7 makeup tutorials to teach you how to look less tired

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Whether you were up late partying with the girls, dealing with a colicky baby, watching your fave show on Netflix, or just feel a little under the weather, these tutorials will teach you how to look less tired in no time. From DIY products to reduce puffy eyes, to the best beauty products to cover and concealer dark circles, to skin care tips to calm red, dry skin, these makeup artist tips will make you look fresh and alert even when you’re fighting to stay awake.

Are you a night owl?

I am.

And because I try to be one of those super-organized moms (spoiler alert: I’m not), I usually get up an hour or so before my daughter so I can knock as much stuff off my ‘to do’ list before the morning rush starts.

So I’m perpetually tired, and that’s okay because I recently learned the secret to FEELING well-rested.

(If you haven’t read my little secret, you can check it out HERE.)

The only problem is, it’s taken me a lot longer to learn the secret to LOOKING well-rest.

Which brings me to today’s post.

After spending another evening watching YouTube videos, I’ve found 7 fantastic makeup tutorials to teach you (and me!) how to look less tired. It’s amazing what a few beauty products can do!

1. How to Get Rid of Dark Circles by Michelle Phan

This tutorial is full of great tips on what causes dark circles and how we can prevent them, but I especially love Michelle’s magical DIY dark circle potion that she makes using only 3 ingredients – Licorice Root ExtractVitamin K, and Aloe Gel. You have to watch the video for the full recipe, but I guarantee it works!

2. How to Hide Dark Circles Like a Pro by Makeup Geek

If you have dark circles under your eyes, this is the tutorial for you! It’s a step-by-step guide to teach you how to make those horrible blue under-eye circles disappear with makeup, and I think you’ll be really pleased with the end result. She uses a ton of awesome products in this tutorial, and I’ve highlighted my faves for you below.

Eve Pearl Dual Salmon Concealer
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup
Cover FX Natural FX Water Based Foundation
Makeup Geek Foundation Stippling Brush
Revlon Age Defying Targeted Dark Spot Concealer
Makeup Geek Soft Dome Brush
Maybelline New York Dream Matte Powder

3. How to Make Eye Bags Vanish in Seconds by gossmakeupartist

If you have bags under your eyes, this technique will blow you away. Make sure to watch this through to the end so you can see the before and after shots – it’s really amazing!

4. Wake-up Your Eyes with DIY Cucumber Pads by Michelle Phan

A fantastic, easy, and fun way to wake your eyes up and reduce puffiness!

5. How to Cover Extreme Under Eye Circles (& How to Get Flawless Skin) by gossmakeupartist

If you suffer from chronic under eye circles, you will LOVE what Wayne Goss does in this tutorial!

6. Makeup For Sick/Tired Days by bubzbeauty

This tutorial has great tips and tricks to help you deal with dry skin, a red nose, pale lips, puffy eyes, and all of the other fun stuff that happens when you’re feeling run down and unwell. My fave is the Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Facial Serum – it really helps calm my skin when it’s red and raw while I’m feeling sick!

7. How to Get Rid of Dark Circles Without Makeup by bubzbeauty

If you’re looking for ways to minimize the appearance of dark circles WITHOUT makeup, this tutorial will give you some great ideas. I love the frozen cloth trick!

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