To help prevent your eyeshadow creasing, dust your eyelid with some translucent powder first
To avoid dry, itchy and strained eyes when you're working at your computer, remember 20-20-20: every 20 minutes focus on an object 20 feet away for 20 seconds.
Gently pat a small amount of hemorrhoid cream (about the size of a petits pois) around your eyes to get rid of puffiness. Very strange, but very effective, and all the top make-up artists use it on tired stars!
To get a straighter result with liquid liner, draw three small dashes - one on the outside corner of your eye, one in the middle and one on the inside corner - and then join them up for a smooth line
When applying dark eye make-up, use a cotton wool pad to apply plenty of loose powder under your eyes first. This will help to catch any falling colour and can be easily swept away afterwards
The skin around your eyes is thin and delicate, so always apply your eye cream by patting it in with your ring finger rather than rubbing
If your false lashes are too long and you need to cut them, always trim from the outer edge for a more natural lookWhen buying an eyeliner pencil, try it on the back of your hand first. If it is hard to draw a smooth line and it drags the skin, don't buy it; it will only do the same to your delicate eyes
If you find black eyeliner too harsh, try a smoky brown or grey eyeshadow instead.
To help your eyeshadow last longer, wipe some toner over your eyelids first to mattify the skin and help the shadow stick.
Keep your eye cream in the fridge - the cooling sensation will really help to 'de-puff' your eyes.Apply a highlighter or light eyeshadow just under the curve of your eyebrow for an instant eye lift.
Don't 'pump' your mascara as this will push air into the tube and dry it out. Instead, simply dip the wand in and twirl to get just the right amount on the brush, and to help your mascara last a lot longer.
If you want to re-use your false lashes, soak them in warm water, gently peel off any excess glue and then store them in their original container to keep their shape
If your eye or lip pencil is too soft and crumbly, pop it in the freezer for a few minutes. When you're ready to use it, draw a quick line on the back of your hand to warm it up a bit before applying.
Treat your tired eyes to a cheap and effective treatment. Keep your used green tea bags, cool them in the fridge, and then place them on your closed eyelids and relax for about 10 minutes. Bliss!
To make the whites of your eyes sparkle, and your eyes look larger, clearer and brighter, try using a white or peach-coloured pencil just inside the lower lid