How to Apply Makeup to Look More Awake

Whether you are tired and not rested because you choose to stay up late or perhaps that were other factors at work, the last thing that you want to do is to go through the next day looking like you did not sleep. Since laying down and taking a nap is probably not an option, you can always apply makeup in a way that makes it look like you slept. Yes, you read that correctly. You can use cosmetics to get the look that you got a full night's sleep even when you did not.
Step One
Make sure that you use a good foundation to even out your skin tone. When you are not well rested, your face is usually red and blotchy. A good medium coverage base used when you apply makeup is all that you need to get your skin looking much better. The key to any great beauty look is starting with a great base.
Step Two
When you apply makeup to look more awake, the number one place that you are going to need to pay attention to is the eyes. This is where the lack of rest really shows up. You are going to want a cream concealer a half shade lighter then your skin tone to use. Apply it on the darker areas of the dark circles under the your eyes. Pat the product just on the dark areas until it has blended in.
Step Three
Smooth a thin layer of the same concealer over your eye lid to help to even out any redness and make your eyes look brighter.
Step Four
Dark navy is a fantastic color to help to make the whites of your eyes look whiter and to minimize the appearance of the bloodshot eyes. One of the best ways to use this color when you apply makeup is to use a dark navy eye liner. This will help to whiten your eyes, without making you look like you are trying to bring back the blue eyeshadow eighties fad.
Step Five
You can finish this look with a couple of layers of black mascara. The black mascara helps to keep your look pulled together and will help to draw attention away from just how tired that you are.


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