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The bigger the better.

First things first. My disclaimer:
I hear women concerned about having eyes that are “far too small” all the time.
I don’t know who or where the idea came from that certain things on your face should be big and others should be small.
Who makes these decisions?
Some people have big eyes and others have smaller eyes. Some have big lips others do not.
All it takes is one season of Beverly Hills Housewives to realized that some faces just look better with small lips!
There is not one right answer for everyone here…
but…if you want to play up your eyes and make them look GIGANTIC once in a while, I totally support you in that.
So here’s how you do it:
These ideas are easy to follow and will make a HUGE difference!
1. HAC your eyes.
Yep, Highlighting and contouring isn’t just for your cheekbones, it works on your peepers as well. Using Mac Charcoal Brown and a fluffy brush (I;m obsessed with this little kit) I shaded in a high crease right beneath my brow bone and draw it out beyond the end of my eyes. My actual crease is actually much closer to my lash line so when I draw it up and out it created the effect of a larger more prominent eye.
Tricks for making your eyes look huge!

Next I shade fairly low under my bottom lash line. As opposed to a dark black line this will open the eyes up.
I LOVE drawing black liner in my waterline because I like the way it looks and the way it makes my eyes pop, but for making the eyes look big, skip that step:)

Tricks for making your eyes look huge!

2. Draw in a high arch with your brows.
When filling in your brows, try drawing in above the brow on the arch. This makes an eye opening effect and bring the attention right where you want it.
High arch! Makes your eyes look big!

3.  Whiten the waterline
Use a light colored pencil to fill in your waterline. I prefer to use off white or cream liners, cause they look more natural and grow your eyeball area without being bright and drawing attention to the actual line, like white can sometimes do.

Tricks for making your eyes look huge!

4. The Lashes…Of course
I added these lash strips to my top lashes, which really helps, but the kicker is the lower lashes. If you you’ve never tried them you need to give it a shot. They take some time and are not an every day thing but for a special occasion they make a HUGE difference. These are my favorite.

Tricks for making your eyes look huge!

1. I dab Duo glue on my hand, with tweezers to hold the cluster I dip the root into the glue
2. After a few seconds to let it get tacky I stick the root into my lash line and hold for a second.
3. I continue the same thing with anything from 3-8 clusters (depending on how dramatic I want it) most people have more under lashes than I do so you will probably need less;)
(I’m planning to do this in a video for any of you who would prefer that to the pictorial)

Enjoy your big huge baby doll eyes!
See ya tomorrow,

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118 Comments

  • Reply
    Possum
    August 1, 2013 at 4:29 am

    Would love to see a YouTube tutorial, often my eyes look huge & other times not but I never remember what I did differently :/

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    Miss Viola Swamp (@imaqt209421)
    August 1, 2013 at 4:37 am

    Wow! I wish I could get makeup to stay under my eyes. Also I need to get used to the look of mascara on my lower lashes! Thanks as usual, you are dabomb.com!

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      Kelly M
      August 1, 2013 at 10:37 am

      I have the same problem. Eyeliner disappears from my waterline, and mascara on lower lashes looks spidery. Cara, please help!

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        Kaiden
        August 4, 2013 at 2:50 pm

        NARS Larger Than Life ‘Rue Bonaparte’ WILL STAY on ur waterline! 🙂 Best fleshy colored eyeliner I’ve EVER used! Pricey but well worth it! (NARS also has white 1 but it’s 2 stark white & I’m fair skinned). Mascara tip: when u take mascara wand/brush out of the tube–use a paper towel 2 wipe ALL of the mascara COMPLETELY OFF the wand–& NOW brush thru ur bottom lashes–there will still b enough remaining in the wand bristles 2 coat the bottom lashes. OR if u’ve tried that already–here’s a few mascaras I use that deposit a very light layer 4 the lower lashes–1-Covergirl clump crusher (make sure it’s the GREEN tube) (2) Maybelline Full ‘N Soft (this one has a wand that’s perfect 4 using the paper towel trick) OR any mascara that is NOT volumizing & ONLY apply just ONE coat of mascara 2 lower lashes. Another tip–I use a dry EXTRA mascara wand (like disposable ones at dept stores or u can buy one–Sonia Kashuk, MAC, etc. sell them) that has never been used (in mascara tube)& after applying mascara–I will use this extra wand 2 lightly brush thru lashes 2 remove any clumps, etc–gives a clean, non-spidery look! 🙂 Hope all this helps! 🙂

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          Kelly M
          August 5, 2013 at 8:17 am

          Thanks so much, Kaiden! Can’t wait to try these tips!

