It's 1:28am and I am still up.
This is the reason why..
1. MAC Mineralize SantinFinish Foundation
Are you warm? Cool? Olive? Give up? (We don't have a clue, either.) The best way to find your perfect match is to leave it to the professionals. Stop by any cosmetics counter and ask for help finding your shade. If you're fending for yourself, swipe a few colors vertically across your jawline, and whichever one is barely visible is your best bet.
Tip: After cleansing and moisturizing your face, apply foundation with...your fingers! It's quicker and easier than using a sponge or brush. Simply dab the foundation onto the areas that need it most (ruddy cheeks, dark circles, uneven spots) and blend gently.
2. Rimmel Recover Anti-Fatigue Concealer ( I freaking need this!)
Concealer is the only way to get rid of dark circles. And while it may just be a temporary fix, with the right technique you can hide them completely.
Tip: Apply a non-creasy eye cream, then use your ring finger to gently dab concealer onto dark areas. Allow it a minute to be absorbed, then carefully blend the edges into skin. The key is light pressure -- if you rub too hard, you'll actually rub the product off.
3. Trish McEvoy Blush
The right shade will make you look like you're blushing, not like you're wearing blush. For a natural look, start with lighter shades, and skip any with shimmer.
Tip: Use a blush brush to swipe a small amount of color across the apples of your cheeks (the round section that sticks out when you smile). If you can see clearly where the blush begins or ends, you've used too much or the color is too dark.
4. Sephora Go Curler
Most eyelashes grow outward, not upward, so applying mascara without curling your lashes won't provide the same impact.
Tip: Never curl lashes after you apply mascara -- they can stick to the tool and end up getting yanked out. Use a plastic curler like Sephora's Go Curler (which can help you avoid the "bent" look that metal curlers give). Place it as close to the base as you can without catching your eyelid, press for a few seconds, then gently press a few more times along the middle of lashes if necessary.
5. Clinique Long Pretty Lashes Mascara