how to: look less tired with make-up


Would you like to know how I fool people into thinking I get a full night of sleep?  I totally trick them with makeup.

Watch this quick video tutorial on how to brighten your eyes with a little makeup trick that I learned from the pros.

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Hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!


  1. Jessica @ One Shiny Star :

    Good tip – I’ve been doing this for a long time! :) Perhaps you could include a before/after comparison so the subtle change is easier to see. Thanks for the video though!

    • Allison :

      Of course you have. Because you’re a rock star.

      I’d be happy to do a before and after at some point in the future.

  2. Dina :

    thanks for the tip. I love all your suggestions. Heaven knows I can use all the help I can get!

    • Allison :

      Dina, you’re adorable. Thank you!

  3. Paula/adhocmom :

    Hmmm. I’m wondering if I can get away with emailing this post to my sister-in-law????

    • Allison :

      Do it, do eeeeeet.

  4. Heidi :

    I was wondering if you could post or if you have posted how to clean your make-up brushes. Thanks!

    • Allison :

      Heidi, I haven’t yet but it’s on my list of videos to do. Thanks for the reminder.


  5. Katelyn :

    Tried this today and I think it worked. Perhaps it was all in my head but my eyes did look brighter!

    • Allison :

      Doesn’t matter if you think it worked or if it DID work, if it makes YOU feel better.

  6. Marie :

    Okay, done. I need that shadow. I’m dying at the difference of brightness you had from one eye to the other. I need you to go shopping with me soon!

    • Allison :

      Let’s do it, because this would be amazing on your eyes. Fo sho.