The 5 Beauty Buys That Will Help You Look 89% More Awake Than You Are RN
Blame the weather, blame the dark mornings or blame the amount of great murder documentary’s there are on Netflix rn, but we’re finding it preeeetty hard to wake up at the moment. And even when we do manage to switch off the snooze, the faces that look back at us in the mirror still look half-zombie until at least midday. Trust us, it’s pretty terrifying.
But, luckily we’ve managed to completely perfect the ‘I woke up like this’ morning beauty routine. Sure, we’re not promising you’ll wake up like Beyonce, but we’re 99% sure you’ll look a least half more awake…
Pep Up Your Eye Area
First things first, lets start with those eye bags… because they’re the number one giveaway right now. Sure— you can whack on a tonne of concealer and hope for the best, but to really banish those bags and get rid of tell-tale puffiness, you want to start with an eye mask.
Hear us out— we know you’ve got places to go so we’re not suggesting you take an hour out of your day to start multi-masking in the morning. Simply pop on some Milk Makeup Cooling Water Undereye Patches, £20.50, brush your teeth, pick out your day’s outfit and ta-daa you’re done.
The hydrating patches will give your under eye skin a well needed boost and the cooling effect will help soothe any signs of a sleepless night.
Fake A Glow
Next up, it’s time to tackle your skin. A tired complexion is a dead giveaway— and like your under eyes, slapping on a high coverage foundation just won’t cut it. Instead, focus your base on creating a well-rested glow with Oskia Get Up & Glow, £69.
The serum will help to add radiance to your skin, as well as hydrate and soothe any areas of inflammation. Plus— thanks to its glowy pearlescent spheres, it acts as the perfect illuminating primer under makeup, too.
Cover The Bags
We’re not going to pretend like those under eye patches were enough to completely banish the bags— but by fully hydrating the delicate eye area first, you’ll be able to cover them way better. We love BECCA Under Eye Brightening Corrector, £21 as it has a slightly peachier tone to help cancel out any purple hues.
This product is more about brightening, rather than matching your skin perfectly— so you won’t find tonnes of shades. Follow up by patting your every day concealer or foundation over the top, to match your skin tone.
Bright Eyed & Bushy Brows
Want to know another way of faking a full 8hrs of Zzzs? Focus on the brows. Brush them up with Glossier Boy Brow in Clear, £14 and you’ll detract the attention off your under-eye circles and up to your ‘omg-look-at-her’ brows. Tricksy.
Prep For Next Time
Now that you’re looking 89% more awake than you did this morning, you have two options. You could be on your way safe in the knowledge that you know how to tackle the tired face head on, or you could think ahead and pre-prep for next time Netflix screws up your sleep.
Swipe a Dr Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Glow Pad, £34 over your skin before bed, and whilst you sleep (or spend too many hours scrolling) let the exfoliating acids work their magic on your complexion.
Plus, these glow pads have the teeny-tiniest amount of tan in, too— so you’ll wake up looking bronzed and beautiful in the morning.