POP Tip: Fake Awake

18 Oct

Want to look like Sleeping Beauty circa when-she-just-woke-up? Then listen up! If your week has been anything like mine, you’ll probably have averaged about 5 hours of sleep and begrudgingly become frenemies with your dark circles which are now the colour of the black sea.

Your complexion is the number one factor in creating a just-had-8-hours sleep face. Make sure you either use a tinted moisturiser or a light foundation with lots of illuminating properties in it. The subtle shimmer will make you glow and glide over a multitude of fine lines amassed from squinting at your laptop at 4am.

Next up is to cover up those dark circles, man! Again, choose a brightening concealer and pat it lightly under your eyes, around the sides of your nose and on your chin in that hollow bit. By doing so, the brightening concealer will help to open up the whole face and give you a bit of a much-needed lift.

Mascara is next up on the hit list. Curl your lashes like there’s no tomorrow, then drop the black and reach for a navy or blue mascara. Blue brightens up the whites of your eyes making them seem whiter and brighter whilst (hopefully) camouflaging the redness. Then line the bottom of your eyes with either a navy or charcoal grey eyeliner 3/4 way in. The point is to open up and brighten up the eyes so no black cos it’ll only make you appear even more squinty and draw attention to the dark circles (which by now are hopefully gone). Pop a flesh toned eyeliner on your waterline. Instant awakeness!

Last but not least, dust either an illuminator or coral blush onto your cheeks. This’ll add some colour to your face and make you ‘pop’. Dab a little illuminator into the inner “V” of your eyes, brow bone and cupid’s bow. Trust me.

Oh and if you’ve used an illuminator and not blush, have some fun and add a dash of bright pink or orange lippie! Hey, it’s distracting and who’ll be staring at your half closed eyes when your lips are so awesomely distracting?!

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3 Responses to “POP Tip: Fake Awake”

  1. stephie October 19, 2010 at 12:37 am #

    hey babe, what type of brightening concealer do you rec? xx

    • Daniella October 19, 2010 at 12:59 pm #

      Hey Steph! I really like Clarins Instant Light Perfecting Touch. It’s almost like the Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat but more pigmented so you can use it as a concealer instead of a brightener/highlighter.

      I use it under and in the inner corner of my eyes, around my nose and under my chin only and not to conceal spots or pigmentation though, cos it’s a brightening concealer, it’ll only highlight any blemishes.

      Let me know if you try it! 🙂 xx

  2. Steph October 21, 2010 at 2:57 am #

    Omg babe i already have it 😉 i’ll go back to trying it again xx

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