The Style Glossy: Blog
By Stephanie Daga for The Style Glossy
Fake a Fresh Face
Whether you stayed up partying at the new bar across the street or had left a project undone until the night before its deadline, a late night is bound to happen. And while you may not feel so fresh the next day, you can certainly fake it!
Oddly enough, a fake fresh face in the morning starts the night before. If you can still stand when you walk through the door at 2 a.m., then take the time to wash and clean your face. Don’t forget to moisturize too! Also, drink a tall glass of water to hydrate yourself. Bonus points if you can drink two glasses.
In the morning, you’ll only need five products to fake a healthy, well-rested face: eye-brightening concealer, tinted moisturizer, blush, tinted lip balm and mascara. You may think you need more, but trust me, heavy makeup will only weigh your face down, making you look more tired.
Start by sweeping some concealer underneath the eyes and in the inner corners to combat dark circles. Use a light feathery stroke and blend well. Then apply some tinted moisturizer — this will even out your skin, but also hydrate it. Add colour back into your skin by dusting a pale pink or bright peach blush to the cheekbones. The trick here is to apply it high on the cheeks, and to sweep it upward toward the temples. This lifts the face instead of dragging it down.
Forget applying liner or eye shadow, which will only accentuate any dark circles. Instead, open up the eyes by curling the lashes and layering on mascara for volume and length. This will make you look wide-eyed and an awake. Finish your look by slicking on a bit of tinted lip balm or a moisturizing lip gloss.
This is a quick and easy routine to help you look polished and put together after only a few hours of sleep. So go ahead and stay out until last call … no one will be the wiser!
Stephanie Daga is a freelance makeup and hair artist in Toronto, Ontario, and editor behind BlushPretty.com. She is the founder of The Beauty Board events. Her expert tips and work have been featured in The Toronto Star, Anohki, and LOU LOU.