Tricks To Fake Wide Awake Eyes

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Just because it’s Monday doesn’t mean you have to start your week off with tired looking eyes. How you ask? It’s all about a little something we like to call The Tear Duct Trick… Professional make-up artist Marissa Nemes gave us the scoop on how to rescue bleary eyes by faking a wide-awake look… Here’s how to do it:

The Tear Duct Trick

#1: Pick the Right Product.

Pink highlighter, like Fenty Beauty Killawat Freestyle Highlighter in Fire Crystal is always a great choice in most cases. “Pink universally flatters all skin tones,” Nemes says. “It immediately brightens and re-balances yellow and pink undertones.” Marissa also clued us in on the fact that it’s best to avoid chalky silver highlighters, as these translate into looking blue & pasty. “These actually do the exact opposite of what you want, making your face—especially the tear duct area—appear more drawn and tired-looking,” she says. Think pink and you’ll be good to go!

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#2: Choose Your Tools.

There are many easy-to-apply eye brightening click pens out there, but try to avoid the heavy liquids and creams, especially when working your magic on the tear duct area. Your best bets according to Nemes are powder and cream-to-powder textures. Liquids that dry to a smooth powder finish like Maybelline Instant Age Rewind The Perfector are an excellent choice, while convenient highlighting pencils like Tarte emphasEYES Inner Rim Brightener make quick work of the task at hand and will have your eyes looking pretty as a picture in no time. Now how about that nap?

#3: Apply it Right.

Last but not least, apply the highlighter to the inner corner of your eye at the tear duct and carefully blend it outward. To really open up your peepers, line your lower, inner waterline with a pale pink or white pencil liner.

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https://www.makeup.com/rise-shine-how-to-fake-wide-awake-eyes

HE BEST COLORED EYELINER FOR YOUR SKIN TONE, ACCORDING TO BEAUTY EDITORS

Although I don’t wear tons of makeup, I love to take it to the next level with my eyeliner. I’m inspired by all of the geometric lines and shapes I see all over the ‘gram and wanted to add that into my colorful eyeliner look. I decided to create this floating double wing look using NYX Vivid Brights Eyeliner in Vivid Escape, and followed my natural eye shape creating a fun, but wearable look. Bright green isn’t a shade I’d typically go for with my golden undertones and brown skin, but the soft, almost-pastel shade is a match made in colored-eyeliner heaven (if such a place exists).

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Alanna, Associate Beauty Editor

Blue is a color that’s often out of my comfort zone — which is exactly why I went for it in this shoot. I decided that this cool, bright cobalt color would really pop against my warm olive skin tone. I used the NYX Professional Makeup Vivid Brights Liner in Vivid Sapphire(my birthstone!), and I really love how it turned out. I opted to apply this the same way I would my normal black cat eye, starting from the inner corner and winging it out sharply on each side. The cool, icy color offered a ton of contrast to my complexion and offset my hazel-brown eyes really nicely. It goes to show that sometimes the best way to bring out your warm skin tone is to play up a complete opposite shade, and I think I’m willing to definitely try it again soon (wild, right?).

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Jesa, Assistant Beauty Editor at POPSUGAR

It was Rihanna who inspired me to try white eyeliner — specifically her look for the Louis Vuitton Men Spring/Summer 2019 show that took place last summer. I had always worn a sharp graphic liner but wasn’t sure how the look would translate in white. I chose the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Snow to test the look. It’s the photonegative of the brand’s OG pen in Intense Black — a pen that has a fine point that doesn’t drag against my lids. I swept on the stark white ink into the triangular shapes, and I was so glad that I did. The white liner was striking against my medium, caramel skin tone, and I got compliments on the look the entire day that I had it on. The moral of this story? Don’t be afraid to try new makeup looks (oh, and when in doubt, do as Rihanna would).

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Marisa, Associate Beauty Editor 

If I’m being perfectly honest, I fear colored eyeliner and even most colored eyeshadows. I’ve just never found a shade that looks really, really good on my skin. I have light skin with warm undertones, so I’ve found that when it comes to bold shades, I have to opt for earthy shades — like dark green, and in this case, a rusty red. After swatching a handful of different liners on my skin, I was drawn to NYX Strictly Vinyl Eyeliner in Hazy. I drew on a cat eye, curled my lashes, swiped on some mascara and couldn’t help but wonder why I’ve never tried this color before.

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Jessica, Assistant Beauty Editor 

Let me preface this by saying I don’t even wear regular eyeliner, let alone colored liner, but I was pleasantly surprised by how this look turned out. While I rock a black wing on a very rare basis, I’ve never even considered going to a more vibrant shade. When I surveyed the rainbow of colored liners we had available, purple seemed like the best choice to complement my brown eyes and yellow undertones in my skin tone. Using NYX Professional Makeup Vivid Brights Liner in Vivid Violet, I drew on a modeset wing and hoped for the best. The final result: I was surprised by how wearable the bright color was. It was subtle enough that from afar it looked like regular eyeliner, but up close it looked very cool and playful.

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https://www.makeup.com/best-colored-eyeliner-for-your-skin-tone

 

How to Tightline Eyes

Tightlining your eyes (also known as “invisible eye liner”) is a great way to add subtle definition to your peepers. Most people think that the point of tightlining is to make your eyes look bigger, but according to Los Angeles-based makeup artist, Jason Sanchez “it’s to make your eyelashes appear thicker and fuller.” Instead of lining the skin above your lashes, you line the inside of the upper lash line and in between the roots of the lashes. As you can see in the picture below, filling in the inside of the lash line really creates an illusion of fuller lashes, more so than just with a mascara. This technique can be used for any casual or formal occasion, and is pretty easy to master. “For best results,” says Sanchez, “use a kohl eyeliner because it’s specifically formulated to hold in the wet area of the eye.” Sanchez walked us through each step, so grab an eyeliner and follow along!

Before You Start

Make sure any product you use near your eye is clean. Not sure how to sanitize your eye liners? Check out this article

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Using clean fingers, gently lift your lashes upward. You’ll see tiny gaps between your lash hairs, which you’ll be filling in with eyeliner.

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Using your eyeliner (we used Inglot Cosmetics Kohl Pencil), lightly dab it in between each individual lash and get as close to the root as possible.

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Technically you’re done, but if you’d like to intensify the look even more, you can tightline your bottom lash line, too. Gently lift lower lashes downwards, and fill in the gaps between each lash.

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