

        Eyes that are bigger usually appear to make you look younger and awake.

        All eye shapes are beautiful, don’t get me wrong! I have small almond shaped eyes myself and I don’t want to toot my own horn, but quite a few people have complimented me for them! Not all of us have big eyes. However, we can always create an illusion by using clever make-up techniques.

        Here we will take you through some simple tips and tricks that helps make your eyes look bigger.

        How To Make Small Eyes Look Bigger?

        1. Praise Those Eyebrows

        The brows make all the difference. Take a trip to the salon at frequent intervals, and keep the brows in good shape. Follow the natural shape of your eyes.

        For those who want to keep their brows bold, bear in mind that you have to maximize the space you have so that it creates an illusion of bigger looking eyes. Bold, thick, and beautiful brows bring attention to the eyes. The difference between natural brows and over-tweezed arches is that the natural makes one look more innocent, while the latter makes you appear older.

        Pro Tip: To get those full and expressive brows, brush them up with clear brow mascara.

        2. Say Goodbye To Puffiness

        The key to gorgeous eyes is by pampering them right, every day. The swollen skin around the eyes can make them look tiny. Here is how you can reduce puffiness around the eyes.

        • Get enough sleep
        • Wash your face with cold water often
        • Place used cold teabags over the eyes as the tannins present in tea tighten the skin
        • Reduce salt intake
        • Exercise

        3. Say No To Under Eye Dark Circles

        Using a concealer to cover up the dark circles will not make your eyes look bigger, but at least, the dark circles will not draw attention to them when someone is looking at your eyes. So, this step is really important.

        Color correct your blemishes and dark circles with an illuminating concealer. Ensure you use a shade slightly lighter than your foundation to lift and enhance your look. We recommend the light and creamy YSL Touche Eclat and smooth MAC Pro Longwear Concealer, which is also a great cover-up for spots.

        4. Light Neutral Colored Eye Shadow

        Use neutral and light eyeshadows. Follow the rule of contouring. Light colors for the areas that you want the light to reflect and darker shades for the areas you want to push back. Using light colors at the center of the eyelids brings them forward. Pick up some product on a brush, tap the excess off and gently apply at the center of the eyelids.

        Pro Tip: The shadow can be shimmery or of matte finish; it doesn’t matter as long as it is light in color.

        5. Tightline The Upper Water Line

        This is the step that makes a lot of difference. Use a black liner to tightline the upper water line. This gives the appearance of fuller lashes and helps to open up the eyes. I like to use the 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil by Urban Decay. The formula is amazing and it gives your eyelashes volume without doing much!

        6. Lay Low With The Eyeliner

        When using liner on the lower lashline, make sure to only apply it to the outer third. Use a smudger or a brush to soften it out. As for the eyelid, draw a line as close as you can to the lashes. You can create a tiny flick and gradually make it thicker at the end if you want to.

        7. Curly, Fluttery Eyelashes

        An eyelash curler is to women what a sports car is to men. For those big eyes, ensure that you fully cup the lashes in the curler closer to the roots. Our favorites are E.L.F. Studio Eyelash Curler and Sally Hansen La Cross Double Curl Eyelash Curler.

        8. The Nude Effect

        Most people think that the way to achieving big eyes is by loading up on black kohls or kajals. However, this is entirely the opposite. The dark black kajal actually makes the eyes appear smaller and boxed in. Considering the Indian skin-tone, a white eye pencil may not be the most flattering one to use. The trick here is to go nude on your lower lash line. Try Bourjois Khol and Contour Eyeliner Pencil- 08 Rose Fantaisiste, or MAC Chromagraphic Pencil.

        9. O’ Holy Mascara

        The magic wand for makeup, a good mascara can make your eyes look bigger and thicker in no time. We suggest Clinique’s High Impact Mascara, and Maybelline Great Lash Mascara for that oomph factor. For those battable lashes and added glam, try applying three to four coats on the outer corners of the eye to create doe shaped eyes.

        10. Contour The Crease

        Contouring the crease helps in creating the illusion of deeper set eyes, which in turn, make them appear larger. Use a matte brown shade from the outer corner to the crease and blend well. When you’re going for an intense makeup look, you can contour slightly above your actual crease. Cover from the Naked Basics 2 palette by Urban Decay is a good shade for contouring.

        11. Shimmer In The Inner Corner

        Use a highlighter or a shimmery light eyeshadow in the inner corner. This adds a little something extra to your makeup look, and also helps you look awake. You can choose two ways of applying this.

        • You can blend it out and give it a very sheen look. This makes you look fresh in a very natural way.
        • Perhaps you’re looking for something more. Then, in that case, don’t blend it out. Doing this makes your eyes sparkle and is an easy way to compensate when you haven’t done much eye makeup.

        Some More Tips To Make Your Eyes Look Bigger

        • Try and avoid dark colors like blacks and grays.
        • However, you can use soft browns for the crease.
        • Don’t overload on the eyeliner. This only makes the eyes look smaller.
        • Full lashes help to open up the eyes more so use the mascara.
        • You can also choose to apply false lashes.
        • Use eye masks and gently massage the areas around the eyes to get rid of the puffiness and water retention.
        • If you have red eyes or if they are irritated, use eye drops. The redness can actually make them look smaller, and it isn’t healthy to leave them looking so red!

        Well, there you have it. 11 ways to make your eyes look brighter and bigger. I certainly know for a fact that this works. If I feel like I look exhausted (which I do on most days now of late), I follow these steps. Try it out and let us know how it turned out for you.

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        Video & Step-by Step Process Included! – The Urban Guide

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        Eyes are perhaps one of the most attractive features. A person looking at you notices your eyes first. It is, therefore, important that your eyes stand out. But this becomes a tad bit difficult if you have small eyes. In such cases, it becomes important to know how to do eye makeup for small eyes to make them look bigger. But that’s not all. Knowing which type of eyeshadow and eyeliners to use is equally important. So, let us help you with all of that in this post. Just follow the eye makeup steps and tips listed below and you are all set.

        In this post, we will cover:

        1. Eye makeup tips for small eyes
        2. How to do eye makeup for small eyes to make them look bigger (Video)
        3. Step-by-step process for doing eye makeup for small eyes


        Eye makeup tips for small eyes

        Here are some very useful eye makeup tips that will make your eyes seem larger and will also help you hide the dark circles:

        • Arched eyebrows: Begin with the eyebrows. The next time you go to the salon to get your eyebrows shaped, ask the beautician to give it an arched shape. In the case of small eyes, arched brows give the illusion of larger eyes. Even if you have small eyes, you will look more alert and bright-eyed when the brows are arched.
        • Light color kohl pencil: This is a great eye makeup tip to make your gorgeous eyes look wider and more in-focus. Just apply a light-colored kohl pencil on your waterline, extending from the inner corners of your eyes to the outer ones. Avoid black kajal on your waterline as it will make your eyes look smaller. This is an amazing trick that instantly makes you look wide-eyed and alert. You can use your regular eyeliner, eye shadow and other eye makeup essentials along with this.
        • Matte eyeshadow: When doing makeup to make your small eyes look huge, go for matte eyeshadow instead of shimmery or glitter one.

        [Also read: Best Eyeshadows to Buy]

        • Winged eyeliner: If you are wondering which eyeliner style for small eyes is right, the answer is winged. Apart from making your eyes look super stylish, winged eyeliners also work to make them look bigger. This is simply because the aesthetic appeal of the winger liner takes the focus away from the size of the eyes and also from any dark circles underneath. If your eyeliner is winged, a person looking at you will only focus on that and nothing else!
        • Curled eyelashes: This is a basic eye makeup tip but is often overlooked by many women. If you want your eyes to look bigger, curl your eyelashes before you apply your mascara. The eyes will look more open and will have a well-defined shape. So do keep this handy eye makeup tip in mind the next time you start getting ready for the day. In fact to ensure your mascara doesn’t become clumpy, apply some vaseline on your eyelashes first and then the mascara. Another trick you can try when applying mascara for small eyes is to apply it only on your tips and not your roots. This too gives the illusion of big eyes.
        • Highlighters: If you ask anyone for eye makeup tips for small eyes with dark circles and you will get a lot of tips related to the concealer. However, using only a concealer does work well to hide dark circles. The real magic happens when you use a highlighter and not just a concealer. So what you need to do is apply your concealer as you usually do. After that, apply a good-quality highlighter gently on the concealer. This is a simple step yet it goes a long way in effectively hiding your dark circles.
        • Sun protection: While you can apply the concealer to hide your dark circles, it will only act as a temporary solution. Try to up your game and find a permanent solution. One of the main reasons for dark circles is sun exposure. The facial skin, especially the area under your eyes, is sensitive to the rays of the sun and gets tanned quickly. This makes your dark circles more prominent. So make sure you apply a generous layer of sunscreen before you start putting your makeup on. This will keep your skin protected and may gradually take care of the dark circle problem altogether.

        How to Do Eye Makeup for Small Eyes to Make Them Look Bigger – Video


        Courtesy: Makeup artist Claire Ashley

        Step-by-step Process for Doing Eye Makeup for Small Eyes

        Here is a step-by-step process of doing simple eye makeup for small eyes.

        1. Start with a light base colour as eye shadow to brighten up your eyes. Pack your eyelid with a creamy white shade down to your inner corners. Do not hold back on this step as this will help your eyes look larger especially because it’s a matte shade. Make sure that the eyeshadow makeup you apply matches your outfit.

        2. Use a light color eye pencil on your water line. A white or skin tone shade will be great as they really help open the eyes. They automatically make your eyes look bigger and rounder. Note, whenever you apply dark shades on your waterline, it closes your eyes making them look smaller.

        3. Redefine the eyes using a deep brown shade on the outer portions of the eyes. It will give depth. Extend this shade and apply it under the eyes as well. This is a crucial step as it will give the illusion that your eyes go that far down, making them bigger.

        4. Blend the shades well. The absolute essential to getting your eye makeup right is knowing how to blend eye shadows correctly.

        5. Create a wing using a gel eyeliner. Keep it close to the upper lash line.

        [Also read: Best Eyeliners in India]

        6. Apply a volumizing mascara before putting on your fake eyelashes.


        Small Eyes Makeup Before and After



        In a nutshell
        So as you can clearly see from the points mentioned above, there are many ways in which you can make your small eyes look bigger. You can also make dark circles disappear using eye makeup. Keep these super handy eye makeup tips in mind and you will never have to worry about your eyes looking small and tired.

        90,000 Eyes and character

        This time we will talk about the part of the face that, perhaps, most often attracts attention to the face. Eyes. They are not only a mirror of the soul, but also a reflector of thoughts, moods, and well-being.

        Ideal Eyes – These are large, slightly protruding, sparkling eyes with clear whites and a rich iris color. The owner of such eyes gives the impression of an intelligent, artistic, leadership-prone nature. In the look of such eyes, sincerity and directness, they are sexually attractive and irresistibly erotic.

        There are no special difficulties in the makeup of such eyes. Any type of makeup is suitable for them, except for the one that should enlarge the eyes, since too large eyes are also bad. Smoky makeup or delicate pearlescent makeup will be good, which is especially relevant this season. Happy owners of such eyes can do makeup with an emphasis on the lips, since their eyes are good without makeup, it is enough to tint the eyelashes. You can afford almost any shade, focusing only on the color of the eyes and clothes.You can write a lot about these eyes, but you can write nothing, the ideal always remains the ideal.

        Small eyes

        I want to say right away that small eyes, from the point of view of a makeup artist, are not a drawback, but an advantage. Therefore, the owners of such eyes have no reason to get upset and come up with complexes for themselves. Although the tendency to solitude, isolation and thoughtfulness is in your character. Such eyes can often be seen from painters and other people of art, as well as from experts in a wide variety of fields.They are assiduous, attentive to detail and not afraid of monotonous work. The owners of such eyes have strong moral foundations and solid life principles, their favor is very difficult to win. But if someone succeeded, you will become the most loyal and devoted friend.

