We all know it: Sleepless nights from working on a deadline, late-night partying or doing anything other than catching up on our zzz‘s will automatically result to bloodshot, puffy eyes, drooping dark circles, and dull skin, among other symptoms that makes you look like the undead.
Celebrity makeup artist Terri Apanesewicz, who has worked with Kate Upton,Gisele Bündchen, and Cindy Crawford once said, “Makeup is magical, but unfortunately it’s not perfect magic.” It’s true, finding the beauty products that will seamlessly kick your beauty game back into the gear may seem to be a far-flung idea, but if you find the one, it sure will be a keeper. Since chic dressing is not the only thing our #TeamPreenGirls are slaying, let’s look to them for some remedies that will hide the obvious tell-tale signs of a rough night and create the illusion of plumpness on even the most exhausted of faces.
Good sleeping habits usually reward you with dewy, hydrated skin that will give you a natural glow. This glow helps highlight the natural parts of the face and make your cheekbones pop. But don’t worry if you’re looking a little sallow these days, the Plains Made Pretty Glisten Up! Strobing Kit Highlighter and Blush (P1,299) is here to help you cheat that effect. Given their easy-to-use stick packaging, you’ll be glowy and looking your best in a few swipes.
Happy Skin. Available at Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 5, and select Beauty Bar branches. For more information,visit their website.
If you are strapped for time but refuse to leave the house looking bare, nothing pulls together a look better than a nice matte lippie. Pop the Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipstick in Touch of Spice (P299) and see how it enhances your skin color instantly and without muss or fuss. The only culprit might be dead skin flakes on your pout but you can easily get rid of that by exfoliating with your favorite lip scrub and applying a nourishing lip balm prior to lipstick application to achieve that smooth base for your lipstick to lay on top of.
Maybelline. Available at select Watson’s branches. For more information, visit their website.
Adult acne is just the worst but nobody needs to know you have it. The first step to looking flawless is to camouflage zits while fighting them with a base that contains grapefruit extract (which is touted to prevent skin acne and sebum oxidation) and other blemish-busting properties, like Happy Skin’s Zit Zapper Skin Cream Foundation (P1,299). Dab it onto the perimeter of the problem areas using your ring finger and blend until smooth for a clearer and non-greasy complexion.
Happy Skin. Available at Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 5, and select Beauty Bar branches. For more information, visit their website.
A good concealer can help you a lot, especially when you need to hide your dark circles and other blemishes that appear when you stay up all night. When used with a light hand, you can even use it to highlight the inner corner of your eyes. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer (P1,500) doesn’t only do the job of covering up your dark areas, but it also has iridescent particles that catch the lightto instantly brighten them up.
NARS. Available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source and Bonifacio Central Square. For a complete list of stores and more information, visit their website.
They say the eyes are the windows to the soul. that’s the case, then we should start reaching out for eye-opening magic wands to give our peepers more love. To create high volume, curl, and length that won’t leave you with raccoon eyes, try MAC’s Upward Lash (P1,200), which is cheekily packaged in a giant MAC lipstick tube. The secret of its instant volumizing abilities lie in the moulded brush with a hollow center that retains mascara for instant loading onto the littlest lash from the roots up.
MAC. Available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source, Glorietta 4, SM Makati, SM Megamall, SM Aura Premier, and Eastwood Mall. For a complete list of stores more information, visit their website