We spend so much of our time getting ready, that we tend to forget to take special care of the most attractive feature of our face. A beautifully done up eye can give you the fresh new look you have been waiting for and also turn a few heads!
It is important to look around the eye before you start.
Firstly, let’s take a look at those eyebrows. Make sure that the two are on an even playing field! Tweeze or thread your eyebrows so they look uniform and free of strays. Remove all excess hair from above and below the eyebrows with really good tweezers and fill in the gaps with a great eyebrow pencil. An arched eyebrow is the perfect frame for the eyes.
The L’Oreal Paris brow stylist plumper is the ideal tool for your brows.
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The next thing you should be looking at is taking care of those puffy eyes. Rest is what you actually need, but if a nap doesn’t do the trick, you need to lie down and place something cold on top of your eyes and leave it for about 15-20 minutes. Repeat everyday for a week and I guarantee that the puffiness will disappear! A bag of ice works just fine, but if you want to avoid it melting all over your face and having to re-fill your bag, then you should opt for a gel mask. These things were a revelation! You can just pop them in your freezer for about 15 minutes, put them on like a sleeping mask, and you’re good to go! There a quite a few in the market, but the one I picked up was from target.com for 7.99. This one has lasted me a while and seriously gives good results.
Now let’s come to those dark circles, spots and blemishes around the eyes!
I cannot stress how important a good concealer is. The right concealer can magically level out and ease any discoloration that your skin suffers from. I suggest evening out your skin tone both above and below your eyes by using a concealer that is one tone lighter than your skin.
The covergirl –olay eye rehab concealer is great, especially for skin recovery over time.
But for a quick on-the-go, carry-in-your-purse concealer, I would go for the Maybelline dream lumi touch highlighting stick. Get yours today at target.com
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Now let’s attend to those gorgeous lashes, shall we?
If you don’t own an eyelash curler, I suggest getting one right now! That extra 10 second it takes to curl up those lashes will never go to waste! It magically opens up your eyes, leaving you with a brighter look.
I got mine from Kohl’s and it works great!
It’s the tweezerman classic deluxe eyelash curler, and it does the trick in a jiffy!
Mascara! One of the most important tools in your make-up kit!
Never underestimate the impact really good mascara can make.
If you have dark lashes already, you could go for the billion dollar brows- brow gel from kohl’s.
But one that I suggest is the covergirl lashblast volume mascara.
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Drawing a tight line and using a kohl pencil
Now at the base of your lashes, draw a neat, tight line. To further accentuate your eyes, you can flick it a bit at the corners, making them appear shapelier. Now take that kohl pencil and line the inside of the bottom of your eyes and watch the transformation happen, well right in front of them.
This trusted nyx kohl pencil/liner works for both lining and as a kohl pencil!
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Now we come to the most ignored eye enhancement tactic-highlights!
You know sometimes when you’re rearranging and you move that one coffee table in your living room and it seems to make all the difference?
Well a highlighter for your eyes does the same thing. It may not look like much, but the result is beautiful bright eyes!
Take a pearly white color and dab it in the center of your lids and on the inner corners. If your skin has pink undertones, look for rosy colors. If you have olive skin, look for a subtle gold.
This set of colors is beautifully put-together by Maybelline. Get yours at target.com
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Make those eyes stand out!