To our dismay, it’s quite difficult to conceal tired eyes, whether they’re the result of a bad night’s sleep or just overall tiredness. The eyes reveal everything! Thankfully, brightening waterline eyeliner may instantly revive your sleepy eyes.
It brightens the eyes and helps them appear more alive!” explains famous makeup artist Lisa Aharon. It can also give the appearance of larger eyes—I like to use an eye brightening pencil in the inner corners to extend and fake the form.” The pro, who has Rachel Brosnahan, Florence Welch, and Kate Bock as clientele, explains that the goal is to neutralise or cover your waterline’s natural pink, red, or black tone. In some ways, it’s similar to colour correction for the eyes.
Aharon says that the shade you use to brighten the waterline actually depends on your skin tone, the natural colour of your waterline, and the effect you’re aiming. She prefers an off-white or nude tint that is more adaptable and subtle than a glaring white for every day. “Bright white can give you a more editorial or theatrical vibe,” she explains, “though it will be less obvious on pale skin.
Chanel Le Crayon Khol Intense Eye Pencil in 69 Char
Chanel makes some of our favourite eyeliners, so we’re keeping Char, a brightening hue, on our radar. It’s a light, peachy nude with a semi-matte finish that can provide the perfect barely-there shade for modest illumination.
Diorshow Khôl pencil in 009 White Khôl
Take a page from Philips’ playbook and go shopping for the eyeliner he wore to the Diorshow. He used 009 White Khôl to create a “white-gray veil” along the waterline and root of the lashes. To further personalise your style, the creamy pencil includes a blending tip.
Charlotte Tilbury Rock ’N Kohl Eyeliner Pencil in Eye Cheat
Fans of Charlotte Tilbury’s kohl eyeliner in classic colours such as black and blue should definitely pick up this lightening hue. The pencil is designed to impart width and fullness to the eyes and is infused with crushed pearl powder to moisturise and smooth skin when applied—also it’s waterproof for up to 14 hours.
Chantecaille Eye-Brightening Kajal- Nude
It’s smooth, glides on effortlessly, and has a wonderfully attractive light pink tone that works nicely for the inner corners,” Aharon adds. Because the composition contains aloe, it should not irritate the lash line while brightening the whites of your eyes.
Make Up For Ever Artist Color Pencil in 500 Boundless Bisque
Make Up For Ever’s versatile Color Pencils are a must-have for every travel makeup bag because they are made with the eyes, lips, and brows in mind. You can’t go wrong with its nude-ish hue, Boundless Bisque, to cover up any eye redness.