Whether you just didn’t get the recommended eight hours of beauty sleep or you’re ending the week running on fumes, fatigue seems to show up in the worst place: our face.

Feeling tired is bad enough, but the added dark circles, puffy eyes, and the innocuous yet dreaded, “you look tired” comment will make anyone want to run and hide. Fortunately, an extra hour or two of sleep each night, combined with these easy makeup tricks can transform that haggard look into bright-eyed perfection.


Chill Out

We don’t mean relax, though that’s always encouraged. One of the best ways to reduce the appearance of puffy under eye bags is with a cool compress. A bag of ice, chilled spoons, frozen tea bags, or cold cucumber or potato slices can help reduce the swelling and puffiness around your eyes.

Prep Your Skin

After a cool compress, it’s important to prep the delicate skin under your eyes with powerful ingredients that hydrate, nourish, and brighten.

Look for eye creams that are formulated with vitamin E, vanilla planifolia, coffee cherry, green tea, and green coffee. These natural ingredients will restore and protect the skin around your eyes while adding powerful nutrients and antioxidants.

As an added bonus, an eye cream with caffeine will add a boost of vitamins and antioxidants that promote collagen production and increase blood circulation. Increasing circulation around your eyes is a quick and easy way to help combat the appearance of dark circles and puffiness.


A good natural concealer is a must-have on those days you’re dragging. Using a creamy, lightweight concealer that is just a shade or two lighter than your skin tone, add a few dabson the inner and outer areas of your eye and directly in your tear trough. Gently blend with your ring finger, being careful not to press down too hard.

Invest in a Good Mascara

A quality mascara can be your saving grace when you’re feeling less than your best. Mascara adds a bit of color to your eyes and can make your face look brighter and your lashes more luscious.You have several options when finding your go-to mascara, depending on whether you prefer long lashes, thick lashes, darker lashes, or a mix.

A lengthening mascara will accentuate your eyes by adding length and dimension. This might be the perfect look when you’re in need of a little pick-me-up. For optimal length, look for a mascara that nourishes lashes so they stay strong and hydrated. Ingredients like black tea, vitamin E, oat protein, wheat protein, and provitamins will moisturize, condition, and strengthen eyelashes while delivering some much-needed lash drama.

Another option is a natural mascara pigmented with fruit and formulated with natural ingredients. You will get the benefit of dark, luscious lashes with natural pigments from black tea, berries, and cocoa. This option is great if you want to simply apply a coat and head out the door or if you have certain skin sensitives.

We all have days where we could use a little extra help. The good news is that with a few simple yet ingenious makeup tricks, you can easily transform that dragging morning into a bold, bright look.

About 100% PURE

100% PURE is committed to producing the purest, healthiest products that are good for human health, the environment, and the global community. As a natural skin care line, their products are cruelty-free and are sourced from nature whenever possible. Their makeup is pigmented from fruit and free of synthetic chemicals.

Learn more about their natural skin care products at 100percentpure.com