It’s a scene that the sleep-deprived among us are all too familiar with. After a night spent tossing and turning, you begrudgingly get out of bed and stumble to the bathroom. You look in the mirror and initially think someone has placed a zombie photo over the mirror as a prank. Upon further examination, you realize those puffy eyes and dark circles do, in fact, belong to you. You know another hour of sleep would freshen up your face, but going back to bed is not an option. Here’s where it’s good to know how to use makeup to look more awake.
To be clear, no amount of makeup will actually wake you up. For that to happen, you will probably need an IV of coffee. But by using a few common beauty products and simple tricks, you can make it look like you actually got those recommended eight hours of uninterrupted shuteye.
Interested in lightening dark circles and minimizing puffy bags without adding too much time to your morning routine? Here are nineeasy makeup hacks that will make you look way more awake than you actually feel.