I don’t sleep much. I work a lot and I am often consumed with the busyness that is life as a wife and mother of two. BUT … that doesn’t mean I have to look like it! Can I get an amen? I shared my beauty hacks on the blog a couple days ago, but I wanted to dive a little deeper into the magic that is … a great concealer, the right brightening powder and just an overall perfect make-up slay. If you’re into naturally looking like you got 8 hours of sleep … this post may not be for you, but I hear drinking lots of water, using eye masks and actually getting rest helps.
If I could shout this from the rooftops, I would, but since I’m sitting on a couch in Jamaica, listen up: If you don’t have a GREAT, and I mean, GREAT concealer in your makeup bag, add that to your list of things to do tomorrow. I don’t really have dark circles under my eyes or bags, but I love the way a really good concealer literally brings your eyes to life.
Check out my YouTube tutorial on how to go from puffy and sleepy, to bright and beautiful in less than 10 minutes.
After priming your face and applying your favorite foundation, grab your concealer and draw vertical lines under your eyes, on the bridge of your nose, between your eyebrows and underneath your nostrils. Optional: you can also shape your chin by drawing a “V” on your chin right below your lips.
Take a clean and WET beauty blender (or the like), and begin to blend in the product. Important note: dab to blend the product into your face, do not swipe!
Make sure the product is blended in and then set it with a brightening powder or setting powder. I use a brightening powder.
Optional, but effective – highlight your T zone! Use a brush or damp blender to highlight those prominent bones on your face! I love to highlight the bridge of my nose, the high point on my cheeks and forehead.
Go out and SLAY the day!