But then after a trip to Atlanta, driving my two boys (Jack is 3 and Walker is almost 1) back and forth 3 hours round trip, potty trips in between, loud crying and Jack shouting demands from the back seat…a girl’s face is bound to show a little fatigue. That was my life today!
I don’t usually have time at the end of the day to totally wash my face and redo my eyemakeup, but if I need a pick me up to erase those tired eyes, I have a few tricks up my sleeve:
1. Wipe just under the eyebed with a Q-Tip :: this is used to wipe away any grime and mascara that has run amuck. You can wet the Q-Tip with water or eyemakeup remover.
2. Fill in your eyebrows and groom them :: NYC’s Browblender & Liner ($4) has the color and the brow brush in one. Unruly brows are a tell tale sign you haven’t payed attention to your appearance.
3. Use your favorite concealer under your eyebed :: and continue up to the crook of your nose near the tear duct. Also, touch up any random red blotches around your face, especially along the sides of your nose. Sonia Kashuk’s Hidden Agenda Concealer Set ($10) from Target is my low budget favorite.
4. Line the inner rim of your eyes with :: Stila’s Kajal Eyeliner in color Topaz ($18). This fleshy colored liner is my new favorite eye product and immediately brightens the entire eyeball area by distracting from any natural redness in the inner eye. This formula is super soft and smooth so it glides right on.
5. Add some shimmer shadow product in the tear duct area of your eye :: It immediately brightens up the whole eye. There are tons of shimmer products out there, but my favorites are by Bare Minerals Glimmers ($13) which are the perfect subtle translucent shades of shimmer! Nude Beach & Cultured Pearl are good color options for all skin colors.
6. And if you an extra second but no time to mascara :: re-curl your eyelashes for an eye lift.
The first picture of my left eye (above) presents the wear and tear of the day (caused by driving Jack and Walker to the BIG city and back), and then the second eye shot (below) shows the quick pick me up of those 6 steps. See how easy it is to look like it’s 8am again – not 5pm??