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How your eyes look says a lot about you. For example, if you’re tired, it takes a bit of cosmetic know-how to hide it. That’s why we wrote “How to Look Like You’re Not Tired”. But sometimes you just need help hiding puffy bags, creating the perfect line with your eyeliner or getting your shadow to stay put in order to look more polished. These makeup tips will show you how to make your eyes look their best every day.

15 Makeup Tricks for the Best Eyes

Eye Makeup Tricks to Look Your Best

Dust eyelashes with baby powder before applying mascara to make them look fuller and longer. You can also apply baby powder between coats if you have thin lashes that need multiple coats of mascara.

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Heat up your lash curler to make your eyelashes stay curled for longer.

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Tired of your eyeliner pulling on your eyelids? Use a cigarette lighter to heat it up first. Be sure to let it cool to a reasonable temperature before applying, though.

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If you have close-set eyes, learn where to concentrate light and dark colors on your eyelids to make them look like they’re wider apart than they really are.

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Put a spoon underneath your lashes when applying mascara to keep it from getting on your skin. No cleanup means you’re out the door faster in the mornings!

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Pull shadow outwards at the corners to elongate the lid and make eyes appear less round.

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Eye shadow primer not only makes your eye shadow last longer, it helps prevent creasing, too. If you’re not using a primer before applying your shadow, give it a try! You’ll be surprised at the difference it makes.

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Place tape along your eye at the corner to create the perfect winged-out look.

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Scotch tape can also help you perfect your liquid eyeliner technique.

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Use both dark and light shades of concealer under the eye to conceal puffy bags and dark circles. The darker shade is applied toward the outer corner of the eye to conceal the puffiness, and the lighter shade on the inside toward the nose helps conceal the dark circles.

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Intensify any eye shadow by first filling in the lid with a white pencil. BAM! Punched up color in a flash.

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Mascara can double as an eyeliner in a pinch. Just apply some to an eyeliner brush, and you’re all set.

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Apply mascara before placing false lashes to make it easier to put them on and to protect your lashes from the glue.

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Use a toothbrush to comb brows into place. And if you don’t have any brow gel on hand, hair gel, pomade or hairspray works in a pinch.

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If you prefer a softer look with your eyeliner, smudging it will help you achieve that. Not sure how to smudge your eyeliner properly? This video tutorial will show you how!

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