        There are two options for working with these eyes:

        First option: The eyebrow line should be thin and high. It is necessary to raise it by applying light shadows in the area of ​​the upper point of the eyebrow.Lighten the movable eyelid using pearlescent shadows. You can use a double eyeliner (dark under the eyelashes, and above it a bright, light one), bringing the corner of the line beyond the outer corner of the eye. A light pencil (kajal) can be applied to the lower inner eyelid. Such eyes are often close-set, so we lighten the inner corner of the eye with shadows half a tone lighter than your skin. To make the eyes wider, apply mascara on both the upper and lower eyelashes and comb them thoroughly. You can apply a light-colored concealer under the eye and blend it gently.

        Second option: Apply dark shadows evenly on the entire movable eyelid. Blend gently towards the eyebrow and behind the outer corner of the eye, creating an almond shape. Suitable colors: gray, dark gray, asphalt, eggplant, dark green. Under the lower lashes, you can use a pencil (kayal) of the same color as the shadow and blend it gently. Here we have a smoky makeup that is perfect for small eyes.

        Deep-set eyes

        The owners of such eyes are romantic, intelligent natures, lovers of dreaming and dreaming in the clouds.On the other hand, they are cautious, risk averse and always somewhat conservative in their outlook on life. They are usually financial savvy and can even be called financial geniuses. They are loyal and reliable partners and tend to idealize their chosen one.

        Now a few words about makeup. Due to the fact that the brow arch is convex and extends forward. We do not use conventional makeup techniques. Instead, we lighten the moving eyelid with the lightest shades of cold shades, it is possible with mother-of-pearl or shine.And the upper (motionless) eyelid to the very eyebrow is darkened with shadows of warm shades (beige, light brown, sandy, olive). For this make-up, the line of the eyeliner should start from the middle of the eyelid and go beyond the outer corner of the eye, slightly lifting up. Leave the inner corner of the eye unsupported. You can lighten it with flesh-colored shadows with a dull sheen. Eyelashes should be tinted, accentuating the outer corner of the eye. The same emphasis should be placed on the lower eyelashes. On the inside of the lower eyelid, you can apply a light pencil, it is possible with mother-of-pearl, the effect of a metallic sheen.

        These eyes can be very effective with proper makeup. They are a godsend for a makeup artist, as the result of the work is immediately visible.

        Bulging eyes

        The owners of such eyes are impulsive to recklessness, decisive and inclined to take risks. But at the same time they smell a good deal a mile away. Ambition and strong will help them reach dizzying heights in their careers. Such eyes look directly into the soul and almost hypnotize the interlocutor, but sometimes they create a feeling of your frivolity in those around you.It is very important that eyes of this shape are balanced with other facial features. In the ancient world, eyes slightly rolled out were considered ideal.

        These eyes have their own favorite makeup. It is a lot of shine, light and mother-of-pearl. In fact, this is something that does not suit those eyes at all. Rather, such a sparkling makeup further emphasizes their bulge. If this is what you wanted to achieve, then everything is correct. But if it is necessary to slightly reduce the bulge, then the so-called smoky makeup will be ideal.

        It is necessary to completely darken the mobile eyelid, from the inner corner of the eye to the outer one, with smoky shades (brown, gray blue, gray, dark green). The shadows should be shaded behind the outer corner of the eye towards the temple, creating a petal shape. You can use a dark liner (eyeliner) in the same color as the shadow, but in a darker shade. We carefully paint over the cilia, accentuating the middle of the eye, both below and above. We paint over the inner part of the lower eyelid with a dark pencil.

        These are attractive, interesting eyes. As a makeup artist, it is pleasant and convenient for me to work with them.

        Slanting eyes

        Optimism, adventurism, determination and even recklessness – these are the qualities that distinguish the owner of such eyes. She is cheerful, but hot-tempered and impulsive; instantly grasps the essence, generates and brilliantly embodies ideas, but quickly loses interest, since she hates waiting and loves change.She knows how to use any situation to her advantage thanks to her lively, sparkling mind. A woman with such eyes is careless, self-confident and jealous, she has no doubts that she will get what she wants. She has an enviable enthusiasm and is able to ignite those around her.

        Slanting eyes are very good and attractive, they always look young and do not need shape correction. Personally, I really love these eyes and try to emphasize their shape.

        Smoky make-up is very suitable for such eyes, especially with pencil technique.With a dark bold pencil (kajal), such colors as dark brown, dark green, dark gray, black, we make a thick eyeliner line, slightly extending beyond the outer corner of the eye. Then we shade the eyeliner up so that the color is softly shaded from the darkest line above the eyelashes, gradually lightening to the fold of the movable eyelid. On the movable eyelid processed in this way, apply pressed shadows one or two tones lighter than a pencil. Apply a light shadow under the eyebrow. To create the illusion of space.In this makeup, everything should be softly shaded, one shade passes into another. It can be called monochrome, because all the charm is in the overflow of dark and light. With the same pencil, draw the lower eyelid and shade slightly. It will also well lighten the upper part of the cheekbone closer to the outer corner of the eye with light shadows or powder with mother-of-pearl.

        Eyes with lowered corners

        The owner of such eyes always seems sad, almost crying, but at the same time pliable, soft and compliant and therefore attracts the attention of men.She tends to care more about others than about herself and tries to keep a low profile. A woman with such eyes, in truth, is caring and kindness itself. Unfortunately, the sad expression in her eyes psychologically sets her up for pessimism and dependence on others. The best and simplest solution is to change the shape of your eyes with makeup and set yourself up for a more cheerful mood.

        Changing the shape of these eyes is quite simple, like everything else in makeup. We start the line of the eyeliner (eyeliner) from the middle of the eye, lifting it up and out beyond the outer corner of the eye.With dark shadows, darken the outer corner of the eye to the fold of the movable eyelid and gently shade them up. Lighten the inner corner of the eye, creating a smooth transition from dark to light.

        Usually, with this shape of the eyes, the eyebrows are also with lowered ends, Therefore, if possible, pluck the lowered end of the eyebrow and raise the eyebrow with the help of shadow (as I described in previous articles). We curl the cilia, which are also most likely downward, with the help of a special eyelash curler.If you use mechanical curling tongs, then the curling should be done before dyeing the mascara eyelashes, but if you are a happy owner of an advanced electrical device, then this does not matter. Of course, the accent of the curling should be done on the outer corner of the eye, thus raising it.

        We still have many meetings and topics ahead. If you have any questions, you can go to the website www., call 077-4142007 or even stop by for a cup of coffee and talk to the professional make-up school (st.Gershon 4, Tel Aviv, near Azrieli).

        Yours Felix Stein

        7 tricks for those who want to enlarge their eyes

        1. Use colored magnifying lenses

        This trick was invented by Korean women. To make their naturally narrow eyes appear larger, they wear lenses with an enlarged iris.

        Lenses with an iris of 14-15 mm (with or without diopters) will make your eyes look like a puppet, like those of anime characters. For comparison, the iris is usually about 11-13 mm in diameter.

        The effect of magnifying lenses is instant and very bright. But before using them, it is better to consult with an ophthalmologist. For some people, even briefly wearing lenses is irritating.

        2. Highlight the corners of the eyes and the areas under the eyebrows

        According to the laws of color, dark shades visually reduce everything, and light shades increase. To make your eyes look bigger, be sure to highlight the inner corners of the eyelids and the areas under the eyebrows.

        Use for this light matte eyeshadow or highlighter.In the corners of the eyes, you can apply products with a light shimmer. Also, a little mother-of-pearl will not hurt in the center of the movable eyelid. It will add volume to your makeup and make your eyes more noticeable.

        3. Bring your eyes and draw the arrows correctly

        One of the unforgivable mistakes in makeup is to put a black frame around your eyes. When the eyeliner moves from the moving eyelid to the fixed one and captures the water line, the eyes turn into small black slits. Looks awful!

        To enlarge the eyes, use the pencil technique.Draw with a pencil the ciliary edge of the upper eyelid: the closer to the inner corner, the thinner the line should be. Then bring the lower eyelid, but only the space between the eyelashes and only to the middle of the eye. Blend the eyeliner thoroughly and apply the eyeshadow.

        If you decide to add arrows, be sure to bring them outside the outer corners of the eyes towards the tips of the eyebrows.

        4. Apply light kayal to the water line

        A soft pale pink or cream underwater pencil applied to the mucous membrane of the lower eyelid will not only visually enlarge the eyes, but also hide traces of fatigue.

        5. Try a blue, purple or turquoise liner

        These cool, intense colors will brighten your makeup and make your eyes look more expressive.

        Try to draw your eyes with a blue or purple pencil instead of black, and you will see how your eyes widen.

        6. Draw the crease of the eyelid just above the natural line

        If you highlight the fold of the moving eyelid with shadows several shades darker than the main shade in the makeup, the look will become more expressive.And if you move the drawing line 1–2 mm from the natural fold, the eyes will become visually larger.

        7. Add volume to the lashes

        The thicker and longer the lashes, the larger the eyes. If nature has not rewarded you with luxurious eyelashes, use volumizing mascara.

        Curl the upper lashes with the special tongs, then apply the first layer of mascara. Paint over the eyelashes, not towards the temples, but straight up. Lightly dust lashes with loose powder and apply a second coat or use false lashes.

        Apply one coat of mascara to lower lashes or leave untreated.

        You can see these and other tricks in action in the following video:

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        The smallest human eyes in the world – Beauty Studio “Deja Vu”

        The smallest human eyes in the world

        Fashion experts and editors of popular magazines talk about the beauty of the eyes. Hollywood stars pay a lot of attention to their eyes, but there are people in the world with small eyes, but this does not mean that they are not capable of surprising with beauty.After all, there are many ways to make even the smallest eyes very beautiful.

        Top 3 famous people with small eyes

        1. Renee Zellweger. An actress with small eyes who changed her appearance.
        2. Richard Gere. A star who has been endowed with great talent by nature.
        3. Jennifer Aniston. Proving to the whole world that natural beauty is more precious.

        Renee Zellweger – the actress who made the plastic

        Until 2014, Rene had some of the smallest eyes in the world.

        Many believe that the actress had plastic surgery. This is clearly seen in the example of a cut. Some beauty experts believe that her upper eyelid was lifted with cantoplasty. The actress herself denies such judgments and speaks of the use of special cosmetics, which visually expands the eyes.

        Richard Gere – The Brilliant Actor with Small Eyes

        Richard Gere is popular all over the world. This is one of the most famous people in Hollywood.

        He has deep-set eyes that often appear expressionless. However, this in no way affected his talent.

        Jennifer Aniston – incomparable and popular all over the world actress

        Charismatic Jennifer Aniston also has small eyes. However, it is considered one of the most important standards of beauty of the past.

        Her face and figure won over millions. To create the proper visual effect, Jennifer Aniston used the services of make-up artists and cosmetologists without resorting to surgery.

        Is it possible to enlarge the eyes without cosmetics and operations

        The best way to take care of our organ of vision is to take care of our skin. Due to its subtlety, it ages quickly enough in many people. There are a variety of creams around the world that can help provide the right level of care. But we must not forget about the dangers of the sun, so wearing sunglasses is not a whim, but a completely normal behavior of every person who cares about their eyes.

        Dark circles are the main enemy of facial beauty.That is why you need to monitor the regime, do not forget to drink water, ventilate the room and play sports. Even small physical activity has a positive effect on the condition of the skin, as it receives adequate nutrition. There is a special warm-up for the eyes, allowing them to rest, which is important in the modern world for almost every person. For a visual increase, girls can use the eyelash curler. A rich dark color gives the desired effect.

        Surgical ways of enlarging small eyes

        There are quite often people in the world whose cantuses (corners) are rather narrow, which creates a corresponding effect.The eyes seem very small and sometimes even tired. To solve such a problem, cantopexy was invented – a special operation, which is the raising of the outer cantus. When it is carried out, part of the corner is removed, which is commonly called cantoplasty. This procedure has an excellent effect.

        There is also a more complex operation – cantopexy. To do this, they resort to a horizontal incision in the upper eyelid area and use special threads that dissolve themselves after a certain period of time.The incision is sutured, while the seam remains invisible. However, for the successful implementation of this procedure, you need to contact the most experienced surgeon in his field. With the help of cantopexy, expression wrinkles cannot be corrected.

        Any cantoplasty can cause a lot of discomfort. During the first two weeks after the operation, you will have to cope with small swelling and irritation. Recovery is fast enough. Cantoplasty provides a long-lasting effect that can last from 5 to 10 years.There is another method in the world that allows you to cope with the problem under consideration. It involves the use of a laser and is called blepharoplasty.

