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The best beauty tip is to get a full eight hours of sleep at night. However, many women struggle to get that full sleep, resulting in a not so fresh face. Bahar Takhtehchian, Shape Magazine editor, stopped by to share some tips and tricks for a fresh face even when you’re not feeling so refreshed and rested.
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Bahar said that using a great scrub in the morning exfoliates the skin, gets rid of dead skin cells and increases circulation. She suggested Yes To Grapefruit Daily Facial Scrub, for a gentle but invigorating scrub with a grapefruit scent that will help boost your glow.
Bahar also recommended mixing your foundation with liquid highlighter, like High Beam from Benefit. The foundation gets rid of discoloration and mixed with the liquid highlighter, gives a youthful glow.
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For the foundation and highlighter in one package, try Cover Girl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation. To give your skin a pop of color, add blush when you are tired. Bahar said she likes a cream-based blush, like Revlon Baby Stick for Lips & Cheeks. You want the blush to be sheer, so dab and blend the blush for fresh-faced color.
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When you’re tired, your eyes are the dead giveaway, so eye cream is the way to go. Bahar recommended Olay Regenerist Micro-Scultping Eye and Lash Duo. Over time, the cream will reduce appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while the eyelash brush moisturizes and protects eyelashes for a bright-eyed look.
She also suggested using a concealer pencil from MakeUp Forever, $21 at Sephora, under the eye along the inside of the lower lid.
“Mascara is a must,” Bahar said. However, to get your eye to really pop, she suggested Smashbox Photo Op Eye Brightening Mascara, $20 at smashbox.com. The mascara has blue and black pigments in it, making the whites of any color eyes pop.
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We all like a nude lip, but nude can make you look washed out and tired. So opt for a lip color with a little of a pink shade for a fresh-faced look. Bahar recommended BareMinerals Loud & Clear Lip Sheer. The lip color goes on sheer for the perfect morning lip color.