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          Magdalene
          June 10, 2014 at 3:47 pm

          You can even just THOROUGHLY wash out an old, unused mascara wand with antibacterial soap/detergent and sanitize with rubbing alchohol, etc. I like to use that to comb through my lashes after mascara like you said and also to comb through my brows if I can’t find another brush.

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        Samantha
        September 14, 2013 at 10:03 am

        Something I always do is when applying the mascara first, I swipe the wand on the inner rim of the mascara tube, getting all the globs off the wand mostly, and then I always apply to the top lashes before going immediately to the bottoms, WITHOUT dipping wand back in tube..getting most of the mascara on the tops and it makes it so I can get a lighter coating on my lower ones, which makes the difference.

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        Kp
        February 27, 2015 at 6:45 am

        Waterproof works best…. Try a 16 hr eye linear by loreal

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      chameleonstampede
      August 2, 2013 at 10:12 am

      Sane problem here! Makeup under my eyes either disappears or looks gross by noon. 🙁

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        Cilia Pittman
        April 11, 2014 at 2:40 pm

        You need a setting powder. I use to have the same problem! Try Makeup Forever Setting powder. I apply it right after I apply my concealer and under eye make up. 🙂 hope it helps.

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      Isabel
      August 4, 2013 at 9:00 am

      When I work on a client, I will put eye primer on the bottom lid as well as the top top to help extend wear. Also, if you don’t rub your eyes try powder on the lash line. You can also use a finishing spray to really lock it all in!

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        Cara
        August 4, 2013 at 9:20 pm

        This is exactly what I think! Thanks Isabel

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    Martha
    August 1, 2013 at 4:38 am

    Wow! Nuf said

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    ladycampbell
    August 1, 2013 at 4:42 am

    Great ideas,thanks.I swopped over to white pencil on my waterline ages ago,and it looks so much better on me than the black ever did.

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    Summer
    August 1, 2013 at 4:50 am

    Love this! Thank you!

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    celeste
    August 1, 2013 at 4:55 am

    Love your tips! Thanks so much! Your blog is just amazing. I have searched other make up tutorials to find out how to make eyes stand out, and look bigger. Had no idea you need to put the lower lashes on. Thank you for your info. Priceless! Much appreciated xxx

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    Katie Delaney
    August 1, 2013 at 5:16 am

    Hhaha thank you so much Cara!!! This is wonderful! The only problem with me personally is that whenever I do the white on the bottom waterline it like melts off to th corner of my eve and looks gross. I’m going to try to find an off white that hopefully will look much better?

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      Patricia
      August 1, 2013 at 6:09 am

      I had the same problem until I tried Scandal Eyes Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner in Nude from Rimmel London. It woks great, stays all day long and it is $3.99 at Walmart. Try it!

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      Kaiden
      August 4, 2013 at 3:11 pm

      I wasn’t able 2 use the Rimmel one b/c it made my eyes all watery. But I now
      use NARS Larger Than Life ‘Rue Bonaparte’ & it’s AMAZING!! Pricey but worth it! Goes on like a dream & STAYS on beautifully all day! 🙂

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    shelley
    August 1, 2013 at 5:27 am

    you are seriously the best. this is just amazing!

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    Maria
    August 1, 2013 at 5:52 am

    Great tutorial, Cara! You impress me more and more with every new post 🙂
    I have pretty big eyes anyway, but I’m going to try some contouring.
    Besides I’ve bought Bahama mama bronzer thanks to u! Have a good day!

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    Jennifer S
    August 1, 2013 at 5:52 am

    Great tips! I’m have small, hooded eyes, so I’m always looking for ways to open them up.

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    Kristie Blogs Beauty
    August 1, 2013 at 6:06 am

    This post was so helpful! I loved reading this

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    Kathryn
    August 1, 2013 at 6:07 am

    I am SO incredibly thankful for all that wrote to you asking how to get bigger eyes! I’ve tried all of your face HACing and love it but have stayed away from your eye makeup tips because mine are “too small” and fear that they would look even smaller. (Note: Even the woman at Sephora giggled while saying they were the smallest eyelids she’s ever seen). Thank you, Cara, for giving me potential to be happy with ALL of my features!:) if I do a side by side and like it, I’ll send it to you!

