Sometimes you wake up with red, puffy eyes that scream to the world that you shed a few tears in the night – whether you had a fight with your boyfriend or got caught up watching The Notebook. And while sunglasses can hide your weary peepers during your commute, once you get to work you’ll need to remove your shades and look bright-eyed and put together.
Instead of crawling back into bed – or worse, having to explain to coworkers why your eyes are swollen – you can employ a few simple makeup tricks to cover up the fact that you cried the night before.
According to BellaSugar.com, a flesh-colored eyeliner may be your best friend. “[Using] a shade that’s just slightly darker than your natural skin tone will nicely cover up the red that’s currently rimming your eyes,” the news source reports, adding that while matte pencils are more subtle, formulas with a shimmer have more eye-brightening power.
To cover up the reddish-purple under-eye circles that often follow sleepless nights, opt for a peach or yellow-toned concealer – peach will look more natural, but yellow concealer will be more brightening, the news provider states.