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Tips on How To Brighten Under Eyes

In an ideal world, we would all get our recommended eight hours of beauty sleep. For good reason — getting the required amount of shut-eye really does wonders for our skin, mood and more. But sometimes the world isn’t on our side. Whether it’s work, family, friends or our other various commitments (and yes, we’re counting Netflix), life often gets in the way of our eight hours. Unfortunately, this can result in tired looking eyes in the morning. At that stage, enlisting a few expert skin and makeup tricks can be a lifesaver.

Learning how to brighten under eyes is all about mastering a few key steps that will enable you to achieve the well-rested look. Thankfully, learning how to brighten under eyes at home is achievable in both the short and long term. All you need is a few key products to help you hit reset and refresh tired looking eyes.

Tip #1: Use an eye cream


The skin under our eyes is quite thin and fragile and lack of sleep can cause the skin to become dehydrated. This can lead to eyes looking fatigued and fine lines and wrinkles appearing exaggerated. Lack of sleep can also cause the eyes to become puffy and for dark circles to become more pronounced.

So if you’re wondering how to brighten eyes and combat signs of fatigue, consider using an enriching eye cream to give your under eye area a much needed moisture boost. Lancôme’s Advanced Génifique Yeux Light-Pearl Eye Serum is a brightening eye serum that works to improve the appearance of dark circles and visibly reduce eye bags. The rest of the face can also show signs of tiredness, so it’s worth embracing other hydrating products such as those in the Génifique range to give the skin an extra dose of moisture.


Tip #2: Apply under eye concealer


No quest to brighten eyes is possible without the assistance of an excellent concealer. While working on the underlying condition of the under eye skin is important in the long term, looking more awake immediately will require the help of a brightening concealer.

A concealer is key to achieving a refreshed look by disguising signs of fatigue such as dark circles. The Teint Idole Ultra Wear All Over Concealer is an ultra-hydrating powerhouse while offering medium to full creaseless coverage to achieve a flawless finish. A handy application tip is to apply three dots: one in the very inner corner, one underneath the eye, one at the outer corner and blend with your favourite tool – a damp beauty sponge, brush or fingertip. This will brighten and lift tired looking eyes without weighing down the delicate skin with too much product.


Tip #3: Use mascara to brighten eyes


When it comes to how to brighten eyes, once you’ve disguised the noticeable signs of tiredness with concealer your next stop is mascara. This helps to open up the eyes and disguise the look of fatigue.

Lancôme carries a number of different mascara types to choose from according to your needs. From a waterproof formula that won’t budge to one that lengthens lashes or adds volume, or a curling mascara that will achieve that fake lash effect, there’s a mascara to create any lash look you desire. In the case of tired eyes, a light and lifted feathered lash will assist to brighten eyes, making the Lash Idôle Waterproof Mascara a great option. It uses a lightweight and comfortable gel formula, perfect for everyday wear. The wand features 125 different bristle sizes and 360 micro-bristles which helps to achieve a beautiful, fanned effect. This is also a waterproof option, so you can rest assured your luxurious lash effect will last all day.


Use Mascara To Brighten Eyes

Tip #4: Highlight your eyes

To further brighten under eyes enlist the help of this clever makeup trick. While you’re no doubt aware of its light reflecting properties, did you know that applying highlighter to the inner corners of the eyes will help disguise tired looking eyes and make them look more refreshed? Simply apply highlighter to the inner corners of the eyes using a gentle tapping motion with your fingertip or a small brush. The highlighter will help to enhance the whites of the eyes making them appear more awake - and will help you look like you did indeed have the elusive eight hours of sleep last night!

Along with hiding tired looking eyes, concealer can also be used to hide blemishes and or pimples. Learn all the tricks you need by checking out A Guide to Concealer Application.


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