Soothe the tired eyes 

Runway goddesses reveal beauty tricks to ward off the morning puffiness from your eyes. Disclaimer, no expensive concealers involved!
  • 13 Oct - 19 Oct, 2018
  • Mag The Weekly
  • Beauty

Waking up to craters under your eyes after a long night is something all women can relate to. Dabbing on dollops of expensive concealer under our eyes to diminish signs of weariness has become the morning make-up drill a.k.a nemesis. It’s time we move on to more cost-effective and permanent solutions to the weary-eye problems. Who are a better pick to make a beeline to for these problems than the reigning super models of Hollywood, who spend long nights at after parties tethering in high heels, yet wake up fresh as a daisy with bright eyes? They live straight-off-the-plane, go through back-to-back shows, fittings and events, that leave little, if any, time for a good night’s sleep. And for runway regulars whose job it is to arrive fresh-faced and glowing, an arsenal of expert tricks are necessary to camouflage signs of exhaustion in the delicate, telltale area. Here’s looking at what these four models do and prescribe to soothe tired eyes.

Magdalena Frackowiak

“The best thing is to [glide] an ice cube under the eyes. And then just go around the rest of your face so your circulation improves. It’s great for puffiness. Also, drink a lot of water with lemon juice in the morning because it alkalises the blood!”

Indira Scott

“It’s a whole little situation. I do a 5-to-10-minute meditation in the morning and sun salutations if I can. I light candles and listen to brainwave power music. You can find it on YouTube, there are a whole plethora of options. Then, it’s either cucumbers or cold spoons for the eyes. They’re the best. Also, I drink a lot of coconut water!”

Natasha Poly

“My advice the night before – because that’s where it all starts – is no sushi with soy sauce! It gives you the worst puffy eyes. In the morning, after I brush my teeth, I use a jade roller over the under eye area. I do a facial massage with it. It’s super cold and icy. It feels good and makes a huge difference with the eyes. Then I usually opt for a rose cream face mask to brighten things up!”


“Sometimes, if I don’t have products with me, I’ll grab a green or chamomile tea bag, then either dip it in warm water or put it in the fridge and make it nice and cool. I put it on the eyes and let it chill for a little bit. I do it at shows a lot. It’s like I’m crying tears of herbal tea.”