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Smarter Style: Faking Awake Face

Posted by on Aug. 24, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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It's happened to all of us....we have a meeting in the morning that we're worried about, or our kids are up all night which means we are too, or we have a girl's night out and stay out too late. Then the alarm goes off wayyy too early, and we're confronted with a very haggard version of ourselves in the mirror.

How to make ourselves look perky, well-rested and dewy? That may be overreaching, but you can fake a more well-rested look.

Splash cold water on your face...you'll look and feel more awake immediately.

Put cold tea bags on your eyes, or try cucumbers, or a spoon you've put in the freezer for a few minutes. Cold defeats puffiness, and the tannins in the tea can also shrink eye puff.

Skip heavy makeup...use a tinted moisturizer or mineral makeup instead to brighten your skin without a masking effect.

Use an eyeshadow primer on your eyelids instead of shadow. Seriously, I just learned this trick and it goes SUCH a long way to making your eyes look more open and brighter. Curl your lashes and apply a little extra mascara....this also makes your eyes look more wide-open.

Use a peachy cream blush on your cheeks...it looks more dewy than powder.

If you don't have time to wash your hair, use a dry shampoo on your roots to absorb oil and boost volume.

You might feel awful, but you'll look reasonably good. And and soon as you can, get home, get into PJs, and try to get to bed!

What's your trick to getting through a tough day after a long night?

by on Aug. 24, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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bwsmommy
by Platinum Member on Aug. 24, 2012 at 8:33 AM
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i just go baggy eyes and all =( ..

Juniper53098
by June on Aug. 24, 2012 at 8:40 AM

I take a nap during quiet time.

Hannahsmommy816
by Platinum Member on Aug. 24, 2012 at 9:47 AM

cold water, wash my face, use the under eye concealer (the lil wand with the ball tip) that they advertised a LOT a few months ago...it kinda works LOL

Jukebox_Jenny
by Jenny on Aug. 24, 2012 at 10:25 AM
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I workout. Wakes me up quick!
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Madelaine
by Ruby Member on Aug. 24, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Lots of coffee

Madelaine
by Ruby Member on Aug. 24, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Oh and nap if I can

fraujones
by Amanda on Aug. 24, 2012 at 10:59 AM

Coffee. I often look tired. 

aneela
by 80sTardisGirl4Gore on Aug. 24, 2012 at 12:28 PM

washing your face is sooooo important...it really helps

keeckhardt
by on Aug. 24, 2012 at 1:30 PM
Washing my face perks me up. As for the rest of it, my bosses don't really care what I look like. :)
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SarahSuzyQ
by Sarah on Aug. 24, 2012 at 3:40 PM

My trick to getting through the day is COFFEE... :)

I like some of the cold ideas, like a cold spoon or teabags. I don't wear makeup, so those tips don't do much for me... But I would definitely be interested in finding a dry shampoo, I've never heard of that before!

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