Four simple makeup and beauty tips for aging eyes that will have you looking brighter and more awake than ever.
This also works well if you have puffiness and/or dark circles around the eyes.
I'll show you my favorite go to products and tips anytime I want my aging eyes to look wider and more awake.
Even though you may feel great, your eyes may say something different. As we age, our eyes tend to look smaller - giving the face a tired look.
So the question I hear often is "What eyeliner is best for tired looking eyes, or should I just skip eyeliner makeup all together?"
In my opinion, not wearing eyeliner is as aging as wearing too much. So what to do?
Well, you definitely want to skip the heavy eyeliner and shadow. Instead, try outlining your upper and lower lids with a light or slightly shimmery creamy eyeliner makeup.
In the picture below, I've outlined my upper and lower lids with a shimmery, golden caramel colored eyeliner.
You want to define and brighten your eyes without drawing attention to aging eye issues like puffiness, dark circles, or wrinkles.
I absolutely LOVE this creamy eye shadow which can be used as an eyeliner and cheek highlighter. It's called AnyWear Cream.
This one simple eyeliner makeup has many uses such as eyeshadow, eyeliner, cheek highlighter and more.
I also like the fact that it's waterproof, smudge proof, and super creamy, so it glides on without settling into creases or lines.
As we age, the skin around the eyes become thinner, allowing the blue/red blood vessels under the skin to show through.
This can cast a dark/bluish discoloration around the eyes, and especially in the inner corners of the eyes.
The problem in finding a good highlighter/concealer for most women over 40 is finding one that is thick enough to provide decent coverage.
But you don't one so thick that it settles inside all those tiny lines, and papery skin folds around the delicate eye area.
I found a highlighter pencil, that acts as a light concealer as well as a highlighter because it has two different sides.
It’s called Jolie Eyebrow Perfecting Brightener & Highlighter. It's a creamy crayon stick with a nice satin finish.
This dual sided crayon has a matte conceal on one end and a pearlite highlighter. But not that garish sparkly pearl color – it’s so soft and ever so subtle.
This is one of my favorite beauty tips to brighten aging eyes! Look how my whole upper eye area looks brighter and more awake.
It's a little pricey as far as eye highlighters go, but it lasts a long, long time.
I use the pearl end of the crayon above and directly below my eyebrows. The magical thing about this crayon is that you never really see the pearlescent color – all you see is light bright illuminated lifted eyebrows.
Then I apply the matte end of the crayon on the inner corners of my eyes and down the side of my nose (along and inside the tear trough). This helps lighten the dark/purplish discoloration in the inner corners of my eyes.
This is a perfect combination of a soft crayon with a bit of staying power, but not drying. And because the color is so subtle you really don't have to rub it...just pat to blend.
Here is what I do:
Once it warms up to your skin, it sort of melts into the those tiny wrinkles and lines, so you really don't notice the crayon, you just see a highlighted area.
I love eye lifting serums. If you find the right one for your skin type, they can work well to hide those tiny criss-cross lines under the eyes.
My other favorite product is the Instant Eye Serum. This lightweight serum softly helps firm up under eye skin and helps mask those tiny crepey lines under the eyes.
It also helps reduce the appearance of puffy eyes. You can see a video of how works here.
Unlike some of the other eye firming/lifting serums I've tried the Instant Eye Lift serum dries softly and imparts a slight matte finish to the under eye area.
Even if you put on a lot of eye makeup, there's something not quite right. Your eyes don't shine as they used to. They don't have that vibrant and captivating look anymore.
Well, it's not your imagination.
According to Glenn Carp, an eye surgeon affiliated with the London Vision Clinic, approximately 5 to 10 percent of individuals may observe a gradual, subtle shift in the color of their eyes. 1
Researchers say that over time, the iris produces less melanin, which is a light refracting pigment that gives your iris its natural vivid color. People with lighter eye colors might observe this change more noticeably compared to those with darker eye colors.
One tip to bring out those baby blues (or browns or greens) is to apply a bronze/copper eye shadow across the upper eyelid.
According to celebrity makeup artist Melanie Mills, certain eye shadow colors can enhance multiple eye shades.
Eye shadow colors like:
You can apply the eyeshadow on the eyelid or around the lash line. Which ever looks better for you.
Regardless of your eye color, the combination of the different gold undertones found in the bronze and copper eye shadows can make your eyes seem brighter by highlight any natural tones found in your iris.
Here is how I use these beauty tips for smoother, younger looking eyes
After you’ve applied your makeup:
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In addition to the 4 beauty hacks for aging eyes listed above, there are plenty of other beauty tricks that can help you achieve a more youthful appearance, and this is especially true when it comes to your eyes.
Eyes tend to show the first signs of aging, so it's important to take extra care of them. Here are some beauty tips for younger looking eyes:
By following these tips, you can keep your eyes looking young and beautiful for years to come.
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