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 amid a global pandemic.
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 period drama set in London society.
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 Solution Set 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.
It works two ways. It delivers immediate plumping in the upper levels of the skin and also penetrates deep in the skin’s surface, keeping it hydrated and flexible.
The HA in Artistry™ Intensive Skincare Advanced Vitamin C + HA Treatment is a dual action HA blend that includes acerola cherry extract. It provides a hydration boost, giving skin a younger, smoother and more plumped appearance. Much needed on sleepy mornings!
You can also feed your skin some HA from the inside with supplement, like the n* by Nutrilite™ Collagen Shot. It has a powerful blend of collagen, hyaluronic acid and acerola cherry superfruit 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 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.
That’s just enough time to grab another cup of coffee or your favorite morning energy drink to help get you going.
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 widen your sleepy peepers!
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 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 lengthen, lift and separate your lashes. Or, do you need a little extra whimsy today?
If so, try the Artistry Studio™ Oh-So-Colorful Mascara in Harajuku Blue. You can go all in with totally blue 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.
For an extra cooling sensation, 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 that, 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 highlighter, and the Artistry Studio™ Lights, Camera, Face Stick is perfect for the role. It’s a two-in-one highlighter and balm stick that delivers a nude sheen and a dewy finish. (Bonus: It’s infused with hyaluronic acid, moisturizers, coconut oil and vitamin E!)
Gently swipe it under your brows, at your temples, down the bridge of your nose, on your cheeks and at your cupid’s bow. Lightly tap each 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 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. Keep yourself hydrated with a few cans of your favorite flavor of XS™ Sparkling+ Electrolytes Sparkling Water. Stay sharp and fight fatigue† with Nutrilite™ Ultra Focus Energy Pack or an n* by Nutrilite™ Hit Reset Shot. 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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