We all want a bright and refreshed look to our eyes; there are literally thousands of products out there to combat darkness and wake up the eyes, but what are they and how do we use them? I’m going to outline five EASY ways to bring attention to your gorgeous eyes by brightening them!
NUMBER ONE: Let’s start with the base for ALL your makeup; it will always be yours so paying attention to it and taking care of it is essential… It’s your skin! Do you believe in eye creams? I DO! I’ve been playing with Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream. It instantly brightens under eyes with light reflecting properties and de-puffs tired eyes. This cream is for anyone who looks tired! Love it.
NUMBER TWO: Conceal dark areas under and around the eyes, this will direct attention away from dark circles. If you have veiny lids, conceal them as well. Choose a product that isn’t extremely thick, although these concealers cover very well, they can look obvious and tend to cake up. My recommendation is Maybelline’s Instant Age Rewind concealer. It lasts all day and looks like your skin, but better!
NUMBER THREE: People underestimate the eyebrow’s power change the look of the eye. When you fill in your brows, you instantly look younger, more polished and more awake! I use the Tarte Brow Pencil in Taupe, it’s a universal light shade which is waterproof, making it very long wearing. Fill your brows in my using short strokes along the natural shape of your brow.
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NUMBER FOUR: Highlighting your eye is the most obvious difference which most people already do, whether they know it or not. This involves using a light shade of eyeshadow on your brow bone and inner corner of the eye. You can certainly use this light shade all over the eye if you aren’t wearing anything else. I actually use an eyeshadow-stick duo from Anastasia called Brow Duality. One side is a shimmery pink and the other is matte. I apply the shimmery side on the inner corners and the matte side under my brow. It really cleans up the brow, making it look more defined and lifted – you’d be surprised what a difference it makes!
NUMBER FIVE: Use a white or peach eyeliner in your lower waterline to brighten your eyes and make them look bigger. It may appear too obvious when you first apply, but give it about 5 minutes and it should soften up, giving you a wakeful look. A good example is Sephora’s Nano Liner in Pure White.
All together you can achieve bright eyes in about 5 minutes, it really isn’t hard! And skincare is really the most important step; with continued use of an eye cream you will see lightening of the under eyes and will use less cosmetics. I hope you enjoyed getting bright, take care!