me, myself and eye

Sunday, 13 March 2011


I confessed that I hate my eyes to a Benefit beautician today. I thought I'd be feeling better after a little sesh with her on how to make my eyes look bigger, how to make them 'nighttime' rather than 'daytime' and what products are completely amazing. I'm feeling a little downhearted though. Over make-up and your appearance, you say? Sadly, yes.

I have very small eyes to the point where even false lashes make me look like I'm in drag and many techniques I've tried just fail. After a FML make-up sesh ten minutes ago, I've decided to resort to photo-stalking for some inspiration/pick-me-ups.

Anybody else have the same problem? Got any tips?
My plan is to steal Marilyn Monroe's eyes. I think that has fundamental flaws though since it's illegal and, well, she's dead.

19 comments:

  1. WOW! love this post! especially photo number 4!!

    xx, Sabinna and David

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  2. Small eyes, whaaaaaaat? From your pictures it doesn't look like you have small eyes at ALL, believe me!

    x

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  3. You know, funny that you mention this because i feel like my eyes are a bit small for my face...i add liner really thin and then thicken in the outer corners to try to elongate and open them up....I also feel like white or shimmery eyeshadow in the inner corners and above the eyeliner helps widen them as well...

    Aesthetic Lounge

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  4. I wish i had better eyebrows, mine annoy me! Was the benefit girl any good?
    xx

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  5. Oh my goodness! The lady bug is so cute x

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  6. Ahh, the ladybug one is so cute! I wouldn't wear it out though, hahaha. I have pretty small eyes for my face too :(

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  7. Aw, I think your eyes are lovely from your outfit posts etc! But I guess a plan to steal Marilyn Monroe's eyes would be quite awesome to pull off ..
    xx

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  8. Ahah funny end :)
    First I never ever thought you had small eyes. I think all girls are disappointed with the size of their eyes, and it is just a question of make up. I have kind of small eyes too and just like you I can't wear fake eyelashes. But still I have a little technique. I use the black khol of Lancôme and I put it on the top of the eye, on the out (?) part of it.
    I don't put a lot down, it is more up, and the smokey khol effect is always a little bit better for small eyes. Of course, I never put khol in the white part. I also put light shadow everywhere, dark shadow outside and sparkles in the inside corner. Sorry it's hard for me to explain it in english, I hope it helped!

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  9. I totally agree, white eye pencil is the way forward. Putting it on the inner rim of your lower lid - you know, between eye and eyelashes, makes your eyes look loads wider. I always think putting black there a la photo 3 just makes your eyes look little, in the photo it might look pretty sweet but in real life not so hot.
    xx

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  10. I dont think you have small eyes! Plus piercing eyes are gorgeous :D I love the second one and your header. DId you do your own header? xxxx

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  11. Cool looks!

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  12. LOVE the second and last ones, so pretty. amazing liner!

    xoxo

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  13. Aw bless you. We all have something we dont like (even though nothing wrong with your eyes) I dont like false eyelashes anyway never even tried them and never will My lashes are long anyway but wouldnt try them even if they werent might fall off in front of everyone ha

    I love the 2nd image you have picked here might even try that myself. Great Inspo

    xx

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  14. I like to only line the outer halves of my eyes and add highlight to the brow bone :)
    p.s ur eyes are not small at all!
    -Jaz
    http://www.fluffyfashioncents.blogspot.com

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  15. haha the post is hillarious!
    my sister has small eyes and kohl usually does the trick!also,eye-liner might help!

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  16. what about... http://www.misskaties.com/prod_images_blowup/21579.jpg
    they are sexy and striking.. ahaha no i'm joking! i'd suggest darker eyebrows coz that draws attention to the top half of your face! obv not like huge catapillas.. ahahaha

    that top eye is gorgeous.. i wish i had it! ahahaha xxxx

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  17. Love the photos you've chosen, especially the lady bird!
    Apart from a little mascara, eye make up looks stupid on me. I tend to look like i've been in a fight if I bother to apply eyeliner/shadow. Maybe it's just me?
    Hope you find a 'look' soon :)xx

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  18. I'm always on the scavange of ideas to make my eyes look bigger to, so if you ever have any tips! Mine are round, long (straight urgh) eyelashes, but they pretty small and too close together haha!
    I love the ladybird! Would love to know how to do 1 & 3, they look fantastic!! x

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  19. I absolutely adore your ladybird :)
    Paige x

    http://curlygurlymoments.blogspot.co.uk/

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