        Small visual organs in the natural world

        Not only humans can come across an interesting gift from nature. Scientists recently discovered bacteria that have the smallest visual organs in the world. These are cyanobacteria that live in water bodies. The bacteria, noticing the rays of light, begin to move towards their source.It is estimated that they are over 2.7 billion years old.

        What determines the size of the eye

        In fact, all over the world, people have the same eyes. This is approximately 24 mm. The organs of vision grow very quickly and are fully formed by the age of 22. People who experience a change in size upward suffer from myopia. Moreover, after 20 years, smartphones and computers have the most detrimental effect. A person constantly focuses on the display, which negatively affects his vision.Therefore, you should not consider the problem of myopia only hereditary.

        What were the eyes of human ancestors

        Scientists devoted a lot of time to the study of the organs of vision, a variety of theories appeared about what kind of eyes the representatives of the ancient human race possessed. Examination of the remains of the Neanderthals showed that they had very large organs of vision. In comparison, our eyes are not just small, but tiny. Neanderthals appeared about 250 thousand years ago, but about 40 thousand years ago they simply disappeared.This fact still remains unexplained, and some anthropologists put forward a version according to which the large organs of vision contributed to the disappearance of Neanderthals. The study of the eye sockets of the skulls made it possible to establish that the Neanderthals had large centers of the brain. Large eyeballs helped them orientate well, but the rest of the brain was small, which hindered the development of many skills. This made it difficult for them to adapt especially on a social level. The impossibility of creating social groups led them to the most unfavorable consequences.For Homo sapiens, the situation was different, and social development helped to survive.

        Large eyeballs provided a large retinal area that registers light. Neanderthals got such anatomical features thanks to life in northern latitudes, where light, by definition, was not enough. However, in order to process a large amount of incoming light, it is necessary to have an appropriately developed brain. An analogy can be drawn with a huge telescope and a small computer. Accordingly, the largest observatory needs the largest computing power.The origin of Homo sapiens is associated with Africa, where there has always been a lot of light. This part of the world is famous for the scorching sun, so it made no sense for a person to have large eyeballs. But the frontal lobe of the brain was actively developed, which contributed to social development.

        This theory could be considered excellent and even indicative: it emphasizes that everything is good in moderation. However, many biologists refute it. Scientists from the University of Wisconsin have found that primates with small eyeballs create small social groups.Moreover, there is evidence that those with the largest eyes are in large groups. Therefore, the Neanderthals had to create, on the contrary, large societies. And the size of their eyeballs has nothing to do with the extinction of the species. There is also confirmation that residents of high latitudes have large eyeballs, but the parts of their brain have not become smaller from this in comparison with most people. Science has proven the fact: the brain processes information not only with the help of visual centers.We see the world around us thanks to a variety of departments. It is necessary to indicate that the brain also needs rather small details rather than light in order to create a picture of the world.

        People with the biggest eyes in the world

        Let’s move on from the smallest eyes to the largest ones. Model agencies are primarily interested in such features.

        1. So, a girl from Ukraine named Maria Telnaya managed to become a top model in France thanks to her large eyeballs. She is recognized as the biggest eye in the world.
        2. In second place is Aishwarya Rai, who won the Miss World title in 1994. Aishwarya has become famous in Bollywood and has an enchanting look.
        3. Angelina Jolie belongs to the rating of the most-most. The eyes of this actress are usually called “fox”. Actually, she owes her immense popularity to them and her plump lips.
        4. Uma Thurman is also characterized by big eyes, and is also included in the list of the longest, tallest actresses in the world.
        5. Finally, Scarlett Johansson.Her expressive appearance is remembered for a long time, and big eyes play an important role in this matter.

        What is eye color

        Of course, sometimes the size is not as important as the color of the eyes itself. Some stars even use lenses to make them look more spectacular. There are 8 shades in total. The color is determined by melanin, and this variety of colors is caused by a genetic mutation. To this day, people are born with a wide variety of eye colors:

        • blue;
        • in gray;
        • green;
        • amber;
        • brown;
        • blue;
        • in black.

        The most common color is brown, and this is not at all accidental, because it appears as a result of an increased content of melanin, thanks to which the retina is reliably protected from the blinding rays of the sun. The second most common color is blue, typical for Europeans. It is most common among Estonians and Germans.

        Interestingly, many babies are born blue-eyed, but over time, the color begins to change. Rare shades include black, which is extremely difficult to find in everyday life.Even among the famous actresses, only Audrey Hepburn was black-eyed. And Elizabeth Taylor had purple eyes with a double row of eyelashes, which allowed her to play the role of Cleopatra, which became unforgettable in Hollywood.

        Green is also one of the rarest shades. In medieval Europe, it was believed that a green-eyed woman was certainly a witch. Among the Slavs, girls with green eyes were credited with supernatural abilities. By the way, Angelina Jolie has green eyes. Green-eyed people mainly live in Holland and Iceland.

        Interest in human eyes will always remain. They have not only important physiological, but also sacred significance. Since ancient times, people attributed magic to the gaze, believed that they could subdue the will. The gaze is an important communication tool through which people exchange information. The modern world is divided into 2 camps. In the first, people who stand up for nature, in the second – everyone who appreciates the achievements of modern plastic surgery. It doesn’t matter which one you belong to, the main thing to remember is that the eyes are a valuable gift that must be preserved.

        Human eye shapes | Articles

        Let’s start with the fact that when talking about the shape of the eyes, you cannot use the concepts of “right” and “wrong”. There are no irregular and correct eye shapes, this sign is extremely individual. Each person’s eyes have a different size and appearance – this is what distinguishes us from each other.

        Does the shape of the eyes affect a person’s character?

        Is it true that the shape of the eyes can say a lot about the character of a person and the properties of his inner world? Experts in the field of psychology agree that the features of the external structure of the eyes really affect the character.However, these findings lack scientific evidence.

        What forms of eyes are there?

        Most of us are familiar with the almond-shaped eyes. We see eyes of this shape around us, their descriptions are often found in literary works familiar to us from childhood. In fact, ophthalmologists distinguish many other forms that somehow characterize their owner.

        Big and small eyes

        In this case, we are talking not so much about the form as about the size.People with big eyes are distinguished by a special sensuality and mental organization. However, variations are also possible.

        So, if a person’s eyes are actually not very large, but only stand out against the background of small facial features, then it is believed that their owner is distinguished by excessive rigidity of character. He is capable of committing cruel acts, and there can no longer be any talk of any subtle mental organization.

        Small eyes, according to psychologists, are often found in self-sufficient and stubborn people.They boldly go to their goal and are not afraid of obstacles that stand in the way. Small eyes characterize a person as stubborn and constant in their choice.

        Round eyes

        Round eyes are one of the most common forms. Their owners are distinguished by the desire to be the first in everything. It sounds strange, but such people are rarely ready to achieve success on their own and shoulder the burden of responsibility for certain decisions. As a result, all ideas and solutions remain unfulfilled, and the desire for success turns into ordinary ambition.

        “Triangular” eyes

        Eyes with triangular outlines are quite rare. Psychologists characterize the owners of “triangular” eyes as windy and frivolous people. They are characterized by excessive talkativeness and unwillingness to carry on business to the end. However, the ability and desire to speak, according to psychologists, determines worldly wisdom and a kind of talent.

        Slanting eyes

        Slanting eyes are found not only among Asians, but also among Europeans. Psychologists believe that their owners are endowed with many positive qualities: they are tolerant, moderately sentimental and are very kind-hearted.

        Almond eyes

        In the minds of most people in our culture, it is the almond-shaped eyes that are the most beautiful. And this is easily explained: the classic shape of the eyes for our people is precisely almond-shaped. Thus, the familiar became the standard and ideal.

        According to psychologists, people with almond-shaped eyes are endowed with creative abilities and adore art. They value friendship, quickly become attached to people and are loyal to other people’s opinions.

        The concepts of “correct” and “irregular” shape of the eyes do not exist. It all depends on how harmoniously the eyes are combined with other facial features. However, even with a lack of this harmony, it is easily achieved with the help of skillfully applied makeup. And the most important thing to remember: beautiful eyes are healthy eyes!

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        Is it possible to learn to accurately determine the character of a person by the face? There is no single answer to this question.Nevertheless, let’s take a look at what psychologists pay attention to and what conclusions they draw from their observations.

        Physiognomy is a scientifically unsubstantiated doctrine that aims to determine the type of personality of a person and his mental qualities, based on an analysis of the characteristic features of a person.

        Face shape and character of a person

        A square face indicates persistence, stubbornness and intractability. Such people are straightforward in communication, and their frankness borders on tactlessness.They can be rude and even heartless. Despite their pronounced desire for leadership, they often turn out to be good performers. Representatives of the fair sex with such a face shape often seek to subjugate a man.

        The oblong face is, relatively speaking, a rectangle in which the forehead and chin are approximately the same in width. A person with such a face is balanced, judicious, calculating, purposeful and may well have an extraordinary mind and organizational skills.

        The triangular face is a broad forehead, prominent cheekbones and a pointed chin. This face shape speaks of sensitivity, giftedness and at the same time of cunning and quarrelsomeness. A person-“triangle” is hardly capable of strong affection, the word “fidelity” for him is an empty phrase. He can be a great spy.

        A trapezoidal face (wide forehead and slightly narrowed, but not pointed chin) is typical of emotional and artistic natures. They do not know how to fight for a place in the sun and do not want to.Women with this face shape are optimistic; Communicate with them is a pleasure.

        A round face indicates a gentle, good-natured character. Chubby people are peaceful, strive for comfort, love to eat well and spend time in good company. They make good – reasonable and just – leaders.

        If you decide to practice physiognomy, start by examining your own face reflected in the mirror. Compare the test results with how you yourself assess your character.Just be extremely objective and honest. In cases of striking discrepancy, do not try to diagnose other people on the basis of physiognomy – it is unlikely that it will turn out to be correct.

        Determine the character by the eyes and eyebrows

        Physiognomy also teaches you to pay attention to the eyebrows and eyes.

        Eyebrows. In a purposeful person, they are usually located high. Low-set, hanging over the eyes speak of indecision and passivity. Thick eyebrows that grow together on the bridge of the nose hint at the desire for domination.A woman with such eyebrows (even if they are skillfully adjusted) is unlikely to put up with the role of a housewife – she is characterized by ambition. Smooth and long eyebrows are characteristic of intellectuals. A woman with house-like eyebrows strives for independence. Thick, but short eyebrows are a sign of imbalance, explosive nature. For stubborn people who are not inclined to compromise, they resemble brushes. The outer ends of the bushy eyebrows, raised upward, indicate generosity. In shy people, the tips of the eyebrows are pulled down.

        Eyes.In a sensitive, open, active person, they are usually large. Small eyes speak of isolation, intractability and complacency. A wide iris indicates a soft and calm character, a narrow one – about the inability to harmoniously communicate with others. A large iris is a sign of softness and calmness, a small one is an imbalance in internal processes, which adversely affects relationships with others. A man with round eyes is quick-tempered, but quick-witted and not vindictive.Almond-shaped eyes with raised outer corners speak of spiritual subtlety, sensuality and some rigidity. If the corners are omitted, the person may be a debater prone to melancholy. Deep-set eyes are a sign of distrust or self-absorption, while rolling eyes indicate sensuality and sanity.

        For more details on the relationship of certain features of the eyes with the character of a person, see the article “Determine the character by eye color.”

        Interesting fact:
        In ancient China, physiognomy was considered a full-fledged branch of medicine.Large, regular features, a square face for men and a round face for women were a sign of wealth and nobility. Any asymmetry of features, as well as a narrow forehead and a small chin, were called “deviations” and either indicated some kind of health disorder, or foreshadowed trouble.

        For a complete picture: lips and nose

        Lips and nose can also tell something about a person’s character.

        Nose. If you believe physiognomy, in strong natures it is large and long, and in arrogant proud people it is long, but thin.A pronounced hump indicates gloom and quarrelsomeness. Optimists have short noses, but too small nostrils indicate self-doubt and a tendency to compromise. Wide nose wings are a sign of high self-esteem, and a turned-up nose indicates incontinence. A forked nose is characteristic of timid people.

