Make-Up Tricks To Hide Your Tired Eyes

Make-up Artist Bobbi Brown shares some of her favorite tips and tricks on how to hide those tired eyes, giving you a fresh appearance.

First Steps

tired eyes | Longevity LIVE• Before applying your foundation, prep skin with oil-free moisturisers such as Oil Control Lotion SPF 15 or Protective Face Lotion SPF 15.

• Use a brush – not your fingers – to apply Long-Wear Even Finish Foundation SPF 15. The oil from your fingers can mix in with the foundation and affect how it wears.

• Set your foundation with powder. For the sheerest application, use a powder brush to dust powder on your forehead, cheeks and nose, where skin tends to be oilier.

• If additional coverage is needed around the nose or on blemishes, use a touch-up stick to cover any redness or discoloration.

The Cover Up

• In the morning, skip eye cream on your eyelids. The emollients in the cream will cause any eye shadow you apply afterwards to slip right off.

• To avoid raccoon eyes, use long-wearing cream shadows, eyeliner and mascaras that won’t smudge or budge.

• I love clean, crisp eyeliner. To make eyes really stand out, line the upper lash line with dark eyeliner. Apply eyeliner as close to the lash line as possible and line the entire length of the lid. Use short strokes for the most precise application.

• Or, for an unexpected, yet subtle, touch of color, first apply a neutral eye shadow shade to the lid and then apply a thin line of dark blue or green on the upper lash line.

tired eyes | Longevity LIVEFinal Touch

• For a finishing touch, apply two to three coats of the blackest black mascara, which will make eyes pop. I always apply mascara last, that is, after your eyeliner and other eye make-up.

When applying mascara, hold the mascara wand parallel to the floor and brush from the base of the lashes to the tips. Roll the wand as you go to separate the lashes and avoid clumps.

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