Tip: Makeup to help tired eyes look less tired

by Paris B on · 30 comments

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Any working girl would be able to identify with this one icon smile Tip: Makeup to help tired eyes look less tired

Waking up early in the morning, putting on your concealer to hide your dark circles from a late night before, or perhaps just a bad night, and putting on your eyeshadow and then wondering why you still look tired, because your eyes look red-rimmed. Here’s a quick tip to help you out of that quandary icon smile Tip: Makeup to help tired eyes look less tired

I learnt this one from Toru-san, RMK Makeup Artist and I’ve been using it everyday since I learnt it because it just works!

What you need is a light shimmery (not sparkly) cream, peach or gold eyeshadow. A nice soft colour will do. I usually use Devilish Danielle in TheBalm Shady Lady Vol 2 palette. Its a soft peach.

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Use a brush and line your lower eye lids with it including your waterline. You might notice how the lower waterline or rim might look red and that makes your eyes look tired. Using a light yellow toned shade of eyeshadow will diffuse this redness and the shimmer acts as an illuminator.

I hope the photos give you an idea of what I mean. They aren’t the best example because the effect is really best seen in person and if you use a subtle colour, is actually very subtle. If you use a gold then, it might be more prominent, depending on the texture and colour you choose.

However, the effect is almost instant! Even if you line your lower lid thereafter with black pencil, it will not look as tired because the redness is covered. Helps when you have to put a bright perky face forward even if you just don’t feel or look bright and perky icon wink Tip: Makeup to help tired eyes look less tired

Try it and let me know how it works for you icon smile Tip: Makeup to help tired eyes look less tired

Paris B

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cat
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July 12, 2011 at 8:44 am

Thanks for the post!

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ParisB July 12, 2011 at 5:43 pm

Hope its of some help!

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Cynthia July 12, 2011 at 8:47 am

This is an awesome tips!!!
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ParisB July 12, 2011 at 5:44 pm

Thanks! Give it a go and let me know what you think :)

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Hanny
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July 12, 2011 at 8:50 am

OOO! Thanks for the tip! Well, when I don’t have enough of sleep, I’ll just put on some concealer and that’s it. Maybe if I highlight, the effect would be better?
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ParisB July 12, 2011 at 5:44 pm

Yup I would usually do the concealer thing too – its compulsory :P But this helps hide the red rim – give it a go and see ;)

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terry July 12, 2011 at 8:57 am

a matte soft pink eyeshadow works really well!! i avoid the shimmer because it draws attention to my eyebags, LOL.

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ParisB July 12, 2011 at 5:45 pm

Thanks Terry! I haven’t tried it with a pink shadow (last time I tried, it made it look worse on me so perhaps it depends on what one is trying to conceal ;) ) but I do agree that a matte colour works better if one has eye bags :)

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Eli July 12, 2011 at 11:10 am

I do this all time! There’s a great duel ended Almay eyepencil which is great for this purpose… Which I really should get around to reviewing.

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ParisB July 12, 2011 at 5:46 pm

Awesome Eli! Its a god sent trick!

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Reese July 12, 2011 at 12:10 pm

Now I know why back in college some of the girls did it, I tried and ended up stopped because I kept getting eye shadow in my eyes, thanks for the tip, more incline to re-use this method again since I know the reason.

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ParisB July 12, 2011 at 5:47 pm

Try using a flat shadow brush. It lines better and doesn’t get shadow in your eyes :)

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Nikki July 12, 2011 at 1:05 pm

I love this tip I’ve been using this to most of my bridal clients because it gives a nice, super awake look :)

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ParisB July 12, 2011 at 5:47 pm

Yes! If a makeup artist like you practices this, its an excellent tip! ;)

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gio July 12, 2011 at 2:09 pm

I do this all the time. It makes you look awake and fresh! :)
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ParisB July 12, 2011 at 5:48 pm

I fully agree! How easy is it to take looking fresh eh? ;)

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Tine
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July 12, 2011 at 4:05 pm

Good tip! I’m going to give this a try :)
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ParisB July 12, 2011 at 5:48 pm

Let me know how it works yeah? :D

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Jamilla Camel July 12, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Thanks! I need all the help I can get!!

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ParisB July 12, 2011 at 5:48 pm

Haha we all do Jamilla!

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Issa July 12, 2011 at 5:00 pm

thanks for the tip PB! another learning from your site :) i will definitely try this! :)

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ParisB July 12, 2011 at 5:48 pm

You’re welcome Issa! I hope you found this useful :D

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elmos empire July 13, 2011 at 1:17 am

hiyya i love your blog
and i think this post is awsome
i will definately try it :)

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ParisB July 13, 2011 at 3:11 pm

Hope it works and thanks for commenting!

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Aaria July 13, 2011 at 6:46 am

Thanks alot for sharing…I feel horrible when I have to go to some important place after college..and my eyes look like I am drunk! LOL. :D
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ParisB July 13, 2011 at 3:11 pm

Haha I do hope it helps you look awake and sober! ;)

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Beauty and The Works July 13, 2011 at 9:29 am

This has got to be the most helpful for me. I have “tired” eyes and it looks like i always pull an all nighter. I been waiting for great tips like these. Thanks!

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ParisB July 13, 2011 at 3:12 pm

You’re welcome :) A bit of concealer combined with this tip will work wonders! It does for me anyway :D

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xin
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July 13, 2011 at 10:02 am

this is an awesome tip! i don’t use concealer on regular basis cause need a lot of time to put it properly, but this could work in a jiffy
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ParisB July 13, 2011 at 3:14 pm

Ooh I used to be a bit hit and miss with concealer too but I’ve learnt that using foundation (!) or a light textured concealer works better than a thick concealer which is hard to get right :)

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