Bright eyes appear larger and more attractive than dull ones. By using a white eye pencil and other strategic makeup products you can make your eyes instantly brighter. By applying natural products such as cucumber slices and tea bags, you will also be able to reduce swelling of the eyes and make them appear larger and brighter. Last but not least, you will find that by feeding yourself properly, sleeping the necessary hours and taking your health to heart, having more attractive and brilliant eyes will be much easier.
Method 1 of 3: Using Makeup
Step 1. Even out your complexion tone with foundation
Choose a foundation that matches your skin color and apply it with your fingers or a special brush. Blend it carefully on the cheeks and around the eyes. You will give evenness to the skin of the face by placing the eyes in the foreground and making them appear larger and brighter.
- You can use a cream or powder foundation, depending on the type that best suits your skin type.
- Don't overdo the amount of foundation, use only what you need. An overdose of product risks creating a fake look, which is distracting rather than drawing attention from your eyes.
Step 2. Use the concealer under the eyes
In the presence of dark circles, the concealer is an excellent ally capable of illuminating the eyes. Apply it with your fingers by drawing inverted triangles under the eyes, then blend it patiently. Your eyes will instantly appear brighter.
The triangular method of applying the concealer allows you to get a much more natural result than others. The two upper corners of the triangle should extend from one corner of the eye to the other, while the lower corner of the triangle should extend to the upper end of its cheekbone. Blend the product carefully to make sure the lines are not visible in any way
Step 3. Apply the highlighter in strategic places
The highlighter is a cosmetic with growing popularity capable of giving light to the face and eyes. Prefer a highlighter, in cream or powder, with a slight glitter. The glitter will catch the light giving your face a young and healthy look. Apply it on the following points:
- In an arc just above the eyebrows
- In the inner corner of the eyes
- Along the bridge of the nose
- Along the top of the cheekbones
Step 4. Use a white, pink or butter colored pencil
A neutral tone pencil will make your eyes appear bigger and wider. The lighter shades will also give brightness to the eyes. Apply the pencil only along the lower inner line of both eyes.
Step 5. Apply a light or pearly eyeshadow
The light tones of blue, pink, lavender, gold and silver catch the light and create a brighter look. Choose a pearlescent shade or a simple pastel color if you don't want your eyelids to give off a subtle shimmer.
Step 6. Curl your lashes
Curled lashes will instantly make your eyes appear wider and more vibrant. Use an eyelash curler to curl both upper and lower lashes after applying eye makeup.
Step 7. Finish with mascara
The dark tone of the mascara will create a contrast with the light eyeshadow and the pencil, drawing attention to your eyes. Framing the look with long dark lashes will make it appear much brighter. Apply one or two strokes to both upper and lower lashes to complete your look.
Method 2 of 3: Have Healthy Eyes
Step 1. Get enough sleep
You can't be able to correct a lot with just the use of makeup. To have a bright and healthy look it is essential that you take care of your night sleep. Set yourself a goal of sleeping seven or eight hours a night to wake up full of energy and with a bright look.
- Try to go to bed at set times and wake up at the same time every morning. The routine will contribute to effective body rest, allowing you to wake up looking, and feeling, fit and healthy.
- On those days when you weren't able to rest the night before, give your eyes some extra care to help them feel good and look their best.
Step 2. Drink plenty of water
When it comes to the eyes (hair and skin), drinking water is a key beauty trick. When the body becomes dehydrated, the eyes appear dull or bloodshot. Drinking plenty of water keeps them clear and shiny.
- When you're thirsty, drink water instead of coffee or soda. There are no soft drinks that can hydrate the body as much as water.
- Always carry a bottle of water with you, it is a great way to ensure the right hydration to your body. When you need to drink, you can be sure you have water at your disposal.
Step 3. Avoid alcohol and salty foods
Both salt and alcohol cause eye swelling, as they dehydrate the body. The worst time to ingest salty and alcoholic foods is before going to bed, as your body will not have time to process what you have consumed. Inevitably, you will wake up with puffy eyes. Stop drinking alcohol and eating a few hours before sleep, and balance your alcohol and salt intake by drinking plenty of water.
Step 4. Eat those nutrients that feed your eyes
In the long run, one way to have a bright look is to examine your diet and find out if you can add nutrients that can benefit your eyes. To promote their health for years to come, stock up on the following foods:
- Carrots and sweet potatoes: contain beta-carotene, excellent for preventing macular degeneration and cataracts.
- Spinach, peppers and Brussels sprouts: they are rich in vitamin C, which protects the eyes.
- Turkey and other lean meats: Contains zinc and B vitamins essential for ocular health.
- Salmon, sardines and almonds: contain omega 3 fatty acids, which protect the eyes.
Step 5. Make sure you are wearing the correct prescription lenses
Even if you eat healthy and get enough sleep, straining your eyesight can irritate, dry, and redden your eyes rather than make them appear bright and healthy. Get regular checkups with your eye doctor to make sure you are wearing the correct glasses or contact lenses.
Step 6. Stay away from allergens
Dust, cat dander, mold, and other allergens can make your eyes appear swollen and bloodshot. Try to eliminate any possible allergens from your environment. During allergy season, take medication that will help reduce eye swelling and irritation so your eyes stay bright and healthy.
Step 7. When needed, use saline drops
Allows you to quickly restore moisture to the eyes, making them immediately appear brighter. The saline drops are formulated to replace natural tearing and to lubricate the eyes.
Method 3 of 3: Experiment with Natural Gaze Illuminants
Step 1. Relieve your eyes with cucumber
This is a great remedy to use on those days when you wake up with puffy eyes. Lie down, close your eyes and place a couple of cold cucumber slices on your closed eyelids. Leave them on for about five minutes, until they have warmed up. The cold temperature helps reduce swelling and irritation. If you don't have a cucumber available, try a couple of chilled spoons.
Step 2. Use chamomile tea bags
Chamomile is an emollient substance that can help reduce eye irritation. Dip two sachets into the water, squeeze them, then refrigerate them for a few minutes. Place them on your closed eyes and leave them on for about five minutes.
Step 3. Use a grated potato
Grate a white-fleshed potato and sprinkle a small amount on closed eyelids. Let the potatoes sit for five minutes before rinsing the part with cold water. Potatoes have astringent properties that help reduce swelling.
Step 4. Make a witch hazel wrap
Witch hazel is a mild astringent, often used as an ingredient in first aid products in order to limit swelling. Soak two cotton balls in witch hazel, then place them over your eyes for five minutes. Swelling and irritation should subside.
Step 5. Make an aloe wrap
When the eyes are itchy and burn, aloe is a viable solution. Soak two cotton balls with aloe vera gel, place them in the refrigerator for a few minutes, then place them on your closed eyelids for five minutes.