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How to hide fa­tigue when you’re burn­ing the can­dle

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Feel­ing ex­hausted is one thing, look­ing it is quite an­other. But it’s party sea­son and learn­ing how to hide tired­ness can be al­most as ef­fec­tive as a long nap. Here’s how:

SPRITZ ON HYDRATOR. Fa­cial mis­ters, es­pe­cially those con­tain­ing mois­turis­ers and an­tiox­i­dants, not only pro­tect your skin, they leave it look­ing dewy and more youth­ful. Der­ma­log­ica’s Age Smart An­tiox­i­dant Hy­dra Mist ($79) is a favourite.

CURL YOUR EYELASHES. Your eyes will in­stantly ap­pear wider and more open.

LIVEN YOUR CHEEKS. Cream blush pat­ted into the ap­ples of your cheeks makes you look perkier. Revlon Photo Ready Cream Blusher ($30) comes in three shades, blends eas­ily and pro­vides an in­sta­glow.

USE CONCEALER. Light­weight concealer ap­plied around the eyes will dis­guise bluish rings. If your eyes are puffy, ap­ply a cold com­press (cold teabags — black, not herbal — work a treat) and keep your eye cream in the fridge.

ADD A LIT­TLE SPARKLE. A soft shade of shim­mer cream ap­plied in the eye’s in­ner cor­ner makes you look re­freshed, even if you aren’t. Clin­ique’s Cream Shaper for Eyes ($40) is per­fect.

WAKE UP LOOK­ING GREAT. Slather your face in mois­turiser at bed­time – you will wake up look­ing younger, your skin tone more even. And it doesn’t need to be the ex­pen­sive stuff; you can even use a thin veil of vase­line.

TRY A SPE­CIAL MASK. Twenty min­utes or so with a pow­er­ful sheet mask like Fernz Skin Cell Re­ju­ve­nat­ing Mask (29 for five), which con­tains bee venom and Swiss ap­ple stem cells, will im­prove hy­dra­tion and elas­tic­ity and re­duce in­flam­ma­tion (par­tic­u­larly im­por­tant if you’ve been in the sun).

MAS­SAGE YOUR SKIN WHILE CLEANS­ING. This gets the blood flow­ing. Us­ing a sonic brush (the Cuti­sonic Sonic Face Cleans­ing Brush and Make Up Ap­pli­ca­tor, $125, is a good one) does the same job.

TAN­NING WHILE YOU SLEEP. Grad­ual tan­ners — the mois­tur­is­ing va­ri­ety that con­tain re­duced amounts of di­hy­drox­y­ace­tone — aren’t likely to streak or to stain the sheets as long as you al­low them to fully ab­sorb be­fore jump­ing into bed. You will, how­ever, wake look­ing and feel­ing a lot sun­nier. Try Jbronze Grad­ual Tan­ning Cream ($30). Tracey Strange

Witch­ery sum­mer 17/18

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