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The Line Smoother
Carita Paris Supreme Wrinkle Solution Eye Patch [PRO3W], £43.20 for 10 patches, www.feelunique.com
These genius priming patches work to smooth the skin around the eyes so that your concealer goes on flawlessly without settling into lines and wrinkles. Chill the patches in the fridge before applying for extra soothing power. Leave them on for 10 minutes and massage in any leftover serum for brighter-looking eyes in a flash.
The Glow Getter
Topshop The Airbrush Primer, £12, www.topshop.com
This skin primer does what it says – it’s packed with photo-reflecting particles to give a dull complexion an instant healthy glow. Plus it acts like an Instagram filter to blur imperfections and visible pores. We love wearing it on it’s own for a natural-looking, flawless finish.
Origins No Puffery Cooling Roll-on for Puffy Eyes, £24, www.boots.com
We can’t get enough of this roll-on treatment. It’s hands down the best ‘debag’ eye mask we’ve found. It de-puffs thanks to a yeast extract (sounds gross but it works!) and instantly cools over-partied peepers too. The best part? It’s got mushroom extract to get rid of any pink-y redness at the corners of your eyes – a telltale sign of too many late nights.
The Eye Brightener
Rimmel London Wake Me Up Concealer, £5.49, www.boots.com
This gives some serious coverage but without the crepiness or piling you often get with high-coverage concealers. Tap it under your eyes, into the inner corners to banish brown and blue-toned dark circles (that’s thanks to lots of pigment and a brightening vitamin and peptide complex). Our beauty editor likes to smooth it over top of her eyelids too to even out any yellow or red tones and act as an eyeshadow primer to boot.
By Malena Harbers