How To: Make Your Eyes Look Younger
I was out with a friend recently and couldn’t help but notice how pretty her eyes looked. She always wears lovely make-up, but something was different. Let’s just say, I couldn’t take my eyes off her.
I was trying to work out what was different when I realised that she must had read an article that had caught my attention a few months back. It was an article on how to make your eyes look younger and I had started to the follow the tip and loved the result.
Never one to keep a positive thought to myself I told her that she was looking fab and was she wearing her eye make-up differently. She was and had received quite a few complements about it already. It turns out that she was following the tip that I had read, which is obviously too good to keep to myself, so I thought I would share it with you.
Before the big reveal, I just wanted to ask if you’ve tried Benefits Roller Lash yet? If not, it’s a product worth giving a go. Benefit are forever bringing out unique products to make us look fab and I have a fair few of their products, including the HollywoodGlo highlighter and Thrrob – a ‘turned on’ flush of blusher (!) in my make-up kit.
Never knowingly missing an opportunity to dive into duty free, I was rushing through to departures on a holiday earlier in the year, when I screeched to a halt at the Benefit counter to pick up a new wand of They’re Real, a gorgeous mascara highly recommended and loved by many. Who doesn’t want a few pennies off their purchase!
The assistant, taking no notice of my clear signs of anxiety that I make it to the plane on time (red, sweaty, slightly aggressive expression), disarmed me by asking if I had heard of their new mascara. An upgrade from They’re Real and offering to lift my lashes and give more pop to my eyes.
I am one for reading up and knowing exactly what I’m buying before I purchase. I can dither a bit to be honest and this wasn’t cheap mascara that I could lose in a drawer if it didn’t match up to the promise, but her pluckiness impressed me (with even less time she would have got short shrift) and I got out my plastic.
Basically, Roller Lash is a roller for lashes! It has a ‘hook ‘n’ roll’ brush that latches on to your lashes, separates, lifts and curls them, thereby opening the eyes. In a consumer panel test 94% said that eyes look more wide open.
It comes in Ink Black, thank heaven. I’ve tried brown mascara before and I don’t know about you, but I can put make-up on in the morning and then mid-afternoon realise it looks as if I’ve taken the whole nude make-up look way too far! I need definition.
The mascara itself has a luscious texture to it and the brush does curl my lashes. I’ve never used lash curlers, but Benefit suggests you can ditch these now Roller Lash is here. Performance-wise, by using the new, patent-pending, hook design brush, your lashes will hold their curl for up to 12 hours and I have to stay my lashes do stay in place. In fact, I can find it quite tricky to get off at the end of the day (it’s water-resistant), so I use cleansing oil help to dissolve it.
I love it and 10 months later I have just purchased a second one. So if you’re in the market for mascara, maybe take a look at Roller Lash, especially with party season soon to be upon us.
And, if you want to make even more of a statement, with your make-up here’s the tip to make your eyes appear younger. Wear liner on your inner lash line! Yep, it’s that simple. But it works like this. Science dictates that younger eyes have a greater iris-to-sclera ratio than older eyes (how much coloured iris and white (sclera) can be seen). By pencilling the waterline we replicate the magic ratio and voila, give our eyes a more youthful (read: sexier) appearance.
And who doesn’t want to be appear hot. Unless you’re half cantering through departures!