Me too. I’ve been so busy and stressed at work, that it’s all I can do to just barely keep up. That means late nights for me, and sometimes restless sleep because I’m so stressed. While I’m working on the stress part, sometimes a bad night’s sleep is inevitable. That means that I wake up looking tired as well as feeling tired. So, over the past few weeks, I’ve been trying out some easy life hacks for faking a well-rested look. And these tips WORK! They are so easy.
Want to know how you can fake a well-rested look even in the most stressful times? Keep reading for my easy tidbits of advice.
Tip #1: Put Your Hair Up
This tip is essential, not only because updos often save time in the morning, but because putting your hair up into a high bun or ponytail helps lift your face. If you often feel like your face droops when you’re tired (like me), then just putting your hair back can help fix that. Think of it as an instant face lift! A bonus is that a high pony tail doesn’t take nearly as much time as heat styling, so you can sleep longer or be out the door quicker. It’s a win-win!
Tip #2: Drink Water
If you feel puffy after a bad night’s sleep, drink a full glass of water first thing. Staying hydrated helps beat bloat. Being properly hydrated also keeps skin looking healthy. Hydration is key for looking and feeling back to normal as quick as possible. When I’m feeling sluggish in the morning, sometimes a nice cold glass of water actually makes me feel more awake than a cup of coffee (I can’t believe I’m writing this!). Water is key for body functions and feeling your best.
Tip #3: Use an Eye De-puffing Gel
When nothing else works, I’ve been reaching for my Dr. Brandt “No More Baggage” eye de-puffing gel. This product really helps me achieve that well-rested look under eyes. I have really thin skin under my eyes that is almost translucent. You can see the huge veins underneath unless I cover them with makeup! However, sometimes it was hard to cover if my under eye area was also puffy. This product helps smooth everything out and goes really well under my makeup. It’s not messy and dries super quickly! I’m so glad that Influenster sent it to me complimentary to try out. I’ve been using this almost daily to get the appearance of a full night’s sleep.
Tip #4: Makeup Tricks
I’ve got a few makeup products that I absolutely love for helping me look well-rested. The first one is a concealer. I’ve been using Glossier’s Stretch Concealer over the eye de-puffing gel and it works wonderfully together. My suggestion is to get a shade of concealer one shade lighter than your skin tone for under eyes. This helps reflect light away from any dark circles or puffiness that may be left.
My next tip is to use a creamy highlighter on inner corners and bottom water line of eyes. I use the shimmery side of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Highlighting Duo Pencil for this. I seriously use this product for so many things! It is double sided. One is a matte color that I always use to define my eyebrow arch and to clean up any eyebrow pencil marks. The shimmery side is perfect for brightening up any areas that look sallow from not being rested. It’s all about diverting light away from areas of the face that look dark from lack of sleep.
Now, I’m working on getting adequate sleep because it’s what is most healthy. I’ve been trying to start my unwinding bedtime routine earlier and drinking camomile tea to help me sleep. In general, it works! But sometimes my mind just stays busy. So, if I ever need to fake a well-rested look, I’ve always got these tips.
What do you do to make sure you’re getting enough sleep? Do you ever have to fake it? Tell me about it in the comments!
Want more makeup tips? Be sure to check out this post about how to transition your makeup to fall!
*Eye gel c/o Influenster
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