Written By: Kelsey Smith
When you’re feeling anything but
Kelsey works in finance by day and runs a YouTube beauty channel by night. Check it out here for makeup tips and tutorials.
Was it another one of those late nights dancing, drinking, or binge-watching series on Netflix? Was it on a work night? Forgive yourself – these things happen, especially during this busy Holiday season.
If you’ve hit the snooze button for the third time, you may not have very long to make your tired, puffy face presentable to the world. After chugging some water and tossing on a smile, we have a few quick tricks to help you ladies look fresh and awake!
Evian Facial Mist, $15 – Hydrating both your body and skin should be your number one priority. It’ll make you look and feel fresh. This will replenish the moisture back into your skin and prep your face for makeup. Plus, it’s a refreshing little zing!
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, $35– Getting rid of those harsh under eye bags gives the illusion of having had a full eight hours of sleep. This brightening concealer is a super creamy formula, it is ideal for tired skin and is super easy to apply and blend. A must-have for not only tired days, but every day.
Sephora Collection Eyelash Curler, $23– Curling your lashes is a must if your goal is to appear awake! Apply a coat of your favourite mascara and your peepers are good to go. PS – Skip the eyeliner today. Wearing too much makeup on a tired day can look the exact opposite of fresh.
Becca Mineral Blush in “Flowerchild”, $38– Using a rosy-toned blush with a hint of shimmer is a necessary step to achieve that “I woke up like dis” glow. A light sweep across the cheekbones will give that healthy and coveted glowing from within look. This particular shade of blush is flattering on seriously everyone and the formula is perfection.
Bumble and Bumble Prêt-à-Powder, $31– Want fresh(ish) hair? You may have zero time to shower, but pulling your hair back and off your face creates a fresh and youthful look. First, use a dry shampoo to soak up that excess oil, and then throw your hair into a cute top-knot or use an embellished bobby pin to sweep your bangs to the side. Boom, flawless.
All products mentioned available at Sephora.