18 June 2014

How to look like you had a full nights sleep

Most of the mummies out there will know what I'm talking about. You know those nights when you're little one is waking hourly for no apparent reason, is sick or just decided to have a party at 3am. Then you have to get up at 6am and look presentable for work or school. How many times did I go into work looking so horrible to the point when my colleagues would come up to me and ask me if I'd slept at all.

It doesn't take very long to add an extra step in your morning routine to make you look more awake and you will definitely feel better during the day knowing you don't look like death.

Here are a few simple steps

1. Apply your primer and foundation as you normally do.

2. Take a concealer that is one shade lighter than your skin colour. I love the Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer which is specifically formulated for dark circles or the MAC Pro Longwear Concealer which has amazing staying power.

3. Take your concealer brush or fingers (if you're using a concealer that doesn't come with an applicator)

4. Apply the concealer in the inner corners of your eyes and dragging it down along your nose and up around your under eye circles

5. Apply some on your brow bone and the top of your eyebrows. This will give you an instant eye lift

You can leave it at this point and continue blending it out or you could add the following steps to give your face a gorgeous glow 

6. Apply concealer to the forehead, the bridge of your nose, your chin, your top lip and on top of your cheekbone

7. Take your foundation brush, blending brush or sponge or use your fingers and dab the highlighted areas until the colour is completely blended into your skin without sweeping it across your face. You don't want the concealer to end up all over your cheeks

You could then continue with your face powder if you use one and use a highlighter to add even more glow to your cheekbones, forehead, bridge of the nose and chin.

No Foundation vs Foundation      

One side Concealed - spot the difference? 

A touch of blush, mascara and lipstick and voila! 

What tips and tricks do you have up your sleeve to make you look like you had a full nights sleep?

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