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Perk up peepers with the latest anti-ageing products for your eyes
Want to make your eyes look younger? If a simple swipe of mascara isn’t cutting the mustard, try these easy, speedy eye tricks. We’ve round up the best creams to deplete the puff and tackle dark circles, as well as extra steps that bathe lids in radiance and enhance the whites of your eyes.
From the tap-on highlighter that throws the light off discolouration and casts a pretty sheen to a crucial lash-curling tip, we’ve unveiled all you need for a youthful gaze. No makeup cheat is complete without good skincare, too, so we’ve compiled a line-up of treatments that work in the long-term. These products are fatigue-busting powerhouses.
The experts over at sister beauty site Powder have got your eyes covered, too. Their selection of eye creams have been rounded up by beauty editors from some of your favourite magazines. Simply sign up, fill in your likes, dislikes and what you need from your products, and they’ll offer up recommendations entirely bespoke to you.
Now, without further ado, let’s get those peepers brightened up. See the creamy highlighter below and keep clicking through the gallery for more tips…
Topshop Highlighting Contour Cream in Swipe, £9
It’s no secret that a touch of concealer can set you on the fast track to brighter eyes. But are you skipping the second simple step that enhances those effects? After disguising dark circles, we recommend hooking a highlighter in the tear ducts for a dewy, radiant look that directs attention away from discolouration.
This ultra blendable cream is perfect; simply tap it over the inner-corners of your eyes, just below your brows and along your cheekbones to cheat a glow.
Just as a slick of blue-toned lipstick can bump up the brightness in your teeth, a neat nuance of blue mascara can counteract yellow tones in the whites of eyes. You don't have to go for an all-out aqua eye - a touch of this navy lacquer nudged into the base of your lashes (over black mascara, if you wish) will do the trick.
Take eye bags down by placing a metal-tipped eye gel - like this one - in the fridge before gliding it on. The coolness of the rollerball reduces puff, and works in tandem with skin calming mushroom extract and brightening yeast extract for dewy lids. Clever stuff.
The benefits of curling your lashes go far beyond a flawless flutter. In doing so, you let more light enter the iris, thus making your eyes look brighter. This curler is the best we've found for an impressive grip and a flattering shape. Press into the base of your lashes, release, and then repeat near the tip of the strands for a super curl.
While white liner can look too harsh, a nude eyeliner like this one traced in the rims of eyes will deplete the redness that can make eyes look fatigued. Hey presto - a luminous gaze in a flash.
A gentle peeling system for the eye region can help to soften wrinkles. Try Ole Henriksen Truth Is In The Eyes to eradicate dull, sallow skin and plump lines.
A super-hydrating treat, this rich serum is packed with youth-boosting nutrients, peptides and antioxidants to help visibly brighten dark circles, smooth lines and increase radiance.
Hefty price tag we know, but the powerful actives in Chantecaille Nano Gold Eye Serum really do seem to reduce dark circles, iron out fine lines and drain any ageing puffiness.
The feather light formula of this eye gel tones and revitalises the delicate eye are with aloe and rose.
Need some serious skincare? The milk peptides in Nude Advanced Eye Compex's potent blend help to stimulate collagen production, reduce pesky fine lines and de-puff tired peepers.
This eye serum uses concentrated boosts of Algae and Fern Tree to lift, firm and stimulate fresh cell renewal, instantly brighten, de-puff and nourish dry skin.