Why These Blue Eye Drops Are the Secret to Making You Look Prettier

It's a French thing.

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Stark white eyeballs are the sleeper hit of beauty traits. They not only make you look more bright-eyed and awake, but your makeup just looks better set against a paper-white gaze.This is why makeup artists swear by eye drops.

But while clear formulas help get the job done, blue-tinted formulas are said to be even more effective. "Blue is on the opposite side of the color wheel and balances a red eye," explains Gállány beauty founder Ida Gàl-Csiszar.

The crème de la crème of the blue bunch are the Collyre Bleu Eye Drops, which for too long had only been available in France. But thanks to the global beauty ally that is Amazon, they're now available internationally. Needless to say, this is great news for your eyeballs.

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The Collyre Bleu formula only contains natural ingredients, while most rely heavily on a drug called tetrahydrozoline hydrochloride. And if you're wondering about the color, the "blue" in the drops is Methylene Blue, which is so safe it's actually been used for decades for a variety of ailments. As for addressing discoloration in the eyes, it not only works to cancel out redness, but helps cleanse the yellowness in your sclera (the white part of the eye). No wonder it's become an imported, makeup artist kit staple.

Whether you have allergies, are getting ready to take a selfie, or just need a boost after a long day of staring at a computer screen, this blue elixir will do the trick. So we're officially adding it to the list of la pharmacie essentials.

Original Laiter Collyre Bleu Eye Drops, $20; amazon.com.

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