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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. My favorite go to products anytime I want my 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 different 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 show through. This can cast a dark/bluish discoloration around the eyes, and especially in the inner corners of the eyes.
The problem finding a good highlighter/concealer for most women over 40 is finding one that is thick enough to provide decent coverage, but not 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.
My other favorite product to along with the Brow Lift 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 and complements the Brow Lift highlighter perfectly. I could not do without these two eye products.
No matter how much eye makeup you apply, something seems off. Your eyes just don't seem as bright as they used. They don't stand-out or "pop" like they used to.
Well, it could be that your eye color has faded. Just like the hair on your head, studies show that with age, your iris produces less melanin which gives your eyes a nice vivid color.
But there are a few little makeup tricks you can try - using certain eyeshadow color that can help bring back that spark! Click here for more information on Eye Beauty Tips to try when Eye Color Fades.
Here is how I use these beauty tips for smoother, younger looking eyes
After you’ve applied your makeup:
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