Sometimes the simplest eye makeup tips are the ones with the most effect.
One area of the face that really stresses our age is the eyes. Your eyes may make you look older or more tired than you really are.
Not too worry – there are lots of easy makeup tips that can make your eyes look young and bright – and they’re not hard either!
Brighten Your Eyes
I think most women can benefit from some type of eyeliner to help define and make those eyes stand out. The trick is not to use a heavy hand.
The trick is not to use too much on the lower lids. This can accentuate puffiness. Try to stick with lining the upper lids and outer corners of the eyes. See how to apply eyeliner here for tips on using eyeliner for mature eyes.
But with age comes discoloration and darkness around the eye area. So sometimes using eyeliner can exaggerate those dark shadows.
So what to do?
For a brighter look – try adding white eyeliner to the bottom lids.
Keep it mostly in the inner corners of the eyes. An off-white color works best for most people. This really helps get rid of the red eye look.
You really have to play around to see what works best for you. I can't use a bright white pencil, a creamy, off-white color looks natural on my skin tone.
Young or old dark undereye circles is one that plagues many of us.
While there are hundreds of eye makeup tips for dark circles - one that we love is very simple and easy to do. Try highlighting the very center of your nose.
Not only does this tip brighten your upper face - it gives definition to your bone structure, especially your cheeks.
How Do You This?
Simply draw a straight line (using a highlighter or concealer of your choice) down the center of your nose and blend it in. Use a color close to your natural skin tone for best results.
This may not work for every bone structure, but it's worth giving it a try. I found that this seemed to brighten the whole upper area of my face!
What else can you do?
Try applying a creamy highlighter in a triangle shape under the eyes, not across the whole puffy area. As shown in the photo above.
Hint: experts recommend concealers that have a yellow
base can reduce the purple/blue like discoloration and provide a more luminous
Finally, try adding a dot of a very bright concealer to the very center of your eye – right at the lash line. This will widen and brighten the eyes.
An option for puffy eyes is to try an eye lift serum. For the most, we've been disappointed with many eye serums meant for puffy eyes. I know I've been disappointed because none of them ever worked as intended!
Some are drying and cakey and just make the area look worse. However, last year we found one that is, well magical – because it works for me!
It's not drying, it lasts all day. And, if you suffering from allergies or colds try applying it at night and it seems to minimize puffy eyes the next morning.
Emphasizing your eyebrows and eyelashes is one of the most important eye makeup tips. They can really impact how youthful you look.
Your eyebrows lose some of their definition as you age in that they thin out. You don’t want heavily drawn eyebrows, but try to fill-in the in missing spots using a matching color eye shadow.
Be sure to use a sharp eyebrow pencil and "draw in tiny like hairs". Then use an old toothbrush to smooth everything in. Brush up, over, and out to the outer corners of the eyes. This will blur the line of the eyebrow pencil too.
Similarly, eyelashes lose some of their perk as you age. So use a smooth, non-clumping mascara lightly. Follow that with a warmed lash curler.
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