Cleanse and moisturise your face before you start your makeup.
So what do you do when you’ve had a late night and feel sleepy but need to look fresh and alert the next day? No worries! These easy makeup tricks will perk up your gaze and leave you bright-eyed no matter what the day holds.
Cleanse and moisturise: Start by cleansing your skin and give your face and eyes a wake-up call by splashing cold water. Then, hydrate with your regular moisturising cream, massaging gently around the eyes to rev up the circulation.
Chilled cucumber slices or spoons
Cover your eyes with chilled cucumber slices. This not only soothes your tired eyes but also de-puffs your under-eye area. If you’ve run out of cucumbers, you can also keep two spoons in your refrigerator for a while and then place them over your eyes.
If you have any redness or dryness, then go ahead and check with your doctor if you can start using eye drops.
Conceal dark circles
Pick a highlighting concealer (such as Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Concealer, Rs. 500) that is one shade lighter than your skin. Apply and dab it with your fingers or damp sponge. This will conceal dark circles as well as brighten up your eyes. Settle it with any white powder to avoid creasing.
Defined eyes: Next step, take a matte neutral brown eyeshadow and apply it on and above the crease area; this will give a 3-D effect to the eyes. Buff out the same shadow on your lower lashline. Now, take a shimmery pink shadow and apply it all over the lid, followed by shimmery white shadow for the inner corner as well as the brow bone area. Using shimmery eyeshadow on the lids will highlight the lids (in a positive way!). Finish it by applying creamy white pencil to the waterline: this will make your eyes pop.
Curl those lashes: This is a very important step for that wide-awake look. It will make your eyes appear bigger too. Curl your lashes and then apply lots of mascara (Try Lakme Eyeconic Curling Mascara, Rs. 300).
Fill your brows: Fill in the brows with pencil and comb them for the flawless, finished look (Try Rimmel London Eye Brow Pencil, Rs. 1,494).