Mornings seem to be getting colder and darker, so it’s only natural you want to spend longer in bed. Here’s a few quick tips that’ll give you longer in bed without looking like a scarecrow.
Wake up with smooth skin.
Use a deep moisturiser or mask on your face before you go to bed, it will leave your skin feeling smooth and fresh when you wake up.
Splurge: The Body Shop Vitamin C Daily Moisturiser, £13
Save: Simple Light Hydrating Moisturiser, £1.50
If you have to be up early the next day, then paint your nails the night before, this will save you time in the morning and means that your nails can dry fully without he risk of smudging them.
Splurge: OPI Nail Lacquer, from £11.95
Save: Barry M Nail Polish, from £2.99
Give your hair an overnight boost.
Put dry shampoo in your hair before you go to sleep, this will give the product time to work into the hair and also give it a boost of volume.
Splurge: Bed Head oh Beehive Dry Shampoo, £9.95
Save: Batiste Dry Shampoo, £1.99
Cover up dark circles.
Concealer is great for making you look wide awake and refreshed. Apply under eye concealer in an upside down triangle shape, over a typical half-moon swipe, this will give you better coverage and illuminated skin.
Splurge: MAC Studio Finish Concealer, £15.50
Save: Maybelline Dream Lumitouch Concealer, £4.95
Pick the right colours.
If you want to use eye shadows, stick to soft nudes and stay clear of pink or purple make-up which will highlight red eyes, and grey or dark brown make-up which will make eyes look dull.
Splurge: Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette, £22
Save: MUA Matte Palette, £6.99
Fail to plan, plan to fail.
Plan your make-up look the night before. You know doing winged eyeliner is going to be a risky time consumer if they don’t match, which they probably won’t. So decide on what look you want and lay out the products you will need.