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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 (31-40):
heydooney
by Danielle :) on Aug. 25, 2012 at 11:59 AM

no makeup here but I have tried the spoons before. I have nowhere to go so why fake it? lol

BeachMommy07
by on Aug. 25, 2012 at 7:50 PM
I splash my face with cold water. Thats it.
Kainalu55
by Ruby Member on Aug. 26, 2012 at 7:14 AM

caffeine

mrswillie
by CeeCee on Aug. 26, 2012 at 7:50 AM

coffee

othermom
by Ruby Member on Aug. 26, 2012 at 10:33 AM

I don't really do anything, except maybe taking a short nap

charlene_kyle
by Charlene on Aug. 26, 2012 at 2:57 PM

 Make up lol.

Ginger156
by on Aug. 26, 2012 at 3:39 PM

If I have the time pilates works best for me. Otherwise ice cubes on my face and under eyes. A strong cup of coffee is always good too.

koolkidsmom
by on Aug. 26, 2012 at 3:58 PM

These sound good to me. I do use cold things to reduce puffiness in the eye area.

koolkidsmom
by on Aug. 26, 2012 at 3:59 PM

 Lighter lipstick in a coral shade makes u look younger and eliminates some tired lines.

lil_mama06
by Brian's Lil Vixen on Aug. 26, 2012 at 10:00 PM

I nap..

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