No matter how well you’ve blended your contour or how flawlessly you’ve concealed your under-eye circles, there’s one oft-overlooked trick that can make your makeup look so much better: Whiten the whites of your eyes. Since there’s nothing worse than peeking from behind a perfect makeup look with bloodshot eyes, try these 5 ways to keep your peepers bright and white.
Wear More Blue
The next time you reach for your go-to black mascara and eyeliner, opt for this sneaky trick and grab a dark navy instead. The blue in your new eye-makeup stash will makes the whites of your eyes pop.
- Diorshow Mascara In Blue, Christian Dior
- Larger Than Life Long Wear Eyeliner in Rue Saint-Honor, NARS
When you’re dehydrated, your whole body tends to get dry, including your eyes. Try drinking at least 8 glasses of water each day to avoid dehydration and stop redness before it starts.
Take Your Vitamins
Redness can stem from inflammation in the outer tissues of the eyes. A diet high in omega-3 fatty acids or a daily dose of it in vitamins can help reduce inflammation and relieve redness.
Stay Away from Wearing Red
If your eyes are feeling especially bloodshot, avoid wearing red makeup that day—it’ll just make them more obvious. Opt for a nude lip, a navy eyeliner and bronzer for flattering wash of color.
Give Them a Rest
If you work at a computer all week (who doesn’t?), it’s important to give your eyes a rest every couple of hours. Take a walk, close your eyes for a couple of minutes or pop on a cooling eye mask. The same goes for long-haul flights and road trips.
Try these tricks and let me know if this works out for you!