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How To Wake Up Like That

So you’ve done it. You’ve broken the sacred eleventh commandment: Thou shalt not sleep in thine makeup. After going to confessional, and completing ten Hail Marys’, all shall be well, sweet child. But after all that repenting, who has time to completely redo their makeup? No one. This is where I come in. Give me five quick minutes and I’ll have you quoting Queen B herself. 

Step 1: Remove smudges

The main thing making you look like you did, in fact, wake up like that, is that unsightly streaks of eyeliner running across your cheek. A quick swipe of makeup remover and you are practically a goddess.

Step 2: Eyes 

A brush of a neutral eyeshadow over the entire lid will make a world of difference. Touch up eyeliner, especially on the outer corners. Add a few strokes of mascara on the top and bottom lashes, focusing on the tips and corners. 

Step 3: Concealer and Blush

Our extremely busy schedules and sleepless nights spent with coffee and textbooks tend to leave our skin a little less than perfect. Quickly dabbing a small amount of concealer under the eyes and over any problem areas can take all of that away. 

Blush is quite possibly the most important step. Blood hasn’t had a chance to get pumping and flowing yet, leaving us with not-so-rosy cheeks. Not to worry, gorgeous. Sweep some blush over those pale cheeks, and you are an instant sensation.  

Step 4: Lips

Choose any color you feel like rocking, and go at it. Go bold, go classic,  or go simple. Anything goes where lipstick is concerned. I normally use a rosy neutral to avoid looking like a corpse. You do you.  

Step 5: Final Touches

Tuck away any stray eyebrow hairs, touch up any missed lashes, add a sweep of blush. This step is fully optional, seeing as you are already the picture of perfection.  #flawless

 And now you can say “I woke up like this” and actually mean it, unlike every other girl in the world.


Editor-in-Chief for the Utah chapter of Her Campus. I'm a political science major at the University of Utah, in my time I love to cook healthy and delicious meals, organize detailed parties, and pet every dog I see.
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