Are you and your skin feeling a little less than perky? A lack of sleep can make you feel as though you’ve aged 20 years in a day. Although the reality probably isn’t quite so bad, when you haven’t managed to get a good eight hours of beauty rest in, your face can look pale, dull and wiped out.
We’re here to perk you up with some makeup tips to banish undereye circles and brighten tired skin.
1. Hydrate with a lightweight foundation
Contrary to what you believe, heavy makeup isn’t the solution to a lack of sleep. Tired skin is usually dehydrated, and a light, moisturising foundation will give you a fresh and dewy look. We recommend Lancôme Skin Feels Good Hydrating Skin Tint- it offers a sheer, yet buildable coverage and is full of nourishing ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and moringa seed. For added hydration, add a drop of moisturiser to your foundation before applying to your face.
2. Hide dark circles with concealer
If you haven’t already, you need to invest in a good concealer . We love the NYX Professional Makeup HD Photogenic Concealer Wand because it magically vanishes undereye circles in a flash. It’s available in a variety of shades to suit skin tones from tanned to porcelain and includes a few colour-correcting shades. If you’re really battling with dark circles, a yellow tinted concealer will help to mask them.
3. Get radiant with highlighter
Highlighter is a sleepy girl’s best friend. It instantly brightens the skin and gives a gorgeous, healthy glow. Apply a smudge of Maybelline Facestudio Master Strobing Stick Illuminating Highlighter in Light – Iridescent along your cheekbones, down the centre of your nose, and on your chin. Make sure you blend the highlighter well with a large fluffy makeup brush - the aim is to look sun-kissed and refreshed, not to reflect the sun.
4. Easy on the eye makeup
Puffy, red eyes and dark eye shadow do not mix well. Heavy eye makeup will draw attention to how tired your eyes are, and the heaviness could irritate tired eyes. Instead, opt for a light dusting of pale, iridescent eye shadow and a coat of mascara. You can even skip the eyeliner. Light eye makeup will make your eyes look bigger and brighter - and wider awake.