-Stay away from white eyeliner pencils, no matter what you’ve heard. If you apply a flesh colored pencil you can achieve a more appealing result. It will brighten and blend easier into your own skin tone while canceling the redness on the water line of the eye. Plus it’s super easy to re-apply during the day.–Contessa Schexnayder, makeup artist & Fashionista contributor
-For eyeshadow, stay away from dark colors when you look tired. Try using an eyeshadow a couple of shades lighter then your own natural skin tone. A soft grey beige color or light lilac shade looks nice.But always try to keep it lighter in the corners of the eye. A quick swipe of a soft iridescent on the whole eye will also work. But not glitter…that is gross.–Contessa Schexnayder
-Nothing makes your eyes look more awake than long, flirty lashes. After curling, hold the mascara brush at the base of your lashes, and wiggle back and forth to the tip. The wiggling action will quickly give you maximum length, coverage and separation. Mascara that’s too thick or heavy can weigh the eyes down – this lengthening and separating effect makes the eyes look bright and alert.–Melissa Silver, Maybelline makeup artist
OTHER MAKEUP TRICKS:
-Choose an appropriate highlighter shade and apply in strategic areas that look dark and shadowy – under eyes, inner corner of eyes, corners of nose and mouth, chin cleft and center of nose – this will do double duty of eliminating any redness and add that light. It’s a reflecting effect that banishes shadows. If you need an extra boost of light, use a neutral shade (like Maybelline’s Dream Lumi Highlighter in Radiance), especially under eyes, on upper cheeks and below brows. It’s also great as a brightening shadow base!–Melissa Silver
-When tired, our complexions can look drained. With your ring finger, dab a bit of blush in your fave shade high up on your cheekbones and blend. Keeping it high will give your face a lift – and dab any excess above your brows and blend well, this will really brighten you up. Use a bit more than you normally would–Contessa and Melissa
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