I don’t know about you, but I wasn’t too happy to lose an hour of sleep over the weekend. After all, a girl needs all the beauty sleep she can get. I plan on amping up my beauty routine this week until I readjust to less sleep.
Here are a few steps to help you look wide awake on less sleep.
When I know, I’m going to be getting less sleep during the night whether it’s from a late night of work or because of daylight savings time I always like to use an overnight mask. One of my favorite overnight masks is the Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse Water-Max Sleeping Mask it keeps the moisture in your skin all night long, and it’s quick-absorbing gel melts into your skin quickly.
The next morning, I like to wash my face with a moisturizing face wash. I recently received a sample of the GlamGlow ThirstyCleanse Daily Cleanser, and I love love love it. The cleanser is a unique mud to foam consistency that’s so different from every other cleanser out there. After that, I hop into the shower to wash up and apply a sheet mask. Applying face masks or sheet masks before getting in the show is an easy way to multitask and save some time in the morning. One of my favorite sheet masks is the moisturizing Dr. Jart+ Water-Fuse Hydrogel Mask. Just like the Dr. Jart+ overnight mask the sheet mask in the Water-Fuse line offers a ton of moisture to the skin. This sheet mask plumps your skin to make it look extra glowy.
After the shower, I spritz some dry shampoo into my dry hair and throw it up in a ponytail to create some extra volume. I enjoy Dry Bar’s Triple Sec 3 in 1 dry shampoo because it’s a volumizer, texturizer, and dry shampoo in one.
Now let’s move on to the face. I apply my face cream, and after it sinks into my skin I apply foundation. Currently, my skin is loving the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream and the Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue. Both products have helped soothe my winter skin and leave me with radiant and hydrated looking skin.
The next three products are my total favorites because they are products that you can swipe and go. The YSL Touché Éclat is my favorite highlighter because it’s natural but also can double as a concealer for the under eye area. I can easily hide how tired I look with the Touché Éclat. When it comes to trying to look awake I usually skip eyeshadow and just focus mascara, my go-to is YSL Faux-Cils Mascara. Plus I throw on a bold lip to detract from my hopefully covered dark circles. I suggest NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Yu which is my favorite bright pink lipstick.
Finally, I take my ponytail and add a bun donut to complete a simple sock bun that I secure with bobby pins.
And voila no one will know how tired you really are!
What are your favorite products to help you look more awake?
xo, Lara Sophia