Eye-Opening Tips for Brighter-Looking Eyes

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Photograph by Erica McCartney
Set your sights on brighter-looking eyes with these super skincare finds and easy camouflaging tricks.
Photograph by Erica McCartney
Photograph by Erica McCartney

Laugh Lines: Fix Them

Those little wrinkles are a proud testament to happy memories, but many of us would like ours to be a touch less obvious. They form because the skin around our eyes is extra thin -- thus delicate -- so use an eye cream with retinol to help increase firmness and resiliency. We like Roc Retinol Correxion Eye Cream ($22.99, target.com); just dab it on morning and night.

Originally published in the February 2014 issue of FamilyFun magazine.

Photograph by Erica McCartney
Photograph by Erica McCartney

Laugh Lines: Hide Them

Because heavy creams actually magnify lines, you may be better off using a light concealer such as Physicians Formula Youthful Wear Cosmeceutical Youth-Boosting Concealer ($12.95, physiciansformula.com), on top of your eye cream. Its two built-in concealers, a stick and a cream, provide full coverage while smoothing lines, and the roller ball tool makes blending easy.

Originally published in the February 2014 issue of FamilyFun magazine.

Photograph by Erica McCartney
Photograph by Erica McCartney

Dark Circles: Fix Them

So-called raccoon eyes can be caused by fatigue, allergies, alcohol, genetics, and eye irritation, and it's best to see a dermatologist about severe shadows. If yours are mild, apply Avon Elements Skin Revitalize 2-in-1 Brightening Eye Roller ($12.99, avon.com) morning and night -- the antioxidant-rich berry complex combats discoloration.

Originally published in the February 2014 issue of FamilyFun magazine.

Photograph by Erica McCartney
Photograph by Erica McCartney

Dark Circles: Hide Them

After you use the eye roller (see previous slide), mask under-eye circles for the day with an apricot-tinted concealer like Benefit Erase Paste ($26, benefitcosmetics.com), which cancels out blue and purplish tones. To apply, draw tiny stripes, then blend.

Originally published in the February 2014 issue of FamilyFun magazine.

Photograph by Erica McCartney
Photograph by Erica McCartney

Puffy Eyes: Fix Them

Here's how to look as if you got your beauty rest, even when you didn't. Before bed, apply a cream that's rich in caffeine, which reduces swelling by constricting blood vessels. We like Kiehl's Eye Alert ($21.50, kiehls.com), which also contains cucumber and alfafa extracts to hydrate and to reduce inflammation.

Originally published in the February 2014 issue of FamilyFun magazine.

Photograph by Erica McCartney
Photograph by Erica McCartney

Puffy Eyes: Hide Them

Lightweight Almay Wake Up Undereye Concealer ($8.99, almay.com) is easy to apply to tender spots, thanks to the tip's soft applicator brush. And its soothing cucumber, aloe vera, and green tea extracts help lessen any remaining swelling.

Originally published in the February 2014 issue of FamilyFun magazine.

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