They say that the eyes are the windows to the soul, and can indicate our mood and intentions. There’s no denying that, and this is why we love playing up this powerful feature with a little bit of makeup. Eye makeup is a fundamental beauty step and a simple coat of jet black mascara can bring your eyes to life, while a beautifully blended smokey eye can add a sultry sexy effect to your peepers!
Often when we are tired, our eyes are the first to give it away; they can sometimes appear puffy, small or red and this can leave us feeling a little less glamourous than usual. To help avoid this and accentuate your finest features of course, we’ve put together three simple steps to help you to achieve big, bright and beautiful peepers. Plus, it can all be done in the blink of an eye!
Define those eyes
For a stunning eye enhancing look, begin by applying some depth to your eye crease and lower lash line. We find that a warm bronze shade usually works perfectly and our favourite for the spring season is the PurePressed Eye Shadow Single in Rose Gold.
Using the Eye Shader Brush, work from the inside of the crease of your eye lid, over the rest of the lid to apply a wash of colour over the skin. Using the Chisel Shader Brush lightly apply the same amount to the lower lash line. Don’t be too heavy handed with this though, we want to avoid panda eyes!
Be an Eyeliner pro
Creating the illusion that your eyes are larger than they appear can be easily achieved with the right highlighting eyeliner. Applying the dual-ended Highlighter Pencil onto the waterline and corners of your eyes will instantly wake up tired eyes and appear to give them a lift.
The magic of Mascara
We love mascara, but beware that you can have too much of a good thing. Nothing is worse than clumpy lashes, so to achieve a flawless finish, start by priming them. A single swipe of the PureLash Lash Extender and Conditioner will add thickness and length to your lashes, while also conditioning and protecting the hairs.
Complete the look with a coat of jane iredale PureLash Lengthening Mascara, directing the lashes towards your nose as you apply, as this will make them fan outwards and pull them straight!
Photo credit: Liv Lundelius