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We’ve all been there. It’s Monday morning, and the last thing you want to do is get ready and go to work or school. After a long weekend, you’re exhausted and not looking forward to making yourself look presentable. Those bags under your droopy tired eyes are just getting in the way, but we’ve found the easiest way to appear as if you actually slept last night. Check out these quick hacks to look more awake this Monday morning.


Using a good moisturizer will do wonders for the way your skin looks and feels. Simply washing your face and moisturizing it when you wake up can make you look more awake. Your skin will be more supple and full, making you look healthy and well rested. Bonus: use a luminous moisturizing primer before your foundation for added moisture and brightness.


Concealer is going to be your best friend this morning. Add a light amount in an upside down triangle shape under your eyes to add coverage and brightness to your dark circles. The triangle shape allows for even distribution of the brightness, opening up your eyes. Choose a shade about three shades lighter than your skin tone and watch your eyes look more awake.

Bright eyeshadow

Adding a light and shimmery eyeshadow to your inner corners will open up your eyes even more. Whether or not you have other eyeshadows on your lid, dab a bit of a bright color to your inner corners to brighten your entire face. No more droopy eyes.


Adding a pop of blush to your cheeks will help your skin look less sallow and tired. Bright glowing cheeks are a sign of youth and energy which is what we’re always going for, right? A cream blush will look the most natural applied to the apples of your cheeks, then blended back towards the temples.


We think mascara is one of the things you should never skip during your makeup routine. Even just one light coat over your top and bottom lashes can make a huge difference in your look. To simplify, just one quick swipe over your top lashes can open up your eyes and make them look more awake. If you’re feeling it, add a few individual false lashes for more volume and length on the outer edges of your eyes.


Adding a little color to your lips will make you look more bright and alive. Whether its lip gloss, lip stick, or tinted lip balm the added moisture and shine will help you look more put together and ready for the day. If you don’t feel like using any of the above, even some regular Chapstick will help your lips look less dry and cracked.