Beauty: Products to make eyes pop




Eye products are enjoying soaring sales in the age of the face mask as we all focus on perfecting our peepers. Lisa Millard picks the eye-popping products

Slip silk pillowcase, from £85, slipsilkpillowcase.co.uk

Sleeping on a silk pillowcase has the ring of the princess to it, and why not? This is an investment, but silk does come with qualities to make it a good bedtime companion – fibres are less absorbent than other materials so reduce stretching and pulling on delicate facial skin. Sleep creases that come with ageing are less likely on silk and bed head becomes a distant memory. Treat yourself

Sunday Riley Auto Correct Brightening and Depuffing Cream, £60, Space NK, Trinity Sreet, Cambridge and spacenk.com

Yes, this is not cheap – but it really does make a difference. You know that puffy and pillowy way under eyes can look in the morning? Well consider all bags banished, smoothed, revived and brightened by this nourishing cream (caffeine and Brazilian ginseng, shea and cocoa butters). Great wake-up call

Katherine Daniels Instant Effect Eye Masks, £60, katherinedanielscosmetics.com

Masks offer an instant pick-me-up to tired eyes and this multi award-winning brand will plump, smooth and hydrate the delicate skin around the eyes to leave them looking and feeling brighter. Formulated with sea kelp and hyaluronic acid, use the mask once or twice a week for maximum effect – wear while submerged in a fragranced bath for a full-on relax and revive sesh

The Body Shop Drops of Youth Eye Concentrate, £20, and Revitalising Precision Eye Roller, £12, thebodyshop.com

The Drops of Youth Concentrate formulated with Edelweiss plant stem cells comes with a roller applicator to gently massage and revive the under eye area while applying this refreshing and fine line-smoothing serum. The Eye Roller is the same idea – and you can use it to apply any of your eye products. Genius

Rimmel Lasting Radiance Concealer and Eye Illuminator, £7.49, Boots and Superdrug

Packed with Vitamin C, this modestly priced eye concealer punches way above its financial weight. A sponge applicator dabs the concealer gently around the eye area (feel free to use elsewhere too) and simply tap fingertips to blend seamlessly. Hydrating and concealing, this beauty is a must for early mornings and a quick-fix between Zoom meetings

Pip & Lil Original Reusable Face Wipes, from £6 for four, pipandliloriginal.bigcartel.com

Dump the cotton wool for removing eye make-up and use these delightful, reusable and machine washable face wipes. One side boasts a pretty fabric design and the other is sumptuously soft towelling. Use the corners of the closed seam version like a cotton bud for precision under eye make-up removal. I simply use hot water and soap to clean mine between washes. Just gorgeous

Dr Hauschka Eye Make-up Remover, £20, John Lewis, Grand Arcade, Cambridge

This lovely wellness brand does everything to a high standard and theeye make-up remover is no exception. Using quality sesame and sunflower oils to nourish, the formula leaves the eye around the skin feeling hydrated while even the toughest waterproof make-up is removed without trace. Worth every penny

Eyelure London Promagnetic Eyeliner and Lash System, £20, Boots

No glue needed, this latest lash innovation features a magnetic eyeliner which you attach the lashes to. Eyelure’s offering has good reviews for ease of use so ideal for beginners. If you are well versed in creating an alluring upper-lid eyeline then you won’t look back – and results are impressive. Choose from fluttery light for every day or vamp it up for full-volume Bambi effect



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