Everyone knows the struggle of tired eyes… Whether its a late night spent out with the girls or an all-nighter spent hunched over your desk. The morning after its all the same, dark circles that make you look like your fighting the plague and a colorless complexion begging for beauty sleep. While we can’t erase the effects of the night before, we can do our best with makeup to trick people into thinking we are healthy well rested humans. Fake it till you make it girls!!!
1. Blush is your friend!
Using a fun pink Blush will bring color to your face and brighten up your dull and tired complexion.
Savi Recommends: Dior Rosy Glow Healthy Glow Awakening Blush $44
Im absolutely obsessed with this blush, it looks a little scary and intense in the pan but once you put it on it adjusts to your skins natural chemistry to give you a natural and healthy looking glow.
2. Use a light/shimmery eyeshadow
Using a light shimmery gold color on your eyes will help brighten up the area, dark shadows will just bring out your dark circles even more.
Savi Recommends: Stila Eyeshadow in Kitten $19
This color is a favorite of beauty gurus everywhere, its shimmering nude pink color looks great on just about everyone everyone.
3. Only use eyeliner on top
Eyeliner on the bottom of your eye will make your eyes appear smaller and draw more attention to your dark circles. You really want to focus on keeping the Eye Area open and bright.
Savi Recommends: Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner $22
This is my favorite everyday go-to eyeliner! It’s staying power and pigment is unreal and it applies so smoothy!!! A must have for sure!!!
4. Curl those lashes!
If you’re not big on eyeliner or you’re just too tired to do your makeup (trust me I’ve been there) make sure you at least put on mascara and curl those lashes! This will immediately open up your eye area and help you look more awake and alert!
Savi Recommends: Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler $20 and Benefit They’re Real Lengthening Mascara $24
A favorite amongst makeup pros; this raved about tool gives the perfect curl every time. Paired with Benefits popular They’re Real Mascara, you’re sure to get compliments on your long flawless lashes.
5. Make a statement with your lipstick
I recommend red but using any fun bright color on your lip will help shift focus from your eye/undereye area! The attention will be drawn away from your eyes and to your Gorgeous Red lips instead.
Savi Recommends: Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Nosferatu $20
A gorgeous red color with a matte finish that will last you all day.
6. Let concealer do its magic
I think this goes without saying but Concealer really is a sleepless girls best friend. Try to avoid caking on the concealer as that can make your baggy eyes stand out more. But opt for a brightening or color correcting concealer that is meant to tackle dark circles.
Savi Recommends: Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat – Radiant Touch $42
This brightening miracle worker was literally designed to erase signs of sleepless nights.
Pro tip: make sure you are applying your concealer the right way. Apply it in a triangle shape (kind of like those red triangles clowns have under their eyes) then blend. This will help give you better coverage. Here’s a picture of what I’m talking about.
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