How to Fake an Eye Lift With Makeup

December 11, 2020
Angela Melero
By: Angela Melero | by L'Oréal
person applying moisturizer under eye
Aging is a natural part of life, and while there is nothing wrong with embracing the changes that come with it, there’s also nothing wrong with wanting your complexion to appear youthful, radiant and glowing for as long as possible with the help of skin care and makeup. Because the skin around our eyes is very thin, it’s usually one of the first areas to show fine lines and wrinkles. So, if you are someone who wants to make your eyes appear a little more lifted, awake and brighter, we’re sharing five quick and easy tricks to help you fake an eye lift with makeup.

Invest in a Great Eye Serum or Cream

When it comes to aging, prevention is the best method. Before applying makeup, we recommend treating signs of aging by enlisting the help of a great eye product, like the Lancôme Rénergie Lift Multi-Action Eye Cream. It’s a luxurious formula made with hyaluronic acid, caffeine and shea butter to visibly lift and firm the under-eye area, while reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and dark circles.
Lancôme Rénergie Lift Multi-Action Eye Cream

Accentuate the Brows

A full, shaped brow is ideal for drawing the attention upward and creating a more youthful appearance. Fill in your brows with a formula like the IT Cosmetics Brow Power Filler Eyebrow Gel.

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 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, but you’d be surprised what a difference it makes. We love the Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Highlighter Wand for this step. 

Go Big With Lashes

Full, long lashes help brighten and widen your eyes, making them appear perkier and more youthful. Use a lengthening and volumizing mascara that will lift and boost your lashes, like the Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Sky High Mascara.
Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Sky High Mascara
Photo: Melissa San Vicente-Landestoy

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