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    bobbie sue
    August 1, 2013 at 6:38 am

    I love that brush set too! the woman who created them sam chapman has a channel on youtube its called pixiwoo and I LOVE THEM!

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    Carly
    August 1, 2013 at 6:45 am

    Great tutorial! I love you are doing these again. I have been searching for the perfect white/nude liner for the water line to no avail. What do you recommend? The link i clicked on that u used took me to a purple eyeliner – or maybe i’m misreading?? If you can recommend one that would be fab!! Thanks, cara!!

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      Miss Viola Swamp (@imaqt209421)
      August 1, 2013 at 7:41 am

      The other end of that pencil is nude. I have it, it rocks!

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        carly
        August 1, 2013 at 9:31 am

        oh, I see now! thx!

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      Kaiden
      August 4, 2013 at 2:10 pm

      U will LOVVVE NARS Larger Than Life ‘Rue Bonaparte’–light fleshy/nude color! (NARS has a white 1 but it’s 2 stark white even 4 my fair skin) ‘Rue Bonaparte’ goes on like a dream & STAYS on!! Truly perfection!! I’ve got the Rimmel ‘Scandalous Eyes’ liner (that someone else mentioned)–& though the price is far cheaper–it doesn’t apply as smoothly as the NARS plus the Rimmel makes my eyes water (when used on waterline). Hope this helps!

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    Liz
    August 1, 2013 at 6:45 am

    Yes yes yes! A video tutorial, please!

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    Pretty Proof
    August 1, 2013 at 6:49 am

    Great tips! I love the side by side photo comparison! It really shows the difference this technique can make in the appearance of your eyes. Thanks!

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    Amanda Michelle
    August 1, 2013 at 7:28 am

    I love this, thanks so much for posting! I do have one question….which type of glue do you use to attach the lashes? Is it a temporary glue? And do the lashes come off easily when you’re ready to take them off?

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      Kaiden
      August 4, 2013 at 3:20 pm

      It’s called ‘DUO’–she has it listed & if u click on it–it will take u 2 a link on it—‘Duo’ is “THE”
      glue almost everyone prefers 4 fake lashes

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    Taylor
    August 1, 2013 at 7:29 am

    You never cease to amaze, love this!!!!

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    Lauren Jasper
    August 1, 2013 at 7:46 am

    Great post maskcara! So excited to try this 🙂 you look gorg!

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    Emily
    August 1, 2013 at 7:54 am

    Love this! Lashes look gorgeous!

    Emgeorgias.blogspot.com

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    Julie
    August 1, 2013 at 8:02 am

    Wow! What an amazing tip, thanks Cara!
    You have taught me so much about makeup, and best of all, so much about self image and being happy with everything that I am.

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    Laurence
    August 1, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Yes to big huge baby doll eyes!!! Thank you as always, Cara! And a tutorial would be super helpful…

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    Inês Paúl
    August 1, 2013 at 9:56 am

    I love this type of posts! Great tips (:
    xx

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    Gizem Sena
    August 1, 2013 at 10:21 am

    I love small, almond shaped eyes! They are very beautiful 🙂

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    Rachel S
    August 1, 2013 at 11:02 am

    I have read through all your brow posts before and I’m still confused about how to create a higher arch. You just draw in above the arch with your brow powder, right? When I do that, it just makes my eyebrows look really thick. Is there any way to raise the underside of the arch, other than plucking the hair? I’m assuming that you can’t go any higher than the underside of your natural brow, unless you just make your brow thicker by adding height at the top of it. Right?

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    bethany o'brien
    August 1, 2013 at 11:03 am

    Just discovered your blog (via Mandy at Vintage Revivals) and am love-love-loving it!!!! Thank you for sharing your get-gorgeous tips! I am 8 months pregnant right now, and makeup is my savior. Love the new tips techniques you have on here! and you are super- gorgeous as well! Thanks a mil!

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    the makerista
    August 1, 2013 at 11:17 am

    so beautiful! i love the outcome and it really didn’t take to much to get there. thanks for sharing and i look forward to the video!

