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Do you have somewhere to be with people but you look or feel tired? Do you have thoughts of cancelling an outing because you look or feel exhausted? There’s always something you can do to pull off the perfect game face that won’t give you away. This is why I’ve put together these 10 things to help you look prettier when exhausted.
How to feel and look prettier when exhausted
Yeah, you have this outing you just can’t miss or this event you must attend. But no one needs to know you’re fighting a cold or haven’t had a decent night’s sleep all week. And no one needs to guess that you want to be anywhere but there. Just the right things in place and you’ll find yourself looking all good for the moment.
So, here are a few things (in order) you can do for yourself in a few hours before you hit the public so you don’t look like you are truly having a long day:
1. Listen To Music:
First off, it’s time to get to work, so put on some upbeat music and start feeling the beat! I suggest your favourite music you tune to each time you need something soothing! This would definitely set you in the mood for other things that will follow.
2. Use Eye Drops:
You should keep two kinds in your medicine cabinet: one to take out the redness and more importantly, one for moisture. Use the redness fighter first, letting the drops work in your closed eyes for several seconds, then add the moisturizing drops. Moisture drops come in a thicker gel form that feels divine in tired eyes while giving you a comfortable look.
3. Use Ice Cubes:
Get a couple of ice cubes, holding them one at a time and slowly sliding them over your entire, already clean face and neck until they are melted. This will reduce any puffiness or swelling and give your skin a pretty glow.
4. Use Moisturizers:
It doesn’t matter what kind you use, just use something nice like this Neutrogena Hydro Boost Face Moisturizing Gel-Cream. Be generous with it and massage your face and neck lovingly using upward strokes while applying. Look into the mirror and see what difference there is already. You may be surprised that you don’t look so tired anymore!
5. Use Tinted Sunscreen:
This is good in order to prevent ageing and skin damage caused by sunburn which may not be avoidable. It also evens out skin tone without appearing overly made up giving you that natural look.
6. Use A Good Foundation:
Too much of the foundation will just make you look more tired. If you need more coverage, add a drop or two of your foundation to your sunscreen, and blend it on the back of your hand before applying. Make sure to blend well into your jawline. Most importantly, use a good foundation so you don’t have it dripping!
7. Apply Concealer:
Dot concealer in a V shape underneath each eye; lightly dab it over any blemish you might have or around the nose to cover any spot. Let it sit for a few minutes, perhaps while you’re brushing your hair, then blend with your finger, concealer brush or a moist makeup sponge.
8. Apply Eye Makeup:
How bold you go with the eyeliner is a matter of personal taste, but most women look prettier with some. Go for the winged look if you are skilled in this department; but, if not, just a little light lining along the top lashes will help open up your eyes and give them definition. Curl your lashes for an extra lift if you can. Add shadow to your taste, and don’t skip the mascara. Apply it to the top lashes, and the bottom if you like.
9. Apply Blush And Lipstick:
A pop of pretty blush on the apples of your cheeks always helps you feel more alive, and lipstick is the finishing touch. It’s probably best to go for a light, natural, neutral shade on a day like today when you’re feeling exhausted and want to do nothing else but be at home. Something with moisture or a little shine will make you feel so much better.
10. Do Something About Your Hair And Clothes:
With your face looking a better shade of you and not giving away your exhaustion, you may want to do something nice to your hair and throw on a cheerful cloth.
On a day like this, wear an item of clothing that makes you feel pretty or cheerful, whether it’s something in your favourite colour or that always draws compliments.
Comfort is important, but no sweatpants here, please! You have pretty things in your closet that aren’t that casual, so pull something out and put it on.
Curl your hair or let it run down your shoulders. If you are wearing a weave or braided hair, do something stylish with it to complement and complete your overall look.
If you made it to this last step, you did it! Now, take some deep breaths, think happy thoughts and let gratitude enter your heart because you are definitely going to rock the day and make it count.
Lastly, bend down and stretch your fingertips to the floor, stand up straight, smile in the mirror and hit the road!
Trust me, you look gorgeous! Don’t forget to click some selfies and see what you have done to kick off exhaustion and enjoy yourself.
Surely these tips can get you to look prettier when exhausted. So, what do you think?