Nothing says “I stayed up all night partying” like tired looking eyes. Sometimes they’re puffy or can be deep-set but the darkness on the lids and under-eye is guaranteed every time. If you’re in a hurry, concealer is your best friend but most of the time it’s not nourishing your under eye area, which happens to be 1/3 thinner than the rest of your skin, and it needs the TLC that only eye skincare can give.

Follow these easy 3 steps for brighter, more energized eyes.


Clean the under eye area. After a long night, we tend to not clean our faces as well as weeknights because it’s late and our bed is calling our name. If you sported a smoky eye with tons of mascara, you’re sure to still have makeup residue lurking around so clean the area gently with a soothing makeup wipe like the ones from Burt’s Bees Cucumber and Sage Facial Cleansing Towelettes, $5.99. These towelettes are catered for dry skin and eyes can always use extra moisture.

Eye treatment. This is the most important step as you want to deliver as much moisture as you can and under eye patches are the best way to do so. Take your favorite under eye patches and place them in the freezer for about 15 minutes before using. The cool patches will help de-puff the eyes and make them look livelier. If you don’t have any eye patches, green tea bags and cucumbers also work just as great.

Concealer with skin benefits. If you plan on going out after applying this treatment, be sure to conceal with a concealer that has skincare benefits for maximum results. There are more and more concealers coming out that have eye benefits and one of the most popular is Benefit’s Fakeup, $24. This concealer has the actual product in the middle and a ring of clear moisture around it to tackle both concerns at once.

Next time you’re out late whether at the office or at a club, try these simple tips to have more awake and bright eyes.