After a busy day seeing all the family for Easter and capturing this one family photo, my husband commented, ‘you look good in this photo’. Aw, considering it was another restless night and a quick makeup application in the car I thought I’d share my small tricks to look fresh when you feel dead on your feet.
Firstly, concealer… I am currently using the NYX dark circle concealer with the orange pigment to counteract darkness and coconut oil, this product glides on and blends effortlessly, seriously, I use my finger.
Next I use Maybelline dewy and smooth fit me foundation. Maybelline introduced the fit me ranges which hold colours to suit and compliment so many skin tones, it’s easy to work out your colour and use from the many foundation options.i just use a domed foundation brush and buff this into the skin. Applying more foundation through the centre of the face and blending into the hair line to give a more natural coverage.
Brows and lashes are next. Without these two products on I feel as though I’m a panda with no spots on its eyes. Google that and you’ll know what I mean. Most days I use the Maybelline brow satin in medium brown. With a define pencil, I can easily draw/pencil/feather look my browns into shape. A good black mascara coated on the top and lower lashes, paying particular attention to the outer third of my upper lashes to open my eyes more.
On these particular tired day I skip any form of eyeshadow but wear a stronger colour on my lips. I want to draw the attention from my eyes so I play up my lips. My current go to is NYX lip lingerie in embellishment. These lipstick glide on easily with the larger application sponge and dry to set. With long lasting staying results. Embellishment is a muted purple colour, it doesn’t give a POW colour to the lips but a very classic subtle bold lip as seen below.
So that’s how I fake fresh looking on the outside, on the inside I’m a tired mess. lol.
What are your tips to looking rested?