Create a wide-awake look with a glossy lid

After a long weekend or a late night, morning can be tough to handle. The last thing you want is to have someone say you look tired. Creating a wide-awake look is simple, especially if you have a highlighting palette in your makeup arsenal. Most palettes contain more than one shade, and those colors are perfect for adding a shimmery touch to your eye makeup and brightening the eye area.
Doubling up on concealer will enhance the eyes, and adding a touch of gloss to the lid will catch the light and make your eyes sparkle. When applying gloss, concentrate on the center of the eyelid. Use a tiny amount and pat it across the lid with your finger. Feel free to add a bit to your lashes, but skip this step if you have extensions or wear mascara, because it can weaken the lash adhesive and smudge your mascara.
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Materials
- Liquid foundation, two shades (NYX Total Control Drop Foundation)
- Damp beauty sponge
- Liquid concealer in two shades (Fenty Pro Filt'r Instant Retouch Concealer)
- Dusty rose blush (e.l.f. Primer-Infused Blush, Always Rosy)
- Cheek brush
- White gold highlighting powder (Anastasia Beverly Hills Sun Dipped Glow Kit, Summer)
- Tapered highlighting brush
- Black-brown eyebrow pencil with spoolie (Bobbi Brown Perfectly Defined Long-Wear Brow Pencil, Espresso)
- Quartz highlighting powder (Anastasia Beverly Hills Sun Dipped Glow Kit, Moonstone)
- Small eye shadow brush
- Matte tiramisu eye shadow (Morphe 25A Copper Spice Artistry Palette, Sweet Mango)
- Fluffy blending brush
- Clear lip gloss (Smashbox Gloss Angeles Extra Shine Lip Gloss)
- Tapered eye shadow brush
- Mascara (optional)
- Brown lip liner (NYX Lip Liner Pencil, Cocoa)
- Dusty pink lipstick (NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream, Istanbul)
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Instructions
1. Even out your complexion by applying the lighter shade of liquid foundation, then use a damp beauty sponge to diffuse the product. Tip: If you have areas that need more coverage, apply more foundation as needed.
2. Cover dark circles under your eyes by applying the darker shade of liquid concealer with the applicator wand. Layer a small amount of lighter concealer just below your tear duct on top of the other color. Use the damp beauty sponge to press the concealer into your skin, so it blends with your foundation.
3. Contour your face with the darker foundation. Apply small dots of color around the upper corners of your forehead, under the cheekbones and along the jawline. Use the beauty sponge to diffuse the product and eliminate harsh lines.
4. Liven up your cheeks by tapping dusty rose blush onto the apples with the cheek brush, then sweep the color upward at a diagonal angle toward the top of your ear. Press the beauty sponge against the upper and lower edges of the blush. The residual foundation on the sponge will eliminate any harsh edges.
5. Highlight your cheekbones, temples, nose and brow bone by brushing white gold highlighting powder onto the skin with a tapered highlighting brush.
6. Fill in your brows with black-brown eyebrow pencil, then use the spoolie to diffuse the pigment and groom your brows.
7. Apply quartz highlighting powder to the eyelid with a small eye shadow brush, then pat the color in with your fingertip.
8. Sweep matte tiramisu eye shadow into the crease of the eye with a fluffy blending brush. Pat the shadow in with your fingertip to remove any excess color.
9. Dab a tiny amount of clear lip gloss onto the lid.
10. Highlight the inner corner of your eye by applying quartz highlighting powder near the tear duct with a tapered eye shadow brush.
11. Apply two coats of black mascara to your lashes, if desired. Note: The model has eyelash extensions.
12. Line your lips with brown lip liner, then fill them in with dusty pink lipstick.
Even if you're exhausted, no one will be the wiser. Stay pretty!
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