As a student, I go through a number of late nights/early morning combinations. The leaves me with tired eyes and tired skin, and I’ve tried more products than I can count in order to combat this. I have a few products which I swear by when I’ve got particularly tired looking eyes.
Rimmel Match Perfection 2-in-1 Concealer and Highlighter is a product that I use on a daily basis to conceal my under-eye circles, early morning or not. I know a lot of people love Rimmel’s Wake Me Up concealer for this, but I much prefer this product. I find that the Match Perfection range isn’t as thick in consistency as the Wake Me Up range, but the concealer is thick enough to cover any dark circles I’ve got lurking about. As it is a highlighter as well as a concealer, it really brightens the undereye area and hides any tired looks. It comes with a brush applicator which I then blend out with the Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush (I’m still searching for that perfect concealer brush), and it blends beautifully. I wear this in the shade Ivory, and it retails for £5.99 – definitely worth it.
Seventeen Doll’d Up Mascara is a mascara which my mum bought for me a couple of Christmases ago. I probably would never have picked it up myself but I love it, and have repurchased it two or three times. It’s actually a pretty good dupe for Benefit’s Roller Lash Mascara, so if you’re debating buying that, I’d definitely pick this up first and see if you like it. And as an added bonus, it is less than half the price of Roller Lash. Like Roller Lash, it has a plastic wand, and it really hugs every lash. This boosts eyelashes instantly, opening the eyes which makes you appear more awake. Seventeen products can be bought in Boots, and this mascara retails for £6.29.
Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Liner in Nude is the perfect ‘wake up’ shade. Any redness in the waterline gets concealed instantly by this eyeliner, and it doesn’t budge throughout the day. It is definitely Waterproof like the name states. This rectifies any redness with one swipe across the waterline, and I swear by this product on tired eye days, not just on an early morning. This costs £3.99 (an absolute steal), and can be bought wherever you’d normally pick up your Rimmel goodies.
I also have a sneaky bonus product from the non-makeup section of my life. I love the Simple Kind To Eyes Revitalising Eye Roll On. I glide a light layer under my eyes and blend with my fingers after washing my face for an instant refresh. The cooling cucumber extract reduces any puffiness that may sit under my eyes, making me look much more awake. I wait for it to dry, then after moisturising, I’m good to apply any makeup I desire. This can be bought in so many places, but can be bought in Boots for £5.19 (I got this in Body Care, and I’m sure it was closer to £2.50/£3).
All of these products are found in the drugstore, so are a pocket friendly addition to your makeup bag and early morning routine. They are perfect for anybody who struggles with tired looking eyes in the mornings, just like me.
Do you have any go-to products for when your eyes needs a wake up in the morning?