Never underestimate the power of make-up, with some precise application you can make your eyes appear brighter and larger.
I must ask myself at least once a week, ‘where would I be without make-up?’ If you wake up with a spot the size of the Eiffel Tower, concealer is there for you. When you lock yourself out of your house and end up only getting four hours sleep but have a meeting first thing in the morning with your boss, highlighter can fake 8-hours shut eye, easy.
So when I want my eyes to look a little brighter, a little larger, I turn again to my trusty friend; make-up.
Using warm tones on your eyelids will always make the whites of your eyes look whiter and brighter in contrast. The exact shade obviously depends on your skin tone but the general rule of thumb is to go warmer – and obviously darker, the darker your skin tone. Other than that, all you need is a little strategic contouring and highlighting.
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler, £20
MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Groundwork, £16
MAC Eye Shadow in Soft Brown, £13
Louise Young Tapered Eye Shadow Brush, £17
MAC Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner in Lord It Up, £16
MAC Eye Shadow in Embark, £13
MAC Brush in 266, £16.50
MAC Eye Shadow in Shroom, £13
MAC 224 Brush, £23
MAC Technakohl Liner Eye-Liner Kajal in Superfly, £14
Rimmel London Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal in 005 Nude, £3.99
Benefit Roller Lash Mascara, £19.50
Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara, £13.50
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Chantilly, £22
Zoeva 144 Soft Concealer Brush, £6.95
If you want to make your iris’ pop too, and fancy adding more vibrant colour to your look, follow these rules:
Blue Eyes go for: bronzes and browns
Green Eyes go for: shades of purples
Brown Eyes go for: shades of blues