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 three 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. 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 can be picked up from Boots or Superdrug for £5.99, although there is usually some sort of deal going on so you can probably pick it up for less.
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. This costs £3.99 (an absolute steal), and can be bought from either Superdrug or Boots.
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 a store called Bodycare which is around the corner from my university campus, 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 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? Let me know in the comments below.
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