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How to Brighten Your Eyes

Perk up those dull and droopy peepers with these proven methods.


  • Step 1: Get eight hours of sleep Get eight hours of sleep to ensure that your eyes look their best. An extra pillow may prevent fluid from gathering under your eyes, which can result in unsightly bags.
  • TIP: A gentle eye massage will help drain fluids and fight puffiness. After carefully washing your hands, use your ring finger to softly pat under the eye sockets and around the brow bone.
  • Step 2: Use eye drops Use eye drops to relieve any redness and irritation.
  • : Stop using the eye drops and consult your doctor if you experience eye pain or changes in vision, or if conditions last more than 72 hours.
  • Step 3: Stimulate circulation Stimulate circulation with cold teaspoons. Chill them in a refrigerator, and then place the backs of the spoons on your eyelids.
  • TIP: Use the old standby – cucumber slices.
  • Step 4: Apply under-eye concealer Apply concealer lightly beneath your eyes and around their inner and outer corners to hide dark circles.
  • Step 5: Curl eyelashes and apply eyeliner and mascara Use an eyelash curler to open up your eyes. Apply royal or navy blue eyeliner and mascara for a wide-awake sparkle.
  • Step 6: Dab on shimmery white shadow Dab a dot or two of shimmery white eye shadow around the inner corners of your eyes for an instant brightener.
  • FACT: Sir Paul McCartney released an exercise video demonstrating 'eye yoga,' an Indian technique used to strengthen eye muscles.

You Will Need

  • Eight hours of sleep
  • Eye drops
  • Two chilled teaspoons
  • Under-eye concealer
  • An eyelash curler
  • Royal or navy blue eyeliner and mascara
  • White
  • shimmery eye shadow
  • An extra pillow (optional)
  • Cucumber slices (optional)

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