Women use makeup to look beautiful, flawless, and empowered. But, it can also prevent you from looking like a zombie who hasn’t slept in 4 weeks. So here are our seven best makeup tricks , which you can use to get rid of that groggy look (even if you spent most of the night on Netflix).
1. Mix foundation with your skin care
You probably have moisturizers at home, which is great. If you use facial serum, just add a pump of liquid foundation, apply it to the center of your face, and start blending it outwards. Thus you’ll get fresh, smooth, flawless skin.
2. Use concealer in unexpected spots
After covering any under-eye shadow or blemishes, apply some concealer around your nose and mouth. That way, you’ll get rid of any redness or discoloration.
3. Use highlighter in unexpected spots
You already know the difference that a highlighter can make to your cheekbones. Next time, dab a dot of it in the middle of your lower lash line. This will make the area brighter, and also make your eyes look bigger.
4. Rethink placement of your blush
Although you’ve probably been taught to apply blush on the apples of your cheeks, it’s better to apply it to the hollows first. Then apply the remainder to the apples for a more lifted look. Use a cream blusher, as it doesn’t require a brush.
5. Skip the smoky eyes
Smoky eye is a very bold look which is the best for a night out. Instead, opt for a sweep of neutral (beige or taupe) eyeshadow and a flick of eyeliner. Thus your eyes will look more open, and it’s less time-consuming during your hectic morning schedule.
6. Never skip on mascara
It’s a fact that curled, thick lashes make your eyes look more wide and awake.
Tip: Start applying mascara from the tips of your lashes to the base. That way you’ll have a fuller, more open look.
7. Don’t forget the lipstick
If mascara is the key to appearing more wide-eyed and awake, lipstick is the key to pulling off your whole look. A soft pink color will brighten up your face, whereas bright red or coral is perfect for those days when you need an extra kick to start your day.