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10 Beauty Hacks For Stressed Girls

Look alive and well-rested with these easy tricks!
PHOTO: Chris Clinton

When you’re pagod, it shows on your skin. Here, 11 tips on how you can fake well-rested skin with the help of just a few products that you probably already have:

1. Wake your skin up first thing in the morning

Start your morning routine by splashing cold water on your face. The cold temperature constricts blood vessels, so puffiness is reduced instantly.

2. Pay attention to your eyes.

Your eyes can’t hide the fact that you barely had any rest from the night before. Reduce puffiness by pressing two cold spoons (pop them in the fridge while you shower!) against your lids for a few minutes. Tap on your favorite eye cream to add moisture and brighten the area, then reach for your favorite concealer.

3. Try a face mask.

Opt for a wipe-off mask infused with caffeine, cucumber extract, and hoelen mushroom to wake up, soothe, and cool tired skin.

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Origins GinZing Refreshing Face Mask, price available upon request, SM Megamall

4. Moisturize and protect

Nothing says "pagod" more than dry and dull skin. Slather on a light but potent moisturizer to get that dewy I-slept-for-10-hours look. Follow it up with a broad spectrum sunscreen that will save you from sunburn and sun damage.

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5. Illuminate your skin with foundation

Ditch your full matte foundation and use one with a soft dewy finish. You’ll get a bright and even skin tone that's anything but flat.

6. Add a punch of color to your cheeks

Instead of the usual pink and rose colors, try using an orange cream blush on your cheeks. The hue will add a bit of warmth to your complexion, so you don’t have to worry about looking pale and sick. It also looks amazing on almost all skin tones!

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Try: Laura Mercier Face Illuminator in Devotion, price available upon request, available at Rustan’s Makati in August 2016

7. Draw in light!

This step will make a HUGE difference in your look. Highlighters will brighten your face and draw in more light—super nakaka-fresh.

Try: Laura Mercier Colour Dots Lip & Cheek Sheers in Sangria, P1,950, Rustan’s Makati

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8. Go for peachy-nude lips

Reach for your fave MLBB—my lips but better—lipstick and swipe it on. Wearing a bold lip might make you look a little haggard, especially if your eyes still look tired.

Try:  Maybelline Rosy Matte in Natural Beige, P299, Watsons

9. Use a face mist

Set your makeup with a setting spray that can double as a refreshing face mist as well. It’s the true secret to a day-long #flawless face.

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Try: Estee Lauder Set + Refresh Perfecting Makeup Mist, P2,000, SM Aura

10. Hydrate!

Chug down as much water as you can throughout the day. Steer clear of sugar and caffeine, as those drinks can cause inflammation on your skin.

11. Choose your scent wisely

Scents can easily boost your mood. To energize yourself, spritz on a perfume with a fresh citrus scent to pump you up for the day. 

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