Concealer isn’t the only way to fake eight hours. Research found that a combo of liner and mascara made eyes look 6 percent bigger. (Not piddly! Eye differences are perceptible at just 5 percent.) To reap max benefits, try these enlightening moves from makeup pro Suzy Gerstein.
Step 3. Mascara
Sweep on a lengthener, like Revlon Super Length Mascara ($5, amazon.com), and let it dry. Then apply a second coat to the lashes at the outer corners, focusing on building volume there, which draws the eyes up and apart. (Avoid these 5 mascara mistakes.)
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Step 4. Liner
Choose a gel formula, such as Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner ($25, sephora.com), that closely matches the color of your lashes (brown for light hair, black for dark). Draw an ultrathin stroke (sans the winged effect) along the upper lid. Skip liner altogether on the bottom; it minimizes eyes.
This article originally appeared in the June 2017 issue of Women’s Health. For more great advice, pick up a copy of the issue on newsstands now!