Ever since we've moved, Lilo has been even more rambunctious in the mornings and makes sure I'm up by 5:45am. I've been reaching for lots of products to pep up my skin and help me look like I got enough sleep and wasn't awoken by a big orange fluff begging for treats.
In the last few months I've somehow transformed into a morning shower person - they really do help to wake me up. One step I'll always do in the shower if I'm feeling especially tired/lackluster is the Blithe Patting Water Pack - the Energy Yellow Citrus & Honey version is just the best. It instantly makes my skin feel so smooth, and the citrus scent really perks me up. Speaking of citrus, the Origins GinZing Refreshing Scrub Cleanser* is also the most perfect cleanser for the morning. It reminds me of those old school face washes with the bursting citrus beads, but this one actually feels good for the skin.
Once I'm out of the shower, I try to go for the most plumping and hydrating skincare. I've been loving spraying on the Missha Time Revolution First Treatment Essence Mist.* It's an aerosol spray, so the fine mist feels super refreshing. The Time Revolution Essence is one of my favorites, and I definitely notice an improvement in the texture and tone of my skin when I'm using it consistently. I swear by Hyaluronic Acid serums every morning, but I find them especially crucial on tired mornings. They really plump up and energize my skin, and they work well with lots of other products. Right now I've been loving the Dr. Roebuck's Ultimate Hydrating Serum* - it has a thicker texture than I'm used to, but it sinks into the skin easily and really keeps it hydrated all day. When I really need some perking up, the Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream* is a must-have, too. The eye cream is a godsend for puffiness, containing caffeine as well as a tiny bit of iridescence and salmon pink tint, so it really depuffs and camouflages dark circles. I find I need a lot less concealer under my eyes when I use this. The J.One Jelly Pack is also sure to give the skin a boost - it's incredibly plumping and firming, creating an incredibly smooth, moisturized canvas for makeup. My makeup lasts so much longer on top of this.
Speaking of concealer, my go-to all summer long has been the Milk Makeup Flex Concealer. It gives great coverage, but still looks skinlike and isn't drying. I find it works well both under my eyes as well as on the rest of my face. I typically wear mascara every day, even with mostly no other makeup, and I find it's an essential step to looking awake. And on lighter days I swear by the Glossier Stretch Concealer - it's got the same skinlike look and feel as the Milk one, but with lighter coverage. It's like the tinted moisturizer of concealers. To perk up my cheeks I've been relying on a healthy dose of the Glossier Cloud Paint* in Beam - I normally go for Puff or Haze, but the peachy pink Beam makes me look so well-rested and healthy. All four shades are must-haves for sure, really. (You can get 2 for $30 now and save even more with my rep link!)
What are your skincare and makeup picks for disguising early mornings?
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