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Saturday, 22 February 2014

How to Look Awake

How to Look awake review swatch photo

revlon skinlights, rimmel scandaleyes pencil*, boots eyebrightening mist*, estee lauder double wear concealer,* origins no puffery*

Okay so lets face it probably ABOUT 80% of us don't get enough sleep. Resulting in tired puffy eyes, lacklustre looking skin and generally looking a bit rough around the edges. I for one am terrible when it comes to going to bed... there are just so many things to watch on Netflix! Therefore I spend most mornings trying to cheat the fresh faced and awake look. Heres my guide to faking getting those 8 hours when in reality you binge watched three series of Gossip Girl in a week.

In Eye Treatments

Possibly the scariest beauty related thing apart from curling your eyelashes. If your anything like me and hate anything being near your eyes then it's a pretty traumatic experience.  But special eye brightening drops help to counteract any redness and give that bright eyed look. I was sceptical (read: terrified) but over time I just got used to adding a few drops. I then eventually found the Boots Eye Brightening Mist which has been a life saver. A few spritz's and your eyes feel soothed and brighter, without the traumatic eye drop experience!

Under Eye treatments:

Pop on a cooling under eye mask or roll on to sooth and calm the under eye area. I did a whole post on cheating bright eyes here, but I love using Origins No Puffery. I keep mine in the fridge - so as I stumble into it to get the milk for my triple espresso latte I can grab it at the same time. A DIY trick would be to use cold tea bags. Chamomile tea - for example is great as its got a host of anti-inflammatory properties.

Makeup:

I should really call this category ALL THE RADIANCE BOOSTERS. Chances are if you haven’t got enough sleep them you’re going to have to faux some inner glow. Think radiance primers, under eye reflective concealers and illuminating powders. Another makeup tip would be to line the eyes with a nude eyeliner. It’s less harsh than white, but also will counteract any redness and give you that wide awake look. Going without saying

How do you cheat looking awake in the morning?

35 comments

  1. This is a good post- I am constantly looking tired. I have thought about using eye drops too but I am scared of things near my eyes- but the mist sounds like a good idea :) xx

    http://ellenorsworld.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. I really need the revlon skinlights!

    http://thebravestindividual.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. Great post, I always look exhausted!

    http://starsandspaceandstuff.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. I just slap on a load of Bobbi Brown corrector with heaps of mascara! The Revlon skinlight looks lovely:)

    Esmé // CloudEsmé

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  5. I agree with the idea of eye drops/mists - they really help to make you feel more awake as well as reducing the redness!

    ameliaholly.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. I have such bad habits when it comes to getting sleep, there's just too much to do!

    Georgina at itotallypaused.com

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  7. I love the Simple Kind To Eyes Revitalising Eye Roll-On to waken up my eyes in the morning. Been using it for a few weeks now and I can really see a difference!

    0ldtricks.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Really helpful post, Id love to try the Revlon skin lights <3

    http://sparklyghosts.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. Really want to try Revlon skinlights, sounds so fab! xx

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Fashion Blog

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  10. Great Post!! Think I might have to invest in a nude eyeliner!!
    http://wewantwhatshesgot.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. I get freaked out by eyedrops aswell, going to try the mist I need it first thing in the morning, I bet the no puffery feels amazing after being in the fridge I've wanted it for ages x

    EmmiHearts

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  12. Need to try those undereye treatments! I have the worst dark circles:(

    xx Milly

    www.lovemilly.blogspot.ca

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  13. Hahah can totally relate to netflix related binges. I always say "oh only one more.." and end up staying up way too late. Great tips!

    www.emandthem.co.uk

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  14. I'm definitely going to have to get a nude eyeliner very soon! I'm also tempted by the Eye Mist so will read up on that - I find the Boots Vit E Eye Cream is good for depuffing circles too :) x

    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/8314779/ninegrandstudent

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  15. Such a great post! I definitely can't seem to get to sleep before 2/3am so really need this haha x
    Julia in Disguise

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  16. love the liner!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  17. I love the rimmel eyeliner but I'm really going to have to try that eye brightening spray! I never get enough sleep but I'm so bad with touching and putting things in my eye so that sounds perfect
    Lucy xx
    Sailor Speak

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  18. I was just jotting down all your tips and bookmarking this post. such a good review!
    Stefanie | Casualllyawkward | Bloglovin'

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  19. Love this post, nude liner and really curled lashes helps me when I'm not feeling my perkiest!

    www.walking-in-heels.blogspot.com

    xxx

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  20. I'm glad I came across this post, my under eye dark circles are a PAIN! I have learnt however how to hide them and it's just a part of my normal makeup routine now :)

    www.thefashion-six.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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  21. Loving all of those products!
    I am deff going to pick up the Origins.

    <3 great post!

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  22. Eye mist sounds like an AMAZING idea... I have used drops before & despite finding them good, I WAS terrified of having to put them in... I am going to invest in this mist ASAP :) i come undone

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  23. Such a lovely post; I love the Rimmel nude eyeliner; I also use the Philosophy eye cream and it's amazeballs.
    Afeeyah xo

    New post ~ http://smilerrr.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/lfw-feb-2014-day-one.html

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  24. Thanks for the tips!


    Check out my February Flake-Away series over on my blog where I review the best skincare and makeup for the winter weather and show you a few DIYs.

    www.sophschoices.co.uk

    Sophie

    x

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  25. I really want to try the revlon skin lights! I will definitely be picking up the eye mist too, hate drops

    ohhelloface.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. Definitely a post that I needed to come by right now. A very helpful post.

    Biancarosa // xoxo

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  27. I've been looking at the Revlon Skinlights for ages, trying to convince myself I need it!
    http://bethybeauty.wordpress.com/

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  28. lovely post. thanks for sharing
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