16 Tips To Perk Up A Tired Face

How To Liven Up Dull Skin After A Tiring Day?

Are you looking for a way to liven up dull skin on a bad day? You know the kind of day I’m talking about – you wake up with puffy eyes and a tired-looking face that won’t go away even with a bath or the day when you are supposed to attend a compulsory get-together after a hectic office day, and also need to look your best! Make-up can instantly perk up your appearance by softening the fine lines and shadows under the eyes.

Here are some quick and easy tips to brighten up sleep-deprived skin.

Apply Makeup


  • First cleanse the skin and massage it to stimulate the blood cells. This gets blood to the surface of the skin.
  • If the skin is rough and looks sallow, use a scrub. It will definitely brighten your skin.
  • Tired skin is often rough and uneven, and a heavy foundation will not blend well. Instead use a light foundation with a luminous texture to light up the face.
  • A foundation mixed with a bronzer or a pearlised foundation mix, can also work wonders. It brings about a clean and fresh radiance.
  • You could use a light pink shimmer brick by ColorBar to provide a sweet flush to dull and tired skin. An angular, high cheek-boned look works best to refresh a sleepy face. Get it by using a blush in an up-swing manner.
  • Always use a shimmery blush on the apples of the cheeks to add color and radiance. A soft, pretty color on the cheekbones will always make the face appear healthy and well-rested.
  • Use a tinted moisturizer to mask tiredness. Make your own by adding a few drops of foundation to moisturizer.

Perkup Face

Eyes:Your eyes are a dead giveaway. They are the first to show up signs of tiredness and sleep deprivation. So what you do if you have to go for a very important dinner or a special date? Read on..

  • Use a good concealer for under-eye dark circles. Apply the concealer in a semi-circular manner, using your ring finger to blend it into your skin by tapping lightly. This technique makes the concealer blend easily with the skin tone and creates a more natural look.
  • Dust the area lightly with a loose powder applied with a good blusher brush. Make sure it does not settle into the fine lines of the eyes.
  • Use pretty eye-shadow colors such as corals, pinks or sandy browns to light them up and make them sparkle.
  • Always use frosted shadows as these add luster to the eyes.
  • Use a lash curler to open up the eyes. Sleep-deprived eyes often look half-closed.
  • Applying white kohl also works as it makes the eyes look bigger.
  • Use a lengthening mascara and not a volumising one. A lengthening mascara will open the eyes but a volumising one may make the eyes look droopy.
  • Eyeliner should always be applied in an up-slant.
  • If you are in a particularly bad shape, apply a glitter eyeliner. It is a perfect formula to get that bright sparkle in the eyes. You will not go wrong with this one.
  • Using colored contact lenses is another alternative; it works for all.Perked Up Face

My Pick:

  • Style blush by MAC.
  • Shimmer bricks by ColorBar
  • Luminous foundation – Strobe creme by MAC
  • Frosted shadows – Maybelline New York and Lakme.

16 responses to “16 Tips To Perk Up A Tired Face

  1. I have noticed increase under eye circles and have been hunting for some tips and here they are! Thanks so much for the follow! I’m looking forward to some amazing tips and will be using some of these today! 🙂

  2. Reblogged this on Denise Designed and commented:
    Some great tips. If I felt the need to go anywhere today, this would really be helpful. But since today is a very, very, very, very lazy day, I will just have to remember and use this sometime this week. 🙂
    Who would have thought that using a lash curler would help open up the eyes.

  3. have you ever tried bb cream? (korean branded blemish balm) it’s very light and it’s like a tinted moisturizer! it’s perfect for those who want to wear some make up but without the need of going all out! also, i did find it helpful when dealing with acne/break outs. i’m not sure if there is a difference between the asian brands and the western brands, so i tend to stick with the asian ones. if you have time, look into it!

  4. These are some wonderful tips. And thanks especially for the picks. That makes it even easier. Your blog is a treasure trove of great beauty insight and information. I am now on the hunt for some white kohl!

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