The skin under your eyes can look dull when you’re tired as circulation slows down causing dark circles, puffiness and crow’s feet. Don’t panic, here are the best tips and tricks to keep yours looking youthful.
Turn back the clock and get your hands on one of those magic creams with tiny spheres of polymers that instantly blur fine lines. You can’t beat Indeed Labs Nanoblur, £19.99, for getting that line-free finish in seconds.
Look for a cream such as Darphin Ideal Resource Anti-Dark Circle Eye Illuminator, £44, that will help strengthen and tighten your skin – use it morning and night to brighten up.
Apply a pea-sized amount of Pai Echium and Argan Gentle Eye Cream, £28, using 360 approach. Circling your eyes with cream that can sink those lines and wrinkles and help them disappear.
A few brightening eye drops really can make your eyes look bright white and rested. Optrex Brightening Drops £3.79, take away any redness.
A touch of the right under eye concealer can instantly make you look fresh faced and help you cheat 8 hours sleep. Use a creamy illuminating concealer like Lola Concealer Pen £17, and using your finger, press it into the skin so it doesn’t gather in any fine lines.
Pop Frownies Facial Patches for Wrinkles on the Forehead and Between the Eyes, £16.45, to help you relax your face and soften expression lines while you sleep.
Give you skin a super anti-ageing boost by using your eye cream like a mask. Load it on and leave it to sink in for about 20 minutes before taking off any excess. Malvina Advanced Eye Cream-Mask, £48, is specifically designed to be used as a mask.
Keep your eye cream in the fridge so not only will the ingredients work their magic, but will have an instant soothing effect to help reduce puffiness. Caudalie Polyphenol Anti-Wrinkle Eye & Lip Cream, £26, will do the trick.
Only surgery can give you truly long-term results but a bit of artistic trickery with your eye makeup can hide sagging eyelids. The key is to define your lash line and neutralise your eyelids. Use a soft taupe on lids such as Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow in Peach Cloud £17.50.
Try a gel liner and get it right into the roots of your lashes to really open up your eyes. We recommend The Body Shop Smoky 2 in 1 Gel Liner £10.