Step One: Five minutes before makeup application, use cooling eye drops to soothe and whiten your eyes. Clear Eyes Eye Drops, $14.
Step Two: Create the illusion of bigger eyes with curled lashes – it’ll allow more light into the eye, therefore creating a brightened look. Top tip: if your lashes don’t hold curl well, blast your eyelash curler with a hairdryer before use to heat it up and strengthen the effect. Manicare Gold Plated Eyelash Curler, $17.
Step Three: Dab an illuminating concealer beneath your eyes and in the inner corners to hide dark shadows. Yve Saint Laurent Touché Eclat, $76.
Step Four: Applying a nude liner to the inner rim of your eye will make it appear bigger. MAC Technakohl Liner, $36.
Step Five: Keep eye shadow to a minimum – try one or two light colours, such as a gentle lilac or pink. Apply it across the eyelid, up to the brow. Blend pink into the socket, then run a soft black liner along the top and bottom lash line for a light, smoky appearance. Lancôme My French Palette, $98.
Step Six: Coat the lashes from root to top with black mascara for a glamorous, intense colour. Choose a lengthening mascara for the ultimate eye-opening effect. Bobbi Brown Glamour Extreme Lengthening Mascara, $57.