One would think that a weekend away from work would manifest itself in a well-rested, bright and cheery complexion for Monday morning. Unfortunately, such is not always the case. Late nights, hot dates, crying babies, too much red wine, allergies, and basic “burning the midnight oil” can lead to a less than bright appearance, particularly under the eyes.
With a plethora of beauty fix-its in the market, there is no reason why any woman (or man for that matter) should not be able to fake hours of sleep and the resulting beautifully bright and rested skin and eyes.
Check out our top 5 eye brighteners for Monday Morning Must-Haves:
1. Step over to the “Bright Side”
Brighten your under eye area instantly and receive long-term benefits as well with targeted treatment eye cream.
Try: Korres Wild Rose Instant Brightening Eye Treatment $35
A velvety eye cream that instantly brightens the undereye area while diminishing the appearance of dark circles and fine lines.
Rose-gold toned optical brighteners add instant luminosity, revitalizing the eye area so eyes appear brighter and more incandescent after just one application.
2. Pull an “Inside Job”
A nude liner in the waterline of your under eye area is an instant wakeup call with brightening benefits.
Tarte EmphasEYES™ Inner Rim Brightener $18
A brightening eyeliner for the inner rim of the eye.
3. Tune in to “Prime Time”
Used alone or with eyeshadow, a primer for your eyelid will obliterate the ugly and brighten your eye area.
Try: Too Faced Shadow Insurance Candlelight Softly Illuminating Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer $18
A versatile eye shadow primer that imparts a sexy, soft-focused light and a subtle metallic sheen whether worn as a base for color or alone.
Try: Yves Saint Laurent TOUCHE ÉCLAT – Radiant Touch $40
5. It’s Okay to “Fake it”
When you are packing bags, dealing with dark shadows or unwanted puffiness, by all means fake it.
Try: bareminerals® Well-Rested® Face & Eye Brightener $22
A mineral eye brightener that instantly revives a lackluster complexion.