        Lips. “Pressing” on a person with a large mouth and drooping corners of the lips will not work – this is a strong, strong-willed nature. Thin lips are a sign of sensitivity, while large and prominent ones are a sign of success.Distrust is manifested by twitching of the corners of the mouth, and if one of them is lowered, then this is a stubborn person who is difficult to convince of anything. Indecisive people often have a “weak-willed”, small mouth with a protruding upper lip. A prominent lower lip indicates selfishness.

        Which side to look at

        Yes, psychologists use physiognomy for the so-called express diagnostics of personality. However, so far no one has been able to prove that there is a direct and close connection between facial features and character.In the 19th century, the famous psychiatrist Cesare Lombroso, who was fond of criminology, tried to identify physiognomic features common to all criminals. However, he did not succeed: the faces of the murderers and rapists were striking in their diversity.

        Already in our time, researchers have conducted an interesting experiment. Two groups of people were asked to describe the appearance of the same person, but they were introduced to each group in different ways: one as a maniac killer, the other as an outstanding scientist.The characteristics of this person’s appearance, which were given by representatives of different groups, were strikingly different. Those who thought they were looking at a maniac saw cruelty and inferiority in his features. Others, describing the “scientist”, noted his intelligence, will, kindness and purposefulness. Here is such a physiognomy! That is, people succumbed to public opinion. True, the subjects were not professional psychologists, but ordinary people.

        Sometimes, looking at a stranger, we intuitively feel his character.And quite often we are right. Sometimes we are wrong. So, I think, it is still very useful to listen and know the principles of physiognomy, but you should not believe in her testimony impeccably, do not give in to doubt and rush with your assessments.

        This is interesting

        By facial features, you can determine the character and inclinations of a person. The ancients thought so. The greatest philosopher and scientist Aristotle argued that the face gives an idea of ​​the type of personality, intelligence and giftedness.Pythagoras, according to contemporaries, refused to teach mathematics to young men, on whose faces he did not see a tendency to abstract thinking. Physiognomy is still used today – some psychologists use it when drawing up a psychological “portrait” of a person.

        What do your eyes say about you?


        Big eyes

        The main feature of those with large eyes is curiosity; they do not like to be bored and therefore always come up with how and how to entertain themselves.They have a rich imagination and for this reason they perfectly show themselves in creative professions. The wide-open gaze not only looks beautiful, but also testifies to the breadth of views.

        Small eyes

        Owners of small bright eyes are strict observers who constantly record and thoroughly analyze everything that happens around them. Demanding perfectionists and, at the same time, very sensitive and attentive to the problems of others. Terribly jealous and distrustful, both in friendship and in love.They like to explore the world around them and pay attention to small details.


        Almond eyes

        Mysterious, exotic, simple-minded and very careful eyes characterize the personality of their owners: they adore discipline and control, know how to restrain even the most powerful emotions, rely on their own logic in everything and love to plan everything.

        Round eyes

        Here everything is exactly the opposite: there is no logic and calculation in actions – the life of the owners of round eyes is ruled exclusively by emotions.They are sarcastic, straightforward and impulsive personalities. Unlike their opponents, they always look at the world with optimism: as they say, a glass of water for all of them is half full. They don’t like following the rules and there is nothing more important than freedom in order to feel truly happy.


        Close-set eyes

        What are the eyes that are relatively close to each other talking about? Such people have a phenomenal ability to concentrate – on something or someone.On the one hand, this is a positive quality that helps to focus and not be distracted by trifles, for example, at work. On the other hand, being overly focused on problems often gets in the way of a happy personal life. Another unique feature is a complex relationship with temperature. They are always either too cold or very hot.

        Wide-set eyes

        A chameleon woman who can instantly adapt to any situation. For example, it doesn’t matter at all that there are practically no acquaintances at a big festive party – she certainly won’t be bored! They are flexible people in life, with a positive outlook on things.And such eyes also indicate that a person loves to read.

        Big Eyes: Did It Kill the Neanderthals?

        • Melissa Hogenboom
        • BBC Earth

        Photo author, SPL

        The Neanderthals, who became extinct many thousands of years ago, had eyes much larger than ours. Has this feature become the reason for their complete disappearance from the face of the Earth? – the correspondent asked the question

        BBC Earth.

        We will never come face to face with Neanderthals. They became extinct thousands of years ago. The only thing we can do is to reconstruct the appearance of our distant relatives using the remains found during excavations.

        In many ways, the Neanderthals were very similar to us – so similar that the two species interbred.

        But there were also differences. One of them is especially noticeable: the eyes of the Neanderthals were very large.

        It would seem that big eyes are good.Apparently, the Neanderthals saw better than us. However, there is a theory (albeit controversial) according to which it was the large eyeballs that played a key role in the disappearance of the Neanderthals.

        Neanderthals lived on Earth long before humans. Having appeared about 250 thousand years ago, they settled in the present territory of Europe and Asia.

        Our species – Homo sapiens – appeared in Africa about 200 thousand years ago. About 45 thousand years ago, people reached the territory of modern Europe, and found that it was inhabited by Neanderthals.

        Photo by Sabena Jane Blackbird Alamy Stock Photo

        Photo caption,

        Homo sapiens and Neanderthal skulls

        According to a recently published scientific work, both species have coexisted for 5 thousand years. Then – perhaps about 40,000 years ago – the Neanderthals disappeared.

        In 2013, a group of scientists led by Eiluned Pierce of the University of Oxford put forward a bold hypothesis: Neanderthals became extinct due to the fact that they had large eyes.

        Studying the skulls of Neanderthals and modern humans, Pierce found that the former had larger not only the eyeballs, but also the visual centers of the brain. Due to the large size of the eyes, a significant part of the brain of the Neanderthals was responsible for processing visual information.

        Peirce suggests that Neanderthals paid a high price for this – other parts of their brain, in turn, had to be relatively smaller, which negatively affected their ability to socialize.

        “Since Neanderthals appeared at higher latitudes than humans and, accordingly, were generally larger than modern humans, larger areas of the brain should have been responsible for processing visual information and controlling the musculoskeletal system,” Pearce explained after the release scientific work.

        “Thus, the areas of the brain that were responsible for other functions, such as socialization, had to be proportionally smaller in size,” the scientist emphasizes.

        According to Peirce’s theory, Neanderthals – unlike humans – simply did not have the brain to make complex social connections.

        For this reason, in situations of serious danger to the species – climate change or human competition – they were at a disadvantage.

        Photo by Natural History Museum Alamy Stock Photo

        Photo caption,

        Neanderthals (skull on the right) had eyes larger than

        Teamwork is essential in such cases.If Neanderthals were not able to create large social groups, then they could not count on the support they needed from other members of their species.

        We all periodically ask friends for help, but it seems that the Neanderthals had too few friends.

        “The main thing in the visual system is not the size of the pupil, but the area of ​​the retina on the inner surface of the eyeball,” says Pierce co-author Robin Dunbar, who also represents the University of Oxford.

        The importance of the retina is due to the fact that it registers the entire volume of light entering the eye.

        Neanderthals lived in northern latitudes, where lighting was relatively dim, so large eyeballs likely helped them see better.

        “To see clearer requires more light to enter the eye, which means a larger area of ​​the retina,” says Dunbar. “And the area of ​​the retina, in turn, is determined by the size of the eyeball.”

        Dunbar and Peirce believe that Neanderthals also needed additional “processing power” in their brains to process additional visual information.

        “A huge radio telescope is useless if it is connected to a weak computer that cannot handle the large amount of incoming information,” Dunbar draws an analogy.

        Photo by LOOK Die Bildagentur der Fotografen GmbH Alamy Stock Photo

        Photo caption,

        Tarsiers have huge eyes

        Our species originated in Africa, where there is no shortage of lighting. Accordingly, a person did not need such a large and powerful system for processing visual information.

        Instead, we developed larger frontal lobes of the brain, allowing us to live more complex social lives.

        This theory appears to be very coherent, but some biologists consider it unconvincing.

        According to a hypothesis recently published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, the large eyes of the Neanderthals had nothing to do with their extinction.

        John Hawkes, an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and his colleagues studied 18 existing primate species to see if the size of their eye sockets has anything to do with the size of the social groups they create.

        Scientists have concluded that it is primates with small eyeballs that create smaller social groups, and not vice versa.

        “In fact, in the primate species we’ve studied, larger eyes also mean larger social groups,” says Hawkes.

        He continues: “If we follow this logic, then one would assume that Neanderthals were more capable of socialization than modern humans. But we do not follow this logic – we believe that the size of the eyeballs has nothing to do with socialization at all. “

        To understand how successful Neanderthals were at socializing, it would be better to look at the results of archaeological excavations, says Hawkes. And they just indicate that the Neanderthals were more masters of communication than socially unadapted loners.

        There are other reasons to question Peirce and Dunbar’s theory.

        Photo by Elisabeth Daynes SPL

        Photo caption,

        This is what a Neanderthal might look like

        In general, Neanderthals were slightly larger than the average modern man.Perhaps their eyes – like the entire face as a whole – were simply proportionally larger than human ones.

        In 2012, Peirce and Dunbar published a study according to which some modern humans living in high latitudes also have larger eyeballs than the average human.

        However, as far as we know, the parts of their brain that are not responsible for processing visual information are no smaller than normal.

        “In fact, the size of the eyes tells us nothing about the cognitive abilities of people living today,” notes Hawkes.

        The situation is further complicated by the fact that different parts of the brain are highly interconnected. The visual cortex is involved in the processing of visual information, but how we see the world around us does not depend on it alone.

        How we perceive what we see is partly determined by what we already know about the world. For example, memories are closely related to emotions.

        Different parts of the brain are responsible for all these cognitive processes, and vision is involved in all of them. In other words, vision and cognitive performance are inseparable from each other.

        These two functions are intertwined, says Robert Barton of the University of Durham in Britain, whose research is not related to the work of Pierce and Dunbar, or the work of Hawkes.

        In 1998, Barton published a paper arguing that in the case of a larger visual region of the brain, other regions may also be larger, rather than smaller at all.

        The fact is that during the initial perception of an object, information about it is projected onto several parts of the brain at once.“It’s hard to tell which parts of the cerebral cortex are not associated with vision,” says Barton.

        Photo by Martin Land SPL

        Photo caption,

        Neanderthals used tools

        Finally, big eyes do imply increased sensitivity to light in low light. It is for this reason that many nocturnal species have large eyeballs.

        However, the ability of the visual system to process perceived information is not determined by the amount of light entering the eye, but by the need to distinguish between small details, says Barton.

        According to him, Pierce in his study does not distinguish between visual activity and the ability to see in low light.

        “Light sensitivity is described by the elementary laws of optics,” says Barton, adding that increased light sensitivity has nothing to do with the brain’s ability to process visual information.

        This finding can be illustrated by the example of nocturnal primates such as the galag. They have very large eyeballs, but the visual cortex does not occupy a proportionally large area.

        If Barton is right, it turns out that Peirce and Dunbar’s hypothesis is wrong.

        The large eyes of the Neanderthals may have provided them with a survival advantage in low-light regions, but they may not necessarily have led to the extinction of the species.


        In our society, big eyes are most often identified with beauty. While they can be a harbinger of a serious illness that is fraught with loss of vision.The name of this disease is glaucoma, or intraocular pressure.

        According to statistics, one child in 10 thousand is born with glaucoma, and in 90% of cases the disease manifests itself already in the first year of life. However, not all parents pay attention to the first symptoms in time, missing important time for treatment. From the moment the signs of the disease appear until the diagnosis is made, the baby loses vision, which is not possible to restore.

        Ophthalmologic Specialist at the Acibadem Maslak Clinic, Professor Dr. Jan Ustundag as part of the World Glaucoma Week, which takes place 6-12 March , spoke about critical symptoms indicating the presence of eye pressure in children, and shared valuable recommendations with parents.

        First symptoms

        In the last 2-3 months in the womb, intraocular fluid begins to accumulate in the eyes of the child for the formation of vision and nutrition of the intraocular structure. At the same time, the baby gradually opens the outflow holes through which its slow outflow occurs. With congenital ocular pressure, there is a violation in the development of the excretory pathways, which prevents the release of fluid. Thus, the pressure inside the eye increases and the optic nerves are destroyed.

