My eyes look completely different when I don’t wear makeup and that’s because I always aim for my eyes to look awake and brighter which I feel can be enhanced greatly with makeup.
Here are my tips for brighter, awake looking eyes!
Use a concealer that is 1 or 2 shades lighter than your skin tone.
I love liquid based concealers because they seem to dry better and don’t feel as greasy or cakes on my skin but go with whatever you feel works for you! I’m currently using Maybelline eraser eye concealer.
– Depending on how bad my under eye circles are I sometimes conceal underneath my foundation, and if I’m satisfied that’ll be fine or I conceal underneath foundation then top it up again on top of foundation then I blend with face powder –
Conceal under your eyes strobing outwards almost in a v shape or triangle, so that the concealer isn’t just sitting under your eyes, under your eyebrow and on your eyelids to make the eye area appear brighter. Blend this in so that you can’t see any creases and lines.
Highlighting your brow bone and in the corners of your eyes can make your eyes look so much brighter.
I use a light coloured highlighter from the too faced chocolate bar palette called ‘champagne truffle’. I sometimes use benefit’s high beam highlighter which is liquid form, and sometimes I use both depending on how much highlighter I want to use.
• USE A FLESH COLOURED EYELINER
I’ve been doing this step for years and it definitely makes a difference, I can’t not do this anymore when I’m not wearing makeup.
I use a flesh coloured eyeliner – Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner in Nude – and I line my waterline and sometimes I tightline also using this colour.
I’m not sure why but my eyes look so awake when I also tightline using the nude, better than if I tightline using a darker colour.
• CURL YOUR EYELASHES
Curling your eyelashes DOES make a difference! Once you do it you will be addicted.
I curl my eyelashes before I apply mascara and I hold the eyelash curlers on for 10 seconds then release.
I then apply mascara evenly and then wait for that to dry, then I curl them a few times after and apply more mascara if I need to.
You won’t believe the difference it makes to your eyelashes by curling them. It really makes your eyes look wider.
You can get an eyelash curler from any drugstore.
A good mascara matters because you want the application to be even, not heavy and you don’t want clumpy eyelashes.
The best mascara I’ve ever used would be benefit’s they’re real and this made my eyelashes so long without curling them.
• WINGED EYELINER (OPTIONAL)
Sometimes winged eyeliner can make people’s eyes look more open or can make your eyes look smaller depending on how you do your eyeliner.
I try and do mine evenly making sure I don’t wing it out too thick. I also find it easy to use an eyeliner liquid pen although it’s annoying when the tip turns weird or it appears to have run out.
At the moment I’m using maybelline precise liquid eyeliner it’s amazing.
Practice makes perfect with winging eyeliner and tape is amazing to use if you’re a beginner! (See tape tutorial here)
I feel like if I line my eyelids close to the corners my eyes appear smaller I’m not sure why, but if I line from the middle and outwards, they look more awake.