Let’s face it: Late nights (or early mornings) are inevitable. We’ve all had those times when we partied way too hard or spent extra hours at the office desperately trying to finish a presentation, so we wake up the next morning feeling and looking like a hot mess. We might be sorely lacking beauty sleep, but that doesn’t mean we want to start a new day looking haggard AF! Here are a few things we can do to keep ourselves looking decent, and they don’t take much time or effort.
Wash your face with cold water.
When you’re running on a few hours of sleep, a splash of cold water can help rejuvenate your complexion by constricting blood vessels. It reduces redness and swelling around the eye area, and tightens your skin. It can also help reduce redness and swelling around the eye area, which is the most sensitive part of our face. Have extra minutes to spare? Chill two spoons and rest the back sides over your eyes for a few minutes to reduce puffiness. It’s a simple, quick trick that will have you looking freshened up in no time.
Use a lighter concealer.
Your under-eye area shows the most signs of having a long night. For an extra boost, use a concealer that’s a shade lighter than your skin tone to hide those dark circles. Use a palette like the BYS’ Concealer Cream, which comes with a variety of shades, so you can mix different ones to get the perfect hue that matches your skin. It’s also formulated with mica to give that silky, soft finish for natural-looking coverage.
Fake that glow.
Give your skin a healthy boost with a luminizing primer. Then, using a damp blending sponge, follow with a light layer of foundation to give your face a dewy finish. Don’t have time to layer? Just mix an illuminating cream with your foundation! Dab some highlighter on the high points of your face for that extra glow.
Add dimension to your face.
There’s a difference between looking fresh and looking pale. Give your face a sun-kissed, natural glow with some bronzer. Following a “3” shape, sweep bronzer across your forehead, on the cheekbone, and down the jaw. Lightly swipe some on your nose as well. If you’re styling your hair up for the day, don’t forget to apply bronzer on your neck! We like the BYS Bronzing Powder Palette, because it comes with eight versatile shades in both matte and shimmery finishes, so you can sport the most flattering and vibrant glow.
Open up your eyes.
Curl your lashes and apply a volumizing mascara to open up your eyes. Reach for a peachy or champagne eye shadow and lightly dab it over your lids. Don’t forget to add some sparkle onto the inner corners of your eyes, too—it’ll have you looking bright-eyed, and no one would ever suspect you’re pulling late nights!
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