Fresh-Faced Beauty Hacks: How to Look Like You Got A Good 8 Hours of Sleep
…even if you didn’t
Getting eight hours of beauty rest is ideal, but let’s be honest: Sleep is often the first thing that goes out the window when you’re up against a critical week at work, hell week at school, an important presentation or deadlines on top of deadlines. Unfortunately, sleep—or the lack thereof—is also one thing that noticeably registers on our faces.
A dull complexion, dry patches of skin, bloodshot eyes, dark circles: these are not the things you should have to worry about when you’ve done the work and you’re ready to act the part. But remember, looking the part (also, on top of your game) is still very important.
As for those eight hours of sleep, fake it till you make it through to the weekend when you can finally get it! Till then, you can use these beauty hacks to freshen up your look:
Use frozen spoons to reduce puffiness around the eyes.
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After leaving a pair of metal spoons in the freezer for about 15 minutes, gently place them over your eyes to relieve puffiness. Remove the spoons once they are no longer cold to the touch.
You can also try the favorite beauty trick of two fabulous Kate’s: an ice dunk.
Supermodel Kate Moss learned this trick from her mother. She acquired the habit of dunking her face into a bowl of ice water in the morning to wake her skin up: “It definitely works, because all the blood comes to the surface.” Actress Kate Hudson meanwhile learned the same trick from a makeup artist and swears that it gives her face an instant glow.
Offset the red in tired eyes with a pop of color.
The catch: it has to be the right pop of color. Peach, rose, lavender and other pinkish shades will only accentuate any redness. Meanwhile, a shimmery eyeshadow in seafoam green or emerald can neutralize the redness in bloodshot, fatigued eyes.
Double up on lengthening mascara.
Apply a coat on your lower lashes as well for wide-awake eyes.
Add a touch of shimmery eyeshadow or illluminator on the inner corners of your eyes to brighten up your look even more.
To keep it natural-looking, avoid harsh lines. Do this by blending as you go.
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Go easy on mattifying foundation.
Stress and lack of sleep manifest as dull, dry skin, so this definitely isn’t the time for mattifying products. Go for a lightweight cushion foundation instead and use sparingly, making sure to pat on the product on areas that need coverage.
Microfit Cushion SPF 50+ PA+++ Special Package – 101 (P1,811) by MOONSHOT
Lastly, try this fail-safe hairstyle that’s guaranteed to make anyone look instantly polished.
The deep side part with a low ponytail is not only classy, but extremely easy to execute. The next time you’re in a time crunch with no idea how to style your hair for an important day, you know what to do!