Who doesn’t want to look more awake in the morning? After eight solid hours of sleep, even the world’s most rested Sleeping Beauty may have trouble looking awake and fresh in the morning.
Not to mention the mornings where you arise after having five cocktails, half your clothes on, smeared mascara, and three hours of sleep with not a drop of coffee to be found. That’s when these tips REALLY come in handy. Because really, who wants to hear from yet another obnoxious co-worker, “You look tired.” (Which by the way, who made that okay to ask???)
Anyways, below is a list of tips on how to look more awake in the morning. It may take a little makeup, but it should also take very little time.
Cold Water – You’re going to want to do two things with the cold water, first splash some on your face. If you’re brave enough, you can take this one step further by jumping in a cold shower as well. Cold water gets that blood flowing, which is going to make you less zombie like. The next thing you want to do with cold water is drink it. Your body is dehydrated after sleep, especially if you were consuming beverages of the alcoholic variety the previous night. The fact is nobody looks good while dehydrated or of course, hung-over.
Eye Drops – Yep, Visene gets the red out. And after sleepless nights your eyes may begin to take on a somewhat satanic shade of crimson. A few drops in the eyes to clear them up is definitely going to help you look more awake.
Even Skin – You will need a clean palette for your face to look more awake, therefore concealer is a must. Make sure it is close to your skin tone as you want this look to be natural. Cover up any flaws, including pimples, under-eye circles, and splotchy patches. Don’t forget the inside corners of your eyes alongside the bridge of your nose. This area is naturally dark since it is usually shadowed. The best way to apply is by patting the concealer on trouble spots using your finger. Don’t rub; it will have the opposite effect.
Pearly Eye Shadow – It cannot be stressed enough how refreshed you can look by dabbing a bit of pearly eye shadow on the inside corners of your eyes, as well as under your eyebrow arch. This is probably the single most important step of looking more awake. Choose a shadow in a tone that is pearl or bone colored and has a little bit of sparkle to it. Don’t go too blingy, but just enough to give the color an added layer.
Groomed Eyebrows – Having clean and groomed eyebrows can make a world of difference on a girl’s face. Having a nice arch free of strays can give your face a fresh look. When you wake up, try plucking any hairs that have gone awry and filling in the rest with a brow pencil to give a uniform and clean look.
Winged Eyes – To avoid stealing Cleopatra’s thunder, go easy on this step. Winged eyes look awesome at night, but can be tricky during the day. To look more awake and not go overboard, start a very thin line from above your pupil to the edge of your eye. At the end of your eye, pull the line slightly up and away. This should only be a slight feathered line, but it will also open up your eyes, which is really the key of looking more awake. FYI Liquid liner works best.
Pull Your Hair Up – Pony tail face lifts really work. They can also cause headaches. But by the time it starts to hurt you should have already been up for a couple hours and had a cup of coffee. At which point, you can loosen it up a bit. Anyways, your initial reaction in the morning may be to cover your face with your hair, but when it’s hanging straggly over your eyes it can end up making you look more tired. To look more awake, brush it off of your face and out of your eyes and pull it back tightly into a ponytail or even a messy bun. You’ll be forced to show your beautiful and fresh face.
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Celebs Tweet Their Thoughts About #JusticeForSandraBland
1. Jesse Williams
#SandraBland's treatment while attempting to travel freely on HER public roadways has been acknowledged as unlawful. She is already dead.
2. Taraji P. Henson
"SAY HER NAME #SandraBland"
3. Ava DuVernay
"'Why are you arresting me?' Because you know your rights. Because I can. Because no one'll believe you. #SandraBland"
4. Kim Kardashian
#WhatHappenedToSandraBland We need answers!!!! This is NOT ok! This is all shady! They need to own up to this & tell the truth!
5. Jussie Smollet
"A loss 4 words. #SandraBlandMatters #BlackLivesMatter 👈🏿tell me this should change once the nation shows that we do. "
6. Snoop Dogg
🙏🌹. Sandra. Rip. 🌹🌹
7. K. Michelle
R.I.P to this queen. This could've been any of us. My prayers go out to her family. #sandrabland https://instagram.com/p/5fvlO_AhCf/
8. Gabrielle Union
SAY HER NAME!!! #SandraBland #SandraBland #SandraBland #SayHerName
"We must get to the cause of #sandrabland death because this CANNOT happen again #deathorfreedom"
10. David Banner
"When will we fight back. A man's duty on earth is to protect women and children. Where are the gangsters? Preachers? We need you. Please."
11. Nicki Minaj
"Rest In Peace #SandraBland"
12. Talib Kweli
"We the people ask @LorettaLynch to investigate #SandraBland #KimberleeRandleKing RETWEET "
Signs. Signs. Signs all around us. The Message is Here. #SandraBland
14. Missy Elliot
"When I look at the #SandraBland traffic video it brings so many emotions😳😢😡😡😤!"
15. Jessie J
"God bless your soul Sandra | #sandrabland | Change needs to come |Justice needs to be served | Heart… https://instagram.com/p/5fV79mQ0aw/ "
16. Jackee Harry
"It's time y'all, it's time.." #SandraBland #BlackLivesMatter
"In memory of #SandraBland these things don't make no kinda sense "
18. Holly Robinson Peete
I really don't look forward to having ANOTHER difficult conversation w my kids tonight...but here we go again😧💔 #SandraBland #SayHerName 😢
19. Jeffrey White
Sadly, doesn't matter by whose hand she died. Unjustified arrested set the outcome in motion. The state murdered her. #JusticeForSandraBland
Sandra could have been your mother, sister, aunt, friend or if she wasn't killed the community outreach advisor A&M. #SandraBland
21. Joan Smalls
"My heart is broken. Sending my deepest condolence to her family and friends. May you find Strength, Peace and Justice. When will this stop? #EqualityForAll #RIP #Why #SayHerName
22. Gladys Knight
Sandra Bland.... #SayHerName #SandraBland
23. Cara Delevigne
Things need to change NOW #SANDRABLAND #Justice #Equality
24. Meek Mill
"Rip to that young lady that lost her life about a traffic stop! 🙏 ima make sure I pray for her and her family! 🙏😄😄😄"