Whether you were out partying until the bars closed or pulled an all-nighter cramming for an exam, odds are you’re not going to look your best that next day. It’s easy to just throw your hair in a bun and throw on a comfy outfit but making your eyes look less like you’re running on zero sleep and more like you are ready for the day is a whole different task.
Here are 7 different tips and tricks to help make you look less tired and ready for the day, just by brightening up your eyes.
Hydrating is Key
No matter if you were out all night at the bar or just couldn’t fall asleep all night staying hydrated is the most important thing. Being able to take care of your body from the inside out will help make your skin look its best. If you know you’re going out that day drink a ton of water throughout the day to ensure you won’t be too hungover and your body won’t be dehydrated the next day.
Try to set a goal to drink as much water as you can, even if you’re not a big water drinker. You can also make it into a game with your friends to see who can drink the most water that day to not only push you to drink more but push your friends to as well.
Use Eye Cream
If you struggle with keeping your under eyes hydrated and always seem to have bags under them maybe it has to do with your skincare routine. Try buying an under eye cream that is meant explicitly for brightening and evening out your skin tone.
Origins skincare has a great option called the GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream sold at Sephora. It is made with coffee beans, Panax ginseng, magnolia extract, and contains natural optic brighteners that help wake up your eyes. This eye cream will become your best friend on those mornings that follow your late night activities.
Concealer Is Your Best Friend
Even after you’ve hydrated and changed up your skincare routine you might still notice your eyes aren’t looking 100%, if this is the case, it’s nothing a little bit of concealer won’t fix. If you don’t feel like applying a whole face of foundation just take your concealer and spot conceal the spots that need it. You can put it under your eyes to help fix the dark circles and any other discoloration that might be on your face from lack of sleep.
Urban Decay Cosmetic’s Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer works wonders while keeping your skin looking natural. If you just apply a little to the spots that need it, you’ll be good to go and looking fresh and awake. Also if you have oily skin try setting that concealer with a little powder to keep it from coming off during the day.
Potatoes Instead Of Cucumbers
You all know the trick of using cucumbers under your eyes to make them look bright and fresh, but did you know potatoes do the same thing, and they do it even better. That’s right, potatoes have a natural lightening property in them to help even out your skin tone. The juices from the raw potato will get on your skin and soak in to naturally brighten them up.
Just take a potato and slice it into thin pieces, like you would do with a cucumber. Place the slices under your eyes for a few minutes every morning, and after a few days, you will notice your undereyes looking brighter and more even than before.
If putting potatoes on your skin doesn’t sound too appealing you can try masks specially made for your under eyes. There are tons of different brands that carry under eye masks for a multitude of different concerns.
Try ones made for brightening, evening out your skin tone or depuffing masks and watch your tired under eyes transform. Not only will your eyes look better, but it’s also a nice little pamper session for yourself every morning when you need that little pick me up. Check out Sephora to see all the different eye masks they carry.
Eye Drops FTW
Another easy way to help soothe your tired eyes and make them look more awake beside your undereyes is using soothing eye drops when needed. You can find different brands of eye drops at your local pharmacy that will help take the redness out of your tired eyes.
Applying the drops first thing in the morning and as needed throughout your day will help you wake up and refresh your tired eyes all day long.
Bring The Attention Somewhere Else
Say you’ve tried every method out there and your eyes just don’t look fully awake. Another way to fix the problem is by bringing the attention to your face elsewhere. Try adding a bold lip to your look to take the focus off your tired eyes and on that beautiful lipstick your wearing. It will not only make you feel pretty and put together but also help divert attention elsewhere on your face.
Smashbox Cosmetics carries different bold colors of their Always On Matte Liquid Lipsticks that will help you stand out in the best way possible and stay on all day long.