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    Terri
    August 1, 2013 at 11:40 am

    I love the way you apply the shadow and liner under your eyes but every time I try it melts off quickly, or worse, smears my contacts which I then have to take out and clean after getting my eyes all finished. Please help, do you have any suggestions for contact wearers for using liner and shadow? I don’t even try to line my water line because I can only imagine how that would end up stuck on my contact. Are contact wearers just not allowed to experience this little makeup trick? Does anyone else have this problem???

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      Rebekah
      August 26, 2013 at 7:47 pm

      I second this! It also doesn’t work with my contacts. Any tips for us?? I might try the liners people recommended and see if they smudge less.

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      Heather
      September 21, 2013 at 4:36 pm

      Try using powder instead of actual pencil liner. It won’t smudge nearly as much. Use a small pointed brush to apply. I think you’ll love it!

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    Rebecca Lately
    August 1, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Wow, the difference is amazing! I’ll definitely be trying this.

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    Shanice
    August 1, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    You are an angel for posting this.

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    Liyana
    August 1, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    You know what, I have never had so much fun reading a beauty blog before. Your posts are amazing. Thumbs up!

  • Reply
    Rachel
    August 1, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    I love you. haha Thank you!

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    Becka T
    August 1, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    I’m so glad you mentioned the real Techniques eyeshadow brush! I have like 10 of their brushes, and I love almost all of them!

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    Missmacbeauty (@mismacbeauty)
    August 1, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Loved this post! So helpful!

    xx- missmacbeauty.blogspot.com

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    Hannah-Grace
    August 1, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Great tutorial! Just wondering, do you think that depending different skin & eye colours that the contour colour should be different? Appreciate any advice as I have olive skin & hazel brown eyes and find ashy grey colours don’t suit me & wash me out!

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    Nikita
    August 1, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    Thank you! I totally need this, I look so tired all the time!

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    Kathleen
    August 1, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Can you reuse lashes?? If so, for how long?

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      Heather
      September 21, 2013 at 4:34 pm

      Yes you can reuse lashes. I do all the time. After you remove them just pick the glue off the end and any mascara clumps. There’s no specific length of time, just keep using them until they don’t look nice anymore.

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    Crystal
    August 1, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    Can you please do a video on covering acne scars. i had really bad acne about a year ago and not that its cleared up, Ive been left with these horrible craters on my cheeks, I not really sure how to fill them up, thanks :)))

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    charlotte
    August 1, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    I would love to see full face side by side photos with both eyes done the same.. like you do for makeovers.

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    nenebirdnicole
    August 1, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    My eyes are deepset. I am going to try this. You have also made me lust after some of the false eye lashes. I have never tried them, but I think I must.

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    turtle1469
    August 1, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Love that look of the Hugh eyes, I am going to try that tomorrow for work. Can’t wait for the vid on the eyelashes tutorial. Just love your blog, will need to come to Vegas to meet you and possible makeover.

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    Lou
    August 1, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    Makes a massive difference, I’m a big lover of the nude eyeliner in the waterline! Great post x

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    covetingnow
    August 1, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    WOW!! interesting. thats a huge differencee,, a video tutorial will be veryyy helpfulll :))

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    Lauren
    August 2, 2013 at 6:54 am

    Your makeup looks gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. I really liked the voice over and how you explained each step as I waas watching, your videos always look so professional! 🙂

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    Andrea
    August 2, 2013 at 7:49 am

    Your makeup does look gorgeous, as always. I notice sometimes your eyes are brown and sometimes they are blue, which contacts do you use and what is your natural color?

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    Lindsay
    August 2, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Cara,
    I have a few questions to ask you. My hair color is in between blonde and brown. I never know whether to call myself blonde or brunette! I’ve noticed how much you stress to fill in your eye brows and I completely agree by looking at your pictures. The issue I have is, my eyebrows are darker than my hair! So I’m troubled at what color to fill my brows with. I don’t want to make them any darker really. Also, I have pale skin and I’ve been wondering what calor lipstick would go best with pale skin and dark blonde hair? I have blue eyes and always love making them POP! I hope you can help me out! (: I’m new to your blog and have been reading it all day work! I love everything you write!

