Whether your eyes are drooping because of a hectic holiday schedule or too much partying the night before, we could all use a little makeup pick-me-up this time of the year. Keep reading for expert tips and our favorite products for looking more awake, instantly!
Now that the holidays are here, you’ll probably be trading in sleep in favor of Christmas shopping and holiday parties. But just because you didn’t sleep a full eight hours (or maybe you overdid it with the open bar), doesn’t mean you have to look like it.
Before You Sleep: If you can tell you’ll be feeling less than refreshed the next day, do yourself a favor by prepping a little bit beforehand. If you don’t have the energy to wash your face, keep a packet of makeup removing wipes like Dermalogica Precleanse Wipes by your bed so you can still make sure you take off all of your makeup.
Next, Dr. Howard Sobel, NYC dermatologist and founder of DDF Skincare, says you can avoid swollen eyes in the morning by using drops like the ones from Systane at night. “Use non-preservative eye drops in your eyes before bed and sleep with your head slightly elevated so they will not look puffy in the morning,” he told us.
Tips For Looking More Awake — Follow These Beauty Tricks Post-Holiday Party
When You Wake Up: If you’re still noticing your eyes are a bit puffier than usual in the morning, before you apply any makeup, use the Benefit Cosmetics Puff Off! under your eyes. Give your complexion a boost by applying Dior Glow Maximizer Primer before your usual foundation. For major undereye coverage, trade out your usual concealer for the heavy duty
For major undereye coverage, trade out your usual concealer for the heavy duty Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer, and use a white eyeliner like Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Alpine at the inner corners of your eyes to brighten them and give them a more wide-awake look. Then give your lips a little boost of moisturizing color with tinted balm like Miracle Skin Transformer Lip Rewind Advanced Treatment.
Finally, refuel with lots of liquids like WTRMLN WTR, which replenishes your electrolytes and is loaded with good-for-you vitamin C and lycopene.
Do you have any tricks for looking more awake post-holiday parties?