        According to professor, Dr. Jan Ustundag, unlike adults, a child’s eyes are elastic, therefore, when pressure rises inside the eye, the eyeball itself grows up to the first 3 years of life! Therefore, as a rule, such children seem to be big-eyed. “Parents who notice enlarged eyes in a child should definitely consult an ophthalmologist!” – the specialist strongly recommends.

        Keep your eyes open!

        In addition to large eyes, one of the most important signs of intraocular pressure in a child is intolerance to sunlight – it can be difficult for them to open their eyes to the sun.Parents should also be alerted to the profuse tearing of the eyes, the cornea of ​​a gray or matte color.

        Be sure to see a doctor

        Dr. Jan Ustundag draws attention to the fact that glaucoma is a very insidious disease: loss of vision proceeds so slowly that it can be understood only at the last stage of the disease. In addition, intraocular pressure can occur at any age. In people who have family members with intraocular pressure, the risk of the disease increases 6 times.

        In childhood, surgery is usually used to treat this disease. The drainage canal of the eye is pierced, and with the outflow of fluid, the pressure returns to normal.

        But sometimes one operation is not enough, therefore Professor Jan Ustundag advises patients with eye pressure to undergo regular examinations by a doctor throughout their lives. With the onset of glaucoma, the interval between examinations is 6 months, in more complex cases it is reduced to 2 months.

        Adult patients should use medications at the first stage of treatment. If the eye drops do not have the desired effect and the destruction of the optic nerve progresses, then laser or surgical treatment is possible.

        You can find out detailed information about modern methods of diagnostics and treatment of glaucoma and other ophthalmological diseases in ADJIBADEM clinics by contacting us at the contacts listed on the website acibadem . com . ru

        What can the shape and color of the eyes say?

        Today, many people are actively interested in astrology, numerology,

        because they want to better understand themselves and others. Another interesting

        direction – physiognomy – thanks to it, you can determine the character of a person by

        of his appearance.

        Particularly informative in this regard

        eyes, it is not for nothing that there is a familiar expression: “The eyes are the mirror of the soul.”O

        What can the shape of the eyes say?

        1. Large, even slightly protruding eyes. People

        with such eyes, as a rule, are sociable, open, good-natured.

        2. Small eyes. Quite often

        owners of small eyes are conservative, loyal, but at the same time very

        are jealous.

        3. Deep-set eyes. Characteristic

        steadiness of outlook on life, gravity in everything, ability to dispose

        finance, moreover, the ability to accumulate them.

        4. Slanting eyes. Such a person can

        to be called an adventurer, a lover of risk. Natures are very confident, prone to

        to rash actions.

        When we meet a person, we

        always look in the eyes and pay attention to their color. Eye color can do a lot

        tell about their owner:

        1. Dark brown


        People with such eyes like to be in the spotlight, they want everything

        be the first

        exhibit leadership

        quality.They are very temperamental and amorous. Sociable, easily converge with others



        Light brown


        Owners of this eye color can be called the complete opposite

        of those for whom they are dark brown. People with light brown eyes tend to

        dreaminess, shyness, but at the same time independence. This people

        can achieve a lot if they develop such qualities as



        Green eyes.

        Green-eyed – gentle people capable

        love very sincerely, true to their feelings. Stubborn and principled, they want to be

        professionals in their field. They are characterized by cunning and skill hidden

        to manipulate others. Excessive pride often prevents green-eyed

        people to forgive.

        4. Gray-green


        Gray-green eyes characterize a person as caring, who has

        can always find support.He understands others well. Very hardworking and

        is pragmatic, which helps him achieve certain success in life. Possesses

        with good intuition, which often helps him out.




        Blue-eyed very vulnerable and romantic natures, they like to dream.

        They take any trifle to heart, therefore they are too touchy, prone to

        depression. Quite often, such people are engaged in creativity and art.Not

        love monotony, therefore they are not always constant in their love affairs.

        6. Gray eyes .

        Those with gray eyes are judicious, do not give in to difficulties.

        Realists, well intellectually developed. At the same time, they are rather stingy with the manifestation

        emotions. Lacks the ability to understand other people, which can cause certain

        communication problems.

        7. Blue-gray eyes. People with gray-blue eyes combine the traits of blue-eyed and gray-eyed. They are purposeful and firm in their decisions, they know how to find a way out of any difficult situation. They love care and affection, they always lack it. They will never leave a friend with his problems, they are very responsive.

        Now you understand that

        Looking into your eyes, you can learn a lot, both about yourself and about the people around you.

        And this, for sure, will help you successfully build relationships.

        90 130 big or small eyes? – Workshop Magnum

        One of the first things you notice when you look at someone’s face are their eyes. Eyes give expressiveness to the face and are one of the most striking features. Naturally, eye size is part of the equation when it comes to attractiveness. This article will focus on which eye size is more attractive: large or small?

        For men, a small pair of eyes will be more attractive.While larger eyes will look better in women, eye size also varies by ethnicity.

        The eye is a trait that varies greatly among different nationalities. We cannot just come together in one definition of what is attractive and what is not. For example, eyes from Southeast Asia look very different from those of a Caucasian. By comparison, Middle Easterners have different eye sizes than East Asians.

        However, if you look at this through a general lens, certain conclusions can be drawn. For example, doe eyes are a popular makeup trend, and the goal is to brighten the eyes by making them look bigger. To achieve this effect, use eyeliner and mascara. The widespread use of this trend in makeup tells us that women have larger eyes that appear more attractive.

        However, this is not always the case. For example, it would be unrealistic for Koreans to follow the trend given their special eye shape.The size of the eye and how attractive it is is a very controversial topic. Let’s discuss this further to give you more perspective.

        Take a look at this gaze theory episode on the eye contour for more information on eye aesthetics:

        What attractive eyes look like

        We can discuss eyes from two points of view – attractive eyes for men and attractive eyes for women. Let’s take a look at them separately.

        Attractive eyes for women

        Recently, the trend towards attractiveness of women’s eyes has become more widespread. Big eyes make a person look younger and therefore more attractive. Big eyes give a puppy look that makes the face cute and approachable. This is because big eyes are a neat feature.

        Presumably, large eyes also indicate higher estrogen levels in women. However, there is little scientific evidence to support this fact.But there is this study by Smith et al. (2006) who looked at how estrogen affects facial attractiveness. As it turned out, the researchers found that women with higher estrogen levels looked more attractive and perceived to be more positive than women with lower estrogen levels.

        Based on this, we can assume that women’s large eyes make them more attractive as they show more femininity.

        Attractive eyes for men

        On the other hand, men will look much better with small eyes.The small eyes of men radiate a very serious and masculine atmosphere that most women strive for. As a rule, men will look more attractive if their features are masculine. To the eyes, it means deep-set and serious.

        Sometimes it doesn’t matter if the eye is small or not, the more important factor in attractiveness is the shape of the eyes and their depth. When the eyes are deeply set, it accentuates the browbone, which is another masculine characteristic.In our article on the shape of the eyes, this issue is discussed in more detail.

        A holistic approach

        The way to look at a face is not to judge it based on just one characteristic. Eye appeal only goes so far when the analysis is individual. The best indicator of eye appeal is how well it blends in with the rest of the face.

        So, when you say “small eyes”, the comparison will be made not only with other people, but also with other features of this person’s face.It is important to understand that your eyes alone will not make you unattractive or attractive. I mean, of course, it plays a huge role. But, for example, your attractive eyes do not guarantee you an attractive face.

        Improve eyes

        Even if your eyes are not that attractive, there are some things you can do.


        Obviously, women will benefit the most from this choice. Makeup is one of the best ways to change your eyes, at least in the short term.Many beauty and makeup trends have cropped up throughout history to make your eyes look bigger or younger. There are whole eyeshadow trends, eyeliner trends, eyelid trends dedicated only to making the eyes look bigger.

        To make your eyes look bigger with makeup, hide the inner and outer folds. This look will brighten dark areas (or dark areas) and accentuate your eyes. You can also paint the waterline with white eyeliner to give the illusion that your eye is larger or rounder than it actually is.With eyeshadow, smoky eyes are your best friend. The shaded eyeshadow will make your eye look so much bigger as it will give it a bold look. If you want the eye to look natural, you can simply deepen the crease to create the illusion of depth.


        Mewing is an unorthodox technique that has been gaining traction in recent years. It is about training the correct posture of the tongue so that the jaw appears more clearly. This takes time and effort, and results appear over the years and decades.However, it is still a viable choice if you are looking to improve your vision.

        Although meowing is primarily intended for the jaws, it can work wonders for the eyes as well. When the tongue presses against the palate, the dental arch expands. When this happens, the upper jaw lifts up and gives your eyes extra support. This will result in a hunter’s gaze or closed eyes, which, in fact, will give you a more attractive look.

        Mewing is probably more suitable for men than women, as the emphasis is on adding depth rather than narrowing the eye.We have an in-depth guide to meows where you can check out more details.


        In conclusion, the eyes are a wonderful asset to the face. They reflect your emotions and make your face look more complex and layered. However, the eyes are also the subject of close scrutiny. People will look at you and your eyes will be visible first. Some may even determine their first impression of you based on your eyes.

        But with regard to eyes and attractiveness, it should always be remembered that a holistic look at the face is more important.It is not so much the eyes themselves as the ability to look at them through a single lens. People who decide whether you are attractive or not will not only look you in the eye. They will look at your entire face.

        If you find that your eye is not to your liking, there are several procedures available to help you with this. You can check out the options we’ve provided above and see if any of them will benefit you. If necessary, you can take the necessary steps to make your eyes look better and more attractive.

        Hot or Not? It is in the eyes (and helps the mouth)

        On the other side of the room sits a man with large eyes and a warm smile. In an instant, we decide that he is not only sexy, but also seems approachable – based solely on his looks.

        We’re constantly judging people, and new research confirms previous findings that it takes us only 100 milliseconds to guess a person’s personality based on facial features.

        Big eyes and a smile? Zooey Deschanel’s face is considered attractive and approachable, according to new research.Ben Gabbe / Today

        “When we look at a facial image, we quickly form judgments about a person’s character, such as whether they are friendly, trustworthy, or competent. While it is unclear how accurate they are, these first impressions can influence our subsequent behavior, ”writes Tom Hartley, article author and professor of psychology at the University of York in the UK.

        Hartley and his colleagues studied 1000 different faces and measured their physical characteristics, such as the shape of the face.They then tried to predict how people might react to these faces by looking at 65 different details, such as eye height, eyebrow width, or lower lip curvature, and rated each of them.

        They used these estimates to create a computer model that predicted first impressions. Six judges then rated the faces depicted on a seven-point scale, where, for example, one is least attractive and seven is most attractive.

        The computer correctly predicted most of the judges’ first impressions, meaning they could tell, for example, what features make someone approachable or dominant.

        Big eyes have long been associated with attractiveness, says Hartley, and his research has shown the same. Computer models predicted that people with smaller eyes were considered less attractive, but researchers looked at faces holistically and found that was not always the case.

        “It’s difficult to tie certain traits to certain subsets of functions (because several functions differ together),” he says.

        These faces exhibit traits that are rated as approachability, attractiveness, and dominance.Today

        So, while small eyes may seem less hot if those eyes are paired with a wide smile – the mouth and jaw affect accessibility – this person may seem worthy of fainting. In addition, we can make small changes to change the look.

        “Many of the characteristics that affect the predicted scores in our model are variable facial features associated with facial expression, posture, lighting, camera position, etc.”Says Hartley.

        Understanding how we form first impressions can help researchers better understand how we form biases.

        “It is worrying that these hasty judgments are inaccurate. We can misjudge people by their appearance. For example, can you really trust a smiling face? ” He says. “Some previous research suggests that there may be a grain of truth in some of our first impressions, but we’re generalizing too much so that, for example, someone with a young face is considered to have immature characteristics.”

        Scott Beah, a clinical psychologist at the Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Behavioral Health who is not involved in the study, said it suggests we may have some “innate standards” associated with mating. some scientific or cultural biases have also been added.

        Frank Farley, professor of psychology at Temple University in Philadelphia, believes research can make a difference in how we see facial images, especially on social media or other places where first impressions matter.

        “And given how long we all have been online… this line of research could be valuable,” he adds.

