Look, we'd love to live in a world where we always get a full eight hours of sleep a night—but that's just not reality. Sometimes we stay up way too late clicking around on Pinterest or binge watching our latest Netflix obsession. The result? Tired, bloodshot eyes. And when your eyes look exhausted the rest of your face looks follows suit. Since your eyes are the most important component in looking fresh and awake, we've pulled together our favorite makeup tricks for making them appear sparkling and bright. ~Winks~
#1: Apply a dot of highlighter in the corner of your eyes.
The shadows in the corners of your eyes (right by the bridge of your nose) are the most visible. Apply a small dot of highlighter to help counteract these deep shadows. It will help reflect light and make your eyes appear wider and brighter.
Whether you prefer waxing, threading or tweezing, make sure your brows have a defined shape. This helps frame and open your eyes. If you have naturally sparse brows use a pencil to fill in any thin spots.
Blue is one of the best shades for achieving brighter-looking eyes as it counteracts dull, yellow hues and makes the whites of your eyes really stand out. If you don't want to wear blue shadow, you can always try a little blue eyeliner instead for the same effect.
#7. Apply under eye concealer in a triangle shape.
Erase dark circles by using an under eye concealer every morning. Instead of applying product in a curved shape just under the eye, make a triangle or V-shape and blend it outward. This helps create a lifted appearance and makes your eyes look super awake.
We know, we know. This isn’t your typical eye makeup trick, but hear us out. When drawing attention to the eyes, opt for a soft, neutral shade on your lips. This will help focus the attention upward and make your overall look feel soft and fresh.