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      Heather
      September 21, 2013 at 4:45 pm

      Fill in your brows with a powder brow filler the same color as your brows, not darker. My favorite is from Clinique. The little angled brush is perfect and you only need to fill in where necessary, not the whole brow. It sounds like you have a cool complexion, so any color with bluish undertones would be beautiful. Stay away from warm orangey tones. Same thing with your shadow choices. A nice plum would look amazing, with a grey liner. I hope this helps! I’m a total makeup freak!!

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    Jessica
    August 3, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Aha! Thank you! This helped me see everything I was doing wrong…and I was doing EVERYTHING wrong haha!

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    Shannon
    August 3, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    urban decay eyeshadow primer potion i swear by the stuff!! its $20.00 AT Ulta…BEST stuff ever

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      Rach M
      August 15, 2013 at 8:32 pm

      Hi Shannon,
      Everyone else I know swears by that same potion (frankly, Too Faced doesn’t work for me either) but after a couple hrs, mine stops working! I guess for everyone it’s different since all of my shadow ends up in my crease after awhile and I’ve even asked for help at Ulta! I confirmed the tiny amount I should be using and still, not working 🙁 I’d still give it a try but I don’t even have super oily skin and UD doesn’t work for me with that primer…tho I LOVE everything else of theirs! Just sayin… 🙂

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    Traci
    August 3, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    I am so glad to have found your blog. What a refreshing change. I liked it so much that I wrote a whole post about it on my blog. I felt better about myself after reading a single post.
    Thank you so much.
    Traci

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      Cara
      August 4, 2013 at 9:21 pm

      THanks Traci! I just commented on your sweet post!

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    Kaiden
    August 4, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    NARS Larger Than Life ‘Rue Bonaparte’ is the BEST light fleshy color EVER 4 the waterline !! Yes, it’s pricey but sooo worth it b/c it goes on like a dream & STAYS on as long as u want it 2!! NARS has a white liner as well, but I find it 2 stark white even 4 my fair complexion. I’ve got the Rimmel 1 that another lady mentioned but I feel it goes on messier looking & doesn’t have the staying power of the NARS 1. Also, if u want a gorgeous pop of color–try ‘Abbey Road’ (NARS)—GORGEOUS!!!

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    Danielle
    August 6, 2013 at 9:02 am

    I did this trick this morning and it looks so good! I forwent the false lashes (but did the baby-powder trick). I also used the “I don’t care” hair trick today. Thank you so much for the tutorials!

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    Delaney
    August 7, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    I would know those eyes anywhere! 🙂 great tutorial !

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    Busy Girl Health
    August 9, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Hi Cara!

    I’ve never posted on your blog but I LOVE it! Seriously, I get so happy when I see you’ve put up a new post 🙂

    You might have posted about this before, but do you have any posts on how to get big, pretty eyelashes without falsies? Or do you have any tips? I just don’t use falsies that often and was wondering if you had any tricks/advice for getting lush lashes without using fake lashes.

    Thanks a ton 🙂

    – Brit

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      Rachael
      August 15, 2013 at 8:50 pm

      Someone above mentioned wiping off your mascara wand with a paper towel to avoid getting a spider-y look to lashes but I have long but thin lashes and apply my mascara heavily (and they look great, like Cara’s, if I may say so!) by way of just using the bottle edge to wipe off most of the mascara on the wand. Then I dip in, re-wipe off and reapply maybe twice. The wipe off around all sides of the wand, on all sides of the bottle works wonders! Then I don’t waste mascara since it essentially ends up back in the bottle. Once I’ve done both top lids then whatever is left on the wand, I do my bottom lashes so there is no chance of clumps since by then only a small amount of mascara is left on the wand. Maybe a trick is to do the top lashes fast? Once it’s dry you have to stop or it goes bad! I go back and forth. If you’re worried you can do one at a time until you get it down. I read a tip about it that I do too but I didn’t realize I automatically did…you pull the inner lashes toward your nose and the outer lashes outward and also start as far toward your base, toward the waterline as possible. I get a lot of mascara on my contacts if I’m sloppy! I’m not a pro at many things but I have great lashes! Good luck, hope this helps and I look forward to hearing if Cara has any good advice!

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    Heather
    August 11, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Please, for the love of your beautiful eyes, please stop lining the inside of your lash line. Besides the fact that it wears off quickly because of the moisture on that very sensitive part of your eyelid, the makeup can cause styes and other gross and potentially detrimental problems with your eyeball.

