STYLE & BEAUTY
11/04/2014 07:00 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

6 Eye Makeup Tricks That'll Transform Your Everyday Look

Picture this: You climb out of bed and look in the mirror only to have a very sleepy person staring back at you. Sound familiar? We get it. It is sometimes a struggle waking up in the morning, especially after a long night (but we won't ask about that).

Even if you're tired, you can fake the appearance of a good night's sleep with some cool makeup effects. And who better to tell us about them than the women on the streets of notoriously non-stop New York.

From the power of eyeshadow to a mini-lesson in Applying Mascara 101, here's six bits of advice that will have us looking bright-eyed every, single day.

Actually use your nude liners.
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Jordan says: "[I use] a nude eyeliner on the inner water line because I'm exhausted all the time and this takes out the redness and makes you look awake."

Get fuller lashes with powder.
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Emily says: "Sweeping powder over my eyelashes is a great way to make them thicker and elongate the wear of my mascara. I also like holding a piece of tissue underneath my bottom lashes when applying mascara to them; this protects my skin from being smeared with mascara while allowing me to be more thorough with the mascara application."

Refresh with some eyedrops.
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Renee says: "I used to work for Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell and this is a trick that all the models use: Put in eye drops just before you have a photo taken, especially if your eyes are tired, and it wakes you up -- your eyes look fresh and rested!"

Double up on your product supply.
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Sizwe says: "I almost always wear more than one mascara, usually a combination of a lengthener and a thickener."

Use a bright eyeshadow, like white, to fake a well-rested look.
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Jemma says: She makes her eyes look awake with lash-defining mascara and a little bit of white eyeshadow dusted on her eyes' inner corners.

Perfect eye-opening winged liner, on-the-go!
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Kate says: "I start with a cat-eye and then I just blend. I put on both brown and navy. Navy went on this morning and [then] I layered the brown on while I was on the subway and continued to blend."

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