Over the past 2 and a half years of Uni you could say I’ve had my fair share of late nights, early mornings (plus the odd hangover) to have learn’t how to deal with tired looking eyes! There are a couple of handy tricks I’ve picked up along the way that are a quick fix for helping my eyes look brighter and not so tired…
A brightening concealer, I can’t make my eyes look brighter without sorting out the blue tones around them. I love the Temple Spa Glint Light concealer because it lasts all day and doesn’t cling to any dry patches, whilst doing a fab job at making sure the blue tones are concealed without looking too heavy. I love that this contains pomegranate and raspberry oil for that added moisture during the winter months!
Eyelash curlers, by curling my lashes it really helps to make my eyes look more awake and open, these are a pair I picked up from TKMaxx a while back. I sometimes curl my lashes even if I’m not wearing any mascara, just to give them a little lift. I feel like the extra minute or two in my routine is worth it for this.
A pale shimmery eye shadow, I actually swear by using the L’oreal Color Riche eyeshadow in Little Beige Dress if my eyes are looking tired, the formulation is buttery soft and lasts all day. By applying a white shimmery eyeshadow in the inner corners of my eyes they instantly look brighter and bigger.
A pale pink eyeliner, I have used the Benefit Eyebright for years! Everyday without a doubt I apply this to my waterline as an instant eye brightener. I used to wear a white liner but found it to be a little too harsh, having a pale pink is much more subtle whilst still providing the same effect.
A black eyeliner, whether liquid or pencil I love added some dark liner across my lash line, I only tend to apply a thin line so it isn’t so obvious but it really helps to make my lashes look thicker and fuller at the root which then enhances the whites of my eyes. I have been using the L’oreal Superliner Perfect Slim, this is perfect for achieving a really thin line.
One last thing that I comletly forgot about until now is eye drops! I wear contact lenses so naturally my eyes become tired and dry from those. Since using eye drops the whites of my eyes appear lighter and I can’t actually keep my eyes open at the end of the day without it hurting.
Do you have any other tips for brighter looking eyes?