How to Look More Awake in Just Three Minutes


Early morning wake-up calls for school, work or daily errands can leave you looking and feeling worn-out. Thankfully, there are a few easy beauty techniques that can help you fake a good night’s sleep. By using the right products and techniques, it’s easy to create a bright and wide-awake look in only three minutes.

Create a Bright and Even Complexion


Everyone’s skin reacts slightly differently to lack of sleep, but puffy eyes, dark under eye circles, and uneven skin tone are common complaints. If your skin looks dull and splotchy each morning, brighten your complexion by gently massaging an illuminating primer into your skin.

The L’Oreal Paris Magic Lumi Primer adds a natural luminous glow to the skin to help you appear healthy and vibrant in seconds.

Puffy eyes are another common morning problem. A quick swipe of a rollerball eye cream, such as the Garnier Skin Renew Eye Roller, can quickly reduce swelling by increasing blood flow to the under eye area.

Dark under eye circles are a telltale sign of insufficient sleep.To erase any signs of under eye discoloration, apply a pink-toned concealer in V-shape underneath each eye. The pink undertone of the Maybelline Dream Lumi Concealer helps to brighten the under eye area and cancel out discoloration. These three techniques will transform your tired complexion in less than a minute.

Make Your Eyes Pop


Red eyes and droopy eyelashes can make you look exhausted and unhealthy, but you can use one or two of these eye makeup techniques each morning to look wide awake.

To quickly reduce redness around the eyes apply the Rimmel Scandal Eyes Eyeliner in Nude above your lower lashes. This waterproof nude eyeliner will stay in your waterline all day long, and the light shade will make your eyes pop.

Next, use your finger to quickly add a dab of L’Oreal shimmery champagne eye shadow next to each tear duct. This step will highlight the eyes and further lighten any redness around the inner eye area.

To create an even more wide-eyed look, curl your lashes with an eyelash curler and add two coats of black mascara. Curling your eyelashes will make your eyes appear larger and more alert, and the black mascara will help make your eyes appear whiter and brighter.