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Pre-Wedding jitters have you up all night? (Or maybe you just had a few too many margaritas at your bachelorette party... we're not judging) Have no fear, celebrity makeup artist, Kira Nasrat, gives us the low-down on how to fake a full 8 hours of sleep. With these red-carpet-ready tips, you'll be looking fresh-faced for your wedding day in no time.
Hydrate: While your first thought may be to run to your Nespresso, don't! As tempting as a triple shot over ice may sound, your skin will pay the price in the end. According to Kira, the key to looking bright-eyed on your big day is hydration. While sipping on a Vita Coco (it has more potassium than four bananas!) relax with an eye mask. Kira's go-to: Sk-II's Signs Eye Mask ($115 for 14 sheets, SK-II). "I love Pitera, which is an ingredient found in almost all of the SK-II products — it promotes the renewal of the skin's outer layer, making skin look fresh and bright." Pro tip: Pop the mask in the refrigerator for 5 minutes before applying. "They become extra cooling and soothing, working faster to calm the puffiness."
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Layer: Products, that is! When skin needs that extra boost, don't be afraid to layer products, suggests Kira. After your eye treatment, show the rest of your face some TLC with Sisley's Black Rose Cream Mask ($162, available at Nordstrom)! "It truly works like magic; skin is instantly plumped, hydrated, and brightened. Leave it on for about 15-20 minutes and you'll look like you slept for 8 hours and had 8 glasses of water."
Conceal: "Normally when you're tired and have had a long night, the under eye area gets hit hard, so you have to work a little to get it looking rested." To combat our darkest of circles, we love Clinique's Line Smoothing Concealer ($18.50, available at Sephora); it's powerful enough to cover up a sleepless night, but light enough to give you that "barely there" feeling.
Illuminate: After applying the rest of your face makeup, use a fan brush to dust the tops of your cheekbones with a highlighter like Two Faced Candlelight Glow Highlighting Powder Duo ($30, Too Faced) — a favorite amongst BRIDES editors! The powder formula ensures a streak-free application, and the rosy color gives your skin a gorgeous glow.
Curl & Line: "Curling your eyelashes will open your eyes instantly. I love the Utowa Lash Curler because you get a great curl without having to clamp down too hard!" ($22, Violet Grey) After a few swipes of your favorite mascara to the top and bottom lashes, line your waterline with a nude eyeliner like Nars Larger than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Light Almond to look refreshed and ready for your big day! ($25, available at Sephora)