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    Tina Larson
    August 12, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    What eyelash stripes did you use? I use false eyelashes EVERYDAY because I am VERY blonde and my lashes are also, not to mention short and thin. I currently use a brand from Target, but like the look of the ones in the pic. Thx so much for your post!!!

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    Haley
    August 23, 2013 at 5:57 am

    Thank you for the lash recommendation! The 3-pack is a great deal. These will be perfect for the upcoming wedding I am doing! 🙂

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    Megan // Honey We're Home
    August 23, 2013 at 7:08 am

    Cara, this is so great! I’m a huge fan of your blog even though I’m not great at commenting! This tutorial rocks, I pinned it to my pinterest board recently and it’s already been repinned 124 times! Too good not to share on my blog!

    http://honeywerehome.blogspot.com/2013/08/popular-pins.html

    Hope you get even more visits from women like me who love what you do! Have a great weekend! 🙂

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    Rachel
    August 27, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Love this blog! Cara, do you have any tricks for girls with asian/almond eyes? I’m half Chinese and one of my biggest problems is really getting my eyes to pop. I’d love to hear your ideas – Thanks so much!

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    danatrb
    August 30, 2013 at 5:53 am

    Cara, Great look! I was wondering if you could share with me what color you used to fill your eyebrows in?

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    Susan
    September 16, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    Thanks for the tips. would you mind sharing what kind of individual lashes you use and where to find them.

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    Heather
    September 21, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    My mascara tip is this-wipe the wand off and apply the to the base of your lashes ONLY with a wiggle motion. Before it dries, comb them with a metal comb spreading the mascara to the tips. The base of your lashes will look thicker, which makes your eyes look bigger, and the ends won’t be spidery from clumps. You can repeat this technique for a more dramatic look. I also like to do this with the first coat being black and the second blue. It enhances the whites of your eyes and makes them look brighter. This works well for the bottom lashes too. No falsies needed!!

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    Arpi
    September 22, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    for anyone looking for a tutorial on this look, I will be adding one soon to my YouTube channel! It’s easy to do 🙂 if you’d like to see one soon here’s my channel http://www.youtube.com/arpihovs I also take requests for other looks!

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    Camille
    September 27, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    Great post! And I love your disclaimer! You’re so right: why do some things “have to be” big (eyes and lips) and other things small (nose and chin) in order for a woman to be feminine*! Girls, you got everything you need, rock what you’re working with.

    (*It’s like that Tina Fey quote: “But I think the first real change in women’s body image came when JLo turned it butt-style. That was the first time that having a large-scale situation in the back was part of mainstream American beauty. Girls wanted butts now. Men were free to admit that they had always enjoyed them. And then, what felt like moments later, boom—Beyoncé brought the leg meat. A back porch and thick muscular legs were now widely admired. And from that day forward, women embraced their diversity and realized that all shapes and sizes are beautiful. Ah ha ha. No. I’m totally messing with you. All Beyonce and JLo have done is add to the laundry list of attributes women must have to qualify as beautiful. Now every girl is expected to have Caucasian blue eyes, full Spanish lips, a classic button nose, hairless Asian skin with a California tan, a Jamaican dance hall ass, long Swedish legs, small Japanese feet, the abs of a lesbian gym owner, the hips of a nine-year-old boy, the arms of Michelle Obama, and doll tits. The person closest to actually achieving this look is Kim Kardashian, who, as we know, was made by Russian scientists to sabotage our athletes.”)

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    Nancy
    November 10, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    I have tried several white and off-white liners and they always look unnatural…so I found a light gray…not a charcoal, and it worked very well- it neutralized any redness that I sometimes have without looking too made up…however…this color has been discontinued!!!! So far I have not been able to find a not her light gray w out shimmer…any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

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    bailey
    December 4, 2013 at 6:45 am

    Love this!!!! Now to just stock up on nude eyeliner….

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    Lindsay Lily LoBasso
    December 4, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    So I’ve tried the smokey eyeshadow on the lower lid for attempting this look but anytime I try it the result just looks messy. Would one guess I’m applying it wrong or is it my eyes aren’t the right shape for that aspect?

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    vickie coker
    December 16, 2013 at 11:55 am

    What are some of the cream colored eyeliners you use for the bottom eyeliner? I was watching one of “photogenic” tutorials and when you mentioned the name of the product, I couldn’t understand what you said. And you did not list the product at the end. I’ve looked at Ulta and I’m having a doozey of a time trying to find one.