        6 Easy Tricks To Make Your Eyes Bigger

        It’s no secret that larger, brighter eyes create a more sophisticated look, but if you have genetically dark circles under your eyes, lack sleep, or dullness around your eyes, then no eye cream or cooling gel can truly change your appearance. the look of your eyes. Instead, you can easily create the appearance of larger, lighter eyes with makeup.It’s pretty simple and can be done with products that you probably already have in your makeup drawer. Ahead, watch celebrity make-up artist Karissa Ferreri show you how to make your eyes look brighter and bigger with makeup.

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        Karissa Ferreri is a famous make-up artist whose clients include Ashley Graham, Hannah Brown, Gina Rodriguez and many others.

        Wear Shimmery, Champagne Eyeshadow

        “I’m going to put this all over the lid,” Ferreri says. “I always like to tighten the skin a little, it really helps to hide creases and fine lines. Then I apply a little above the crease with a dense fluffy brush. Mix and fade. ”

        Create definition with darker pigment in the folds

        After you apply a brighter shimmery shade to your eyelids as a base for your look, you can make your eyes look bigger and brighter by adding expression to the crease with pigment that is several shades darker than your skin tone.”By creating a few shadows here, he focuses the inner corners of the eyes so that everything is uplifted and more awakened.”

        “Then I will choose this more gray-brown shade in the palette,” she says. “I want to focus on the outer corner of my eyes. I’m going to give them some shape by making small circles focusing on the crease, over the crease and the outer corner. ”

        Ferreri says you always want to blend up and out, and for this particular look, try using a tapered blending brush that helps you precisely control where you apply the pigment.

        Curl eyelashes

        Curling your lashes helps fan them out to make them look more invigorated. “Perhaps this is the biggest step in getting your eyes bigger and more invigorated. This is my favorite step of all time, ”says Ferreri. “It’s very simple. You will look at yourself in the mirror. With your eyelash curler open, place it right on top … it should fit right into your eye socket. ”

        She continues, “When you think you have all your lashes, just press them down gently to avoid pinching your skin.Try to get [the curler] as close to the root of your lashes as possible, and I love to do a few small squeezes. ”

        Apply eyeliner concentrating pigment to the outer corners of the eyes

        “It’s a warm brown with a slight shimmer,” Ferreri says of the Charlotte Tilbury pencil she uses in the video. “This way it will reflect light. This is a trick: you want to focus on the outer corner of the eye. So I’m not going to go into details, just focus on a quarter of the outer edge. “Start at the top lash line, then repeat this step on the bottom lash line, still focusing only on the outer corner of the eye.

        “And then I like to connect the two [lines],” she says. “Slightly redrawing and lightly smearing with your finger.”

        Apply mascara liberally

        “This [mascara] from Givenchy has a very interesting brush,” says Ferreri. “And you can really focus on each individual lash. I like to start at the outer corner of the eye with the eyelashes because that’s where I want most of the color to be applied.And for this look, I like to do the upper and lower eyelashes.

        “Just run [the applicator] over the lower lashes, pulling them down from the roots to create an awake doll shape.”

        Top it off with flesh-colored eyeliner and highlights

        “If you want to take this look a step further but still look a little tired, flesh-colored eyeliner is the best choice,” says Ferreri. “You’re going to use this on your waterline.I do it very carefully just to cover it under the eye. ”

        As a final step, you can complete this look by applying a highlighter to the inner corners of the eyes to dramatically brighten this area.

        10 benefits of having small eyes

        1) People cannot tell who / what we are looking at

        It’s almost like a gifted talent when people with small eyes can secretly look at anyone or anything.Yet people cannot tell what they are looking at. Image courtesy of

        2) We can fall asleep and people cannot tell

        Since it is difficult to tell whether we really open or close our eyes, we have the privilege of falling asleep in class without fear. Image Credit: Quickmeme

        3) We have the best face in poker

        Some say that the eyes are the mirror of the soul.Small eyes are a smaller window and therefore show less emotion. This makes it harder for people to read us. Image Credit:

        4) We look cool

        People with small eyes are calm and calm, because they simply do not know how to look surprised. :

        5) We look good with glasses

        With small eyes, we have the advantage that we can wear different types of frames and look good – if the frames are larger than our eyes, which they usually are.Image Credit: Head to Toe

        6) Eye fatigue hardly manifests itself on us

        Unlike large eyes, eye fatigue or heavy eyes hardly appear on us. Eye bag? What is it? Image Credit:

        7) We have a very nice smile

        Like in a cartoon, when we smile, we look very cute. Nuff said. Image Credit:

        8) It’s easy to draw us

        Multiple lines are all you need Image credit:

        9) We have a deadly weapon – side-gaze technique

        When we are not in the mood and cannot disturb us, we just glance away. “. Image Credit:

        10) Small eyes are on trend now!

        Look at him.Image Credit: DramaFever

        Big eyes, you’re out of date. Small eyes swing! Who else is on our side?

        How to make your eyes look more natural

        I remember that when I was younger, my grandmother told me never to trust someone who cannot look at me with their eyes , and I agree.

        I believe that eyes are a reflection of who you are and they can also give an idea of ​​how you feel, you can feel a lot in someone’s personality when you look into their eyes.

        It is also true that 90,015 men and women find their eyes attractive and if you think about it, when you date someone, the first thing that usually creates a “connection” is eye contact, they are the key to this. first impression.

        While not all of us are born with perfect eyes, we often experience things like lack of sleep, dehydration, or spending long hours in front of electronic devices that make our eye area look tired and unhealthy .

        There is always a way to create the best version of yourself by applying Basic Tips with and without makeup.

        How to enlarge eyes without makeup

        The goal is to create the best version of yourself, and if you have big and bright eyes, you will stand out, you will look healthier and even younger.

        To do this naturally, you must take into account other areas of your face that are in balance with your eyes, center and focus.

        Here are the areas that I consider important for creating a beautiful frame and eye catching attention, and why:


        Make sure your brows are straight, well-groomed and well defined – the key to creating the perfect framing of your eyes. You can do simple things like brushing it up every day (you can use sheer mascara to keep your hair in place throughout the day).

        Give them a beautiful shape by removing excess hair in areas where it is not needed and making sure you don’t overdo it, leaving your brows thin and fuzzy.

        Under-eye area

        When it comes to brightening and carefully caring for this sensitive area, this is a never-ending topic, but it’s important that you take the time and care and add extra steps to your routine to improve the area over time.

        1. The first and the most basic is rest , try to sleep well and well enough if you do not want your eyes to swell and become sore.
        2. Using the suitable skin care products for this specific area is very important. I suggest you have a day and night cream that will help you prevent wrinkles, reduce puffiness and brighten this area. You can also use eye masks throughout the week and / or before you go on a special date to boost hydration and add freshness to the area so it looks radiant and healthy.


        Curly eyelashes are big and healthy eyes, eyelashes open the eyes.I’ll explain how to collapse them properly later in this article, so keep reading if you want to know more.

        • Use eye drops if you have red, tired eyes.
        • Apply natural home remedies, such as a bag of chamomile tea to remove the puff, or fresh cucumber slices to lighten and refresh before going outside.

        How to enlarge your eyes with makeup

        Let me tell you that the well-known “no makeup” technique and highlight + contour technique can also be applied to create big and bright eyes:

        What’s great is that you don’t have to spend hours trying to get the shape of your eyes that you want.Remember that the goal of is to create the natural look of by improving the eye areas I just mentioned.

        Adding makeup to the equation helps achieve your desired goal. With the help of makeup, we will highlight the necessary areas and add definition to create the perfect shape for your eyes.

        Here are 8 recommendations for men and women for creating big eyes with makeup:


        Draw eyebrows

        As I mentioned earlier, the eyebrows will give your eyes a nice frame, but for that you need to make sure they look naturally defined.You can use a pigmented brow pencil, gel, or mascara to define the shape of your brows.

        The important thing you might be thinking is to bring the eyebrow up to your ears, rather than dropping down for a lifting effect.

        Learn more about grooming and how the best way to shape your eyebrows


        Hide the area under the eyes

        After applying your moisturizer, day cream and / or eye mask, you need to focus on brightening this important area, and for that, applying a long-lasting concealer that doesn’t wrinkle is key.

        If you have really deep dark circles, you can find a peach shade to neutralize the magenta, then apply a color that is one or two shades lighter than your skin.

        It is important to consider setting up a concealer, then apply a loose fixing powder. I recommend using a soft shaded blush to apply the required amount and blend as needed.



        Choose a lighter eye shadow or shimmery light to highlight your browbone for a tightening effect, your inner corners to brighten this area, and the center of your eyelids to open your eyes.


        Trace the fold of outline

        To give your eyes a beautiful size, use a natural shade and apply it to the crease with a fluffy blush. Your crease has a darker shade than your eyelids, so the goal is to enhance that shadow a little.

        Blend the shadow towards your brows for a natural look. If you want to get creative or for a more dramatic look, you can also add darker eyeshadow to the corners of your eyes for extra length.

        5. Make the waterline brighter

        Using a pencil of a light shade such as beige, gently apply it to the lower waterline, this will neutralize any redness and create an amazing lightening effect.

        6. Mark the lower lash line

        Using the shame you used for the crease, apply a thin line over the lower lash line from the outer corner to the inner corner.This line will create the perfect balance and help to achieve a greater eye effect.

        7. Curl and add mascara

        This step is necessary to increase the length and open the eyes. Continue reading below to learn how to curl your lashes like a pro.

        8. Cheekbones

        Believe it or not, strengthening the cheekbones will also help frame the eyes, creating the perfect balance with the eyebrows to focus all the attention in the eyes.You can use a neutral color for this and then apply shimmer to the cheekbones to create extra shine.

        How to use the eyeliner to enlarge the eyes

        Here are 4 rules to follow in order to use eyeliner correctly to make your eyes look bigger:


        Do not apply liner around

        This will make your eyes smaller and heavier.


        Use a thinner liner

        Since the goal is to open the eyes, start by drawing a very thin eyeliner along the upper lash line.


        Wing to extend the length

        If you want to add extra length, you can add the eyeliner to the very end of your brow.


        Avoid using darker shades on the lower lash line

        Use browns and neutrals instead for a more natural look.

        How to enlarge eyes without false eyelashes


        makes a big difference when beautifully done, that doesn’t necessarily mean you need to wear false eyelashes or magnetic eyelashes to make your eyes stand out. In fact, I don’t like wearing eyelashes on myself because my eyelid is smaller and instead in order to make the eyes larger, they look heavy and tired.

        The key to is to achieve a good curling technique. and have a great lengthening mascara that will support you throughout the day to keep your lashes in place.

        • To curl your lashes, I recommend dividing your lashes into 3 sections and starting with curling at the base, then moving to the center and finishing with curling at the top.
        • Then I recommend doing the same with the mascara and starting by focusing on the base, then working towards the center and ending at the top of the lashes, making slow horizontal strokes with the mascara stick up.

        If you want to add extra lashes, I recommend choosing individual lashes and applying them from the outer corner to the center of the eyes without going all the way in.

        For this I recommend curling the lashes first, then applying a thin layer of mascara to the base of the lashes, then applying individual lashes and after they dry add an extra layer of mascara for extra length and volume.

        Avoid the big-eyed mirage from glasses

        Big-eyed Snapchat filters are fun, but glasses aren’t so much.

        The main concern people usually have when buying a new pair of glasses is whether their new pair will change the size of their eyes. The appearance of small or large eyes behind glasses is definitely an illusion, but how much it will affect you depends on the quality and thickness of your new lenses.

        The distortion of your eyes that you see in the mirror when you wear glasses is more common when more powerful drugs are prescribed. In people with myopia (myopia), small eyes are visible behind glasses, and in farsighted people (farsightedness), large eyes through glasses.This is due to a decrease or increase caused by the optical power (Rx) and the thickness of the lenses.

        Concave lenses are used for myopic (nearsighted) prescriptions and are based on the negative strength (decrease) of the lens itself; this corrective lens makes your eyes look small.

        In contrast, convex lenses are used for farsighted (farsighted) prescriptions, and if the positive power (magnification) of the lens is not appropriate for how large the prescription is, this corrective lens calls out big eyes behind your glasses!

        The higher the power, the stronger the increase or decrease effect will be.

