Eyes Wide Open
Concealer isn’t the only way to fake eight hours. The 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.
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Step 1 / Lid Eye Shadow
Bright eyes look more awake, so apply a peach hue (it nixes discoloration), such as L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Mono Eye Shadow in Little Beige Dress ($6, lorealparisusa.com), from the lash line to just below the crease
Step 2 / Crease Eye Shadow
Blend a rose-gold shade, like Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow in Antique Rose ($25, bobbibrown cosmetics.com), into the crease, which will create the illusion of depth, making your eyes look larger.
Step 3 / Mascara
Sweep on a lengthener, like Revlon Super Length Mascara ($9, at drugstores), 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.
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.
SMELL OF VICTORY
The words exercise and perfume together may recall a junior-high locker room filled with clouds of too-sweet body mists, but hear us out. According to the perfume subscription service Scentbird.com, one of the top new searches is for “workout fragrances,” the theory being that users want help getting amped for the gym. But what might pump you up could make someone else pass out, so we asked Anne McClain, founder and perfumer of Brooklyn’s MCMC Fragrances, how to (responsibly) get away with scenting and sweating.
ROLL WITH IT.
Most fragrance sprays are alcohol-based and tend to have more wafting power (plus they can linger on clothing). Try an oil, which rolls directly onto your skin and keeps the fragrance farther away from your ellipticaling neighbor.
STICK TO CITRUS.
Fruity or herbal notes, which are light and less noticeable to sensitive noses, are the scents most associated with energy. The aromatherapeutic properties of bergamot, for instance, found in Malin + Goetz Petitgrain Perfume Oil ($50, malinandgoetz.com), have been shown to combat fatigue in studies. Avoid heavy notes like ouds, which are more distracting.
Apply it 20 minutes before exercise so the most potent top notes can dissipate. This is particularly important for confined areas, like a yoga studio.