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Smarter Style: Faking Awake Face

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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
Replies (21-30):
jendawn1
by on Aug. 24, 2012 at 10:27 PM
Do you have any tips for covering up forhead wrinkles?
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momma-flynn
by Greta on Aug. 24, 2012 at 10:28 PM
I grab extra coffee & do light make up on those days
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2lilmamas
by on Aug. 24, 2012 at 10:39 PM
I definately was my face in the morning. It gives me that boost to start my day.
proudmommy690
by Christa on Aug. 24, 2012 at 11:25 PM
i do nothing. these are good tips though
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MrsCastillo06
by on Aug. 24, 2012 at 11:30 PM
I look like a walking zombie all day lol
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LifeCafe42
by on Aug. 25, 2012 at 12:04 AM
Lol me too

Quoting bwsmommy:

i just go baggy eyes and all =( ..

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bwsmommy
by Platinum Member on Aug. 25, 2012 at 3:45 AM
Before when I only had 1 ds sure I had time to get ready .. but now that we are having our 4th ds .. who has time .. I want every extra min. of pillow time I can get .

Quoting LifeCafe42:

Lol me too



Quoting bwsmommy:

i just go baggy eyes and all =( ..

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lasombrs
by Sara on Aug. 25, 2012 at 9:22 AM

Coffee! lol I never really care how I look

Luvmybooskies
by Tiff on Aug. 25, 2012 at 10:27 AM

Taking a shower.

lizzig
by Ruby Member on Aug. 25, 2012 at 11:22 AM

 no trick, just have to do it!  as a working mom there's no other choice

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