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    Lindsay james
    January 16, 2014 at 10:30 am

    So with this technique do you line the top lid with liner ur just use shadow for the top and bottom?

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    Mysty
    January 24, 2014 at 12:42 am

    I just wanted to mention that I tried this, and I love it!! Thank you so much, it really helped me. I try for a natural (less liner and shadow) look all the time but it just never looked good. Now I gots it!! 😀 You are da bomb! <3 I feel so fabulous now … without a lot of makeup. Go fig. LOL 🙂

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    Jessi
    January 27, 2014 at 11:50 am

    I love the comparison picture! I typically do the dark line on the water line and I have recently been wondering how to update my eye makeup. I need eye makeup because I have light eyes and dark here. My eyes are one of my best features, but they get lost without makeup.

    I have a huge phobia when it comes to the shadow under my lashes. As I’m getting older, there are more fine lines and I feel like it looks horrible and gets trapped in those lines. Is it possible I’m too old for this trick? Any suggestions?

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      Jessi
      January 27, 2014 at 11:50 am

      *dark hair

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    Stephanie V.
    February 22, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    I’m still coming back to this one – so simple I love it!

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    Chantal
    March 2, 2014 at 8:32 am

    Great tips, thanks! I will follow your site 🙂 greets from Holland!

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    Boni
    March 3, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Hi, I was watching the Wendy Williams show and they were talking about Red Carpet Style Secrets. They mentioned this mascara by Too Faced called “Better Than Sex” that is supposed to be crazy good! They say one swipe of this mascara and you’ll have the long false lashes look! It costs $15 they said. Sounds great, right? I just wanted to share this information with everyone immediately! 🙂

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    Jennifer
    March 6, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    Hi ladies! Have you ever heard of a brand called Younique? The company has only been around for a little over two years but we have some amazing product! My favorite is our 3D fiber lash mascara! This stuff is a miracle in a tube! It increases you lashes by 300% That means no more false lashes and pulling out the few you have left when removing them! All of the products Younique has to offer are natural based! Come visit my site and try some of this amazing mascara that you can’t find in stores!
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    Boni
    April 11, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    Hi! Also wanted to say I was watching QVC today and Tarte cosmetics was on. Another mascara suggestion is Tarte Lights Camera Lashes! It gave great big false lash effects, but not stiff or crunchy. 🙂 If anyone ever tries this or the Too Faced “Better Than Sex” mascara please post your thoughts on it to help us all achieve beautiful lashes! The best drug store mascara I have found so far is L’Oreal Power Volume. Works very very well. Of course I’m always looking for more awesome mascaras! Miss Cara the Wonderful, if you ever use and love the mascaras by Too Faced and/or Tarte that I mentioned please let us all know immediately!! 🙂 Thank you ever so! 🙂

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    Amy van Breugel
    May 1, 2014 at 9:42 am

    You became my absolute hero with this post! I love it!

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    Ashley Arsenic (Arsenicaa)
    May 17, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Thank you for the tip 😀 ! I just discovered your blog (thanks to bloglovin) and I think I’m going to really enjoy it!

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    Brytanie
    June 5, 2014 at 10:37 am

    One of the best things I ever did for my eye look was to invest in eye primer. Before, it never mattered what I did, my shadow & liner never stayed. Now it does. I even apply it underneath my eyes as a concealer & to help my lower liner/shadow combo to stay on. And definitely eyebrow definition!! That has had a huge impact on my look!!!

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    Victoria
    August 16, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    What type of fake eyelashes would you recommend for a full look but for small eyes?

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    jodi
    September 21, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    Any recommendation for someone with little eyes, and basically blonde see-through eye brows? Jodi

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    Kelly
    February 6, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    This is great and I actually already do a lot of the tips you gave above because I feel my eyes look a little better when I make them look bigger 🙂 I did want to ask you, have you ever tried Younique’s 3D Fiber Lashes? Check out my website…they are amazing and takes away the need for fakies. 🙂
    http://www.kellylovesmakeup.com

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    Theresa Rief
    February 20, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    Yes! Please come up with a video. That would be so helpful, especially gor the lower lash line…

    Thank you!
    Theresa

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