The eyes are the windows to the soul. In this article, we will talk about different ways to make your eyes brighter. We will give some DIY tips to whiten your eyes and some makeup steps you can follow to make your eyes pop.
Our eyes can be a delicate area so make sure you test the products first to see if you get any kind of irritation or allergy.
- How to Make Your Eyes Brighter
- Temporary tricks
- Makeup tricks
- Extra tips
How to Make Your Eyes Brighter
First, we will talk about some simple DIY tricks you can do to make the white of your eyes whiter. As we age so does the white part of our eyes. After some time it can start to become a bit yellowish. To prevent that process and help you get the brightest eyes to follow these tips:
Make sure you are drinking plenty of vitamin C. This can be in the form of fruit juices, raw fruits of supplements. Carrot juice is a great option if you like it. Try drinking a glass of carrot juice before going to bed and notice a difference in the morning already.
Avoid sugars, fat and caffeine:
Drinking too much of these will increase yellowness in your eyes since your liver will struggle to function properly. When the liver can’t get rid of these toxins they can be seen in the eyes.
Here are some things you can do if your eyes look tired or if they look a bit red. These are just some basic tips but they make a very big difference in the appearance of our eyes.
Use a warm cloth on your eyes to help them recover from a long day. Get a small towel and soak it into warm water. Wrinkle the towel to lose the excess water and place it on your eyes for about 15 min. This helps relax the muscles around the eyes which will make your eyes look bigger.
Get plenty of sleep:
To get your eyes to look their best they need to rest properly. Nowadays we spend the whole day straining our eyes a lot which means that they need proper rest. Make sure you are getting enough rest since your eyes are the one thing that makes you look tired.
Drink enough water:
This one is very important although most people underestimate the power of water. We dehydrate very quickly so make sure you are drinking at least 2 litres of water a day. This will help you keep your eyes and face hydrated and make you look your best.
When we are dehydrated our eyes become red and it’s difficult to produce tears to keep them moisturized. If you suffer from dryness in the eyes, this might be due to a season or just the area that you live in, you can consider buying eye drops to hydrate them a little bit extra. Use 1-2 drops in each eye. Don’t use the eye drops more than 3 times a day.
If you don’t like to drink water you can add a slice of lemon or a slice of cucumber to make drinking water more fun. You can also buy a fun water bottle or a fun cup/glass that will help you get motivated to drink enough water.
The tips listed here help temporarily and are not permanent. These are just some extra things you can do to make your eyes brighter.
Wear a tight bun or a tight ponytail:
The trick here is to wear a high ponytail or bun You want to make sure it is tight as well since this will lift your eyebrows and tighten your eyelids. It will make your eyes appear bigger and therefore brighter. Try this at home in a mirror to see if you see any difference.
Use an eye cream:
If you use a good eye cream this could make all the difference. It will help reduce the puffy appearance end lighten the dark circles under your eyes. Some also brighten the skin around it to make your eyes stand out. You can check Organys Rejuvenating Eye Formula for example.
Their formula also helps to reduce the wrinkles around your eyes and it contains vitamin C. We all know why vitamin C is important by now. Although using eye creams will not help overnight, it is one of the few things that will improve gradually and over time it will get better. The effect then will also be permanent and not temporary.
Place two spoons in a cup with eyes. Wait for them to be cold and place them under your eyes (where your dark circles usually are). This will help reduce any type of inflammation you have around your eyes and will make them look young and rested. Make sure the spoons are not wet before placing them under your eyes in case you just put cream or any other product on.
Find out the shape of your eyes:
If you are not sure what kind of eye shape you have you can google it. This might change your whole perspective on your eyes. Maybe you’ve just not been working with their shape but against it. It’s important to know where you stand so that you can adapt your makeup routine to that.
To do the tips below you will need some makeup. I will list for you what you need for each one which you’ll probably have at home.
You will need:
- Face powder
Use a concealer on your eyelid and under your eye (where your eyebags are) blend it out properly. Apply foundation as normally although I would recommend you use a beauty blender to blend the foundation. Beauty blenders are great to apply concealer and foundation since you need to dab with the beauty blender until everything is smooth. This way of blending just does make the difference. You can see for example this Beauty Blender.
You will need:
- Liquid eyeliner or pencil
- Black mascara
Draw a wing on your eyelid with the eyeliner. Try to create this wing at a 45-degree angle from the bottom of your eyelid. When applying the eyeliner try to create a thinner line in the middle of the eyelid. This will make your eyes look bigger and brighter. Always use mascara when you apply an eyeliner since it will mask the line a bit and make your eyes stand out more.
You will need:
- Eyebrow pencil
- Eyebrow shadow
For this, it’s up to your own liking whether you use a pencil or a set of shadows. Eyebrow can make or break your eyes. Make sure your eyebrows are not the centre of attention but that they are enhancing your eyes. Very big eyebrows might create the effect that your eyes are smaller and too thin eyebrows will look distracting.
Your eyebrows frame your eyes. Get comfortable at doing your eyebrows and maybe even follow some tutorials on your free time. Find out what shape of eyebrow works best for your eye shape and practice. A great tip to find the right angle for your wing is to look at your last lash and try to mimic the angle it’s going.
Highlight the important spots
You will need:
- Light nude shadows
To make your eyes look more doll-like you will need to highlight the inner corners of your eyes, next to the tear duct. Apply some light nude shades on your eyelid and apply the highlighter in the tear corner.
Also, apply some highlighter on the top of your cheekbones and under the outer corner of the eye. This will give you a younger look. Just make sure you don’t overdo it and that you blend it out properly with an eyeshadow brush.
Use Mate Eye Shadows: Using mate eyeshadow will help contour the eyes in a better way since it does not reflect the light like the eyeshadows that have glitter or sparkles in it.
Learn to contour: Learning to contour your eyes properly can change their shape completely. By knowing now what type of eye shape you can work with that to contour them into looking bigger and brighter.
Eyelash extensions: This can be anything from full lashes to individual lashes put on by a professional. It’s simple, the bigger the lashes, the bigger your eyes will look.
Mascara: Wearing mascara already opens and brightens your eyes a lot. Try to find a mascara that has some kind of volume or length boost. Depending on your own lashes you can find a mascara that suits you best. If you have many lashes but very short maybe find a lengthening mascara but if you have long lashes but not so many maybe find a mascara that gives you more volume.
Eyelash serum: You can use an eyelash serum to help your eyelashes grow. Here is an example of an eyelash serum you can get. The best thing about this serum is that it also works for your eyebrows.