User's Manual: Eyes

The Golden Rules for Wide, Bright Eyes

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Open up your eyes

By Jennifer Scruby

Maybe it's the insomnia talking, but when it comes to unsolicited personal comments, "You look tired," ranks high on our hate list. After all, a little fluid retention can make even big eyes look squinty and an otherwise gorgeous face haggard. Pair that sign of sleepiness with bleariness, dark circles, or crow's feet, and suddenly the young can seem old beyond their years.

The upside: The more you know about your eyes, the easier it is to keep them sparkly. Some smart (and totally doable) lifestyle tweaks, along with a few ingenious makeup tricks, can transform zombie-esque moments into bright-eyed perfection.

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