Are your eyes your best feature? Would you like to show them off? There are a few simple ways to make your eyes stand out.
Get Your Beauty Rest
When you don’t get enough sleep, you’re likely to have dark circles and puffiness around your eyes. This can make you look tired, sad, and stressed, and it brings attention to your eyes for all the wrong reasons. If you want bright, beautiful eyes, start by getting the sleep you need.
To get the rest you need, keep your room dark, turn down the thermostat, avoid eating before bed, and turn off screens an hour before going to sleep so that the blue wavelengths don’t upset your sleep cycles.
Fake It When You Have To
Even if you establish a good nighttime routine and get 7-8 hours of sleep most nights, there will be days when it doesn’t happen. On these days, there are a few tricks that can help you look well rested, even if you aren’t.
- Hold a cold compress to your eyes for about a minute to reduce puffiness.
- Use a creamy, solid concealer to cover dark circles.
- Hold a wet tea bag underneath your eyes for about a minute or apply an eye cream that contains caffeine.
Change Your Makeup Routine
To make your eyes really stand out, you may have to alter your makeup routine. Start by downplaying the rest of your makeup. There is nothing wrong with bold red lips, but if you play up your lips, your eyes will be less noticeable. If you want your eyes to stand out, keep the rest of your makeup neutral and natural and spend most of your time on your eyes. Apply concealer or foundation under your eye and on your eyelid so that makeup goes on and stays on. If you want to look awake and energetic, use light colors of eye shadow and dab a little bit of white eye shadow near the inner and outer corners of your eyes.
Get Longer, Darker Lashes
Long, dark eyelashes can also make your eyes stand out. There are a few ways to get darker, longer lashes—you can apply a few extra layers of mascara, you can apply false lashes, you can get eyelash extensions, or you can grow longer thicker lashes with a prescription treatment like Latisse.
To learn more about improving your appearance and getting beautiful eyes, schedule a consultation with Dr. Schiller.
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