When you’re recovering from a bachelorette party or a weekend getaway with some gal pals, keeping your skin looking fresh and radiant might seem like mission impossible. Fortunately, there are some simple makeup tricks that can do away with those puffy eyes, dark circles and sagging skin!
To get rid of dark circles, use a light peach colored or yellow-base foundation (depending on your skin color) directly under the eyes and let it dry for at least five minutes. Use your pinkie finger or a small cotton swab to gently blend the concealer into your skin, and then dab your foundation over it. You should be able to achieve a flawless finish with this simple technique.
When you want to brighten up a ruddy complexion, use a light shimmering powder or a bronzer over your foundation. The trick to making this look as natural as possible is to wait until your foundation is completely dry before you apply the final dusting of loose powder. Applying it wet will leave you with clumps and create a very artificial effect. Make sure you’re applying the right color of foundation for your skin tone. If your face is washed out, you might need to go a shade lighter for the day. Blending a darker and a lighter shade can also work to keep that final finish looking natural.
Brighten up that smile with a dark red or bright red lipstick, instead of a nude or pink lip color. A bright-colored lipstick will draw attention to your pout and may even encourage you to smile more. Use one that contains emollients and moisturizers if your lips are especially dehydrated after your long night out.
When you need to brighten up your eyes, use a light-colored eyeshadow and contrast it with black mascara and black eye liner. Light-colored eyeshadow will draw attention up and make even the sleepiest-looking eyes much bigger and brighter. If you are heading out early in the day, consider using a white-colored eye pencil only on the lower rims of your eyes for an even better eye-enlarging effect.
Practice some simple makeup techniques so that you can always look your best. These simple beauty tricks will help you look fresh and rejuvenated, even after a long night out on the town!