Brighten up: Beauty Hack

I don’t know about you guys, but waking up is not my favourite thing to do. And when you’ve had broken/little sleep, waking up for college seems to be a gargantuan task (ask my mother, who routinely switches the fan off in a bid to make me get up). It’s okay if I rush into college on some days looking tired.

But there are some occasions where you have to look presentable– maybe it’s an interview, or a presentation onstage. If you are devoid of sleep that night for any reason + overwork the snooze button, how do you put yourself together in a jiffy?

For this mid-week post, I’m going to show you an easy way to make your eyes look brighter– helping you fake 8+ hours of sleep. And you need only ONE product + TWO minutes.

You will need: 

  • A light, champagne-coloured eyeshadow (I used Virgin by Urban Decay, try any similar colour)
    OR
  • A gold eye-pencil

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How-to:

If using eyeshadow,

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Step 1: Apply eyeshadow using a brush to the inner corners of your eyelid, following the line of your eyes.

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Step 2:Use your fingers/eyeshadow applicator to blend out the shadow on the eyelid. Be careful not to overdo it. Only blend on the eyelid, and lightly in the inner corners.

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You should get something like this!

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Step 3: Add eyeliner, if you wish/have time.

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Tadaa!

If using gold eye pencil

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Step 1: Apply the pencil to only inner corners of your eye, tracing along your upper and lower waterlines.
(waterline = the inner part of the eyelids, the lighter skin where eyelashes begin).
If you want to wear eyeliner, wear it before this step.

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Step 2:That’s basically it.

Gold eye pencil can be used in a rush without much fuss, which makes it optimal for your late mornings. Both methods take less than a minute to execute, but the results are fantastic.

Another perk of this hack? You will be more photogenic. It opens up your eyes in a beautiful, yet subtle way, which makes a huge difference in pictures– whether front camera or DSLR camera.
And if you are worried about it being “too much” for any occasion, it is NOT harsh in real life 🙂 

I now swear by this for all days where I face a camera or a large audience. I love this little trick, it accentuates eyes well + is universally flattering.

So why don’t you try it out and let me know how it goes?

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. B Rajani says:

    Very useful especially office goers who doesn’t know the latest trend in market and applying procedures in short time.

    1. Glad you thought it was useful! 🙂

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