How to Fake Wide Awake Eyes in Five Minutes (Or Less!)

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We've all been there. Whether it's caused by oversleeping, not enough sleep or just by life getting in the way, you don't always have time to do your makeup well or to fake looking awake. The trick is finding the right eye shadows to really make your eyes pop. Next time you're running late, try this:

If you've only got three minutes:

Grab a shiny highlighter shadow and apply from the lashes to the crease. Diamond Darling from Buxom is perfection. (If you can get it. It's constantly sold out in stores.)

Using a matte peach shade and a small crease brush, apply a bit of shadow slightly above your crease and blend into the highlighter. Famous Flirt, also from Buxom, is my go-to shade.

Curl your lashes and apply two coats on the top and one on the bottom. I'm using the new Stila Huge Extreme Lash and it's pretty amazing. It's softer, so if you touch your eyes a lot, this may flake. But if you don't bother your eyes during the day, the lengthening is kind of amazing.

If you have an extra two minutes:

Begin by prepping the undereye area with a little bit of Mally's "Sunshine in a Bottle", which brightens up tired undereyes.

Add a dark liner to the top lashes and a lighter color below the lashes. This trick is key to giving you that bright-eyed and bushy-tailed look.

Finally, add a touch of Angel Shimmer Shadow Stick to the inner rim of your eyes. It's not overly noticeable, but when it catches the light, it reflects back into the whites of your eyes, making you look like you got more than a few ZZZs the night before.

Now get out there with your bright eyes and kick the day's ass!

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