Friday, 3 April 2015

How to Fake Being Awake


I don't know about you, but I'm definitely not a morning person. I love having a lie-in so when I have to wake up early, for school for example, I need as much help I can get to help me look more awake than I am. 

Concealer
To conceal and hide those dreaded dark circles under my eyes, I like using a brightening concealer. Try to pick a shade a little bit lighter than your usual skin tone so that it really brightens the under eyes. The Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer is a great concealer if you are looking for something with a bit more coverage. However, my favourite is the Rimmel Wake me up Concealer (very fitting name as well!) This concealer has tiny shimmer particles in it (don't worry it's so small you can barely even see it)  which really helps to brighten and bring light to the area where you apply it.

Highlighter
A liquid highlighter is also very useful for making you look more awake. You only need a small amount and it will illuminate your cheekbones and make your skin look glowing. I have done a post all about Glowing Skin which you can read here.

Eyes
For the actual eye makeup, using a nude or white eyeliner on your water line can help cancel out any redness and instantly brighten up your eyes. The two eyeliners I have are the Rimmel Scandel Eyes Kohl Eyeliner in 'Nude' and the L'Oreal Colour Riche Eyeliner in 'Immaculate Snow'. They are both creamy and pigmented so it is very easy to apply.

Another way to make yourself appear more awake is by wearing a brightening eyeshadow. You can put a white shadow on the inner corner of your eyelid  which will open and brighten up your eyes. I like to use a shimmery colour all over the lid, such as the Collection Work the Colour Eyeshadow Pencil in 'Vintage Blush' This is so quick and easy to use, which is always handy in the mornings when you don't have much time for makeup.

So those are all my tips on how to Fake being Awake. I hope you enjoyed this post, thank you for reading!

31 comments:

  1. As someone who works all the hours in the world, AND suffers insomnia... you have saved my life/face ;) I love the collection concealer, covers absolutely everything!

    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

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    1. Haha no problem! And it's great, I love it as well!! xx

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  2. This is so helpful because I'm ALWAYS tired! The Benefit Highbeam is gorgeous!

    Akino | akinokiki.blogspot.ca

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  3. Hahah love this post, happens a lot to me that I have to fake it so this will come in handy! Concealer and highlighter are indeed your best friends in that case ;)

    xo Mel || Sketch & Scribbles

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  4. I've been interested in the Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer for ages now. I think I'll adventure out and try it! x


    Jasmine || blogsallbeautyy.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's so good for under the eyes! You should definitely try it out! xx

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  5. Such a good post - I personally love highlighter!

    sophie-said.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Totally needed to read this! I can usually cover the colour but because my dark circles are now practically engraved into my face, I'll always look tired no matter what - such a kick in the face though when you actually feel really awake and someone says 'oh you look so tired...'. THANKS!
    I recently purchased the Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Under Eye Concealer and it is magical.

    She's So Lucy

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    1. Haha! That is really annoying when people say that! xx

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  7. This is a great idea for a post! I have never tried any eyeshadow sticks but after this I'm definitely going to go out and buy one, so thank you haha!

    Faye Xx
    florals-and-false-lashes.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. I love high beam!! And for concealer I've found that nothing does the trick for me like MAC it really has amazing coverage and is long lasting.

    Danika Maia
    www.danikamaia.com

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    1. I haven't tried any MAC concealers but they sound great! xx

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  9. Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer & High Beam are two of my go to products for faking the radiant skin! I also find using a light coloured pencil in the waterline really helps brighten up my eyes and makes me look so much more awake!

    Jasmine | jasminehardingmakeup.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yes, they are really nice brightening products! xx

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  10. I always swear on white eyeliner! Best thing for small eyes like mine

    www.thefashionfraction.com

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    1. I use it almost everyday! It's so brightening xx

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  11. I love your tips, especially nude in the waterline, it makes such a difference!
    RachelShuchatMakeup

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  12. This is such a useful post! The most subtle additions really do make a huge difference, especially a nude liner :)

    Style Sunrise ☀

    :)
    x

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  13. Really great post :D Lurked through your blog and I really like it! New GFC follower here~

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  14. Great post beautiful.

    Jill xo

    www.moosielove.com

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