This time, we will delve into eyeliner, which tends to be divided into “pullers” and “non-pullers”. Why do eyeliner make your eyes look bigger? I was taught the optical illusion effect, how to draw eyeliner that makes the eyes look bigger scientifically, and how to choose products that will not fail.
Table of contents
- What is the optical illusion effect of eyeliner and mascara?
- Here are the results of the experiment
- How do you apply eyeliner to make your eyes look bigger?
- How to apply eyeliner to make eyes look bigger
- Eyeliner Liver! How to draw the outer corner of the eye
- Tips and recommended products for choosing eyeliner that does not fail
- As we age, we need eyeliner and mascara.
What is the optical illusion effect of eyeliner and mascara?
Last time, I talked about how to apply eyeshadow that makes your eyes look bigger with optical illusions. This time, I would like to talk about the effect of eyeliner.
First, compare the circle inside the double circle on the left with the circle on the right in the illustration below. Which circle looks bigger?
The inner circle of the double circle on the left looks bigger. But the two circles are the same size.
Here are the results of the experiment
This optical illusion, in which the inner circle assimilates into the outer circle and appears larger, is called the Delpouf illusion. The eyeliner uses this optical illusion. You can make your eyes look bigger by lining the rim of the eye, which acts as the outer circle.
How do you apply eyeliner to make your eyes look bigger?
You can see that the eyes look bigger with the eyeliner, and it’s been proven numerically.
How to apply eyeliner to make eyes look bigger
According to the results of the experiment, the most effective way to make the eyes look bigger is to put the eyeliner on the top of the eye and the lower one-third of the outer corner of the eye instead of enclosing the entire eye. Some say that the sagging and wrinkles of the skin around the eyes get in the way and make it difficult to draw them cleanly.
First, use a pencil-type eyeliner to draw a line along the edge of your eye. The pencil type has a soft core, so it is convenient because the color spreads easily on wrinkled areas. First, use a soft-touch pencil and apply it directly above the eyelashes, filling in the gaps between the eyelashes. It is a line to surround the eyes, but if you draw it thickly and blur it, it will also be the darkest part of the eye shadow gradation.
Next, draw a thin line with a brush pen type. If you draw while gently pulling up the skin around your eyes, you won’t have to worry about the sagging skin getting in the way of a beautiful finish.
Use a thin brush-type eyeliner to draw a line connecting the dots on the lower third of the eye. You can prevent the line from slipping or blurring, or protruding into the skin under the eyes by drawing locally in dots so as to fill in the gaps between the eyelashes.
Eyeliner Liver! How to draw the outer corner of the eye
The important thing about the eyeliner on the eyes is how to draw the corners of the eyes. I will use the optical illusion effect here as well. Depending on how you pull it, the size and impression of your eyes will be different.
See illustration below. The right eye looks bigger. Also, the horizontal bar at the bottom of the illustration looks longer on the right side.
But again, it’s an optical illusion. Both eyes have the same width. It looks so different just by adding a line that looks like it bounces around the corner of the eye. When you actually draw it, make it bounce slightly before the corner of the eye. Instead of bouncing from the edge of the eye, the point is to draw a line slightly above the edge and bounce.
Tips and recommended products for choosing eyeliner that does not fail
It is important not only how to draw eyeliner, but also the selection of items to use. When choosing an eyeliner, draw lines or dots on the back of your hand with a sample and immediately rub it with your hand. The pencil type is more convenient when correcting or blurring if it is slightly blurred. If you choose a thin brush-type liquid eyeliner that is hard enough that it won’t smear or get twisted even if you rub it immediately, you can prevent mistakes such as blurring the line or sticking to the eyelids after drawing.
By the way, I love Maybelline liquid eyeliner and Majolica Majorca pencil eyeliner. Both are low-priced items that can be purchased at drugstores. I like it because it is easy to use.
As we age, we need eyeliner and mascara.
If you add mascara, the size of your eyes will look even bigger, and the impression will change greatly. Mascara can also be used as a substitute for eyeliner, and by applying it, you can make your eyes look bigger by encircling the edges of your eyes like a line. Japanese people’s eyes look smaller because their eyelashes are thinner and less.
Also, one of the reasons why “I feel like my eyes have gotten smaller as I get older” is thought to be the decrease in eyelashes. Eyelashes become thinner and thinner with age. Compared to when you were younger, your eyelashes have less of a framing effect on your eyes, making your eyes feel smaller.
Eyeliner and mascara can take the place of eyelashes and bring out even more effects. Even if you don’t usually wear eye makeup, please try it.
Next time, I will tell you about eye makeup. In addition to worries such as panda eyes and not being able to apply eyelashes well, we will also talk about eyelash growth items.