How to wake up tired eyes
The reasons are varied and plentiful: Bingeing a new series, a major work deadline, a late night out with friends, too much caffeine, the neighbor’s dog, your dog, your children or just the worries of another day.
No matter what the cause of a night short on sleep, you’ll likely see the evidence as soon as you look in the mirror. Good morning dark circles! And hello to you, too, bags under your puffy eyes!
Getting proper beauty rest can be a challenge, but thanks to some of our favorite products, no one needs to know you were tossing and turning or up too late tuned into the eye-popping twists of the latest fantasy drama.
Here are some tips to give you that well-rested look even when you feel the farthest thing from it!
1. Don’t skip your regular skin care routine
You have a regular routine for a reason, and this morning your skin needs it more than ever. Looking for something special for those mornings that come way too early? The Artistry Skin Nutrition™ Hydrating collection will check off all the boxes of cleansing, toning, treating and moisturizing with a focus on much needed hydration. (Remember, order matters in your skin care routine!)
The collection also includes the Hydrating Eye Gel Cream, which is like a full night’s sleep in a tube! It’s a lightweight gel cream that is formulated to instantly illuminate and hydrate the delicate eye area.
If you have time to sneak in some exfoliation to remove any visibly dry skin, even better. No time? Consider Artistry Studio™ Glow Boss Cleanser + Exfoliator. It exfoliates as it cleans so you save time and returns a healthy glow to your tired skin.
2. Use hyaluronic acid
If you have a skin care product with hyaluronic acid, or HA, this is the morning to use it. HA is known for its ability to plump and hydrate. The HA molecules in Artistry Skin Nutrition™ Vitamin C + HA3 Daily Serum, for example, come in three different sizes:
- The smallest HA molecules in the Daily Serum boost and balance internal moisture levels, keeping the skin better hydrated and more elastic and flexible over time.
- The mid-sized HA molecules provide an immediate volumizing effect that plumps up the skin for a firmer, more cushioned surface.
- And the largest molecules help hydrate and smooth the appearance of expression lines or other wrinkles.
Those benefits are much needed on sleepy mornings! You can also support your skin with some HA through a dietary supplement, like the n* by Nutrilite™ Collagen Shot. It has a blend of collagen, hyaluronic acid and acerola cherry to help support healthy skin from the inside out.†
3. Give your eyes special treatment
These mornings were made for products designed to make your eyes appear more wide awake than they actually are, like the Artistry Studio Eye Look Rested De-Puffer + Brightener.
These soothing, under-eye mini masks instantly cool down the look of puffiness and provide a wake-me-up. (They feel even better when you keep them chilled in the fridge!) Apply them after you cleanse and leave them on for 5-10 minutes.
Follow that up with the Artistry Studio Eye Look Energized highlighting and cooling eye serum. Lightly tap it onto the under eye area for an immediate brightening and cooling effect, but you can also use it on your cheekbones, nose, cupid’s bow or wherever else you want some extra glow!
4. Make your eyes pop!
Fake it until you make it, right? You may feel exhausted, but if you make the time to tend to your brows, curl your lashes and use your favorite mascara to make your eyes pop, it will instantly make your sleepy peepers appear wider!
Grab your favorite eyebrow products, such as Artistry™ Automatic EyeBrow Pencil and the Artistry Studio™ Pacific Proof Brow Perfector. Use those to create the perfect brow and they will provide the ideal frame for your eyes, especially after you add mascara.
Speaking of which, time for Artistry Studio Mascara Base Primer, which will work with your regular mascara to amplify the look of your lashes even more. Apply a coat to the top of your lashes and underneath.
Follow that up with your favorite mascara. You could go traditional with the Artistry Studio Lash Boosting 3-in-1 Mascara, using the multi-faceted brush to volumize, lift and separate your lashes. Or, do you need a little extra whimsy today? Be bold and try colored mascara. You can go all in with totally colored lashes, or just apply it to the tips after your regular mascara. Either way will give that little extra pop of color.
5. Work your makeup magic
Some products truly do seem magical, especially when we’re feeling extra tired. Today is a good day to turn to the magical trio of a mattifying primer, a concealer and a highlighter. You could have already completed the primer step when you moisturized by using Artistry Studio™ My Main Squeeze Moisturizer, which doubles as a makeup primer. Plus, it provides antioxidant support for a little something extra on your sleepy morning.
If you still need a primer, consider the Artistry Studio Hydro-Prime Light Hydrator + Primer. It provides a cool burst of hydration while also blurring spots and splotches and leaving you with a matte finish that is ready for makeup.
After priming, grab your concealer, such as the brightening shade of Artistry Exact Fit™ Perfecting Concealer. Dab a little under your eyes, along the inside of your eyes and down your nose. Then tap gently to blend. Bye-bye, under-eye bags! After this, opt for a lightweight foundation, such as Artistry Hydra–V™ Sheer Weightless Foundation with SPF 15.
The finishing touch to erasing that sleepy aura is a cooling glow, and Artistry Studio Eye Look Energized Highlighting + Cooling Eye Serum is perfect for the role because it immediately brightens and cools. Use it on your cheekbones, nose, cupid’s bow or wherever you want some extra glow. Apply with the roller ball and lightly tap the area with your fingertips to blend it in.
Finish off with your favorite color palette for your eyes, cheeks and lips and you’ll be walking out the door with the confidence of someone who looks like they got eight hours of sleep, worked out and had a great breakfast instead of someone sorely lacking in the sleep department.
Grab some energy
Now that you look ready, make sure you have what you need to feel ready throughout the day. Hydration is key, but don’t forget to stay energized with a few cans of your favorite flavor of XS™ Energy Drinks. Stay sharp and fight fatigue† with Nutrilite™ Ultra Focus Energy Pack. And make sure you have protein-rich snacks when you need them by grabbing XS Energy Bars or Nutrilite Wellness Bars.
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