How to Fake Looking Awake

by - August 22, 2016

Eyes are the mirror to the soul. I truly believe you can tell a lot just by looking in someone's eyes. So no matter how much you try, your eyes will always show how tired you are. 
August is almost over and that means it's time to go back to work or to school. The first few days are gonna be hard, waking up earlier than what you used to on the previous days so until your sleeping schedule is back to normal, you're gonna have to face some pretty tiring days. Looking tired can make it seem like you work really hard (even when you don't) but if you don't like to look tired, don't worry, I'm gonna give you a few tips on how to fake looking awake.

Bright Waterline

This is one of those old tricks that most people already know. You can use a white, light pink, light peach or light beige eyeliner pencil on your waterline to make your eyes appear brighter and bigger.

Bright Inner Corner
This is another old trick. For this you can use the same pencil you used on your waterline or you can also use an eyeshadow in a shimmery or matte bright and light colour. Apply it to your inner corner and to your brow bone and your eyes will look more awake.

Concealer on your under eyes is an obvious choice when trying to hide your lack of sleep, but be careful not to overdo it. It can't look cakey, otherwise it will look exactly the opposite of what you want it to look like. And don't forget to set it with a translucid powder that isn't too cakey in order to last all day.

Don't Go Heavy
If your eyes look tired, try to get the attention away from them. Focus on your skin, with a high coverage foundation and a good bronzed, blushed and highlighted look, or focus on your lips with a bright or dark colour. On your eyes, go for a fresh, simple look.

This isn't a makeup trick, in fact this is the best thing you can do in your life. Smilling is really important because it gives the idea that you are a positive, happy, well rested person when in fact you just want to go home, cuddle with your pet and sleep. Once you get over the tired period after going back to work or school, you'll have a real smile on your lips, don't worry.

So these were all of my tips on how to fake looking awake. I hope this helped someone and I'm gonna try to do these things myself, although, if I'm too tired, I'm gonna be too lazy to do this. But hey, at least I tried! haha

I hope you're having a great day, 
Marta Ribeiro xx

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