Chris Appleton's secret for faking big eyes is genius

Albeit a little ick

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / July 22 2020

Using a bit of makeup trickery to make your eyes look larger is an age-old beauty lover secret – a tale as old as time you could say. So, when celebrity hairstylist Chris Appleton shared his no-makeup necessary secret to big, bright, beautiful peepers during a recent interview with WhoWhatWear, we were all ears. 

The secret Chris revealed is (drumroll please): eye drops. Specifically, Lumify Redness Reliever Eye Drops, as Chris explained, “it shrinks the blood vessels in your eye, making your eyes look really wide, and it literally makes your eyes sparkle.” 

"Before quarantine, I was using this all the time for shoots, and it's a secret little recipe,” he said. “For anyone who wants brighter eyes, just one drop of this stuff in each eye is magic. 

The tip is a great one to remember for special occasions – particularly events with open bars and a click happy professional photographer. Or for the day after at brunch if things get really blurry. Thank you Chris you do not know how much we needed this. 

"I think the eyes are the biggest giveaway when you're tired, so for me, this is a lifesaver. I haven't been using it during quarantine because I've been getting a lot of sleep, but for anyone who wants brighter eyes, or has bloodshot eyes, or just wants the eye whites to look super-bright, it's a moneymaker."

The more you know, aye.

Check out Chris’ full radiance-enhancing skin care routine below:

Top off your newly gleaming gaze with these iridescent illuminator edits.

Main image credit: @chrisappleton1

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).