Wide-awake Natural Makeup for Tired Days

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

If you read my last post, you guys will know that I've been suffering from insomnia for the past few days. But just because you feel less than average doesn't mean you have to look it! Hence, I've created a 'wide-awake' natural makeup tutorial for every day use to help you out on those sleep deprived days using 3 items from my Bntnews October beauty box as focal points. You can also use this look for normal daily use of course as it's super simple!


When I'm tired, my eyes appear swollen and smaller than usual. So the aim of this simple eye makeup is to make them look bigger and brighter!

Naked Palette Sin- all over the lid and inner corner to make your eyes sparkle.

Tony Moly Backstage eyeliner in Choco Brown- this beautiful brown shimmery eyeliner will give you a natural look that is less harsh than black. Wing the eyeliner downwards and leave a gap between the top and bottom eyeliner at the outer corners of your eyes. This will help to give the illusion of bigger and rounder eyes.

NYX white eyeliner- on the waterline. A must to make your eyes appear larger!

False eyelashes- here I'm using a really natural pair, curl them to make sure you look awake.


This is the focal point of this look. Sleep deprivation makes your face dull, bloated and often acne prone. So the point here is to achieve dewy, luminous skin that gives the illusion of health and moisture! Start by cleansing your face with lukewarm water.

Olay Moisturising Cream- A really thick moisturiser that I only use on especially dry skin days. 

BRTC Jasmine Whipping Essence- This is perfect for a dewy look as it contains a mixture of oils and water. Use generously to seal in moisture and make your skin bouncy and 'waterful'!

Graymelin CC Cream- Use all over the face as an illuminating primer to make your skin brighter and bring out that glow.

Missha Perfect Cover BB cream #27- As a foundation to cover imperfections. Do not use powder over the top of your base as we want a shiny look.

Sleek Blush by 3 in Squash- a shimmery pink blush high on the cheekbones for a girly look.

Sleek Contour Kit- Use the highlighter on your cheeks and down your nose to further emphasize that shine!


Keep it natural with a nude lip gloss. I'm often self conscious on tired days, so no loud, attention grabbing colors for me! I'm using Australis Mineral Inject Lipgloss in Contemporary, a nude color with lotsa shimmer.

A change of background. Spot my Miss Chinese WA sash!
I put my hair into a bun to help me feel a little fresher. It always helps to wear a cute outfit that makes you feel attractive for that boost of confidence! I got a few compliments on this outfit which made me really happy :). 

Impromptu OOTD

Picnic top tied into a knot from Thailand
City beach Skater skirt

Stay awake everyone!



  1. look so fresh with the bun ^^ <3

  2. This look is wonderful on you! Plus I love your white skirt it's so feminine and classy! <3

    xoxo, Kerynn
    4 Steps: Bigger Rounder Doll Eyes

    1. Thank you Kerynn! (I love your name! :O)