If there was one thing that i'd advice someone to do (well, in these circumstances..) it would be this; to curl your eyelashes. I can't express enough how much more awake and alive your eyes will look once you've taken the 30 seconds with a pair of these.
Honestly, I don't think it totally matters which type/brand of Eyelash Curlers you do use because they all do the same job. Obviously, you could buy a prettier pair, but that could cost £15-£20 more, and I don't see the point (for myself) at the moment. My Cosmopolitan Eye Lash Curler (£4.19 - Superdrug) definitely enhance and extend my lashes, making them look a lot better without even using mascara.
To use the curler you simply hold the handle, place over the eye lashes (trapping the lashes inside) and squeeze. It might help to hold the skin around your eye area away, to be more precise. You need to be careful not to pinch your eye lid or beneath the lash line because it will hurt.. a lot. Repeat on the second eye, and maybe do this process twice over to make sure the lashes are curled to the max. Apply mascara and you're good to go!
Hopefully this little step in your routine will make a difference to you, I couldn't live without curling my eye lashes on a day-to-day basis.