How to Fake an Eye Lift With Makeup

By: Angela Melero | by L'Oréal

OK, we get it. Aging is a part of life and unfortunately there is no machine (yet) that can stop the hands of time from marching across our faces. However, just because we haven’t discovered the fountain of youth doesn’t mean we can’t fool people into thinking we have. And the best way to beat the aging game is to focus on the eyes. Considering the eye area is the most sensitive and prone to lines and wrinkles, it’s no surprise they’re usually the first to give our age away. Ahead, find five quick tricks that will make your eyes appear to be lifted and brighter.

Invest in a Great Eye Serum or Cream

Before applying makeup, you need to do your due diligence in preventing and treating signs of aging by enlisting the help of a great eye product. Get your hands on a heavy-duty eye cream or serum that will promote elasticity and cell turnover as well as instantly tighten and firm the area. We love the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Triple Power Eye Treatment, SkinCeuticals Eye Cream and Garnier anti-wrinkle & firming eye cream.

Accentuate the Brows

A full, shaped brow is ideal in drawing the attention upward and creating a more youthful appearance. Fill in your brows with a shaping tool like Maybelline EyeStudio Brow Drama.

Contour the Eye

Use a light-colored shadow — like a champagne or pearl — near the lash line and up to the crease. Apply a slightly deeper shade along the crease and blend in well.


A little (emphasis on the little) highlighter can be super effective in making the eye area look more lifted and youthful. Simply dab a little along the arch of your brow and blend in so there’s just a subtle glow. This will help create a lifting effect. It doesn’t seem like much of a move, but you’d be surprised what a difference it makes! We love the L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Glotion and the Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer for this step.  

Go Big With the Lashes

Full, long lashes help brighten and widen your eyes, making them appear more perky and youthful. Use a lengthening and volumizing mascara that will lift and boost your lashes. We love the Urban Decay Troublemaker Mascaraand theL’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara.

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