We all have those mornings when we wake up after a sleepless night. Our eyes look tired, red, sunken or puffy. Nothing beats a good night’s sleep, but makeup really helps disguise a lot of things. Here are the products and steps I like to use to counteract tired eyes. P.S. You may or may not have noticed that The Beauty Milk went through a bit of a makeover (again?!) I’m still playing around with it but I’ve been wanting to go monochromatic for a while. Let me know what you think!
Step 1. A caffeinated undereye roller can help counteract puffiness. A bunch of brands offer them now. My must have is Hard Candy’s Eye’M Tired (A+ for the name). It’s only $5 and works great. Try it: Garnier Skin Renew De-Puff Undereye Roller ($12). I like this one but still prefer Hard Candy’s, plus this one is pricier. Skip it: Yes To Blueberries Brightening Eye Roller ($15). I regret buying this one! The product might be nice but the rollerball tugs at my undereyes (big no-no) because it doesn’t glide and gets stuck. A sidenote: these rollers help with puffiness (because of the caffeine). If your undereyes are sunken (like mine) these won’t do much for you. I don’t notice much brightening from these.
Step 2. Curl your lashes! I only curl mine about 2 out of 5 times. However there are two instances when I make sure I do curl them: when I haven’t slept and for special occasions. Mascara is a must too. Perky and long lashes will make the eye look more open.
Step 3. Use an illuminator or highlighting concealer. Don’t be afraid to go a shade lighter with your concealer when you haven’t slept. A thin, liquid formula might also be best because your skin could be dehydrated. A bunch of brands make “lumi” concealers. The one pictured above is the L’Oreal Magic Lumi Highlighter Concealer in Medium ($13).
Step 4. Add shimmer! Don’t worry, using some just on the inner corners of your eyes is enough. It’s not a world-changing beauty secret, but if you’re not highlighting your inner corners yet then you must! I try to avoid using white during the daytime so it isn’t as obvious. The eyeshadow pictured above is the MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Let’s Skate ($20).
Have a good Sunday! Leave your tips for tired eyes below.