Sometimes no amount of sleep, coffee, or eye cream can erase that tired, dull look that we get from time to time. Your eyes give you away every single time. And while that 4 am Netflix binge probably didn’t help, we’ve come up with a few steps to help you wake up looking fresh, rested, wide-eyed, and ready to take on the day. Here, Source Beauty helps you perk up your eyes so that you look and feel your very best.
More than just applying under your eyes, a great tip to make your eyes look fresh is to apply your concealer in a triangle shape under your eyes. You should apply it down the sides of your nose and up to the outer corner of your eyes, completing the upside down triangle at your tear ducts. It makes your skin look healthier and less dull, and will cover the dark circles much more effectively. Try the Maybelline, Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Eye Concealer for the perfect ‘awake’ look that will last you all day.
Black and brown eyeliner can make the eyes look smaller and duller, so try experimenting with a blue or dark purple tones instead. Blue/purple eyeliner will bring out the white in your eyes, making your eyes look bigger and brighter. One of our favorite eyeliners at Source Beauty is the Luna, Eye Liner that comes in a wide range of colors and has a gel-like texture that will glide on seamlessly, helping you achieve the look you desire.
Shimmery metallic colours might seem intimidating for the day, but a tiny dot of light highlighter powder on the tear duct has an amazing impact on your eyes. Marilyn Monroe’s makeup artist would use it to give her those bright, wide yet sultry eyes – something we all want on Monday mornings. A little shimmer in subtle gold will do the trick, stay clear from liquid, as it does not last all day and start drooping which is not the look we want to get. Try the Essentials, Glitter Dust in Rose Gold, it’ll give you the perfect natural glow with just the right amount of sparkle.
Sure, you have a lash curler you forget to use, always reaching for your mascara. But if you remember to curl your lashes first, your mascara will be much more effective in making your eyes look wider and more open. Angle the curler slightly upwards and gently curl to open and widen your eyes. Just remember to curl before mascara, never after. We like to use the She Uemura, Lash Curler for pro results.
Last but not least, the best thing to do to protect your eyes and keep them looking healthy, wide and bright, is to get enough sleep in a completely dark room, tv off and to wear sunglasses during the day, even when it’s not very sunny. For a silky restful sleep try the Slip, Sleep Mask.
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