We’ve all been there, whether it’s watching one too many Netflix episodes, battling jetlag or losing track of time at happy hour the night before– sometimes you need help faking a full 8 hours of sleep. I mean theres only so much a venti coffee can do, am I right? So to help you look more rested after a night of losing out on sleep, I’ve got you covered with these 6 easy tips!
WHAT YOU NEED:
It may seem almost too obvious, but starting with a base is absolutely necessary. To cover imperfections and even out skin tone, you need a really good foundation. I used the Esteée Lauder double wear foundation in the shade Tawny. I applied it with a brush and made sure to blend it really well to give me flawless looking coverage.
After applying foundation all over my face, I picked a concealer that was two to three shades lighter than my foundation. Picking a lighter shade is an important step for brightening the under eye area and hiding those bags!
When you’re trying to look less tired, you should always go for a bright blush instead of a peachy/brown one. Brighter blushes make you look youthful and well-rested. I like to go heavy on the blush on those extra sleepy days!
You know I love my highlighter, but I really love highlighter (CaliGlow, of course) because it instantly gives me a luminous and healthy glow. For a natural glow, I use a fan brush to apply highlighter to the high points of my cheeks, the cupid’s bow and the tip of my nose. Using a fluffy eyeshadow brush, I also add a little to the inner corners of my eyes to really open them up. Then I use whatever is left on the brush, all over the lid. Lastly, I take a little bit more highlighter to accentuate the brow bone and complete the glow.
One of the most important steps for waking up your eyes is applying a lengthening mascara (read all about my favorite $7 one here). Adding mascara makes your eyes look bigger, brighter and more awake!
When it comes to lips, opt for brighter, rosier shades. Brighter shades make you look happier, which in turn makes you look way more rested. My go-to is a tinted lip balm to hydrate your lips while still giving them a pop of color. Pro tip: stay away from browns, washed out nudes or any dull shades that make you look like you just rolled out of bed!
There’s nothing worse than people repeatedly telling you, “you look tired,” right? Well the good news is, with these few makeup tips you can walk out the door looking way more awake than you feel– no coffee needed (even though of course, coffee will help too)!
What tips and tricks do you guys have for looking more awake after losing out on sleep? Share in the comments below!