Feeling Tired? 7 Ways To Fake The Wide-Awake Look
Celebrity make-up artist Francesca Neill shares her beauty tips to disguise tiredness, no matter how sleepy you’re feeling.
10 April 2019
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The pressures of working environments, the hustle and bustle of city life and the need to get that work-life balance exactly right are just a few things that can leave us feeling at best a bit drowsy and at worst on the verge of exhaustion.
Unfortunately, our face is the first place that shows the signs of fatigue with dark circles and a less-than-perky complexion common side effects of not getting enough shut-eye.
Help is at hand, however – with the right know-how and a few key beauty products you no longer have to rock up to the office with 20kg worth of under-eye baggage.
We spoke to celebrity and Collection make-up artist Francesca Neill who gave use her seven top tips and tricks for how to disguise tiredness, no matter how sleepy you’re feeling…
3. Moisturise more
“I would recommend applying an extra layer of moisturiser to give skin extra hydration before using illuminating and lighter make-up products to achieve an overall healthier look.”
5. Conceal carefully
“Light reflecting concealers and under eye brighteners, such as Collection Illuminating Touch Under Eye Brightener, are great for under-eye bags as they attract light and bounce it off of the skin to diffuse and hide the dark circles.”
5. Get to grips with colour correcting
“Colour correcting is a great technique for dark circles. Try applying peach shades to the under-eye area to hide the blue/ purple veins that often come with dark circles before applying your brightening under-eye concealer. I use Collection Lasting Perfection Colour Correcting Concealer.”
6. Use a generous helping of mascara
“Curling the lashes with lots of mascara helps to widen the eyes and makes them look fresher for a more awake look.”
7. Use a water spray
“Keep a water spray handy in your bag to refresh and rejuvenate your make-up throughout the day, which will instantly wake up your complexion.”