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Makeup to help you wake up

  • 2 min read


We’ve all had those weeks of tired eyes; this past week was particularly busy for me, so I have started to become creative with ways that I can wake up my face. Follow these tips and even if you feel like you may fall asleep at any moment, you will have the world fooled!

1) Color Correct

Lemon Smooth Affair for Eyes

First, get rid of any redness under or around your eyes. Lemon Smooth Affair for Eyesworks wonders, just pat a tiny bit onto your lids, and if you have redness under your lower lash line, use the edge of your Camouflage Brush to gently blend it. Remember, a little goes a long way! On the inner rim of your lash line, use the White Eye Pencil or the White/Pink Eye Highlighter to brighten your whole eye. When color correcting, yellow cancels out red and peach cancels out blues and grays. This makes Active Light Under-eye Concealer1 and 2, which have a yellow base, perfect for under eye redness. If you have blue/gray circles under your eyes, Active Light in 3 and 4 are your go-to choices. One of my favorite ways to use active light is to draw “rays” from slightly under the bottom lash line (don’t get too close or it could make your eyeliner smear) to the top of the cheek bone. Then take your ring finger and gently pat it in, the warmth of your finger will perfectly melt the Active Light onto your skin.

2) More Mascara, Less Liner

The next trick is mascara and loads of it. Do not use so much that your lashes become caked but use enough that they appear to be flying away, and in the process holding up your eye lids. Another tip is to watch the liner. Too much liner on your lower lash line can cause your eyes to look smaller and sleepier. Just line the upper lash line to keep your eyes looking bigger and more awake.

4) Get a Rosy Glow

Lastly, if you are feeling washed out and your usual blush isn’t doing the trick, try an In Touch Cream Blush or even better, Forever PinkJust Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain. Depositing a sheer pop of color with real staying power on your cheeks will instantly brighten your face and make you appear well rested. You can apply it using your fingers to blend, or you can use the Foundation Brush or Blending Brush. Most importantly, try to fit in your daily allowance of sleep! We have such busy lives but our health should always be a priority!
Chelsea Simmons

Chelsea Simmons

Chelsea began her beauty journey in 2010 as a fashion and beauty freelancer at Ladies’ Home Journal magazine. There she had the chance to test and review hundreds of products while quickly falling for the benefits the clean makeup she tried. After leaving the magazine industry, she worked as a publicist for international fragrance and beauty brands until 2016 when she landed at jane iredale. Here, she has discovered liquid eyeliner doesn’t have to burn her eyes, foundation doesn’t have to feel heavy, and that the jane iredale Global Educators truly have the best beauty hacks. Since then, she’s shared her 10+ years of experience with you on The Good Glow Blog.