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How to Make the Whites of Your Eyes Look Extra White

February 21, 2020

Have you ever looked in the mirror only for the whites of your eyes to look, well, not so white? We know the feeling. Whether you’re under the weather or have fallen victim to a lack of sleep, it’s safe to say no one wants the whites of their eyes to have a reddish tint. But if you don’t have whitening eye drops on hand, what’s one to do? That’s when it’s time to turn to the power of beauty tips and tricks. Below, we’re sharing eye whitening beauty hacks, including makeup and skin care tips you can use to make the whites of your eyes look extra white. Bright eyes, here you come! 


One of the easiest ways to help brighten your eyes and create a whiter appearance is to highlight your inner corners. Just as highlighting your face reflects light and creates the illusion of luminance, highlighting the inner corners of your eyes can instantly make them appear more awake, radiant, and white. All you need to do so is a bit of white eye shadow. Pop the L’Oréal Paris Brilliant Eyes Shimmer Liquid Eye Shadow Makeup in String of Pearls or L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Petite Perle onto your inner corner, and you’re good to go! Yup, this eye whitening technique is that simple.


In case you haven’t heard, blue eye makeup happens to be one of the hottest makeup trends at the moment—and it also happens to be the perfect way to neutralize redness in the whites of your eyes. Think about the color wheel, and you’ll understand why. Since blue is located opposite of red, it can help counteract any unwanted redness. There are a couple of ways to give this tip a try for yourself.

Option #1: Blue eyeshadow. Go bold and paint your lids in a pretty blue hue. If you want an eye makeup look that stands out, try the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Endless Sea. Prefer something subtler? Opt for a navy blue, like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Grand Bleu.

Option #2: Blue eyeliner. Alternatively, you can use blue eyeliner to help cancel out redness and boost the whites of your eyes. Give the L’Oréal Paris Matte Signature Liquid Dip Eyeliner, Waterproof in Blue or L’Oréal Paris Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Cobalt Blue a try.

Option #3: Blue mascara. There’s one more blue eye makeup product we haven’t touched on: blue mascara! Give your lashes a few coats of the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Washable Bold Eye Mascara in Cobalt Blue for eyes that are white, bright, and on-trend!


Speaking of eye makeup, there are a few more products that can come in handy when creating the illusion of whiter eyes. One of those? Nude eyeliner! More specifically, using nude eyeliner to line your waterline can help your eyes appear bigger, whiter, more awake. Sound like you need to try it for yourself? Pick up the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Nude.


One way to give the illusion of whiter eyes is to create the appearance of more open, awake eyes, something we’ve already touched on. Another key trick for getting that wide-awake look is curling your lashes. Lashes that curl upward immediately boost the appearance of tired eyes. So, grab your eyelash curler and get to work! Need a little more guidance? Here’s How to Use an Eyelash Curler.


Speaking of eyes that appear more open, you can also use an eye-opening mascara to create the same effect. The L’Oréal Paris Bambi Eye Washable Mascara, Lasting Volume glides on smoothly for lifted, elongated lashes. The result? An instant, eye-opening effect. Score! Swipe on a few coats as part of your next makeup look.


Your makeup routine isn’t the only thing that can help the whites of your eyes look extra white—your skin care products can help, too! More specifically, an eye cream that brightens the under-eye area, like the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Rosy Tone Anti-Aging Eye Brightener Paraben Free, can work wonders. Pat the cream under your eyes each morning for brighter eyes that appear way less sleep-deprived.


Ever considered what could be causing the whites of your eyes to be not-so-white? Aside from feeling sick or not getting enough shut-eye, using the wrong makeup products could also be a factor. If you have sensitive eyes, eye makeup products that aren’t specifically formulated for them can lead to irritation and redness. So, be sure to use products that are ophthalmologist tested! Speaking of…

Next, stock your makeup bag with one (or a few) of Our Best Mascaras for Sensitive Eyes.

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