Posts Tagged ‘bright-eyed look’

Look alive! Makeup for looking less tired

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Look alive! Makeup for looking less tired

On mornings when you're not well rested, all it takes is a few tweaks to your makeup routine to look less tired. While putting on concealer is helpful, it's not enough to cover up the exhaustion – but these tips can help you fake a good night's sleep.

The first step to livening up the face is applying an illuminating foundation to even out the complexion. It's crucial to use the right hue for your skin​ tone, as a too-pale shade could look dull and wash you out. A pop of rosy blush brightens the entire face, which distracts from any shadows under the eyes. Look for a color that has a hint of gold, which will also counteract the blue tones in undereye circles. A shimmering bronzer can also do wonders for adding dimension to the face and making you looking more lively.

Lighten up on eyeshadow application, as a heavy, dramatic or smoky look can actually make eyes look smaller and wearier. Lining the upper lashes with two different hues, such as a deep brown and a vibrant emerald green, can make the whites of your eyes look even brighter.

A softly arched brow lifts the eyelids, drawing attention away from dark circles and puffiness. Brush eyebrows upward and fill them in with a pencil or powder that is two shades lighter than the natural color to appear even more alert.

Expert advice on how to fake a bright-eyed appearance

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Expert advice on how to fake a bright-eyed appearanceEven on the brightest summer mornings, it’s easy to wake-up with dull, tired-looking eyes. But before you grab your largest pair of shades to cover-up your worn-out peepers, there are a few tricks you can try to make your eyes appear wider and brighter.

“The first rule for brightening eyes or applying any makeup is to prepare the canvas,” expert makeup artist Kristine Romney told This involves proper facial cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing, and making sure eyebrows are well-groomed.

Next, Romney suggests that a shimmery shadow should be applied to your lids, and a lighter shade should be used to highlight the inner corners of your eyes and your brow bone. However, when it’s time to choose your shadow color, you may want to refer to the color wheel.

According to the news provider, “an eye shadow color will accentuate the eye if it is in contrast to the color of the iris.” Orange-toned hues, like peaches and pinks, can brighten blue eyes, while plum can make green eyes pop.

Finally, Romney added that a white pencil and dark mascara may be your best friend. Use the pencil to line your lower, inner eyelid, in the tear duct area and below the brow bone. When applying mascara, however, skip your inner and lower lashes, and concentrate on the central and outer upper lashes.ADNFCR-3538-ID-19920738-ADNFCR

Give Your Eyes a Youthful Look

Monday, May 7th, 2007

Dark eye circles don’t discriminate; they can affect any of us no matter what our age. The good news is that you don’t have to walk around with murky, puffy eyes that make us look extra old and tired than we actually are—there is a solution.

Eye gel, a Skinceuticals skin care product, can aid you in achieving more youthful-looking eyes. Take a crack at putting the eye gel in the fridge and use in the morning sparingly around the delicate eye area. The coolness of the gel with help improve swollen areas. Try a decent Eye Creme with Vitamins and antioxidants to keep skin rejuvenated.

How to get rid of baggy, tired-looking eyes?

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

You’ve found great skin care products and you’re glad with your skin. Getting rid of blemishes and ridding yourself of excess oil is a daily need…

What about, do you have baggy, tired-looking eyes? Here are some ideas to make those baby blues look as radiant as the rest of your face:

  • Apply a vitamin C eye cream around the delicate eye area.
  • Try a lymphatic massage to get rid of excess fluid.
  • Don’t loose sleep; allow for a decent amount of sleep each night. When the body achieves REM sleep, the eyes flicker, stimulating the lymph glands, which rid the body of toxins, giving you better looking skin!