I’m not one for heavy eye makeup, I think with my colouring and features it can be too harsh and make my eyes look smaller than they are. Occasionally I’ll wear a bit of winged liner or a dark smokey eyeshadow but mainly I stick to neutrals and work on making my lashes look curled and voluminous. To start my bright eyes mission, I gently pat on a little bit of concealer around my under-eye along the orbital bone and down in to a sort of point about half an inch under my eyes, I usually use the By Terry Touché Veloutee concealer as it’s very light but completely camouflages bags without looking dry and sinking in to the creases. I really recommend this but for a budget concealer, try the L’Oreal Touche Magique concealer in two shades lighter than your foundation.
After concealer, I’ll fix up my brows as shaped brows pull your whole look together and shape your face – I use the Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel in Granite for this, it’s easy to get the hang of and it shapes, defines and tints your brows in one. I find that this gives me that nice combed brow that models always seem to have. I try and keep my eyebrows as natural as possible, just keeping the unruly hairs in place and adding a bit of colour.
Next up, I move back to my eyes and curl my lashes with the only curlers I recommend, Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers. These really are amazing at lifting, curling and holding the lashes in place, curled lashes always make you look so awake and really open your eyes. Afterwards I use a “daytime” mascara as I like to call ’em – the ones that separate the lashes and give a more natural look, rather than heavily defined. There are some mascaras that were just made for giving you lift without looking smudged, and L’Oreal False Lash Telescopic is one of them. I wouldn’t wear this for a night out or a special occasion but for looking bright eyed, it’s a must.
Lastly, I dot on a little of Benefit’s Eye Bright, a powder highlighter in pencil form (you heard) that is perfect for highlighting the inner corners of your eyes and also the brow bone. I swear by this, it makes all the difference.
What are your tips for that “I’ve had 8 hours sleep” look?