As a teenager, dealing with exhaustion was a doddle; I’d just clamber into bed one night and not get back out again for a solid 12 hours, waking with skin that was full of juice and relieved of dark circles.
Now, things aren’t that simple. For starters, sleeping for 12 hours? PAH! Never happens. Also, the one night recovery thing is relegated to my past – it now takes a good three nights (and counting – with each passing year the number of nights it takes to bounce back grows) to get over a big night or busy work week.
While I’m desperately cancelling plans and plotting earlier and earlier bedtimes to squeeze in the extra zzzs, I’m relying on my good friend, make-up, to hide the signs of tiredness. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that hiding exhaustion accounts for about 50% of my make-up efforts (see here for a Facebook live video I made on the same topic for InStyle UK), so I thought I’d better film a video showing approximately how I do it. (The approximate bit: I do it so often that the products and techniques vary, but I usually stick to something along these lines).
I hope it’s helpful if you too find that tiredness increasingly is your Monday-Wednesday look. All products listed below. If you have questions, just chuck them in the comments box. //
Skincare // Vanderohe No 1 Serum / Algenist Eye Serum / Decleor Hydra Floral SPF
Base // Vincent Longo Water Foundation / Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer / Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage / Marc Jacobs Concealer Brush / Ilia Loose Powder / Laura Mercier Fan Brush
Skin // Sisley Bronzer Doree / Suqqu Cheek Brush / Ciate Glow Stix
Brows // HD Brows Pencil / Maybelline Brow Gel
Eyes // Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers / By Terry Eyeshadows / Real Techniques Eyeshadow Brush / Marc Jacobs Pink Of Me / Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara
Lips // bareMinerals Lipstick in Mantra