        Again, this is more common with those with high-performance prescriptions because these lenses are usually made thicker to correct your vision correctly and thus distort the size of your eyes. Fortunately, here at Hakim Optical. we offer a solution to the problem of small or large eyes behind your glasses!


        Hakim Optical is equipped with a lens type called the Xtreme Widefield Lens , specially designed to reduce distortion associated with powerful conventional lenses while providing excellent correcting power.These optimal peripheral lenses, although still concave and convex for vision correction, are specifically designed to be thinner and significantly flatter than conventional corrective lenses, thus significantly reducing the appearance of small and large eyes in glasses by zooming in and out, while allowing you to have the most improved vision.

        Come today for new glasses and remember that your worries about small or large eyes through glasses will disappear.

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        How to enlarge your eyes with and without makeup

        1.Tightening bags

        Dry your morning puffiness by swallowing your eyes with a cool shot – from dipping your face in ice cubes and cucumber (Kate Moss trick) to applying cold drops around the eyes (MAC makeup artist advice).

        2. Make dark circles brighter

        Shadows will literally bring your eyes back. Paint the corrective dark circles with a lightening concealer a shade slightly lighter than foundation to lift and brighten.We love the affordable L’Oreal Paris Touche Magique Illuminating Concealer (£ 7.99). Be sure to press it against your cheek in a “V” shape to brighten the entire face.

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        3. Always curl your eyelashes.

        It instantly lifts the eyelashes and thus widens the eyes. Our favorite Charlotte Tilbury Curling Iron (£ 18), expensive, yes, but a timeless tool that will pay you back with the additives.

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        4. Make the waterline brighter

        While the black liner inside the lower eyelids covers your eyes, a brightening neutral shade will open them. We’re not talking about white, but a creamy flesh tint will surely hide redness. Try Rimmel Scandal Eyes Kohl Water Resistant Liner (£ 3.99).

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        5. Draw the outline of the fold

        Just as you blend the cheeks to give them definition, draw the outline of the eyelids to give them a latent shape.Apply an eyeshadow of a shade slightly darker than your natural skin tone along the crease of the eyelid.

        6. Select the inner corners.

        Apply a light shimmering shadow or highlighter to the inner corner of the eyelids (near the tear ducts) and under the arch of the eyebrows. This will instantly open your eyes and they will become wider.

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        7. Circle the eyes

        Never underestimate the importance of maintaining a strong eyebrow shape – they are the hangers on your face! Give them a professional fit and try the runway trick by combing their hair to open their eyes.

        8. Use lengthening mascara.

        Mascara is the magic wand for enlarging the eyes, and if you are using only one product, do so, but try the lengthening formula instead of the thickening one. We love Dior’s Diorshow Mascara (£ 25.50). For more appeal, try gluing 3-4 individual lashes to the outer corners of the eye to give them the shape of a cat’s eye.

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        9. Draw thin lines

        Draw the liner as close to the upper lash line as possible and keep your eyes open with lines along the entire length, especially at the bottom.Gradually increase the thickness towards the outer corners. The elf Intense Eyeliner (£ 4.50) has a flexible tip that makes this precision easy.


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        10. Liner-wing up and out.

        Draw lines at the outer corners of the eyes using the up-down technique. Try not to use eyeliner that is too thick , as it can look a little heavy on small eyelids.

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        90,000 What can the shape and color of the eyes say?

        Today, many people are actively interested in astrology, numerology,
        because they want to better understand themselves and others. Another interesting
        direction – physiognomy – thanks to it, you can determine the character of a person by
        his appearance.

        Especially informative in this regard
        eyes, it is not in vain that there is a familiar expression: “The eyes are the mirror of the soul.” O
        what can the shape of the eyes say?

        1. Large, even slightly protruding eyes. People
        with such eyes, as a rule, they are sociable, open, good-natured.

        2. Small eyes. Quite often
        owners of small eyes are conservative, loyal, but at the same time they themselves are very

        3. Deep-set eyes. Characteristic
        stability of views on life, degree of gravity in everything, ability to manage
        finance, moreover, the ability to accumulate them.

        4. Slanting eyes. Such a person can
        called an adventurer, a risk-taker. Natures are very confident, prone to
        to rash actions.

        When meeting a person, we
        always look in the eyes and pay attention to their color. Eye color can do a lot
        tell about their owner:

        1. Dark brown
        People with such eyes like to be in the spotlight, they want everything
        be the first
        show leadership
        quality. They are very temperamental and amorous. Sociable, easily converge with others

        Light brown
        90,016 Owners of this eye color can be called the complete opposite
        those who have them dark brown. People with light brown eyes tend to
        daydreaming, shyness, but at the same time independence.This people
        can achieve a lot if they develop such a quality as

        Green eyes.
        Green-eyed are gentle people capable of
        love very sincerely, true to their feelings. Stubborn and principled, they want to be
        professionals in their field. They are characterized by cunning and skill hidden
        manipulate others. Excessive pride often prevents green-eyed
        to forgive people.

        4. Gray-green
        Gray-green eyes characterize a person as caring, who has
        you can always find support. He understands others well. Very hardworking and
        pragmatic, which helps him achieve certain success in life. Possesses
        good intuition, which often helps him out.

        Blue-eyed very vulnerable and romantic natures, they like to dream.
        They take any trifle to heart, therefore they are too touchy, prone to
        depression.Quite often, such people are engaged in creativity and art. Not
        they love monotony, therefore they are not always constant in their love affections.

        6. Gray eyes .
        Owners of gray eyes are judicious, do not succumb to difficulties.
        Realists, well intellectually developed. At the same time, they are rather stingy with the manifestation
        emotions. Lacks the ability to understand other people, which can cause certain
        communication problems.

        7. Gray-blue eyes. People with gray-blue eyes combine the traits of blue-eyed and gray-eyed. They are purposeful and firm in their decisions, they know how to find a way out of any difficult situation. They love care and affection, they always lack it. They will never leave a friend with his problems, they are very responsive.

        Now you understand that
        looking into the eyes, you can learn a lot, both about yourself and about the people around you.
        And this, for sure, will help you build relationships successfully.

        Learn how to make up beautiful little eyes?

        What do people first of all notice at an intuitive level in the interlocutor’s appearance? Eyes. It is by them that they judge the character, internal energy and goodwill of a person. It is not for nothing that they say about the eyes that they are the “mirror of the soul.”

        Skillful makeup can transform any girl. In this article, we will look at how to choose the right day and evening makeup for small eyes with drooping eyelids. We will tell you the secrets of applying cosmetics for such an eye shape.

        So, let’s look at makeup for small eyes step by step and the little tricks of its application.

        Let’s talk about the canons of beauty

        Since ancient times, a small cut of the eyes was not considered a sign of beauty. Therefore, the beauties tried in every possible way to lengthen it with eyeliners and focus on paints. Taking full advantage of modern makeup, small eyes are not at all difficult to enlarge. If you make proper makeup, they will become much more expressive and will appear larger and brighter.

        Of course, for beauty it is important not only whether your eyes are large or not, but also the general harmony of facial features, its oval and, most importantly, attractive expression and facial expressions. Small eyes look quite harmonious if they are combined with the correct face shape, a small nose and beautiful lips. But in the event that the girl’s facial features are incorrect, she has a large nose or a rough chin and at the same time small eyes, then it is worth enlarging them with the help of cosmetics.By the way, they will appear noticeably larger when the nose is reduced.

        What small eyes say about a person’s character

        How are the size of the eyes and the nature of the person related? It is believed that people with small eyes are very picky, careful and organized in everything they do. When such people are faced with problems and difficulties, they try to solve everything immediately, before they can do something else. If a person with small eyes is interested in something, then he surrenders to it with all his heart.

        The disadvantages of people who have small eyes are ranked as the fact that they are usually narrow-minded and a little awkward. If you have small eyes, then try to be attentive even to those things that you are not very interested in, because they can be very important, and also expand the capabilities of your mind.

        Both men and women with small eyes can be quite beautiful!

        People with an ideal appearance, which would correspond to all the canons of beauty, practically do not meet.Everyone has their own problems: someone was awarded by Mother Nature with rare hair, someone has bad skin or an ugly birthmark, someone has big ears or short legs. It is unlikely that one can ever finish listing the possible disadvantages. Remember that the main thing is to focus on your merits!

        Even among Hollywood stars, celebrities with small and even very small eyes are often found. What are they doing about it? They focus on their voice, a pleasant facial expression, a smile, or other virtues of their external or internal image.

        Peculiarities of make-up for small eyes

        Deep-set small eyes, as well as drooping eyelids, are quite amenable to correction with make-up. To do this, you need to know just a few simple tricks that will help make your look brighter and more expressive.

        How to make up small eyes? First of all, don’t neglect the little things. The modern cosmetic industry allows any girl to choose the necessary color and texture of eyeshadow for any occasion, as well as eyeliner, blush and mascara.In order to understand how to paint small eyes, you need to experiment a little with a variety of makeup options. Then you can select some of them and apply successfully, depending on the situation.

        Correct makeup: small eyes, drooping eyelid

        Let’s talk about eyeshadow. Many girls believe that if you apply light shadows to small eyes, then they will certainly become visually larger. However, this is not entirely correct. The problem is that if you just apply a lighter shade of eyeshadow to the upper and lower eyelids, you can get just the opposite effect.That is, only to emphasize small eyes. Photos of such an incident can often be seen, because such a cut of the eyes is not uncommon for celebrities.

        The first subtlety is as follows. If you correctly outline the eyes with dark shadows, then they can be effectively distinguished and focused on them. This will make your look deeper and more dramatic.

        Makeup for small eyes: photos and basic rules

        Basic rules for enlarging small eyes look like this:

        1. Pay close attention to your eyebrows: they should be groomed so that all hairs lie parallel to each other.In addition, makeup artists have one trick: they make the eyebrows as thin as possible, which, in turn, helps to visually enlarge small eyes. Remember to always tint the area under the eyebrow.
        2. If you have sunken, deep-set small eyes, often use a light pearlescent eye shadow as a base. If you have drooping eyelids, then you need to darken this area every time with natural shades (for example, chocolate, brown or dark beige) for daytime makeup and brighter (black, blue or purple) for evening makeup.
        3. If you have slanting or wide-set eyes, then, regardless of their size, you must use the “bird” or “loop” technique. So you can darken the outer corner of the eye, making the look more languid and mysterious.
        4. Paint the outer corners of the eyes with darker shades. This is the basic axiom for ladies with drooping eyelids or just small eyes. In addition, this technology is perfect for an almond-shaped incision, and for those with an oval face shape.
        5. Define the lash line as much as possible. You need to try to make it as bright and thick as possible. In order to visually enlarge the eyes, more attention should be paid to the eyelashes. You can also draw a line inside the eyelid with a white pencil. You do not need to make it bright, a couple of strokes will be enough, however, this will increase the size of the eye section and make the look more sensual.
        6. Often, girls make the same big mistake: they use a thick line in oriental eyelid makeup.Remember that the thinner the line, the visually larger the eyes will become.


        Whether your eyes look bigger depends on how you apply the eyeliner. Those with small eyes should make sure that it is thin at first, and as it moves from the inner corner of the eye to the outer corner, it gradually becomes thicker. In addition, the eyeliner should extend slightly outside the corner.


        If you are the owner of small eyes, then before applying several layers of mascara on your lashes, you need to curl them.In this case, it is better to use lengthening or volumizing mascara. For those with small eyes, apply mascara to both upper and lower lashes.

        Makeup mistakes for small eyes

        Remember that there are certain methods of applying cosmetics that are either not very suitable or contraindicated for small eyes:

        • corner.Since the black outline that was applied around the small eyes will significantly reduce them in size, making them very tiny and giving the look some roughness and rigidity.
        • Most makeup artists recommend careful use of rich, vibrant eyeshadows for small eyes. The same caveat applies to eyeliners and eyeshadows, which contain more mother-of-pearl. They should be postponed, turning your attention to more natural natural shades.

