Whether you're constantly getting those highly coveted eight hours of beauty sleep or regularly pulling all-nighters, sometimes your face needs a little waking up, and the best way to do it is by highlighting your eyes and making them pop. If you're eyes appear awake, the rest of your face will, too.
Thick, black liner and dark eyeshadows can often enhance dark under eye circles, and they do nothing for crack-of-dawn puffiness. Since the minimal look is more than acceptable these days, you can even skip the shadow and liner altogether on days when you're in a hurry.
Stick with products like these for giving your eyes an extra touch of brightness.
bareMinerals Well-Rested Face & Eye Brightener: Dab a small amount on the inner corner of your eye, just near the tear duct, and pat it in. Apply a small amount on the brow bone, just under your eyebrow as well. This will help highlight the areas of your eyes that can tend to look shadowed. Available at bareMinerals
NYX 'Slim' Eye Pencil in White: Gently pull down your lower eyelid and carefully apply a thin line to the waterline (area nearest your eyeball). A small amount goes a long way, and remember that the key is to make the whites of your eyes stand out, not to draw attention to the fact that you're wearing white eyeliner. Available at Nordstrom and Ulta
Estee Lauder Sumptuous Bold Volume Lifting Mascara: Finish off the look with a coat or two of mascara on both the top and bottom lashes. Not only are spidery lashes so hot right now, but they do well to frame your eyes and make you look that much more alert and put together. Available at Macy's