Raiza Contawi Reveals Her Favorite Hack To Make Chinita Eyes Look Bigger

Your new best friend? Its softer and more subtle sister, the brown eyeliner.
PHOTO: Instagram/raizacontawi

Black eyeliner, eye-grazing side bangs, and a moody look to the camera held at a high angle are all synonymous to our emo phase back then. Now that we have grown older, we have ditched the heavy hand with black kohl liners, and have turned our attention to jet black liquid linersto create wings so sharp, they can cut a man. But even that can be a little too much if you’re just going for an everyday, fresh lang” makeup look.

Youtuber Raiza Contawi shared her fave eyeliner secret for everyday at the Cosmopolitan BEAUTYCON. As she is chinita, she revealed that she loves using brown eyeliner to make her eyes look bigger. “‘Pag black liner, nakaka-close kasi siya ng eyes. ‘Pag brown liner, since closer siya sa natural shade, parang shadow lang siya ng eyelashes mo.” 

According to her, you can even layer different kinds of brown eyeliner on your lash line. “Iba-iba sila ng shades, [pero] pare-parehas lang na brown.” A good combination for that 'fresh lang' look? Anything light tapos a shimmery shadow and then brown liner.” Noted, Rai!

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Wanna try this hack out for yourself? Check out our eyeliner recommendations that will open up your eyes (literally)! 

  1. Merzy Gel Liner in Dutch Brown

    A personal favorite of Raiza, she raved about this in one of her videos. It has a buttery smooth formula that feels light on the lids. Also, don’t let the word “gel” fool you, because it’s super smudge-proof! BRB, placing my order right now.

    Merzy Gel Liner in Dutch Brown, P600, Charis

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  2. Ever Bilena Pro Eye Liner in Chocolate

    If you used to snoop around your mom's makeup bag when you were younger, you have def seen a pencil eyeliner from Ever Bilena. It got a much-needed upgrade, though, with its retractable, thin tip; perfect for really getting close to the lash line or even tight line!

    Ever Bilena Pro Eye Liner, P130, Watsons

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  3. YADAH Auto Gel Liner in 02 Romantic Brown

    Our favorite K-drama and K-pop stars are known for the “puppy liner” eye look which makes their eyes look bigger and well, more puppy-like. The Yadah Auto Gel Liner glides on smoothly without any smudging, so you can score the same look, too!

    YADAH Auto Gel Liner, P395, Beauty Bar

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  4. blk Cosmetics Waterproof Long-Lasting Liquid Eyeliner in Brown

    If you’re not yet a pro at handling liquid liner, this baby is your stepping stone towards it. Staying true to its name, this liquid eyeliner can take you from a.m. to p.m. without any need for retouching! Plus, its felt tip makes drawing cat eyes easier than ever.

    blk Cosmetics Waterproof Long-Lasting Liquid Eyeliner, P299, Lazada

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  5. Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in Brown

    Maybelline has a lot of liquid eyeliners that are killing the game, but if you’re not yet ready for that, they offer a user-friendly gel liner which comes in a pot AND with a brush for a cool price P449. It’s highly pigmented and incredibly long-lasting.

    Maybelline New York Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner, P449, Watsons

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