The coronavirus lockdown has thrown our daily routine for a complete toss. Staying indoors 24/7 can make you lose track of time and with having nothing better to do, most of us end up binge-watching our favourite shows or scrolling through Instagram until the wee hours of the morning. Constant exposure to the blue light emitting from our mobile screen combined with the lack of sleep can lead to dull, lacklustre skin and puffy, dark under-eyes… sigh.

While it’s necessary to cut down on your screen time and ensure that you get a minimum of 8 hours of sleep every night for a healthy mind and body, you can also turn to makeup (as a quick-fix) to fake a well-rested face for that Zoom meeting the next day. Wanna know how? Scroll down to find out…

 

Turn to white eyeshadow

Turn to white eyeshadow

To look instantly awake and make your eyes pop, apply a tiny bit of white eyeshadow in the inner corner of your eyes. This little trick is amazing when you have eyes that look dull and tired and want to make them appear brighter.

BB picks: Lakme Absolute Infinity Eye Shadow Palette - Soft Nudes

 

Apply a brightening concealer

Apply a brightening concealer

Don’t reach for your usual concealer when your eyes need some serious pick-me-up. Instead, opt for a brightening concealer to conceal those pesky under-eye bags and dark circles. This will not just conceal the area effectively but brighten it up and make you look wide awake.

BB picks: Lakme Absolute White Intense Liquid Concealer

 

Fill in your brows

Fill in your brows

Filling in and defining your brows is a great way to divert some attention from you under your eyes and draw them to the rest of your face. Well-defined brows lift the eyes and make you look wide-awake.

BB picks: Lakme Absolute Precision Eye Artist Eyebrow Pencil - Dark Brown

 

Curl ‘em lashes

Curl ‘em lashes

For instantly bigger and brighter eyes, don’t forget to curl your lashes. This little trick goes a long way in making your eyes look bigger and brighter. Apply generous coats of mascara to your lashes to make them look fuller and voluminous in seconds.

BB picks: Lakme Eyeconic Mascara

 

Add some blush

Add some blush

A pop of colour on your cheeks is the easiest way to fake a fresh face in an instant. Just apply some blush on the apples of your cheek for that rosy, youthful glow.

BB picks: Lakme 9 to 5 Pure Rouge Blusher

 

Wear a bright lipstick

Wear a bright lipstick

Another great way to look wide awake is by applying a bright, poppy colour on your lips. It’s a great way to divert attention away from your tired eyes and draw it to your bright pout instead. However, if you’re not a fan of bright lipstick, you can opt for a nude colour as well; just make sure the nude has a pink undertone for best results.

BB picks: Lakme Forever Matte Liquid Lip Colour - Coral Candy

Lakme Absolute Matte Revolution Lip Color - 301 Morning Coffee