Between juggling all of life’s demands, a long holiday to-do list and working in an “always-on” career, I’m no stranger to sacrificing sleep. And when ladies lose that much-needed beauty sleep, we fall victim to dark under-eye circles, skin sallowness and general dullness.
But there are tricks to faking beauty sleep!
Here are five tips to help you look more rested than you really are. (Bonus: If you’re headed to a holiday party after work, use these tips to refresh and enhance your makeup look.)
1. Brightening Eye Cream
A dry, heavy concealer will exacerbate lines and darkness more than a tinted brightening eye cream will. CoverGirl + Olay Eye Rehab Concealer applied with a damp makeup sponge is light enough to look natural but pigmented enough to hide tired eyes. If you want a bit more coverage, mix some foundation (like CoverGirl Clean Makeup) into the eye cream to cover up those dark circles.
2. Pink Blush
It’s such a simple, easy trick: Pink powder blush makes you look awake and alive, even if you’re on your second latte of the morning before 10 a.m. Achieve a bright pink pop of color on the cheeks with a sweep of CoverGirl Cheekers Blush in Classic Pink.
3. Black Liquid Liner
An easy way to look alert is with a swipe of liquid liner along your top lashes. A regular pencil just won’t garner the same level of fancy and doesn’t look as sharp. Liquid liner is a great evening add-on to regular daytime makeup, especially if you’re headed to a holiday party.
A little highlighter can go a long way to bring out your best features when you’re feeling slightly lackluster. Take a shimmery cream shadow like the white end of CoverGirl Smoky ShadowBlast in Onyx Smoke and use your finger to apply it to the bridge of the nose, on the cupid’s bow (the dip in your top lip) and on the brow bones before blending with a makeup sponge. Instant radiance.
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