Elle's trick for bright eyes

Wider, brighter eyes in 3 steps

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By Elle Turner on

If you spend most of your day looking at a computer screen, need to recover from a few late nights or feel so run down that your eyeballs actually throb – this one's for you. Big, bright eyes are the surest sign of good health, but for when you're feeling a bit grizzly, here are three easy tricks I swear by to pep myself up quickly.

You will need:

Step one

Draw an upside-down triangle shape under your eyes with your concealer (I like Urban Decay's Naked Skin Concealer). This, rather than a semi-circle, will cover all dullness, blend your coverage more naturally into the rest of your face and gives the illusion of a more lifted complexion. Then, gently pat the concealer into your skin using a brush to blend (rubbing will lift it away).

Step two

You won't believe how smudged mascara and eyeliner along your waterline can make your eyes look smaller, so clean it away with a cotton bud. Then draw along your waterline with a nude-coloured eyeliner. Rimmel's one has a silky texture, good pigment and won't drag. This will help your eyes to look wider.

Step three

Pat a bright champagne-coloured eyeshadow into the inner corner of your eyes (Stila's eyeshadow in Kitten looks great on all skintones, is easy to blend and has a subtle sparkle). The extra glow will make your eyes look brighter and healthier.

And that's it. Done.

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