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Measurement of eye size illusion caused by eyeliner, mascara, and eye shadow.

  title={Measurement of eye size illusion caused by eyeliner, mascara, and eye shadow.},
  author={Soyogu Matsushita and Kazunori Morikawa and Haruna Yamanami},
  journal={Journal of cosmetic science},
  volume={66 3},
Do eyeliner, mascara, and eye shadow actually make the eyes appear larger than they really are? If so, by what percentage? To answer these questions, we used psychophysical experiments. Experiment 1 manipulated the degree of eyeliner (four levels) and mascara (five levels), and measured perceived eye size using a psychophysical procedure called the staircase method. The results showed that both eyeliner and mascara make the eyes appear larger than they really are by up to 6% (13% in area), but… 

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