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.


make your eyes look younger


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.


make your eyes look younger


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!


Gail x