Looking tired is a common concern for many women- whether you're a new mom struggling through those first few months, had a late night out with friends, or just a bad night's sleep, there are many reasons for looking not so bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Even after we've had our morning coffee and have a burst of energy, a lack of sleep still makes its presence known on our face through lackluster skin and dark under-eye circles.
Luckily, there are a few (and we do mean a few) skincare and beauty products that can transform your face from sleepy to sharp in no time. Here are our top three tips:
After splashing your face with cold water, which can soothe any puffiness and help you feel refreshed, take a couple of minutes to massage moisturizer into your skin. The instant hydration will perk up your complexion, while the act of massaging the face helps encourage blood flow, providing your skin with a healthy flush.
Mask dark under-eye cirlces with a luminous concealer that reflects light, literally brightening the area where you've applied it. As an added bonus, you can use this product as a highlighter to add an effortless glow. To do this, use your concealer pen to draw lines down the bridge of the nose, brow bone, inner corners of your eyes, cheekbones, and Cupid's bow, then blend it out.
Many women won't leave the house without mascara, but it's actually blush that helps us look the most "put together" by offering warmth to the face, making you look energetic and ready to face the world.
And that, ladies, is how to wake up with makeup!