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10 Better Ways to Do Grownup Eye Makeup

After almost two years in the shadows, it's time to give your peepers a whole new look

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Many of us spent the pandemic months free of eye makeup. Whether we were stuck at home in sweats or out and about under a mask and sunglasses, why bother? That’s all over now as we saunter back into everyday life, work and socializing. Suddenly the idea of playing around with shadows, liners and mascara is all we want to do. But what about our very grownup eyes? Somehow, they’re looking puffier, crepier or more deep-set than ever! No problem. Here’s how to make your peepers pop with a little cosmetic know-how.

Lois Joy Johnson is a beauty and style editor who focuses on women 50 and older. She was the beauty and style editor at Ladies’ Home Journal and a founding editor of More magazine. She has written three books: The Makeup Wakeup, The Wardrobe Wakeup and The Woman's Wakeup.

Editor's note: This article was originally published on Dec. 24, 2020. It has been updated with new products.