        Makeup for narrow, small and protruding eyes: colors

        So, if you have small eyes:

        1. Work with medium-dark shadows according to a special application pattern if you have a saggy eyelid problem.
        2. Try to make your daily makeup look as natural as possible.
        3. If you have round eyes, then it is a bad idea to let them down all over the area. Such makeup will only aggravate the situation. Much more interesting will look the version in the retro style, where the “tail” of the arrow expands.
        4. If you immediately apply dark shadows to your eyes, they will become “flat”. You must first apply at least one line with light shadows or make several strokes in the outer or inner corner.
        5. If you buy multi-colored contrasting shadows, you get super creative and beautiful makeup for small eyes. This secret is often used by Asian girls, since their standard of beauty is a woman with large almond-shaped eyes. For example, you can use shades of beige and purple, gold and red, pink and blue, or porcelain and dark.
        6. If you draw a pencil over the shadows, and not vice versa, you can achieve the effect of a big eye. In addition, it will give the look more expressiveness.

        Ideal set of colors for a brunette:

        • black – beige – brown;
        • green – yellow – light beige;
        • gold – black – chocolate.

        For blonde:

        • black – pink – gray;
        • dark gray – porcelain – silver.

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        For competent make-up it is recommended to make one emphasis: either on the eyes or on the lips.For girls whom nature has not awarded with “bottomless eyes”, it is better to choose the first option. Moreover, with the help of simple make-up techniques, you can achieve a very effective result – expressive wide-open eyes. And what was considered a disadvantage will become a virtue.


        Decorative cosmetics provides great opportunities in terms of appearance correction.But, as often happens, the inept use of these means can not only not beautify, but even make invisible those advantages that are by nature. So, when the eyes are small, the main thing is not to make them even smaller. In this case, it is best to experiment with lighter shades of shadows. Dark ones can add the effect of an overhanging eyelid, which will make the look heavier.

        A contour clearly outlined in black pencil, as they say, is out of topic.Already small eyes can be turned into two narrow slits. For our purpose, a white pencil is better suited, refreshing and opening the eye. If, nevertheless, you do not want to part with the black color, then you can bring, for example, only the upper eyelid from the outer edge. By the way, this will help to visually open your eyes a little to the sides when they are close-set.

        So, here are some recommendations on how to make beautiful, but small eyes even more attractive.

        What do you need?

        To make makeup for small eyes, it is worth using several products.

        • The shadow is the main tool to visually enlarge the eyes. It is better to choose a palette in natural shades. It is necessary to take into account the color of the eyes, the choice of shadows to match will be a mistake, they will simply merge. It is necessary to achieve the exact opposite result – to give the look depth and expressiveness. Therefore, it is better to play in contrast. The tenderness of blue eyes will be emphasized by beige shades, the warmth of brown – blue-green, the depth of gray – brown-pink, and the originality of emerald is best set off by violet-lilac tones.Pearlescent, golden, shiny eyeshadows in makeup for small eyes may be appropriate, but in its evening version.
        • Corrector . It can be used when there are imperfections on the skin that you would like to hide: spots, pimples, moles. The color is chosen according to what needs to be masked.
        • Concealer is applied to the lower eyelids to remove dark circles, if any. It is recommended to choose one half tone lighter than the main skin tone.This remedy will help to avoid the appearance of tired eyes.
        • Highlighter. A little damp shine under the eyebrows will add a shine to the look.
        • Eyeliner. The eyeliner should be light, it is better to use a white pencil.
        • Mascara. You can also choose black, as the fluffy curled eyelashes will open the eyes even more and visually enlarge the eyes. But if you wish, you can use brown or gray, especially for girls with fair skin.Colored, blue or green mascara will only be appropriate for New Year’s or other costume parties with emphasized decorativeness and theatricality.

        How to choose and apply make-up correctly?

        A step-by-step guide to make small eyes appear larger.

        • Preparation is important for any make-up. First you need to cleanse your skin with a product suitable for your face type.
        • If the upper eyelid looks wider, then the eyes will appear larger, so is worth paying attention to the eyebrows. You can increase the distance to them by simply plucking the lower hairs with tweezers. But it is also not necessary to bring it to the state of a thin thread. The brows should look natural. You can paint them with shadows of a natural shade or with a pencil, imitating hairs, and fix the result with gel.
        • Now you need to mask minor imperfections with a concealer and even out skin tone with a foundation, distributing it over the entire face with a sponge or brush.

        If you don’t have the right tool at hand, you can do it with your own fingers.

        • Concealer “erases” under-eye circles and refreshes the look.
        • The main tool for achieving the desired effect is the play of shadows. A lighter tone is applied to the upper movable eyelid. The fold is slightly emphasized in dark, and the outer corner of the eye is highlighted. Everything needs to be gently shaded.
        • Highlighter is applied under the eyebrows with a thin strip, which will help to visually raise them and open the eyes more. A little of the same means – on the inner corner.
        • Now you need to draw the contours. Clear dark lines are undesirable, so it is worth taking a white pencil, especially since this is one of the trends of the season.It should be applied almost on the mucous membrane. On the lower eyelid, you can also capture the lash line.
        • Beautiful eyelashes are one of the most important accents . If they are long and curved, great. If not (unfortunately, this is more often the case), you can curl them using special forceps (curler).Mascara should be chosen with appropriate properties. By the way, with low overhanging eyebrows, the lengthening effect may not be needed. It should be painted in two layers and after that, thoroughly comb the eyelashes. They should be fluffy and not spider-like.

        If the lashes do not look good enough, false lashes are acceptable. But here, however, as in everything else, a sense of proportion is important.

        Makeup for every day and make-up for special occasions and parties have their own nuances.


        Makeup artists, as a rule, advocate naturalness, especially in daytime makeup. But this does not mean that he does not need to be paid attention. It often happens like this: they got up in the morning, washed their face, ran lipstick on their lips, touched their eyelashes with mascara – that’s it, put on makeup. When in a hurry, this approach may be acceptable.But in order to look beautiful and attractive every day, everyday make-up must be performed in stages almost as carefully as the evening one.

        For example, the popular smokey eye technique, which consists of shading the eyeshadow from a more saturated shade to a lighter one around the eyelid, was originally intended for evening make-up. But at the same time, the look is “presented” so effectively that stylists have developed a daytime version of “smoky” make-up, for the creation of which the following steps should be performed:

        • shadows of a medium natural shade should be applied to the upper eyelid, creating a slight haze;
        • instead of a bright eyeliner, use a contour of dark shadows;
        • the inner corner of the eye should be highlighted with light shadows;
        • Finish with brown mascara.

        For daytime make-up, it is recommended to choose products with a light delicate texture and light shades.


        When you need to look especially impressive, the Smoky Eyes make-up is what you need.But in the case of small eyes, you will have to deviate slightly from the classic version. Sharp black outlines are not recommended. The lower lashes do not need to be painted over, as this will make the look heavy. The technique suggested above can be used, but the shadows should be brighter. It is worth adding a little glitter or mother-of-pearl to the inner corner of the eye and under the eyebrows.

        If there is a desire, it is permissible to make a small arrow, but you need to start it from about the middle of the eyelid and bring it slightly up behind the corner of the eye.

        When performing this make-up, you need to be especially careful when shading, so that the conceived light haze does not turn into a dirty stain.


        Makeup for this special event should be special too.The bride is always the most beautiful of all, but this does not mean at all that her make-up is the brightest. It is intended to emphasize beauty, but at the same time tenderness and modesty. Therefore, flashy shades are inappropriate, especially if a traditional white dress is chosen.

        You should pay attention to the following make-up option:

        • shades of beige shades are applied to the upper eyelid, you can add pinkish ones;
        • on top, from the center to the inner corner, you need to apply silver;
        • the fold is highlighted with shadows approximately 2 tones darker than the main ones;
        • with shadows, the lower eyelid is emphasized along the line of growth of the eyelashes;
        • white eyeshadow, possible with a slight pearlescent effect, to be applied under the brow and in the inner corner;
        • the arrow is not drawn, but rather is outlined with a black or dark brown pencil;
        • The finishing accent is the fluffy lashes painted with black mascara.

        Helpful Hints

        First of all, when choosing shades, it is necessary to focus not only on eye color, but also on hair and skin color. A bright palette adorning a dark-skinned brunette is likely to make a white-skinned blonde vulgar.

        To accentuate the eyes even more, lipstick should be chosen in natural light shades, or even limited to a colorless lip gloss.

        About age makeup

        It often happens with age that the upper eyelid drops, making the eyes even smaller. The recommendations will be the same, with a few exceptions. It is better to choose light shades of a cold scale.Warm colors can add the impression of a tired face, which is not at all beautifying. Naive pink colors are categorically unacceptable.

        It is better not to use bright eyeliner. The pencil can be shaded, giving the contours smoothness and softness. But the makeup shouldn’t look smudged, so the line should be visible. Shimmer and shine can look out of place even in an evening make-up, so it is better to refuse such funds.

        Lipstick of red shades very refreshes the face.Even if the main emphasis is on the eyes, it is worth taking a dull, light texture.


        The area around the eyes is very sensitive. And if she does not have enough care, the emerging edema and dark circles are sometimes unable to hide any makeup.Therefore, it will be useful to use special creams with vitamin C for this area, perform lymphatic drainage massage in the evenings by tapping finger movements, which helps outflow of excess fluid and improves blood circulation. It should also be remembered that stress and lack of sleep are the main enemies of beautiful eyes.

        Beautiful examples

        • Day makeup for a brown-haired woman with brown eyes looks gentle and beautiful.
        • Makeup for green eyes adds mystery to the image.
        • For a blonde with blue eyes, a play of shadows is perfect.
        • Make-up for gray eyes requires a clear contour around the eyes.

        90,000 Small eyes | Interfax-West: news from Belarus and the world

        People with small eyes are usually loyal friends.They are methodical and punctual, although, it is possible, they slightly overestimate their own capabilities and skills. Small eyes can be considered those eyes that seem small in comparison with the rest of the face – so do not rush to draw far-reaching conclusions, and think carefully before evaluating your own eyes.

        Never confuse small eyes with simply deep-set ones. You may well make this mistake, because by nature you are not too fond of flaunting yourself.In fact, you are often quite happy with yourself, live your inner life and are not going to make a “picture” of your own face, and therefore, probably, you will not do anything to attract your eyes. People around you who are inclined to consider you unavailable will also not convince you of the need for this. As a result, you may miss your chance, not develop the talents that you possess.

        Small eyes are used by painters and other people of art, as well as by professional experts in various fields.People with small eyes have very strong morals, firm principles of life, and their favor is not so easy to win. But if someone still managed to win your heart, then he will find in you the most faithful, reliable friend, always ready to help. But, alas, you are a pretty jealous woman – perhaps because you subconsciously understand that you do not have the same virtues that other women have. Therefore, try to make up for what nature has not given and learn to make your eyes as attractive as possible – this is the way to self-confidence.

        It will also help you in communication: those who need your talents are more likely to notice and appreciate you thanks to skillful makeup, which will open up more opportunities. So, don’t sit back and indulge in despondency. Little cosmetic tricks will work wonders for your eyes – they will shine like stars – and you will more easily converge with people.

        First, try to raise your eyebrows; the eyebrow line should be thin, high and soft. This will help increase the area around your eyes that you will be working in.

        The light tone under the eyebrows should be of a very light tone, with a dull sheen.

        For eyelids, use the lightest shades of bright colors – light green, light blue or very light gray-blue – to emphasize and visually enlarge them. Apply eyeshadow all over the lids to the crease. This technique will reflect light on your eyelids and therefore appear more noticeable. The light tone in their center will also attract light.

        Use medium brightness contour shadows, and start the line from the crease on the upper eyelid, then raising it as high as possible above the eyelid in order to “raise” the eye itself – even if for this you have to slightly drive over the browbone.

        The eyeliner should also visually enlarge the eye – the softer and brighter the color, the better. Bright colors are more suitable for this type of eyes than muted, neutral colors. All shadows should be matched in a single color scheme, and then the eyes will become more expressive and exciting.

        Apply under-eye shadow deliberately with a smudged smudge, or use a soft lower eyeliner to create a rounded effect.

        Do not try to increase the volume of your eyes with black eyeliner – this will only completely “close” them.You can use light colored eyeliner and extend the line around the corner of the eye – but not too far.

        You tend to “put life in a test tube”: figuratively speaking, you seem to be looking at it on a small screen, and therefore easily achieve perfection in small things – unlike those who work on “large canvases”.

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