Play up those eyes!
Make the most of your natural eye colour. For green or hazel eyes, try shadows and liners in the purple family. Neutral shadows make green eyes pop. Deep navy and other blues make blue eyes brighter. Brown-eyed girls can wear just about any hue, and neutrals with red and brown undertones really enhance darker eyes
Green eye make-up (photo: aroundmakeup)
Hello, Bright Eyes!
Bright eyes mean health and beauty, but sometimes we need a little help. Redness-relief drops offer an instant pick-me-up, but don’t use them for more than three days or they can make redness worse. Line your inner rims with white pencil to make your eyes look brighter, or use black liner at night for the same effect. Yellow-based foundation or eye primer can help with red skin around your eyes.
White pencil to make your eyes look brighter (photo: weebly)
An Expert Cover-Up
Nothing says “I need a nap” like dark circles! The key to covering them up is moisturising first. Next, apply primer before putting on your concealer. Be careful not to overdo it. Too much concealer draws more attention to the area. For really dark circles, go for a smoky eye, which draws focus away from the under-eye area.
Dark circles (photo: howtogetridofbagsundereyes)
Shed Light on Dark Circles
Dark under-eye circles are caused by too much pigment, swollen vessels, or fat loss — and yes, lack of sleep. Rest up! Retinol, brightening ingredients, chemical peels, and lasers can help, too. Still can’t get rid of them? Hyaluronic-acid-based injectable fillers help by adding padding to skin under the eyes.
Dark under eye circles (photo: dailymail)
Send Bags Packing
Puffy eyes? We’ve all been there! Next time, try an eye cream with caffeine to help get rid of extra water. Cool compresses can be a quick fix. And cutting back on tea, coffee, alcohol, and salt can help. If you notice more bags as your birthdays start to pile up, a CO2 laser or surgery can tighten your skin.
If your eyes are deep-set, stick with medium tones on the lids, go lighter in the contour, and stress the lash line. Skip colours that are too dark. For close-set eyes, highlight the outer corners and avoid dark shadow on the inner corners. Pull wide-set eyes together with dark shadow in the inner corners.
Shimmer at Any Age
Sheer, delicate sparkle is ageless. It brightens your eyes and adds texture to your eye makeup. Just remember to moisturize your lids before applying. And stay away from shadows that are too metallic.
Sheer Cool Winter Beauty (photo: escentual)
Living with Laugh Lines
You smile with your eyes, too! Years of squinting and smiling etch lines into thin skin around the eyes. Eye creams with retinol and hyaluronic acid plump up wrinkles and renew skin. Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin shots ease crow’s feet. Lasers or injectable fillers can erase any creases left behind.
Long-Lasting Eye Makeup
Layering makes eyeshadow and eyeliner last. For maximum staying power, use eye primer over your whole eyelid. Then, dust your lids with loose or pressed translucent powder. Apply eye shadow, blend, and apply powder again.
Solutions for Sagging Skin
Look for eye creams with antioxidants, retinol, and peptides. They can prevent and improve sagging skin. Laser treatment tightens skin for a non-surgical lift. For extremely saggy skin, eye-lift surgery (blepharoplasty) removes extra skin for a firmer, younger look.
When You’ve Been Framed
Girls with glasses have a few makeup tricks to make their eyes stand out. Medium colors and intensity make eyes look fresh and bright. Heavy makeup makes your eyes disappear into dark shadows, because your glasses act like a shield that keeps natural light from getting to your eyes. Avoid dark colours in the crease, especially if you wear reading glasses. It can make eyes look hollow.
Comb your eyebrows with a brow or spooly brush so you can see areas that need to be filled in. Use a pencil or powder to add colour to gaps, then use your brush again to pull colour through. You never want your brows to look like they were drawn on. Finish with brow gel to keep colour and shape in place. Think of it like hairspray for your eyebrows!
Curl Your Way to Pretty Lashes
As we age, our lashes grow straighter. Use an eyelash curler to help open up your eyes and prep your lashes for mascara. False lashes offer a dramatic change to your eyes, but they don’t have to look fake. Make sure you trim the strips to fit your lashline. Use a minimal amount of glue, and let it dry a bit before placing lashes on with tweezers.
Pretty Lashes (photo: dhgate)
Get Long, Lush Lashes
You can easily get thicker, fuller lashes for your alluring eyes. There are many over-the-counter lash-lengthening serums. There’s also one FDA-approved prescription serum, Latisse. It lengthens and thickens lashes and is safe and effective.