Any working girl would be able to identify with this one 🙂
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 🙂
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.
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 😉
Try it and let me know how it works for you 🙂
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Thanks for the post!
Hope its of some help!
This is an awesome tips!!!
Thanks! Give it a go and let me know what you think 🙂
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?
Yup I would usually do the concealer thing too – its compulsory 😛 But this helps hide the red rim – give it a go and see 😉
a matte soft pink eyeshadow works really well!! i avoid the shimmer because it draws attention to my eyebags, LOL.
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 🙂
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.
Awesome Eli! Its a god sent trick!
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.
Try using a flat shadow brush. It lines better and doesn’t get shadow in your eyes 🙂
I love this tip I’ve been using this to most of my bridal clients because it gives a nice, super awake look 🙂
Yes! If a makeup artist like you practices this, its an excellent tip! 😉
I do this all the time. It makes you look awake and fresh! 🙂
I fully agree! How easy is it to take looking fresh eh? 😉
Good tip! I’m going to give this a try 🙂
Let me know how it works yeah? 😀
Jamilla Camel says
Thanks! I need all the help I can get!!
Haha we all do Jamilla!
thanks for the tip PB! another learning from your site 🙂 i will definitely try this! 🙂
You’re welcome Issa! I hope you found this useful 😀
elmos empire says
hiyya i love your blog
and i think this post is awsome
i will definately try it 🙂
Hope it works and thanks for commenting!
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. 😀
Haha I do hope it helps you look awake and sober! 😉
Beauty and The Works says
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!
You’re welcome 🙂 A bit of concealer combined with this tip will work wonders! It does for me anyway 😀
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
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 🙂